Knai Bang Chatt is luxury resort located in Kep province, on Cambodia’s southern coastline which is swiftly gaining a reputation for barefoot luxury as it rejuvenates guests as well as local communities.
This French colonial era hotel occupies a secluded stretch of the Kep seaside. With an infinity pool overlooking the rolling waves, you’ll get your fill of sun, surf and water. Knai Bang Chatt Resort Hotel, Kep blends flawlessly with its unique location to offer the best views of the deserted beach and blue ocean dotted with distant islands
The 18 rooms are housed in five 1960s art deco French villas, four of which are original, including the floor tiles. Ocean view double rooms come complete with traditional Khmer bed, with a rain water shower you won’t want to get out of, a mix of restored, new and recycled wooden furniture and amazing antique ceramics. There are mosquito nets in every room.
All of the rooms at Knai Bang Chatt are light-filled and elegantly furnished with local antiques including mid-century modern wooden dressers and bookshelves as well as more ancient artifacts like handmade clay pots and vases. The mix of traditional Cambodian and modern French-inspired designs gives Knai Bang Chatt a unique aesthetic, but the interior décor intentionally takes a back seat to the natural surroundings.
Overlooking Chhak Kep Bay, this relaxed, beachfront resort is a 7-minute walk from the Crab Market and 10 km from Kep National Park.
FOOD & DRINK
There are 2 restaurants at the hotel for your choices:
The Strand, a bi-level restaurant just in front of the reception, offers fine dining for lunch and dinner. You can sit upstairs in the white tablecloth dining room and enjoy an air-conditioned vantage over the outdoor restaurant and the beach below, or on the main level, which features a long wooden communal table as well as two-tops and four-tops protected from the sun and wind by a peaked thatched roof.
The Sailing Club, a relaxed seaside restaurant/bar housed in a former fisherman’s cottage. Decorated in nautical blue and white, the spacious wraparound deck is the perfect place to enjoy delicious crab cakes and a sundowner during happy hour.
The infinity swimming pool is great to spend lazy days relaxing around before taking a kayak out in the sea. There is a fitness center so you won’t miss your workout. Massage treatments at the hotel offer you a totally relaxation after your water activities in the ocean. Guests can laze around the beautiful garden of the hotel at leisure time. There is also a reading room for at the hotel.