A Swiss Family Robinson experience
In front of Kep Lodge, Pepper St, Kep T: (012) 515 191, (097) 696 1709
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 entirely wooden rooms are charmin, with power 24/7 though no hot water in the bathroom which, while private, is a few steps below the room. In general, the buildings seem to have been arranged around the pepper trees, pineapple patches and mangoes, meaning the layout of the large tree-filled grounds can be a bit confusing. The focal point is the large restaurant deck with great sea views, WiFi and well-priced food. Our primary reservation here would be the dogs that hang around, who do not seem to take kindly to people entering their space. On the other hand, at least they’re a disincentive to burglars. The range of accommodation choices makes this a good choice for friends on differing budgets. Made from bamboo, wood and rush matting, some rooms are showing signs of age and some wildlife is to be expected. Little English is spoken here, which sort of adds to its rustic allure, but the manager is a treat.
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Type of room, low and high season prices
Room: Dbl fan share bathroom, low season: US$5, high season US$5. Notes: Up to $8
Room: Dbl fan private bathroom, low season: US$12, high season US$12. Notes: Up to $25, $35 for treetop
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