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Sokha Beach Resort
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Street 2 Thnou, Sangkat 4, Mittapheap Dist., Sihanoukville, Cambodia   |  
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Ranked #15 of 60 Hotels in Sihanoukville
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“Very nice stay at Sokha”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2008

The Sokha hotel is what you'd expect (in a good way) from a hotel in this star and price range. I definitely recommend it as a splurge stay in Sihanoukville.

The room was big, beautiful, and well-air-conditioned; the bathroom was lovely and had a separate bathtub and shower.

The hotel is on its own big beach, which is big and beautiful and not very populated. You can also walk to the public beach (there's no obnoxious barrier between them; seems to be some kind of honor system) and to a small fishing village at the other end (with painfully adorable kids who like saying "hello!"). The beach here is pretty flat, so I think it would be great for kids; it was definitely great swimming for us.

What I also liked is that the place was pretty understated. It was big and fancy and had a nice pool and all that, but it wasn't overly opulent.

Breakfast was a huge buffet with lots of western and Khmer food, and it was included in the price. The hotel also has a couple restaurants; we ate at the one on the beach, and while the food wasn't amazing, the view and atmosphere were.

The service was fantastic, no problems at all and everyone was very helpful. My boyfriend wasn't thrilled with the high numbers of tourists, but hey, it's a hotel. And I was more bothered by the sex-tourism ambience we came across at a restaurant in town than by the non-sex-tourists at Sokha.

Our only complaint was that they charged a huge amount for bottled water. You can't drink the water there (as they explicitly note in the room), so it seems like bad form to charge as much as $4.50 (!) for a 1.5 liter bottle of water. But really, that's the only negative I can think of.

  • Stayed January 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2008

We have stayed in this hotel for 10 days. It is a resort like hotel.
The rooms are nice and light but a little bit worn; there were black spots around the bath tub and underneath the airconditioner were quite a lot of moisture spots.
The beds were comfortable and the room was clean. The staff is superb; everybody is very friendly and helpfull. We had a sea-view room and that meaned that you could see the sea but no frontal sea-view.
Prices in bar and restaurant are quite high. I think $ 5,50 for 2 cups of coffee is rather expensive, especialy for Cambodia.
The beach is beautiful and well kept and also the swimming pool is very nice. Sometimes not enough chairs available though because there are also visitors from outside the hotel and so during the weekend it was hard to find a chair.
I had a real good time in the Sokha beach but maybe 10 days was a bit much; a week would have been better.

  • Liked — The beautiful beach , the very friendly and helpfull staff
  • Disliked — that the room was a bit worn (moisture spots)
  • Stayed December 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2007

I stayed at Sokha last november with 2 friends.

I read in another review that the reservation service was awful: it wasn't for us! We changed our reservation lots of time because we made a travel around Thailand, Laos and Cambodia and the hotel changed our reservation without problem everytime!

The room was very clean, new and large enough for 3 persons. The bathroom had shower and bathtube and every room had a balcony.

There are 3 or 4 restaurants: we tried only the buffet one because we went in Serendipity Beach that is close with tuktuk.
The buffet was very big and everything delicious: I'm Italian and I like to eat well...the food it was!! And the price wasn't too expensive.
The breakfast is gorgeous...there is a varied selection of different dishes.

The hotel has a beautiful swimming pool and it is very clean.

The beach is the best one of the town and it has comfortable beach-beds. The sand is perfectly clean: there are attendants who clean the beach lots of time during the day.
All along the beach there are bars and two places where you can take massages...

All the staff was amazing and speak a good english. In the hotel work a huge quantity of persons and they try to answer to every request!

The only thing that I have to complain is:
we decided to go to the Riem National park with a tour organized by the hotel, everything went well except for the lunch, only a poor sandwich..we paied 80 dollars and it's lot of money for Cambodia!!

The last thing...I would like to go there again !!!

