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Sala Bai

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Wat Svay - Tonle Sap Road | Closed to Wat Svay Primary School, Siem Reap, Cambodia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Spent 3 nights at this hotel cum training school and every single staff and student there made me feel right at home. Warm hospitality from the students paired with delectable western and asian cuisines served at its restaurant made my stay a truly unforgettable one. Can't wait to be back in end Feb!

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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

Wonderful experience at Sala Bai. The students are very friendly and definitely giving their best! We stayed in the junior suite and it was stylishly designed and very spacious. Were among the first guests after their recent move, an easy and short tuk-tuk ride away from the town centre. The tuk-tuk driver they recommended for the Angkor Wat visit is... More 

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Sala B, Responsable relations clients at Sala Bai, responded to this review

Dear "travel b", On behalf of all Sala Bai students and staff, I would like to thank you very much for your nice comment and recommendation. We are very happy to see that you enjoyed you stay beyond us. As you mentioned it, the school has just moved to its new campus located in Wat Svay Village, along the Siem... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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61 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

I was fortunate enough to revisit Sala Bai in December 2015 - my first visit was in February 2015. This time I stayed in the hotel, which on the previous visit I did not do. I am proud to say that my two colleagues and I were the first guests to stay in the hotel since it moved to its... More 

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Sala B, Responsable relations clients at Sala Bai, responded to this review

Dear Coenraad L, On behalf of all the students and all the staff members, I would like to thank you for your nice feedback! We are very glad to see that you enjoyed your stay among us. Indeed, you and your colleagues were our first guests in the new campus as we are now located at Wat Svay, on the... More 

Zollikofen, Switzerland
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015 via mobile

The place is run by an NGO, they train unprivileged young people in order to be able to start a professional carrer in hospitality management as soon as possible. The youngsters are extremly motivated, they really appreciate what they get and can do. We had an excellent stay of some days in a really confortable room and we had really... More 

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Sala B, Responsable relations clients at Sala Bai, responded to this review

Dear "Christoph L", Sorry for the late reply but has we just moved the school in our new campus we were very busy. On behalf of all Sala Bai students and staff, I would like to thank you very much for your nice comment and recommendation. We are very happy to see that you enjoyed you stay beyond us. As... More 

Chesham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

On first sight Sala Bai doesn't look as if it's anything out of the ordinary, but what a fantastic experience. The students are absolutely delightful, so eager to please. The lunch is phenomenal and don't miss the flag raising ceremony at 8am. We actually looked forward to returning to the hotel just to see the students; they're so lovely and... More 

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Sala B, Responsable relations clients at Sala Bai, responded to this review

Dear "DnDChesham", Sorry for the late reply but has we just moved the school we were very busy. On behalf of all Sala Bai students and staff, I would like to thank you very much for your nice comment and recommendation. As you mentioned it, the school trains, free of charge, around 100 underprivileged young Cambodians for careers in the... More 

Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015 via mobile

A must for everyone. This restaurant trains young Cambodian people to become future chef, it's an NGO they do very good work at least some of the youths have a good future I strongly recommend you make a reservation as it is a very popular place for good food.

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Sala B, Responsable relations clients at Sala Bai, responded to this review

Dear "Suroginie", Sorry for the late reply but has we just moved the school we were very busy. On behalf of all Sala Bai students and staff, I would like to thank you for your nice comment and recommendation. As you mentioned it, Sala Bai School was created by the French NGO Agir pour le Cambodge. Since 2002, the school... More 

Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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32 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

Sala Baï is a Hotel and Restaurant School that helps youngsters from underprivileged families to get training in the hospitality industry in order to find placement and works afterwards. They have 4 rooms that gives their students some practise and help fund the NGO. This is a great place to stay while you are in Siem Reap. We had a... More 

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89 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015 via mobile

It is a NGO hotel school which I was told that they save a lot of Cambodian youngster s who were not able to persuie their study ir career. We decided to have the meal here because we want to give the opportunity for the younger student to practice their skill and it turned to be very enjoyable and I... More 

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Sala B, Responsable relations clients at Sala Bai, responded to this review

Dear "maryasimons", On behalf of all the members of the School, we would like to thank you for your nice comment. Indeed our school was created by te French NGO "Agir pour le Cambodge"in 2002. Our main goal is to reduce poverty and to fight against human trafficking in Cambodia. That the reason why, each year, the school trains, free... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 via mobile

Wow! What a place! Upon arrival we we're greeted by several wonderfully smiley & enthusiastic students who made us feel so welcome. Service was amazing. The students had cold towels & cold water waiting for us. They couldn't take our bags from us quick enough. The room, service & food were faultless. The housekeeping team cleaned our room several times... More 

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Sala B, Guest Relations Manager at Sala Bai, responded to this review

Dear "Terrible tourist 28", On behalf of the team and of all the students of Sala Baï, we would like to thank you for your nice comment. We are happy to see that you appreciated the qualified level of service of our students. Indeed, with our program we train them in order they find a job in 4 or 5... More 

Mullumbimby, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Siem reap is packed with accommodation choices from simple rooms to royal suits so if you are just looking for somewhere to sleep take your pick. If however you are wanting the chance to meet and help some of the brightest and most charming Khmer youngsters then Sala Bai will make your heart sing. If you are up and around... More 

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Sala B, Guest Relations Manager at Sala Bai, responded to this review

Dear Tracey, In the name of all the students and all the staff of Sala Baï, we would like to thank you very much for your comment. Indeed, our training program, that you described very well, needs support so thank you for showing an interest in our school. We hope we see you soon. More 

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