I stayed at the Sala Bai in March this year. What is my single BIG REGRET? It is that I'm returning to Siem Reap in September and that's during the time the Sala Bai is closed to the public while they start a new student intake. I will be forced to stay somewhere OTHER than this wonderful place. Very disappointed! Any other time of the year - this is where I would stay over and over again. Marvelous management and teaching staff, and the students are outstanding. Just delightful. Nothing is too hard when it comes to looking after the guest. Rooms - great value, clean and comfortable. Food - five star quality. Front office students - easily sort out your activities around Siem Reap. Ok, the students sometimes don't understand, or bring entrees and mains out in the wrong order - but who cares! It is all part of the experience.
At the Sala Bai you will have a wonderful, comfortable stay, surrounded by infectious and enthusiastic young Khmers. Perfect experience and one I don't hesitate to recommend HIGHLY.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Sala Baï, The School of Rice in Khmer, was created by the French NGO Agir Pour le Cambodge. This Hotel & Restaurant School opened its doors in 2002 and trains each year - totally free of charge - 100 young Cambodians from underprivileged families.This year again, 100 new students have got the chance to practice in real conditions every week days at the Restaurant and 7 days a week at the Hotel.They are highly motivated, dynamic and eager of learning.Come to meet them and support as a guest our program! ... more less