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The Don Bosco Hotel School, created and managed by the Don Bosco Foundation, is a unique concept in Cambodia:

    • It is at the same time a star quality hotel with an international restaurant And a professional school
    • educating and training Cambodia’s disadvantaged youth for the hospitality industry and a better life.
  • Certificate of Excellence
    2013

Don Bosco Hotel School

 

In being our guest you will help and promote Cambodian education.

The Don Bosco Hotel School offers professional education and training in four sections: cooking, food & beverage, housekeeping and front office. The classes are taught by highly qualified and experienced teachers. Most of them are former students. From time to time they are assisted by foreign volunteers.

The program runs over two years and at the end after having passed the exams students receive an officially recognized certificate.

 

Food & beverage:

Introduction to hospitality and catering; commodities and Equipment; guidelines to Hygiene and safety at work; customer relations and guest service: behavior, personal grooming; the waiters workplace; restaurant/table set up; different styles of service; service sequence from welcoming the guest to presenting the bill; kitchen terminology; awareness of food, wine, beer, and spirit products.

Cooking:
Cooking methods; kitchen equipment; machinery and utensils, as well as recipe costing and kitchen procedures; use of European and Asian ingredients; preparation techniques and knife skills; preparation of basic stocks, soups, dishes, sauces and bakery & pastry products; kitchen terminology; nutrition studies; hygiene management and F&B control.
Front Office:

Nature and structure of the hotel industry; all basic front office procedures: Reservations, check-in and check out of guests, how to welcome guests, how to answer the phone, provide information to the guests, deal with complaints, call a taxi, arrange tickets for public transport means, occupancy and rate management, security, relation with the housekeeping department, and related guest services, law and regulations relating to the hotels.

Housekeeping:
Cleanliness is one of the most important features a hotel offers its guests. Importance of housekeeping in general and the different cleaning duties: Self presentation; be able to interact with guests politely; tasks and duties of the housekeeping; housekeeping work and organization; standards in cleaning a guest room; how to prepare the rooms, the beds and the different room amenities; room types; chemicals – ecology – safe environment; equipment-material cleaning; how to respect security rules; security procedures to follow in case of fire.

If you wish to apply to Don Bosco Hotel School you have to fulfill the following requirements:

 

-Orphans, students from a poor background or a family with many    children have priority

-Age from 16 to 22

-Candidates must have passed at least the 9th grade

-Candidates should have a good attitude, be willing to learn, work hard,     be motivated and respectful and love hotel service

-Respecting school rules is highly valued

-Candidates must be single and not studying at university

-Both male and female applicants are welcome.

For more information please contact:

Phone: 016-919-834
Email: admin@donboscohotelschool.com

Since the opening of Don Bosco Hotel School in 2007 about 400 students have been graduated. All of them have been successfully integrated into society through our educational project and subsequent employment. They found easily a job and work in the hospitality industry in Cambodia. Through the past students association they remain in touch with the Don Bosco Hotel School and become their ambassadors.

Here just one example: Darapheap has been amongst our recent graduates. He is now working as a trainee chef in a hotel close by. When he arrived at our school, Darapheap dreamt of acquiring skills that would enable him to find a good job and eventually become “a good chef at a 5-star hotel.” His dream is now well on the way to become true thanks to the sponsors of the Don Bosco Hotel School. Like most of our students, Darapheap comes from a poor family living at the outskirts of Phnom Penh where his parents sell seafood at the markets. While the income is barely enough to provide for the family’s living expenses, there was not enough money to provide for the education of Darapheap.

At present 60 students follow the second year courses and will finish their scholarship at the end of July, whilst 90 students are in the first year.

Tourism is becoming one of the most important and fast growing industries in Cambodia. The Don Bosco Hotel School created and managed by the Don Bosco Foundation donboscokhmer.org was inaugurated in 2007 by His Majesty, the King Norodom Sihamoni. It catches up with this promising trend and in the same time it supports the disadvantaged Cambodian youth in providing them a thorough education in the hospitality business.

The Don Bosco Hotel School is not just a school but also a real hotel where the students learn on job cooking, food & beverage, housekeeping and front office. Qualified and experienced teachers provide education. In addition, Cambodian and volunteer teachers from all over the world teach English, tourism and computer skills.