  • Liked — Beach
  • Disliked — It seem too western
  • Stayed November 2007, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2007

We opted to stay at the Sokha Beach Resort for the second part of our trip to Cambodia having spent one week in Phnom Penh. The hotel was gorgeous, rooms very clean and air conditioned which thankfully you could leave on all day whilst you weren't there! Many restuarants within the complex however rather pricey in comparison to outside the resort (which is to be expected). For non fishlovers like myself and my partner we found the menu in the Lotus Resturant very poor, however the club sandwich and fries was excellent. If you are a fish lover then the buffet each night looks great! The live entertainment was really nice to watch and dance along too if you felt the urge. The spa was also excellent and pretty reasonable too. As others have said the pool and beach was absolutely beautiful and make our relaxing week very relaxing as there were plenty of sunbeds, not alot of noise and very attentive staff. My only real problem was with room service, they found it very hard to understand english even though this was the main language spoken after cambodian. Twice the phone was put down as they didn't understand an order of toast and jam and a pot of tea. This was quickly resolved when taken up with the reception area of course. For the true taste of cambodian lifestyle it is worth a visit around the rocks to the other beach (I can't remember the name of it but it starts with O) You can sit on wicker chairs with the sea lapping at your feet and have a pleasant meal and a drink all night if you wish and so cheap! It is hussle and bussell and if you have had enough of the beggars and children selling their braclets then the bar attendants will keep them away from you .... probably our best evenings were spend sitting under the stars with a glass or two!

  • Liked — The beach and pool
  • Disliked — Room Service
  • Stayed November 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2007

The reservation supervisor was rude. She shouted to me and told lie to me. That was really a horrible experience:

Their computer system posted wrong price into their website, and I confirmed a room and received a confirmation from them. But then that Ms. Phary kept telling me that was their supplier NOT the hotel. So the agreement CANNOT be counted!! She forced me to accept the new terms and reject to transfer the telephone line to the manager.

That kind of service ruined my holiday by their rude and shouting.

  • Stayed August 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2007

Sorry if it has taken a long time to write this review but I feel I must. We stayed at this lovely resort over Christmas and New Year. It is situated on the best beach we have seen which is cleaned everyday and all day long by nice ladies. The rooms are confortable and clean. The food is very good but a little expensive for Cambodia.
The staff are very attentive and the manager Pierre looked after me so well when I was knocked down by a motorbike on New Year's eve. He came to the hospital and sent a car to pick me up and made sure I was confortable thereafter. Could not praise enough this lovely hotel and the friendly people of Cambodia.

  • Liked — location
  • Disliked — no activities
  • Stayed December 2006, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2007

This hotel has extensive facilities, a lovely beach, spacious and very comfortable rooms and a great pool for US$98 a night, including breakfast.

Staff were very professional. There was a mix up with our booking which was not the hotels fault but they upgraded us anyway.

The place doesn't have much atmosphere, but neither does the rest of Sihanoukville. The food was fine but not special, apart from a lovely meal we had in their restaurant overlooking the beach.

  • Liked — best beach in sihanoukville
  • Disliked — it was hard to bargain for a taxi when you are staying there!
  • Stayed April 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Address: Street 2 Thnou, Sangkat 4, Mittapheap Dist., Sihanoukville, Cambodia
Location: Cambodia > Sihanoukville Province > Sihanoukville
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Casino Hotel in Sihanoukville
#3 Luxury Hotel in Sihanoukville
#3 Spa Hotel in Sihanoukville
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Sihanoukville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:5 star — Sokha Beach Resort 5*
Number of rooms: 391
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sokha Beach Resort is set amidst 23.5 hectares of beautifully landscaped beachfront and garden with its own 1.5 kilometer pristine white sandy beach. Voted amongst the Best New Hotels in the World in Condé Nast Traveler Magazine's Ninth Annual Hot List 2005, this resort is certainly a top choice when vacationing in South East Asia. ... more   less 
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