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Don Bosco Hotel School
Ranked #10 of 80 Hotels in Sihanoukville
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed April 14, 2013

We were only in Sihanoukville for one day on a cruise, but decided to eschew the ship's tours for one provided by the students and the Don Bosco Hotel school--we are so glad we did! Our enthusiastic guide and two students met us at the cruise ship, took us to see the fishing village, the waterfall (kind of disappointing in dry season, but probably inaccessible during rainy season), to their gelateria for a snack, to the local market, and to the hotel school for a Khmer cooking demonstration and a lovely lunch. It was such fun. Alex, the volunteer chef, and his students prepared a lovely meal with French service, and we had live vocal and guitar music to entertain us. If you are going to be in Sihanoukville--which is a port that is impoverished and lacking in infrastructure, a visit to the Don Bosco school and tour arranged through them is sure to leave you with a smile. Highly recommended.

Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 28, 2013

So pleased to stay this place and they have done good job
nice room, good view , we have the great time for short vacation

Very friendly staff, attentive service, spacious room.

I will come back again

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank Me S
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Reviewed March 24, 2013

We were on a cruise ship that stopped here for the day and we were lucky enough to have 3 wonderful tour guides from the hotel school come and take us around for a full day trip. We started off the morning in a wonderfully air conditioned van. There were 7 of us from the ship, three tour guides, and a driver. We went to see a fishing village first and it was amazing. The amount of seafood brought in was incredible. We stopped at the Don Bosco gelato store and were treated like kings! The dragon fruit and mango flavors were my favorites! We went to a nearby pagoda and monastery, the local market and a remote waterfall there as well as had an incredible meal back at the hotel school. It was a great day trip that packed a lot in. If I were to be back in Cambodia, this is where I would stay! We saw the rooms and they are spotless, spacious, and spectacular! This was a real trip highlight!

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with family
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4  Thank brownster73
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Reviewed March 11, 2013

We needed to stay somewhere closer to town than Otres 2 for an early bus, and I couldn't face anywhere round Serendipity beach, so thought we'd treat ourselves - best decision ever. Huge, immaculate room and bathroom, comfy bed, spotless linen. Nice pool to watch the sunset in. We ate dinner in the restaurant, which was weirdly quiet as the food was delicious. The staff were all lovely, really friendly and seemed to be genuinely enjoying themselves. It is a distance from town and beaches but the hotel runs a free shuttle service. Definitely not a party atmosphere but we enjoyed a bit of tranquility for a change. Very good value for money and helping an excellent cause too.

  • Stayed: March 2013
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3  Thank lauradds
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Reviewed March 9, 2013

What a great decision we made to book our ten days in Sihanouk Ville at Don Bosco. Difficult to describe and something to be experienced. To be able to contribute to and to watch in action so many young Cambodians striving to reach their goals was a wonderful experience. Lovely, lovely people who deserve all they can achieve. Not forgetting, of course, the people who are teaching them from the managers, the professional chef and all the other "teachers."
The place itself is lovely with large bedrooms and en suite bathrooms cleaned every day and sometimes twice a day! The restaurant is spacious and well-cooled and furnished with excellent food. Quiet lounge area just to relax and stay cool. Two computers for the use of guests. Lovely swimming pool with comfortable sunbeds and a constant supply of clean beach towels. And if this is not enough, there is a free shuttle bus three times a day to and from the beaches and the town centre. And all these things at a very reasonable price.
To lay by the pool and have the lovely young girls and boys serve you with a cold drink, ice cream or plate of fresh fruit will stay in our memory for a very long time.
Obviously, the concept of the Don Bosco Foundation is excellent and to have the opportunity of watching it in action is very special.
All the things I have mentioned above are physically present at Don Bosco, but more importantly there is something else. Something intangible. A genuine care for guests. From the top of the tree to the youngest boy and girl, this invisible, but very obvious care which manifests itself all day long in lovely smiles and greetings for the guests.
Just before I started to write I noticed that Don Bosco is now No. 1 in Sihanouk Ville on Trip Advisor. Congratulations to all. Well deserved.
Would certainly visit again and urge everyone visiting Sihanouk Ville to give it a try. You won't regret it.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 8, 2013

What a wonderful day and thanks to our hosts Peter and Michelle for a great tour and and superb lunch at the hotel itself. The students were inspiring and the work Don Bosco does through this school is just fabulous. We didn't stay at the hotel, we did a day trip as shore guests on board the MS Volendam but we highly recommend this as an activity or a place to stay while enjoying the emerging tourist centre that is Sihanoukville. Amazing beaches too!

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with family
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2  Thank dcraig9965
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Reviewed March 3, 2013

This hotel is situated far from the noise of the city
it's a training hôtel school for 130 young students.Good smiling service,not already perfect but the staff is so friendly that we can forgiven some small mistakes.they are learning!!. The rooms are very clean.The food is good.but dont expect a huge buffet.only continental,american and asian breakfast.For lunch and diner prices are not expensive.The chef is a friendly italian.very good value fior money.Staying at this hôtel you will help this school to develop .I forgot there is a nice swimming pool.

  • Stayed: March 2013
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Address: Group 13, Sangkat 4, Ou Pram, Sihanoukville 18000, Cambodia
Location: Cambodia > Sihanoukville Province > Sihanoukville
Amenities:
Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 80 Hotels in Sihanoukville
Price Range: $23 - $42 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Don Bosco Hotel School 3*
Number of rooms: 32
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A quiet peaceful retreat away from the noisy tourist areas of Sihanoukville. This hotel is also a training center for youths from all over Cambodia who wish to learn ASEAN-standard skills that would enable them to find work in the hospitality industry. Many students would also be learning English for the first time during their 2 years' study at the hotel. Some may already speak your language if they were supported or raised in an orphanage run by people from overseas! The hotel is located about 2 kms from the city and about 3 kms from the beaches. The Don Bosco Foundation of Cambodia is a not-for-profit NGO that has been working with disadvantaged children, youths and families for about 30 years. By supporting us, you are also supporting many children, youths and families of Cambodia. ... more   less 
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