The program runs over two years and includes beside theoretical education a lot of practice within the classes and serving the guests. As an extra on job training we send our students for a three months internship to first class hotels and resorts all over Cambodia. Since 2007 more than 400 students have completed the 2 years program. At present, the hotel school has 150 students (90 first year, 60 second year). After having passed successfully the final exam, students receive an officially recognized certificate.

The Don Bosco Hotel School responds to the needs of the poorest of Cambodian youth by offering them a high quality professional education that prepares them for work and for life, with benefit not only to Cambodia but potentially to other societies as well. Candidates from the Don Bosco Hotel and School are eminently employable in a globalized world.

Don Bosco Hotel and School, therefore, sees its mission as a direct response to poverty through holistic professional education, which transforms its students, reaches out to their families, and helps to improve society. It does this by appealing to the inner gifts of the young, and by emphasizing spiritual and human values of generosity, joy, responsible service, belief in self and believe in God.

In being our guest in the hotel belonging to the Don Bosco Hotel School you help the Cambodian youth as the income generated is reinvested in the students’ education.

The Don Bosco Hotel School is proud to add a second Tripadvisor award of Excellence to our wall.

Sihanoukville is Cambodia‘s main beach resort town, featuring kilometers of white sand beaches and all-year-round warm and crystal-clear sea water. The most popular beaches are Occheuteal and Serendipity, usually crowded during the week-ends. Sihanoukville is also surrounded by many tropical islands, most of them (still) unhabited. The town lies also near the Preah Sihanouk National Park (15 km) , the Bokor Mountain National Park (140 km), the Sre Ambel National Park (45 km) , the Prey Nob Mangrove Swamp (20 km) , places where wild animals and rare birds can still be spotted.BeachesOccheuteal Beach and Serendipity Beach: Occheuteal Beach is a long and narrow strip of beach lined with Casuarina trees, grass umbrellas, rental chairs and little drink huts. The northern section has become known as Serendipity Beach and is a popular beach with foreign tourists, noted for small guesthouse rooms right on the beach. Aside from these guest houses on the beach there are around 30 beach huts serving good value meals and a wide selection of drinks.Otres Beach: can be found a few kilometers south of town, is called “the Jewel of Sihanoukville” for its pristine, warm waters, nice breeze and the incomparable islands’ view. It is one of the less crowded beaches ofSihanoukville.Sokha Beach: It is located just west of Serendipity Beach. This beach is privately owned by Sokha Beach Hotel.Independence Beach: It is located next to Sokha Beach on its west. The beach was named after the old Independence Hotel. This beach offers a good stretch of clean sand. Situated at the northern end of the beach is Independence Hotel and Koh Pos Beach with a tiny island only 800m off the coast. Koh Pos is known for its rock strewn shoreline and there is a bridge under construction to connect it with firm land.Victory Beach: It is located at the furthest north of the peninsula of Sihanoukville. It was the original backpacker beach and is still popular with budget travelers. At the northern end of the beach is located the deep sea port. Apart from white sand and blue sea, this beach offers a good spot to enjoy the sunset.At the south end of Victory Beach is another small strand of sand called Lamherkey Beach. It is the place where a French/ Cambodian construction team laid groundwork for the construction of the new Port of Kampong Som during the 1950s. At this beach, you can hire a boat to nearby islands.

The International Butler Academy is proud to be sponsor of the Don Bosco Hotel School in Cambodia. Through an internship program we are actively involved in the human resources of the Don Bosco Hotel School.

 

The International Butler Academy (TIBA), located in The Netherlands, is a unique, exclusive and professional butling and house management school. The International Butler Academy provides its graduates with the best possible qualifications for entering the butling and private service profession. We offer superb training that provides an introduction into a career which should last a lifetime. The International Butler Academy turns out skilled professionals who meet and exceed the demands of the twenty-first century. They are proud to be the finest butling service training institute in the world.

An agreement between Don Bosco Hotel School and TIBA has been signed early in 2013. TIBA will send graduate students to Don Bosco Hotel School for further improvement of the theoretical and practical education in order to achieve excellence.

For more information, please consult TIBA’s web-site: www.butlerschool.com.

