The bar girl friendly hotels stated in this list are all found in Sihanoukville along or within walking distance of one of it’s many popular beaches: Ochheuteal Beach, Serendipity Beach or Victory Beaches. They are all very popular with like minded visitors and I have taken the time to personally contact each and every single one in November 2012 to make sure their guest friendly policy is still in effect. You can check out the reply they provided with the hotels description. All of these establishments offer both great value and good service while the rates themselves can greatly vary from budget to 5 star luxury.
Where is the action at in Sihanoukville?
In Sihanoukville your best bet is to try the beer bars in victory hill and around the golden lion roundabout or head downtown for the freedom bar and hunny bunny bar. On Ochheuteal Beach look for the dolphin, chivas shack or jack shack bars. Most of the other freelancers which are referred to as called taxi girls in Cambodia are found at the freedom bar and utopia and later roaming the beach until the early hours. Last but not least there’s the chicken farm, the local P4P scene. It’s basically a long row of huts and shacks set up along a dirt road on the edge of town.
But just what is a guest friendly hotel?
A hotel that is considered guest or Bargirl friendly / Guest Friendly / Girl Friendly simply means that the establishment will allow and won’t charge any extra to take back an unregistered guest up to your room. A joiner fee can cost anywhere around from 15 to 25$ a night but could be even higher depending on the hotel policy. So if you unknowingly book a non-guest friendly hotel and plan on taking a girl back up to your room everyday for a week then you’re going to be paying a lot more money unnecessarily or worst outright denied entry since Cambodian hotels are generally more strict than their Thai counterparts. This is by no means an indication of their respectability as each hotel has different policies as long as you’re somewhat discreet. I have taken the time to e-mail them a personally to make sure about their policy and have given their reply with the hotel description.
List of certified Guest Friendly hotels located in Sihanoukville near the action:
Room Rate Guide:
$ – 0 to 33 USD / 0 – 25 EUR
$$ – 33 to 66 USD / 25 – 50 EUR
$$$ – 66 to 99 USD / 50 – 75 EUR
$$$$ – 99+ USD / 100+ EUR
** All of the pictures below were taken by actual guests and reflect what the room is really going to look like **
Sihanoukville Guest Friendly Hotels List:
No.015 Eakreach Street Sangkat 4, Ochheuteal Beach and Serendipity Beach, Sihanoukville
New Hotel to pop up in Sihanoukville so no review of the joint yet but I did contact the owner via e-mail below.
- Guest Friendly policy reply by the Chhne Chulsa Hotel: “Yes sir, u can do that but we need your passport or ID card for both of you sir”.
Coolabah Hotel $$/$$$
14 Mithona Street, Ochheuteal Beach Road, Ochheuteal Beach and Serendipity Beach, Sihanoukville
The rooms at the Coolabah Hotel are well appointed and very clean. Bathrooms are really excellent, modern and spacious. The top two floors have lovely views over the ocean. The Hotel is excellently situated just back off the beach area, close to supermarkets, nightclubs, restaurants, casino’s etc. The Aussie owners could not be more helpful, with maps, good advice, good tuk-tuk drivers and really helpful with onward travel plans.
- Guest Friendly policy reply by the Coolabah Hotel: “You are welcome to bring back a guest the only rule we have is that the guest has an ID card (or equivalent) that can prove they are over the age of 21 years. This is for your protection more than ours actually so hope this is ok”.
St 23 Tola, Mondol 4, Sangkat 4, Mittapheap, Ochheuteal Beach and Serendipity Beach, Sihanoukville
In the main tourist area of sihanoukville. Close to beach. Good restaurants directly across the road. Hotel can arrange tours and book bus tickets. Room was spacious (tiled wall to floor), aircon is dated and noisy but effective, Wifi available in rooms but very slow. TV had good reception. Bedding and towels changed every day. Hot water was OK. The only negative was the breakfast, cold and congealed fried eggs with really weak tea, rice porridge was horrid. Had toast with jam every day as it was safest.
- Guest Friendly policy reply by the Holiday Hotel: “Yep, possible if that joiner not requires extra bed”.
St. 23 Tola, Mondol 4, S/K 4, Khan Mittapheap, SihanoukVille, Ochheuteal Beach and Serendipity Beach, Sihanoukville
The room was large and clean. The bedding was clean and changed daily, the towels were changed daily, and the housekeeping kept the bathroom spotlessly clean. There was lots of hot water, and the water pressure in the shower was very good, there was also a bathtub. The mini-bar fridge was large and stocked with beers, soft drinks and water. 2 free bottles are given daily. The air conditioning was quiet and highly effective. TV had at least 30 channels, all of which worked perfectly. The swimming pool is large and cleaned daily. The location is very good : 5 mins walk from Occheteul / Serendipity Beach.
- Guest Friendly policy reply by the Golden Sand Hotel: ” Greeting from Golden Sand Hotel, Sihanouk Province. As regarding to your below mail, we would like to inform you that we charge only on room fee but we allow for one room with two single bed or one double for two people stay only”.
Phun 3, Mitapheap, Sangkat 3, Victory Beaches, Sihanoukville
The room was very spacious and the large pool is kept immaculately clean. It is located close to beaches and local nightlife and has ocean views. The staff are helpful, polite, and discrete. This hotel is located about 10 mins from ‘downtown’.
- Guest Friendly policy reply by The Harbor Lights Palace-Boutique Hotel: “The rate is good for 1 or 2 person, breakfast included. Very best regards”.