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Reviewed August 18, 2013

After about 30 KM of magnificent, newly paved, large road, we arrived on top of the mountain, on a rainy day, and on top the fog was so intense it remembered the day when I landed in Frankfurt with ZERO visibility, many years ago. We could not see our hotel !!! When we arrived at the toll booth, we asked for direction, and the employee was courteous and spoke a good English, but we got lost after the giant statue dedicated to Yey Mao, the protecting deity of the whole Coastal Area. Luckily there was plenty of rangers around, many of them English-speaking, so , in the mid of an impenetrable fog, proceeding at 20 miles/hour, after a dozen of minutes we reached the yellowish structure of the Thansur Bokor Highland resort. I soon understood why they painted the walls of the buildings with brilliant yellow and light blue colors a few years ago an Antonov crashed not far from here prior of landing in Sihanoukville. That meant the sudden end of a local airline.
Well, the hotel was under construction works, but the management gave us a room far from noise or disturbance of any kind. The staff at the reception was very polite , fast and well-trained.
The room was spacious and the temperature control worked at perfection. Yes, the bed sheets were a bit damp, but after around 5-minutes the sensation of dampness disappeared. LCD TV set, safe-in-room , a big shower and a toilette perfectly equipped with any sort of toiletries, two pairs of slippers, a coffee-tea making boiler, a fridge and a big cabinet gave the room that sort of home-away-from-home everybody is looking for when traveling.
The food was delicious: an Asian Buffet Restaurant and a Noodle Shop ( serving a la carte full western and Asian menus) , together with an Ice cream parlor in the lobby and a snack-bar on the first floor were a gourmand paradise.
Included in our deal were : one free hour at the newly built karaoke plus entertainment center, free use of sauna, gym and swimming pool...just for 55$/nite.
We enjoyed some hours at the two casinos , then the next day we went to a tour using a detailed map the reception had given to us, we visited the old casino, the remnant of some French villas, the Catholic Church, abandoned since the Khmer Rouge got hold of the whole place, we visited the tea plantation, the japanese garden, the Popokvil waterfalls, and, surprise! no papers, no plastic bottles, not plastic bags, so common view on the Sihanoukville beaches ! Km of jungle, birds, monkeys, exotic plants and trees were the most common view.
A couple of days to remember !

Room Tip: first building, absolutely, otherwise your view will be the other rooms' windows
  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank PietroH725
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Gerd B, General Manager at Thansur Sokha Hotel - Kampot, responded to this reviewResponded August 22, 2013

Dear Pietro
thank you for sharing your experience with us. I am pleased that you enjoyed not only your stay but also the amenities, restaurants and many other attractions.

I have since used your feedback as a motivational and training tool for the entire team to demonstrate that attention to detail, focus on guest needs and a warm and friendly welcome does make a difference.

You might be interested to know that during this period we are in the process of upgrading the resort facilties and are developing many new attractions in readyness for the upcoming dry season.

This included activities on our mountain top lake, additional jungle trekking, improved signage and extended facilities at our latest nature site - 500 rice field.

We are currently also working on introducing camping facilties on some of the mountain sites.

If you are a runner, you might be interested in joining the first international Half Marathon and cycle race at Thansur Bokor in late October this year.

I encourage you to sign up to our facebook page where you will find regular updates of all our events.

Thank you again for your positive feedback and I do hope we are able to welcome you back to Thansur Bokor Highland Resort in the near future.

Kind Regards
Gerd Beurich
General Manager

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Reviewed June 28, 2013 via mobile

We thought we would be in the national park. We were, but stucked in this crazy huge resort with 1,000 rooms and casinos lay out everywhere. Obviously the resort carter for asian. In the showroom they show the 20 year plan (and they have 18 years to build left). Right on the lobby is a children area with a mix of dance and kid's music, weird since they have a lot of spaces.