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Khmer Cookery Classes

Our classes conduct from Monday to Friday
The price is $30 per person
(included visit market)

Contact:

Email: reserve@donboscohotelschool.com
Phone: (+855) 16 919 834

 

Payment Policy

The guest request to pay upon arrival

 

Restaurant

Star opening from 6:30 Am to 9:30, for breakfast, you can enjoy a convenient choice of set menu plus $ 6.00 per person or select your choice with A Lan Cart menu ( dinner, breakfast, Lunch) charge items.

 

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VISIT SIHANOUKVILLE

Sihanoukville is Cambodia‘s main beach resort town, featuring kilometers of white sand beaches and all-year-round warm and crystal-clear sea water. The most popular beaches are Occheuteal and Serendipity, usually crowded during the week-ends. Sihanoukville is also surrounded by many tropical islands, most of them (still) unhabited. The town lies also near the Preah Sihanouk National Park (15 km) , the Bokor Mountain National Park (140 km), the Sre Ambel National Park (45 km) , the Prey Nob Mangrove Swamp (20 km) , places where wild animals and rare birds can still be spotted.BeachesOccheuteal Beach and Serendipity Beach: Occheuteal Beach is a long and narrow strip of beach lined with Casuarina trees, grass umbrellas, rental chairs and little drink huts. The northern section has become known as Serendipity Beach and is a popular beach with foreign tourists, noted for small guesthouse rooms right on the beach. Aside from these guest houses on the beach there are around 30 beach huts serving good value meals and a wide selection of drinks.Otres Beach: can be found a few kilometers south of town, is called “the Jewel of Sihanoukville” for its pristine, warm waters, nice breeze and the incomparable islands’ view. It is one of the less crowded beaches ofSihanoukville.Sokha Beach: It is located just west of Serendipity Beach. This beach is privately owned by Sokha Beach Hotel.Independence Beach: It is located next to Sokha Beach on its west. The beach was named after the old Independence Hotel. This beach offers a good stretch of clean sand. Situated at the northern end of the beach is Independence Hotel and Koh Pos Beach with a tiny island only 800m off the coast. Koh Pos is known for its rock strewn shoreline and there is a bridge under construction to connect it with firm land.Victory Beach: It is located at the furthest north of the peninsula of Sihanoukville. It was the original backpacker beach and is still popular with budget travelers. At the northern end of the beach is located the deep sea port. Apart from white sand and blue sea, this beach offers a good spot to enjoy the sunset.At the south end of Victory Beach is another small strand of sand called Lamherkey Beach. It is the place where a French/ Cambodian construction team laid groundwork for the construction of the new Port of Kampong Som during the 1950s. At this beach, you can hire a boat to nearby islands.

There are more than a dozen islands off the coast of Sihanoukville for tourists to hop around. Most of them are yet to be developed for an overnight stay with the exception of Bamboo Island or Koh Russei in Khmer. Many guesthouses, restaurants and cafes on Ochheuteal and Serendipity beaches offer trips and packages to these islands. The Don Bosco Hotel can provide information for you on tours.
Koh Rong: It is situated west of the Sihanoukville coast. It offers the fantastic strand of beach on its southwest, stretching about 5 kilometres (3 mi). It has fresh water resources on the island and a bustling fishing community on the southeast with basic supplies including fresh water, fish and crab.

For more information about Koh Rong Island, visit www.kohrongisland.org
Koh Rong Samlon: It is a bit smaller than Koh Rong and situated on its south. Beautiful beaches are on the east coast, where a large heart-shaped bay with some shellfish cultivation is located, and on the north shoreline facing Koh Rong. The marine life around Koh Rong Samloem is very diverse and offers some amazing diving.
Koh Tang: It is located quite far from the main shoreline of Sihanoukville. Going there requires trippers to stay overnight on board. It offers interesting diving spots most of which are not frequently explored. The island is home to a military outpost and travelers should expect to be boarded by military personnel when out at the island.

ATM & Money

You will find several ATM spots and banks along the main tourist areas of the city, especially near the beaches and main avenues like Eakerea Street. You can use your credit card in most hotels and restaurants. Be careful with the use of your credit card as much as you are careful everywhere. Although US dollar is used in the country, try to use the local currency (Riel), because paying in dollars will increase the price of everything you buy. US 1 dollar = About 4 thousand riels.

