Independence Hotel by Dara
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Independence Hotel by Dara

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4.0
#13 of 120 hotels in Sihanoukville
4.2 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.2 of 5 bubbles
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3.8 of 5 bubbles
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Independence Hotel Resort & Spa is an oasis of calm and luxury in Sihanouk Ville, Kingdom of Cambodia - one of the finest locations in South East Asia. Unspoiled sands backed by lush vegetation encircle the hotel. The full delights of the resort, spa and private beach are ready for you to enjoy. Set in the charming tropical beauty of Cambodia's premier beach destination, with 35 hectares landscape and 300 meters of private beach, Independence Hotel Resort & Spa provides you a luxurious refuge that opens out onto breath taking panoramas. Provided 8 differences categories of 128 units, with 3 function rooms, 2 Restaurants and 2 bars. The Volley ball, sunset cruises and kids play-ground are available on the beach. Home of Jouvence Spa: Cambodia's Premier Spa
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Pool
Free breakfast
Beach
Airport transportation
Business Centre with Internet Access
Parking
Wifi
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Poolside bar
Shuttle bus service
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Head massage
Massage
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
Sun loungers / beach chairs
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Room features
Air conditioning
Private beach
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Minibar
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Room service
Safe
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Bay View
Business
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SanjeevBumb wrote a review Mar 2023
Indore, India
+1
Hotel's Favourite
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Wonderful stay at The Independence. We were here for two days and the experience was amazing. The property is having a lush green landscape with an infinity pool known as Ocean Pool to relax in the scorchy heat of Cambodia...
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Date of stay: March 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Black Tea bags are not available in the room. Only Japan Green Tea was available. Some people...
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Response from Dara Hotels Managements, Guest Services / Front Office at Independence Hotel by Dara
Responded 7 Apr 2023
Dear Mr. Sanjeev, thank you for the great review! We’re so happy you loved your experience at Independence Hotel By Dara and we can’t wait to have you back on your next visit. Until then, we’re here if you need anything or check our facebook page for more updates! Following the scores you gave, we will continue maintain our area and improve the service part, thank you again, and wish you all the best. Cheers!
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Ken F wrote a review Jan 2020
Koenigsbrunn, Germany
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here for our final 5 nights during our road trip through Cambodia. This hotel is surrounded by nature. Tropical Gardens and rainforest on one side and the ocean on the other. It opened in 1964 and Jacqueline Kennedy visited this hotel in November of 1967. And even though it was allegedly not used for some 30 years, one can still see small hints here and there, that reveal the age of this hotel. It is well kept, no doubt, but it is cleary not a new property (one of the two elevators broke down). They do make constant improvements and renovations. Such as the Sunset Ocean View Restaurant, which was renovated not too long ago. We were able to enjoy our breakfast und dinner there.
It is just sooo relaxing to eat your meal at the oceanside with such a fantastic view. The staff was very pleasant, helpful, friendly and polite! The breakfast buffet had everything one expects (Coffee, tea, a selection of fresh juices, various fresh fruits, cereal, omelette station, different types of eggs, sausage, bacon, vegetables, etc.). We were on the 6th floor in the main building, Our room was very spacious with a great view of the garden and ocean. It was clean and very quiet, so we always had a good night's sleep. We spent our days at the beach, our late afternoons/early evenings (happy hour!!!) at the pool and evenings at the Sunset Ocean View Restaurant. The food (dinner) there was very tasty. If you don't find anything on their menue, you can take a short walk down the beach. There are a view waterfront restaurants there that have good, fresh food for little money. After dinner you can enjoy a late evening stroll on the 22 acre premises.
All in all, we can recommend this hotel!
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Date of stay: April 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from DaraHotels, Guest Relations Manager at Independence Hotel by Dara
Responded 22 Jan 2020
Dear Guest, Thank you for a giving us a perfect rating and for recommending our hotel to other guests. We are sure our entire hotel staff enjoyed catering to your needs as much as you enjoyed your stay. Looking forward to welcome you again. The management
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Susan D wrote a review Mar 2020
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Beautiful surroundings, spacious rooms, amazing staff, great food -this hotel is an oasis in the chaos of Sihanoukville as it is now.
Views from the 6th floor are stunning and my room was very comfortable.
The food and wine were good and staff in both restaurants and the Ocean Pool bar were so helpful and friendly. A special mention for Somira in the Coral Restaurant and Panun at the Sunset Terrace. In fact, all the staff were fantastic and a credit to the hotel.
I spent much of my time on the beautiful private beach which is clean and the sea is fantastic -no jellyfish or blackwater like some Asian beaches I've been to.
Much as I love living in Phnom Penh, this is somewhere I'll definitely visit again to escape the city and recharge my batteries.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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Cheryl T wrote a review Jan 2020
Speers Point, Australia
1.0 of 5 bubbles
The service of the staff is discussing.
I have never seen such under trained workers anywhere.
Staff are always on their phones, hiding, asleep on the job in front of customers!! Waited 25min for lunch, chips and 4 chicken wings paid $7us and it was cold!!!

