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“Charming guest house set in tropical garden” 3 of 5 stars
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The Boat House
Beach Road, Kep, Cambodia   |  
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Ranked #6 of 41 Kep B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Perth, Australia
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“Charming guest house set in tropical garden”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2011

There are 5 fan cooled rooms in this charming guest house, built in Khymer style, hence if you do not want to have nocturnal vists from the local wildlife, request one of the doownstair rooms. It is set in a lovely rambling tropical garden 5 minutes walk to the centre and 10 from the crab markets.The bathrooms are basic with hot water and the breakfasts some of the best. Our hostess and staff were friendly and helpfull. I would stay here again in one or the downstairs rooms but only ir the weather was good. I don;t think anywhere in Kep wouls be nice in the rain.re last review. We ate at the crab markets and Bris de Kep, fantastic!

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2011

We spent two night at the Boat House as part of a three-week trip in Cambodia and it was one of the worst value for money places we stayed at. The food was almost inedible - stale butter, carton orange juice and dry eggs for a USD$4 breakfast is unforgiveable. Our bathroom was covered in cobwebs, and when it rained water came through the ceiling onto our bed.
Despite signs up around the guest house saying "bed and breakfast", when we checked out the owner tried to get us to pay for breakfast, insisting the sign was "in preparation" for a new deal he is setting up.
All in all wish we had not bothered - Veranda resorts is only a tiny bit more and out of this world

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2010

We've spent four days in Kep at The Boat House. Wonderful time with our children, the house is so beautiful and quiet with the garden full of butterflies and birds. The staff is very cute and smile all time. The (french) food made by the chef is the best food we got in Cambodia. Delicious seafood, crab lasagna and tasty steaks, the desserts are also very good.
> Don't miss this adress, for us we plan to go back next july 2011.
> Good luck to the new owner Dimitri and his team.

Stayed October 2010, traveled with family
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Additional Information about The Boat House

Address: Beach Road, Kep, Cambodia
Location: Cambodia > Kep Province > Kep
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 41 B&Bs / Inns in Kep
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our guest house is located between the two hills close to the Kep National Park, 300 meters from the Kep beach. The house is a traditional wooden Khmer style. The restaurant serve a fine and traditional French cuisine made by our French chef with reasonable prices. Ideal for rest and family atmosphere. ... more   less 
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