Markets

The city has different kind of markets like popular and supermarkets. The most important is Leu Market at downtown (Makara Street) where you can find food, fruits, handicrafts, clothe, stationary and music. The market is opened since 5:00 until 20:00. Supermarkets are located along the main tourist areas.

Take care…
There are some areas of the city where you have to be careful due to the presence of thieves during the night like near the port or dark and lonely places.
Drug and child prostitution is strictly forbidden in Cambodia. Persons who request for any kind of drug or look for children with sexual purposes, can face prosecution in Cambodia and their own countries. Please contribute in the protection of children. If you see a suspicious event where a child could be a victim of abuse, please call immediately to 012.311.112. Please don’t give money to children at the street or beaches and don’t buy things from children at the beaches during the night.

Cambodia has a high rank of HIV contamination. Please take care.

Take care with water consumption in places with dubious hygienic.

Please keep the number of emergencies with you:

 

  • Police: 117
  • Ambulance 119 (Sihanoukville), 089.88.66.66 (24 hours to Phnom Penh)
  • Firemen 118 OR 016.60.63.42

 

Roads and streets:
NR4: Phnom Penh and Sihanoukville are connected by the National Road 4. The road has been built especially for the transport of merchandise between the capital and the port by heavy trucks and containers. It has three toll stations along.
NR41: It connects Sihanoukville with Kompot province. The road joins the province at Prey Nob district to NR4. It is in a good condition, but poor in traffic signs. Cambodia has not control over cattle and it walks freely over the roads.
NR48: It connects Sihanoukville and Phnom Penh with Koh Kong Province, at the southwest of Cambodia. The road joins also the Thai-Cambodian border. It has two ferries: at Dang Peaeng and at Andoung Tuek.
Streets in Sihanoukville downtown are in good condition. However, the traffic in the city does not follow rules and the enforcement of international norms is poor. Cambodia follows the right-hand traffic. There is an over abundance of motorbikes due to the lack of bus urban transportation and taxis. The city is considered unsafe for driving: drivers of motorbikes have to use helmet, but it is not due to passengers. Drivers use any lane of the street and it is used to see motorbikes with more than two passengers or drive by children and underage persons. In 2008 the government ordered the enforcement of the use of helmets wide the country. The fine for not wearing a helmet is US$1.00 (4000KHR) for tourists or US$0.75 (3000KHR) for locals. However you can freely ride between the hours of 11:00 and 14:00 as the police are either asleep or at lunch. You can only get fined once a day for not wearing a helmet.

Eakereak Street: The main Sihanoukville Avenue that starts in the area of the Port, goes up the Victory Hill, crosses the downtown (Makara Street) and ends at the Two Lions Square.

7 Makara Street: It is properly the center of the city, crossing the Leu Market and the Eakereak Street. A commercial place with businesses, banks, restaurants, hair saloons and many other places.

Oumuy-Oupram Street: It goes from Leu Market to Otres Beaches crossing the new Market (former bus station) and the Don Bosco Technical School and Don Bosco Hotel School.

Occheuteal Beach Street: The street along the beach, starting at the Two Lions Square.

The city does not have an urban system of transportation (buses and taxis). Instead, there is an informal urban transportation in motor-taxis (moto-dups) and tuk-tuks. That urban system of transportation hasn’t got any control from the authorities and anybody can become a motor-taxi or tuk-tuk driver in Sihanoukville (even you). As a consequence, there is no control on the prices for services. Foreign visitors are recommended to concert prices before any of those services and ask for advices from tourist agencies and hotels in order to avoid abuse.

The Kang Keng Airport is located 18 kilometres away from Sihanoukville downtown, along the NR4. Three times a week, a national flight is organized from Sihanoukville to Siem Reap.

The bus station is close to the harbour. From Sihanoukville there are busses to Phnom Penh, Seam Reap, Kampot, Kep, Koh Kong, etc… There are different bus companies offering different types of service. As bus schedule, prices and quality of service changes frequently, please ask the reception for further information. For example busses to Phnom Penh leave several times a day from early in the morning to late in the evening. Prices are US$5 – 10. The ride is 4 – 6 hours. If you inform us in advance we can arrange the bus tickets for you and we can arrange a pick up or drop off at the bus station. Busses generally leave on time and are full so it is advisable to arrange your ticket one day in advance.

Extra information about Sihanoukville and the surrounding areas.

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