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Botanica

A lovely, affordable spot

Photo of Botanica, Main road, 2 km from town (toward Kampot), Kep. , Kep

What we say: 4 stars

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 wild flowers. Interiors are simple but comfortable, with en suite cold-water showers and thick, comfortable mattresses. Mosquito nets and screened windows assure that no pesky critters disturb the slumber that should come easily in this quiet, out-of-the-way spot. Though it is a bit out of town, the guesthouse offers free bicycles and nothing is more than a short ride away. The restaurant serves an eclectic mix of international cuisine -- the menu is organised by country, with 12 nations represented -- and the bar is well stocked and offers a litany of cocktails and a hefty selection of Belgium beers. A pool table and friendly staff further compliment the draw of this lovely and affordable spot. WiFi is $1 per hour or $2 to use all day, and there's a laptop in the restaurant. When we visited in August 2009, the Belgian-Khmer couple who owned the place said it was up for sale and would probably change hands in a few months. They hope to sell it to people who will leave it generally as is.


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Contact details:

Main road, 2 km from town (toward Kampot), Kep.  T: (0978) 998 614 
Email them at: info@kep-botanica.com
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What we were quoted

Type of room Low season High season Notes
Bungalow fan private b'room 8 USD 8 USD Add $2 for a twin

Added to Travelfish on: 2nd July, 2008
Last visited or updated on: 7th September, 2011

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Under renovation for 9 more months
By thedanabrad, 26 July 2011
3.0  stars

Great good value bungalows
By Sarah23, 25 July 2010
5.0  stars

Amazing
By hdelcour, 25 February 2010
5.0  stars

A great place to chill
By raindog, 28 January 2010
4.0  stars

Great stay in Botanica
By FemkeThijs, 18 January 2010
5.0  stars

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