Knai Bang Chatt
Kep, Coastal Cambodia, Cambodia
At a Glance
11 rooms spread over three 1960's villas
5min walk to the Crab Market
The best place to stay in the relaxed villas of Kep
Stunning pool in the peaceful gardens
Sailing club next door with non-motorised water sports
Best time to Visit
Good time to visit
Average time to visit
Cambodia is hot all year round and the best time to visit is during the dry season, which runs from November to April. It starts to get wetter in May and the wettest months are September and October. It is still possible to visit during this time as rain usually falls as short sharp storms. November is a fantastic month to visit Cambodia as it is very green after the rainy season and the lakes and rivers are full of water.
To start planning your vacation to Knai Bang Chatt
A gorgeous and unique boutique property, located in the fishing village of Kep on Cambodia’s largely untouched south coast, Knai Bang Chatt offers the perfect beachside ending to a cultural trip around this fascinating country.
This small property has a convenient location on Cambodia’s coast, in the charming village of Kep. Guests are immediately made to feel at home at Knai Bang Chatt with thoughtful and unobtrusive service and the property offers the perfect blend of privacy, serenity and exclusivity.
The 11 rooms and suites are spread over three striking villas built in the 1970s – the Blue House, Brown House and Red House. Each bedroom is individually decorated and all the villas have large terraces opening on to stunning ocean views. Dining options are varied from delicious set meals in the hotel that can be taken in the wooden dining pavilion or at a table right next to the waters of the Gulf of Thailand. Guests can also eat at the Sailing Club, a former fisherman’s house next door, that is owned and run by the hotel. This is also a fantastic place to savour the sunset with an evening cocktail. Outside of the hotel, a visit to Kep Crab Market is a must with small local restaurants offering the freshest of crab, cooked with local Kampot pepper.
Knai Bang Chatt has a fabulous pool and guests can also jump into the ocean from the jetty at the Sailing Club. Catamarans and kayaks are available for trips out to sea and bicycles and motorbikes can also be rented to discover the local area. A visit to the markets of Kampot, an ancient Chinese merchant town, is a must and day trips can also be organized to Bokor National Park and the tropical Rabbit Island, for snorkeling and a BBQ.
There are 11 individually decorated sea view and garden view rooms which are divided between three villas, each of which has a large terrace overlooking the sea and islands.
Children are welcome at Knai Bang Chatt who can provide cots and mattresses for older children on a complimentary basis or as an alternative rooms 7 and 8 can be joined together. Children will love beachcombing, island trips, cave exploration, ping pong, swimming and the hobie cats, canoes and bicycles available at the sailing club. Babysitters can be provided on request.
The hotel's informal alfresco restaurant is in a pavilion at the seafront and serves tantalising seafood, and fusion delights. Knai Bang Chatt has a beautiful saltwater infinity pool, a tranquil spa specializing in various massages, body and facial treatments, meditation and yoga sessions and a small sailing club is adjacent with hobie cats, kayaks and a speedboat. There is also a computer, library and video room with movie projector and a ping pong table.
Knai Bang Chatt has a sailing club with non-motorized water sports including hobie cats and kayaks (instruction available), motorbikes and bicycles available to hire and excursions can be enjoyed to the local area such as Kampot and the idyllic Rabbit Island.
Evi-Elli La Valle (Staff)
Knai Bang Chatt was my favorite discovery in Cambodia. The property is lovely and the service is great and I was so happy to finally find somewhere that makes the perfect end to a complete Cambodian itinerary. Traditionally, guests have traveled to the beaches of Vietnam or Thailand after their Cambodian cultural experience but with Knai Bang Chatt, this is no longer necessary. After the temples of Angkor Wat and history of Phnom Penh, this is the perfect place to come and relax by the sea for a few days. It is so easy to get to from Phnom Penh and you can soak up everything you have seen in this magical country before flying home.
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Location & directions
Kep, Coastal Cambodia, Cambodia
Knai Bang Chatt is located in the fishing village of Kep, right on the south eastern coastline of Cambodia