The room was very very very damp that we couldnt have a good night sleep. Tried to turn on AC all evening but the bed was still so damp. Very uncomfortable. Water was kinda yellow and definetely do not use it to brush your teeth. We felt trapped in a place like this, had nothing to do and construction everywhere surroundings.
However, plus point is the food is really yummy. Both dinner and breakfast were very satisfied and the price is decent (3$ main course).
We booked the tour walking 20$/person (4-4,5h with lunch included) to visit some places. Torguide barely spoke english, and skipped the walking so we ended up only spent 2,5 hours out instead 4 as promised.
There is no point spending the night here, if we had known better, we will stay in kampot and do the day trip to the national park only, or rent a motorbike to go cause the road uphere is well paved and nice views at some parts.

  • Stayed: June 2013
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Thank Saggie
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Reviewed June 8, 2013

This resort is built to cater to Asian holiday seekers and as a past reviewer mentioned there are differences. We were going to go for 2 nights but a family member mentioned that there was nothing to do once your there. She was right. The kids room and spa were still under construction. The casino was open and in the early evening the lobby was packed with families everywhere. Considering you are on a beautiful mountain top with some killer views, it's disappointing that this resort doesn't take advantage of that. The room windows all face each other, the architecture is horrible and after 11pm thing get uncomfortably quiet. It took a walk outside and the fog was like soup and there was not a soul around. Pretty creepy so I went back to the room and tried to forget images of "The Shining". There was some crazy rain earlier in the evening that closed the outside bar and even had the power go off in the entire place for a few seconds.
On the plus side, the lobby bar has great coffee, pastries and cakes. The buffet breakfast was very good and the staff are attentive and well trained. There is free wifi in the lobby.

I've been to Bokor a few times over the last decade so I was interested to see where things have developed. I admit I miss the days where it was mostly a few locals who dared the 2 hour treacherous road up and the free reign one could have once you made it to the top. It really was one of the most unique places I've ever spent time at. So if you are nearby do go and see it before the place is paved over. The plans for Bokor are massive and I question if its even feasible to develop. But it seems the developers are moving forward as work has begun on a huge convention centre down the road from the hotel. The hotel is busy enough it seems and the locals who stayed there seemed to enjoy themselves.

Stayed: April 2013, traveled with family
Thank Steve C
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Reviewed June 4, 2013

We live in town, so get plenty of visitors, and going up to Bokor is still a must do, just to marvel at the grand plans they have, and moreso just to escape the heat.

This trip we were pleasently suprised after finding decent curry chicken/beef pies at the cafe in the lobby ($2.50) with spot on pastry - haven't had a pie in this country that nailed the pastry aspect. Filling was reminiscent of Singapore/Malay curry puffs (which I love).

Also a new kids club has opened up with a decent indoor playground which isn't too bad for those with kiddies ($1) There's even a few arcade machines up there. Ask for the Kids Club as it's a seperate building out the back/right of the main casino eyesore.

The lunch Buffet is better but now $10 a popup (that was on a Sunday though) - a tour guide (not ours) gave us $8 vouchers.

We just went for a day visit, we didn't stay overnight.

If you have kids and they are driving you crazy - bring them up there, eat a pie, while they wear themselves out.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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1  Thank Deejman
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Reviewed May 31, 2013

After a 45 minute scenic drive up to the plateau of Bokor, you arrive to find a terribly ugly, windowless monster of hotel sitting in the middle of nowhere. Rooms are without balconies, facing each other, not much privacy. A separate building called spa features a small indoor pool, massage parlours (no windows, again), beauty salon - yet, everything is quiet liveless. Staff in public cafe/bar area try to speak a bit of English and be helpful, yet are not overly motivated. All in all, this hotel is solely aimed at Asian gamblers, nothing there to please Western taste. And if you want to get an idea of what the developers of Bokor Mountain have in mind, stop at the first building on top on the right hand side after checkpoint, you will find an enormous model depicting development plans which will make you gasp for breath!!!!!

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled solo
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