Waited 30 min to get a golf cart to help with our bags to check out.
The place is beautiful, but the poor food and lack of service is atrocious. Do not waste your money here.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from DaraHotels, Guest Relations Manager at Independence Hotel by Dara
Responded 6 Feb 2020
Dear Guest, We are very sorry to hear that services in our hotel was not pleasant for you. Please allow us to ensure you that your comment is very important to us and we will take immediate action to improve. The management
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Diane C wrote a review Dec 2023
Caracas
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Knowing little about Sihanoukville, my family booked this place to enjoy a quiet getaway. We later discovered that in the loud, dirty and seedy city, Independence Hotel is a breath of fresh air. As casinos have moved in, Western tourists have started to vacation on the islands. Independence Hotel may be one of the only places in Sihanoukville with a spectacular view (it's angled so you can't see the abandoned skyscrapers), and a clean, safe, family-friendly atmosphere. The multi-layered infinity pool was absolutely incredible, and most welcome, as the waters of the beach were too dirty to swim in. The breakfast buffet was delicious, the gym surprisingly full of new and high end equipment, and the spa offered a nice assortment of massages and treatments, a sauna, steam room, and hot & cold jacuzzis. Our two teenagers enjoyed the ping pong table, pool table, and hiking the vast premises where they saw beautiful flora and plenty of monkeys. Every staff member was kind and courteous. From photos on the wall of the hotel, you can see that the glory days of Independence Hotel may be in the past (Jackie Kennedy supposedly stayed here), and yet there is still much charm. It's a place we are rooting for. If you want a luxury stay for an affordable price, and are fine not leaving the premises, then Independence Hotel is for you.
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Date of stay: December 2023
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Hotel Dara, Owner at Independence Hotel by Dara
Responded 7 Jan 2024
Thank you for your wonderful review! We are delighted to hear that you and your family enjoyed your stay at Independence Hotel. We appreciate your kind words about our view, pool, breakfast, gym, spa, and staff. We are glad that you also had fun with our recreational facilities and wildlife. We hope to see you again soon!
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73Maik wrote a review Mar 2020
Goettingen, Germany
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The resort has all amenities you need for a wellness holiday on a high level (own sand beach with high-wave ocean breakers, pool landscape with infinity pool, sunset view restautrant, spa). The most important aspect certainly is the very attentive and friendly staff, particularly the Guest Manager Liubov Ivanova, who does everything to make the guests satisfied. I got an upgrade to a premier room in the upper floor with a nice view over the ocean and the hotel garden (with cute monkeys and cats by the way). The breakfast is very good and manifold. Regarding the surrounding city (Sihanoukville), there is no need to write more as there are enough reviews on all platforms.
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Date of stay: February 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Look for the monkeys and cats in the garden. Go up to the highest floor and enjoy the view over...
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GTofSurrey wrote a review Jan 2023
Dorking, United Kingdom
4.0 of 5 bubbles
This is an excellent hotel for young families. The breakfast range was comprehensive catering for both Asian & European clients even if some of the items were not of the highest quality, it would suit most families. The hotel pools on the sea front were stunning as was the beech by the sea front restaurant. Ideal for the very young and the proficient swimmer. Clean and in good order with toilet facilities are on hand. The hotel rooms were in very good condition. The sea view restaurant cooks all the meal individually and therefor you need to order in advance if you have very young children as you will wait for at least 30 minutes before your food arrives. Some of the dishes were fabulous however you could order the same dish a day later and find it disappointing. I would definitely recommend this hotel for families. A very sad fact is that the hotel staff who we saw worked very hard and were friendly at all times are housed in shocking low standard accommodation blocks on site.
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Response from Dara Hotels Managements, Guest Services / Front Office at Independence Hotel by Dara
Responded 27 Mar 2023
Thanks for the awesome review, Ms./ Mr. Surrey ! We work hard to meet the expectations of our Guests, and we’re happy to hear we hit the mark for you. Come back and see us soon. Cheers!
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Tania_EU wrote a review Jan 2020
Milan, Italy
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Lovely small private beach with chairs and towels and bar service. Wonderful swimming pool complex with beautiful sunset views. Decent breakfast. Big rooms. Reception staff not very helpful with poor English - no restaurant recommendations, broken TV remote never replaced, laundry not picked up in time, no answer when we requested airport transfers. Fairly clean but be prepared for many insects also inside the room. Fun to see monkeys when taking the open shuttle from the reception to our room.
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Date of stay: January 2020
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from DaraHotels, Guest Relations Manager at Independence Hotel by Dara
Responded 22 Jan 2020
Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing to stay with us and we are glad to hear that you like our pool and sunset as well as the rooms. Please accept our sincere apology for any inconvenience with TV remote and laundry. We will pass this information to department concern and work on improving services. We look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel in near future. The management
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Jamile L wrote a review Nov 2023
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed at Independence Hotel by Dara for three nights and I was very impressed by their service and facilities. The hotel is located in a beautiful area, overlooking the sea and surrounded by lush greenery. The room was spacious, clean, and comfortable, with a balcony that offered a stunning view of the sunset. The staff was friendly, helpful, and attentive, always ready to assist me with anything I needed. The breakfast buffet was delicious and varied, with a mix of local and international dishes. The hotel also has a beach, a swimming pool, a spa, and a fitness center, which I enjoyed very much. I would highly recommend Independence Hotel by Dara to anyone looking for a relaxing and luxurious stay in Sihanoukville. It was one of the best hotel experiences I have ever had.
