This has been our 3rd stay in KBC, and we have enjoyed it so much in the past that we decided to stay for 8 nights.
The atmosphere is second to none, and we have once again tremendously enjoyed the quiet seclusion and zen environment of this wonderful piece of paradise.
That being said, it is true that this is an expensive place to stay in Cambodia, and if you are looking for a 5* experience, this is not the place to choose. Go to Phuket instead! The sea is a bit muddy, the rooms are sparse, there are no amenities such as fridge or TV in the room and the hotel is in serious need of some TLC to keep it up to its current standard. We heard that there have been some problems with management, and do hope they find a long term solution soon.
The quality of your stay will also depend on who else is staying at the same time. For the most part, guests are discreet and agreeable, and there is a companionable atmosphere in the place. But this time, we were unlucky to have a large group/family of people who basically took over the place, and would block the lounge chairs all day (without being there most of the time), invade the breakfast area and speak obnoxiously without any respect to other hotel guests. We were delighted to see them go.
Service is very sweet and attentive.
The sailing club is a nice addition to go for a drink in the evening, but is becoming seriously crowded. Food should however be avoided, as it is overpriced and bland. We had the same appetizer on three different occasions, and ended up each time with a completely different looking plate!
Again, we loved KBC and are looking forward to a 4th stay!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Serene and pure, Knai Bang Chatt, an exquisite lifestyle resort, will enchant you. Located in Kep, right onthe southern east coastline of Cambodia, the resort gives you a blend of privacy, serenity and exclusivity.Three renovated villas built in the 1970s by protégés of Vann Molyvann, a pupil of the world renowned Le Corbusier, are extraordinary historical landmarks you can now experience as your very own private home. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Knai Bang Chatt Hotel Kep