Ok! Its Cambodia, and its only $29 US a night.
So whats it like.
I dont know why but I really want to like the place. I've spent more time thinking aboiut this review than any other. But here goes.
We arrived and our Agoda booking was not entered into their room schedule.
English is perhaps the least understood than anywhere we have stayed in last month in Asia.It's ok, we wait and a manager arrives from the town itself, 3kms away.
They provide a lower standard room for our teenage children and offer to reimburse the difference. Ok all sorted. Its Cambodia, so lets be relaxed.
The pool is great - really nice.
The surrounds are good to.
Your along way out of town on a road that is being upgraded and the roadway is wide enough for 8-10 lanes. Its dusty, hot and with little vegetation on its roadside. So either you get a tuk tuk at $2.50 each way into town or you endure a long, boring walk from the middle of nowhere.
The challenge is that there is not alot at Kep, so people seem to go there to simply relax at a nice place. This makes sense if your staying at a great resort with no need to leave or your located close to town and can just walk in whenever the need arises.
As nice as the tropical grounds may have been, the pool great - its more toward the backpacker end than resort - which given the price is to be expected.
It just felt that we were constantly in transit to the accomodation and back again to restaurants, the sailing club, etc.
We had an extra night at a resort nearer town, paid more, but felt the investment was well worth it.
I'd suggest you decide to stay at a really nice place where theres no need to leave - or get a cheap place closer to the town.
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