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Date of stay: November 2023
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Check out the POD Village - Glamping Staycation
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Response from Dara Hotels Managements, Guest Services / Front Office at Independence Hotel by Dara
Responded 20 Nov 2023
Dear Mr. Jamile, thank you for the great review! We’re so happy you loved your experience at Independence Hotel By Dara and we can’t wait to have you back on your next visit. Until then, we’re here if you need anything or check our facebook page for more updates! Cheers!
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Sok Heng E wrote a review Dec 2023
Melbourne, Australia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
First time stay at this Iconic 60's Seaside Resort Hotel in Sunny Sihanoukville, Cambodia. The location on a hillside adjacent to Independence Beach was another drawcard. Beautiful scenery from all aspects of the resort made the stay more relaxing and tranquil. The ocean pool was absolutely stunning, especially during sunset and in the early evening. The surrounding tropical rainforests was beautiful as well, with quite a few playful "resident macaques" swinging themselves around throughout the entire resort.

The buffet breakfasts in Coral Restaurant were relaxing with a very large array of food, even a la carte breakfast offerings. Staff were friendly and courteous as well. The staffs' level of English proficiency was amazing as was their work practices. It was wonderful to have the golf cart escort when staying in the forest villas as well, made the trek to the restaurant for breakfast even more enjoyable.

Will definitely return for another visit. Congratulations to the Management Team. Keep up the good work.
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Date of stay: December 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Swim in Ocean Pool after Sunset, there are less people generally. Sunset is usually around 6:00 PM
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Response from Dara Hotels Managements, Guest Services / Front Office at Independence Hotel by Dara
Responded 17 Dec 2023
Dear Mr./ Ms. Sokhengear, thank you for the great review! We’re so happy you loved your experience at Independence Hotel By Dara and we can’t wait to have you back on your next visit. Until then, we’re here if you need anything or check our facebook page for more updates! Cheers!
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Answer from Amanda S
Meltham, United Kingdom22 contributions10 helpful votes
I think it took about 30 minutes from the hotel. Sorry I don’t know the ferry terminal. x
ekeat79 asked a question Jul 2018
George Town, Malaysia970 contributions73 helpful votes
What is the best way to transfer from the airport to the hotel? Estimated cost?
Answer from Lubov I
13 contributions4 helpful votes
25 USD by taxi from Sihanoukville airport
Answer from PortoLiberty
Porto, Portugal145 contributions114 helpful votes
Yes, they are very attentive and I’m sure they will take care of your luggage until it’s time to go to the room
Answer from Yael B
Paris, France94 contributions11 helpful votes
Hello they have a nice concierge who can help you book lots of tours.
Answer from 240982
Sihanoukville Province, Cambodia
Not all "studio" have sea view. only 4 rooms have sea view.
Sok Heng E wrote a tip Dec 2023
Melbourne, Australia13 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Swim in Ocean Pool after Sunset, there are less people generally. Sunset is usually around 6:00 PM"
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Jamile L wrote a tip Nov 2023
Phnom Penh, Cambodia1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Check out the POD Village - Glamping Staycation"
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wow_lizzy wrote a tip Aug 2023
Sihanoukville, Cambodia19 contributions15 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Beautiful swimming pool Beautiful nature around Good spa Food is ok, but variety of food is not enough And at the evening time is nothing happened there"
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Hannah L wrote a tip Aug 2023
25 contributions9 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Just don't bother "
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SanjeevBumb wrote a tip Mar 2023
Indore, India72 contributions23 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Black Tea bags are not available in the room. Only Japan Green Tea was available. Some people like me may miss tea."
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PRICE RANGE
£46 - £67 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
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LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
128
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Frequently Asked Questions about Independence Hotel by Dara
Which popular attractions are close to Independence Hotel by Dara?
Nearby attractions include Top Cat Bar & Lounges (3.7 miles), 7Deuce 72 Poker at DV Casino Sihanoukville, Cambodia (1.6 miles), and Otres Beach (5.0 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Independence Hotel by Dara?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Independence Hotel by Dara?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Independence Hotel by Dara?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Independence Hotel by Dara?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Independence Hotel by Dara?
Conveniently located restaurants include Sandan, Papa Pippo Bar, Restaurant & Bungalows, and Bamboo Bar.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Independence Hotel by Dara?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and locker rooms available in the fitness centre during their stay.
Does Independence Hotel by Dara have airport transportation?
Yes, Independence Hotel by Dara offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Independence Hotel by Dara?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Independence Hotel by Dara offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Does Independence Hotel by Dara have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
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