Map - Sihanoukville (Main
Orientation and Arrival in Sihanoukville
The Sihanoukville town area is spread thinly across a peninsula,
surrounded on three sides by beaches, with the downtown area near
the center of the peninsula a couple of kilometers from the beaches.
If you are arriving in town by bus or taxi, you’ll be dropped off at
the bus stop downtown. (Located at the front of the new market,
Sihanoukville Trade Center, on Omui Street.) If you’re arriving
from Koh Kong or Koh Sdach by ferry you’ll disembark at the ferry
dock north of town. There are always dozens of motorcycle taxis
(motodups), tuk-tuks and a few car taxis waiting for new arrivals.
Some guesthouses and hotels offer a free shuttle for pre-booked
guests. Look for a placard displaying your name. Car taxis cost
$6-$8 from the bus stop to almost anywhere in town. Tuk-tuks are
similarly priced. See motodup prices below.
Touts will try to direct you to commission paying hotels. Do not
believe stories that the hotel you want to go to is “dangerous,
damaged, dirty, closed,” etc. Insist on being taken directly to
your requested hotel.
Hotels, guesthouses and restaurants can be found across the entire
peninsula, but many are concentrated into three areas:
1) The Downtown Area, about 5 minutes
from the beaches by motodup. All regular tourist services are
available including several mid-range hotels, budget guesthouses,
lots of restaurants and bars, the main market, convenience stores,
banks, and the bus/taxi stands. Many of the downtown hotels are
within walking distance of the bus stop. Motodup from the bus stop
to downtown: 3000-4000R; from the ferry dock to downtown:
2) Ochheuteal and Serendipity Beaches
are currently Sihanoukville’s most popular beach areas and offer a
variety of mid-range and budget hotels, guesthouses and bungalows as
well as restaurants and bars. Motodup from the bus stop to
Ochheuteal: 3000-5000R; from the ferry dock to Ochheuteal:
3) Weather Station Hill (Victory Hill),
above Victory Beach, has long been popular with budget travelers for
its hilltop budget guesthouses, bungalows, restaurants and bars.
Motodup from the bus stop the Hill: 3000-5000R; from the ferry dock
the Hill: 3000R-5000R.
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