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“Adhering to the philosophical ideas of Wabi-Sabi, this hotel delights in simplicity. Earthy tones and clean lines define its design-driven aesthetic, but there’s nothing understated about the sensational crimson sunsets that light up the sky. Sink into the pool-side sofas and let the world pass by.”

“Adhering to the philosophical ideas of Wabi-Sabi, this hotel delights in simplicity. Earthy tones and clean lines define its design-driven aesthetic, but there’s nothing understated about the sensational crimson sunsets that light up the sky. Sink into the pool-side sofas and let the world pass by.”

Hotel Review

If the Cambodian coastal province of Kep is known to insiders as the country’s ‘best kep secret’ then Knai Bang Chatt is its crowning jewel. Housed in several modernist structures on the seafront, the hotel is a design lover’s dream: simple, understated and high on aesthetic impact. A woven bamboo structure encases the hotel’s outer wall, leading to a sea-foam green reception nook decorated with a shelf of ceramics. This laid-back vibe continues throughout the resort, from weathered driftwood tables to traditional Cambodian beds originally built to sleep an entire family. Most guests can be found lounging around the sea-view swimming pool, but adventurous patrons have stand-up paddleboards, catamarans and bicycles to choose from, in addition to complimentary yoga classes and nature walks that can be booked daily. Hungry? The lively Sailing Club serves casual snacks and sundowners while The Strand restaurant capitalizes on its proximity to the seaside with an unmissable Khmer amok curry.
Recommended for
  • City Style
  • Stunning Vervoordt style interiors this is an impressively chic getaway.
  • Beach Life
  • Overlooking the Chhak Kep Bay with its own private beach area.
 

Written by Pip Usher

Recommended For

  • City Style
  • Stunning Vervoordt style interiors this is an impressively chic getaway.
  • Beach Life
  • Overlooking the Chhak Kep Bay with its own private beach area.
  • Diving
  • There are plenty of reputable dive operators organising daily trips.
  • Fishing
  • Head out with the local mariners and catch yourself a fish supper!
  • Windsurfing
  • During the season windsurfing lessons can be arranged.
  • Local markets
  • Just a five minute walk from the famous Crab Market.
  • Cycling
  • There are bikes available on site for guests to use.
  • Yoga
  • Yoga classes are available by arrangement.
  • Sailing
  • Take a boat to Rabbit Island (Koh Tunsay).
  • Great walks
  • Around the local farms and temples.
  • Watersports
  • Boutique
  • Roof terrace
  • Restaurant
  • Designer
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Views
  • Free wifi
  • Chic
  • Quirky
  • Child friendly
  • Retro/Vintage
  • Artworks
  • Contemporary
  • Luxury

Facilities

  • Airport transfer
  • Surcharge.
  • Parking
  • Outdoor dining
  • Safe
  • Bicycles available
  • Roof terrace
  • Bar
  • Meeting Room
  • No pets
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Air conditioning
  • Massage
  • Views
  • Free wifi
  • Wifi
  • Restaurant
  • Swimming Pool
  • Child friendly
  • Sitting Room
  • Room service
  • Suites
  • Concierge

Activities

  • Diving
  • There are plenty of reputable dive operators organising daily trips.
  • Fishing
  • Head out with the local mariners and catch yourself a fish supper!
  • Windsurfing
  • During the season windsurfing lessons can be arranged.
  • Cycling
  • There are bikes available on site for guests to use.
  • Local markets
  • Just a five minute walk from the famous Crab Market.
  • Sailing
  • Take a boat to Rabbit Island (Koh Tunsay).
  • Yoga
  • Yoga classes are available by arrangement.
  • Great walks
  • Around the local farms and temples.
  • Watersports

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Why do people love staying in your hotel?
- We are a resort that promotes relaxation, peacefulness and mindfulness
- We are known for the beauty of our restored Modern Khmer architecture villa’s
- Our environment is one that is unpretentious and inclusive, people feel comfortable and at home

What is there to do in the area?
- Bushwalking in the National Park
- Sailing at The Kep Sailing Club
- Visit the unique Crab markets
- Discover salt Fields and pepper plantations
- Take a trip into the city of Kampot
- Visit Rabbit Island
- Go Island hopping through the Kep archipelago

What kind of breakfast do you offer?
- Our breakfast is combination of a continental buffet that includes a soup station and an offering of a la carte hot breakfast options.

Can you recommend good places to eat out locally?
- The Sailing Club next door
- The Kep Crab shacks

Which are your most popular room types, and why?
- Sea View as people like to sit on their balcony and look at the sea

What facilities do you have for children and can you fit extra beds in your rooms?
- We do not have a kid’s club but we welcome families
- There are water sports available at the Discovery Centre
- We can fit an extra roll out bed in 14 of our 18 rooms

What message would you like to give Hotel Guru readers?
- Knai Bang Chatt is a connection to the Cambodia of today, where you can choose to connect to the richness of the local culture, explore the beautiful region or simply sit by the pool and relax. Our experience is one that is pure, real and heartwarming.

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