There is no denying that this place is located in a great area and it is a stunning looking hotel. Despite the seaworld looking entrance the pool is great and the beach is beautiful. Lovely white sand and no annoying local sellers as security keeps them out. However after staying here for 5 nights i had the following list of gripe. Some are clearly trivial but they tend to drive you mad when this place markets itself as a 5 star resort it does niggle you a bit:
1) room walls are made of paper - very annoying and you wont sleep past 7am
2) Staff are useless - yes they are very helpful but there are too many of them and the worst it got to was a 15min wait for a drink while the staff discussed it
3) No pool service - pretty easy service in my eyes
4) No bottle opener for minbar - they had to send someone up everytime i wanted a bud!
5) Aircon unit dripped. Was like sleeping with water torture
6) No one spoke english - i saw a couple trying to order a car to drive them around for an hour and after much discussions they were offered the hotel limo!
7) Atmosphere was awful - worse than a libary in the bar
8) Food was poor - Amount of asian food on offer was very limited and evry expensive for what it was!
9) watersports they offer no existant
10) In happy hour they will always try to charge you full price in an attempt to catch you out.
Problem is if you want to stay in a nice, clean hotel then this is the only choice but i just hope they get some competition so they buck their ideas up.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Sokha Beach Hotel Sihanoukville
- Sokha Beach Sihanoukville