Guesthouses, hotels and resorts
Kep's accommodation is quite spaced out, and while there are some within easy walking distance of the beach, many of the options are clustered up on the hill off the Kampot road, which begins at the 'bus station'. These places deliver excellent sunsets and many have pools but the further out you go, the more you'll rely on transport to get around. Budget options are available close to town, with some dorm beds and basic rooms, and at the other end of the scale, the salubrious Knai Bang Chatt offers the poshest digs around.
Spotless and sereneKampot Road, Kep
T: (088) 411 2424;
With spotless bathrooms, beautiful designs and comfortable beds, Bacoma is a backpacker dream. The breezy covered restaurant area, with stone pillars and a lotus pond, sets the tone for the natural ... Read the full review of Bacoma Guesthouse.
A traveller favouritePepper St, Kep
T: (092) 435 330;
Swiss-Khmer owned Kep Lodge is one of Kep's secret hideaways. Set the farthest from the beach, Kep Lodge is on a rise backing onto the National Park and enjoys spectacular views out across the ... Read the full review of Kep Lodge.USD 10 to 35 8 votes Flashpacker
Cosy and quietKampot Road, Kep
T: (099) 504 820;
Almost equidistant between the beach and the crab market (400m each way), The Boat House is actually two Khmer houses set about 100m apart in their own garden. The front house, closest to the road, ... Read the full review of The Boat House.
Centrally located tree-filled resortBehind the bus stop roundabout, Kep
T: (036) 66 66 673;
The most centrally-located resort in Kep, Spring Valley is a surprisingly large tree-filled complex a few minutes walk from the beach. The accommodation is dotted around a mature garden of ... Read the full review of Spring Valley Resort.
Suited to kidsKep beach, Kep
T: (012) 712 750;
You can't miss the motel-style Beach House, perched on the east bank of Kep's main beach. The 14 double and twin rooms are arranged over two floors, with long, shared balconies from which to enjoy a ... Read the full review of The Beach House.USD 35 to 75 3 votes Midrange
Seaside chicKep Beach, Kep
T: (036) 6393 909;
Perched above the end of Kep beach, at the beginning of the road to the crab market, Saravoan Hotel has views to book for. The 16 rooms, each with a balcony or terrace, are orientated for a sea or ... Read the full review of Saravoan Hotel.
A quiet seaside spotRoad #33 (Seaside Road), Kep
T: (097) 629 8797;
Not to be confused with its more centrally located sister property by the bus station, Brise de Kep Boutique is at the quieter Koh Tonsay pier end of the seafront. Most of the eight ground floor ... Read the full review of Brise de Kep Boutique.
For nature loversTrack behind Independence Monument, Kep
T: (0977) 917 636;
Up a very bumpy track about 10 minutes ride from Kep's seafront, Jasmine Valley Eco-Resort is an unusual stay that's ideal for nature lovers. Four wooden treehouses and six mud brick bungalows are ... Read the full review of Jasmine Valley Eco-Resort.
Friendly backpackersRoad #33 (Seaside Road), Kep
T: (088) 800 0075;
At the 'town' end of Kep close to Kep market and the Koh Tonsay pier, Kepmandou is a cheerful budget hostel down a bumpy track that leads to the sea. Downstairs is a rabbit warren of basic rooms ... Read the full review of Kepmandou.
Backpacker cuteBehind bus stop restaurants, Kep
T: (092) 877 193;
Close to the beach and the bus stop, Kep In Touch is a mini guesthouse for budget-conscious travellers who don't want dorms. The small wooden house on a typical Kep dirt backstreet has just three ... Read the full review of Kep In Touch.
A Swiss Family Robinson experienceIn front of Kep Lodge, Pepper St, Kep
T: (012) 515 191;
Tree Top is true to its name and worth a night's stay for the novelty alone of the two rooms on very high stilts with views across the trees to the hill or the ocean. The rooms are charming, made ... Read the full review of Tree Top.Under USD 10 2 votes Backpacker
Kep's most luxuriousKep Beach, Kampot
T: (012) 349 742;
With rates that start at $126 a night for a single room (skyrocketing up to $458 for a suite), this luxurious compound isn't trying to be anything but the very best. The setting is sublime -- a ... Read the full review of Knai Bang Chatt.Over USD 150 1 vote Luxury
The eco-traveller's first choiceHillside, Kep
T: (012) 801968;
Farthest up the hill and backing onto the national park, Le Bout du Monde is an eco-resort under French and Khmer ownership, with a style that merges the two cultures. The restaurant has a country ... Read the full review of Le Bout Du Monde.
Great poolHillside, Kep
T: (036) 6755 038;
Just across the dirt trail from Veranda, Vanna is another bungalow and pool combination with spectacular sunset views. The well-sized bungalows are a mix of concrete and wood (the cheaper ones are ... Read the full review of Vanna Bungalows.USD 35 to 75 4 votes Midrange
Lovely, family friendly resortHillside, Kep
T: (012) 888 619;
Friendly Veranda continues to outshine the hillside of Kep, maturing into a full service resort complex with 40 rooms which is a favourite for families. Set in a very pleasant and breezy spot with ... Read the full review of Veranda Natural Resort.USD 75 to 150 8 votes Toprange
Countryside tranqulityNear Chamcar Bei Village, outside Kep
T: (036) 633 3383;
Not strictly in Kep, but about 15km out in pepper country, The Vine Retreat combines relaxing, healthy eating and rural tranquility. Situated in a beautiful large wooden house, the guesthouse is ... Read the full review of The Vine Retreat.
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