Spotless and serene
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 accommodation spaced out for privacy across the large garden. The cheapest rooms are very comfortable and attractive circular stone and thatch bungalows sharing plentiful hot-water bathrooms between them. If you have a little more to spend, then a night in a traditional Khmer wooden house is a treat. All rooms come with good linen, mosquito nets and storage. The crab market is a five-minute walk away, and Bacoma has free bicycles to borrow if you want to go further afield. They can also rent you motor scooters for $5 a day. As Kep is not known for its nightlife, the pool table and regular movie showings on a big screen are welcome distractions, and if you don’t want to eat out, the food is well priced and generously portioned. WiFi available. Highly recommended.
Address: Kampot Road, Kep
T: (088) 411 2424; (088) 441 2525;
Coordinates (for GPS): 104º17'34.15" E, 10º29'13.98" N
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Room rates: US$10 to 35
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Bungalow fan share bathroom||US$12||US$15|
|Dbl fan private bathroom|
|Bungalow fan private bathroom||US$20||US$25|
|Standard double room|
Nicky Sullivan is an Irish freelance writer (and aspiring photographer). She has lived in England, Ireland, France, Spain and India, but decided that her tribe and heart are in Cambodia, where she has lived since 2007 despite repeated attempts to leave. She dreams of being as tough as Dervla Murphy, but fears there may be a long way to go. She can’t stand whisky for starters. She was a researcher, writer and coordinator for The Angkor Guidebook: Your Essential Companion to the Temples, now one of the best-selling guidebooks to the temples.
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