Guesthouses, hotels and resorts
Most of Kep's better accommodation is a 10-minute walk from the water's edge, though closer to a 30-minute walk from the real beach. These places are mostly clustered up on the hill behind the section of beach that has all the crab sellers, delivering excellent sunsets, though a bit of a hike to the real beach. The accommodation scene in Kep is slowly changing though and many new places had opened when we last visited in August 2009. We expect this evolution to continue.
Top-notchOn the main road to town, Kep
T: (016) 71 38 237;
Having a little blue swimming pool seems to be de rigueur for guesthouses in Kep these days, and Le Flamboyant is no different. Their pool is perhaps one of the nicest and largest, and its poolside ... Read the full review of Le Flamboyant.
A traveller favouritePepper St, Kep
T: (092) 435 330;
Swiss-Khmer owned Kep Lodge is one of Kep's more recent additions and a welcome one at that. Set the farthest from the beach, Kep Lodge is on a rise backing onto the national park and enjoys ... Read the full review of Kep Lodge.USD 10 to 35 8 votes Flashpacker
A lovely, affordable spotMain road, 2 km from town (toward Kampot), Kep
T: (0978) 998 614;
At Botanica, guests are greeted by a lush and overflowing garden dotted with honeybees and butterflies. Concrete bungalows are set along a meandering brick path that winds between banana plants and ... Read the full review of Botanica.Under USD 10 9 votes Backpacker
Suited to expats with kidsKep beach, Kep
T: (012) 240 090;
You can't miss the motel-style Beach House, plonked onto the east bank of Kep's main beach. Like the Star Inn across the bay, four-year-old Beach House doesn't even try to blend into the surrounds, ... Read the full review of The Beach House.
A Swiss Family Robinson experienceIn front of Kep Lodge, Kep
T: (012) 515 191;
Tree Top is true to its name and worth a night's stay for the novelty alone. The four rooms are all actually tree houses, three of which are connected by wooden platforms, and the one room with a ... Read the full review of Tree Top.Under USD 10 2 votes Backpacker
Beautiful pool, awkward layoutOff main road, 1km from town
T: (016) 379 086;
Kep Malibu Estates, a lovely complex set back from the main road off a dirt path, seems unsure about what it wants to be. The hotel, which opened in February 2009, features 16 rooms that vary wildly. ... Read the full review of Kep Malibu Estates.USD 35 to 75 1 vote Midrange
Nice location, shabby accommodationMain road, 1.5km from town
T: (012) 607 877;
Opened in 2008, this oceanfront hotel could be a lot better than it is. A lot of debris surrounded the building when we visited and it all felt rather unkempt, although in rainy season, places do ... Read the full review of Kukuluku.Under USD 10 4 votes Backpacker
Kep's most luxuriousKep Beach, Kampot
T: (012) 349 742;
Listed on Conde Nast Traveler's Hot List 2007, and with rates that start at $110 a night (skyrocketing up to $350), this luxurious compound isn't trying to be anything but the very best. The setting ... Read the full review of Knai Bang Chatt.Over USD 150 1 vote Luxury
Not as bad as it looks777 Ocean Rd, Kep
T: (012) 765 777;
At first glance, the Star Inn looks like the Beach Club's ugly sister, with a tacky, plastic sign out front and an even tackier colour scheme, but on closer inspection it turns out to be an OK deal, ... Read the full review of Star Inn.USD 10 to 35 1 vote Flashpacker
A good value place with a homely feelHillside, Kep
T: (012) 755 038;
Just across the dirt trail from Veranda, Vanna is another spot very popular with travellers, Khmers and expats alike. It has a homely feel and the management are friendly and hospitable. The ... Read the full review of Vanna Bungalows.USD 10 to 35 4 votes Flashpacker
Lovely, but getting too bigHillside, Kep
T: (012) 888 619;
Friendly Veranda continues to outshine the hillside of Kep, though it sadly has transformed from quaint budget bungalows to a sprawling complex and is becoming a bit of a behemoth. Set in a very ... Read the full review of Veranda Natural Resort.USD 35 to 75 8 votes Midrange
Forgettable bar for the viewBeachside, beside Knai Bang Chhat, Kep
T: (012) 684 241;
Next door to Knai Bang Chhat is Kep Seaside guesthouse, a decidedly lower-tier place with the same great ocean views. It's set in a large two-storey Khmer-style villa and rooms are simple, though ... Read the full review of Kep Seaside Guesthouse.Under USD 10 1 vote Backpacker
The budget traveller's first choiceHillside, Kep
T: (011) 964 181;
Farthest up the hill and backing onto the national park, Le Bout du Monde has undergone a transformation under new ownership. Though they still have basic bungalows that look out and over Veranda ... Read the full review of Le Bout Du Monde.Under USD 10 1 vote Backpacker
Overflow optionOn the road to Vanna et al., Kep
T: (012) 789 031;
Another Khmer-run place, this guesthouse, with 23 rooms, is one of Kep's largest, but not one of its most memorable. Rooms are perfectly clean with all the amenities one might want, including TVs, ... Read the full review of N4.USD 10 to 35 1 vote Flashpacker
Good spot, but a little oldBeachfront Kep
T: (012) 501 742;
This was one of Kep's flasher digs near the shore, boasting a large pool big enough for laps, and spacious adjoining-bungalow styled rooms. The bungalows are all duplex, with air-con and hot water, ... Read the full review of Champey Inn.
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