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“Musty treehouse.” 2 of 5 stars
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Le Bout du Monde
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Ranked #2 of 11 Hotels in Kep
Victoria
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Musty treehouse.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

After reading all the reviews we pre booked this place really looking forward to it. Checked out after one night. Have stayed at some pretty basic hotels but for the price this just was not worth it! Sheets old and filthy, mattress and pillows rocks, shower dribbled and bathroom dirty. The worst part was the damp, mouldy smell. Also only a water glimpse through the trees. Moved into town across from the beach amazing view, comfortable spotless room.

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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Your excessive comment indicates that you did not know how to choose your hotel and so your opinion is very superficial.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
23 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

We absolutely loved our 3 night stay here. Be warned though.....it is so lovely, peaceful and secluded that you won't want to venture far!! :-) Apart from a couple of walks in the National Park which backs on to the property, a coffee at Led Zep Cafe (a few hundred metres up the road in the National Park) and a tuktuk ride to the Crab Market for lunch one day, we just enjoyed the beautiful surrounds of Le Bout du Monde, eco pool and restaurant. Nothing is too much trouble for the staff, the accommodation is (rustically) superb and very comfy and the room we had was the perfect spot for lovely sunset photos! One little thing I discovered was that you got uninterrupted hot water for a shower if you turned the ceiling fan off! We have such fond memories of our time in this idyllic spot and have already recommended it to a number of friends.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cairns, Australia
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137 reviews 137 reviews
39 hotel reviews
Reviews in 51 cities Reviews in 51 cities
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

Glorious ocean views over the Gulf of Thailand whilst lazing in a hammock on the balcony of your own Khmer tree house in the rainforest. It doesn't get much better! A nice variety of accommodation options all with that authentic Khmer influence. The wonderful restaurant also has stunning views & is ideal for breakfast lunch or dinner. The food is fantastic & the staff are very friendly. The pace of life in Kep is something else. Incredibly relaxed, friendly & chilled out & Le Bout du Monde epitomises everything about it. Would loved to have stayed much, much, much longer. It is a short walk down the hill to the crab market. Directly behind the place is the Kep National Park & a fantastic walking trail that winds it's way around the mountain, complete with some stunning views, plenty of monkeys & a nice picnic/rest spot. Awesome!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Clontarf, Queensland
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54 hotel reviews
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93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

I could write what the majority have written in their reviews, but that would just repeat the obvious, just to say the plaudits are all valid.

The little things that added to our pleasure were as follows;

There was never any pressure to go out, the room was just magically attended to before your return. You could walk stark naked around your veranda and no one would see you. It was hard to believe at times that other guests were staying. The pickup from Phnom Penh airport and a return for us to a hotel there, was without hitch or stress. The friendliness of the staff was heart felt.

There were little things like, umbrellas, bottle openers, slippers supplied. Breakfast was wonderful and the wifi was very good.

Our most endearing memory will be laying in bed at night and listening to the insects and creatures of the jungle. It can't be bottled, people have to visit and stay to experience it. Always have at the back of your mind, the price you are paying for this wonderful experience, value through and through!

We used the hotels proximity to the National Park to explore (but that I will cover in another review). The Crab Markets were a moderate stroll of about 15 minutes, but save some energy for returning up hill (we are both in our early sixties and found little problem). We walked to Kep beach and pier (allow about 30 minutes).

There are always plenty of Tuk Tuk's at hand, we used a driver called David (who asked us to give him a plug) to take us to Kampot, which is a pleasant journey. There are several ATM's there by the Durian Roundabout and they are quite easy to find.

Finally, could we commend the swimming pool, beautiful, the two German Shepherds, they were also beautiful. Well done Le Bout du Monde, we will always remember you for your welcome, friendliness and memories.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rennes, France
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

Ideally located at the top hill of kep, 'Le Bout du Monde' offers a splendid sea view in an intimate and calm atmosphere. The new natural swimming pool located in the heart of terraced walked garden with Khmer statutes gives a real asset as well as the direct access to the tremendous trail to the the Kep Natural Park. Bungalows are well arranged and composed with large terrace for the nap or to enjoy sun set. Restaurant with extended schedule offers khmer and french dishes, including famous brittany crêpe :) Finally, the welcome is familial and simple, just like at home. 'Le bout du Monde' is the right location to feel Kep.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Concarneau, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

My family and i had the pleasure to stay 3 weeks at "Le Bout du Monde". We found this hotel quite interesting in terms of architecture. All the bungalows are basically built in Khmer style and well appointed and roomy. In addition they are located in a beautiful garden decorated with a wide array of plants.
The owners and staff are very helpful and provide guests with a friendly and efficient service.
The food, home-made and exquisite, is served in a beautifully decorated restaurant. The view of the Kep Bay from the hotel is gorgeous. Another interesting feature is the Kep National Park situated just behind le Bout du Monde where you can walk on peaceful footpathes.
To conclude this vacation has been a terrific experience.

Room Tip: The Khmer suite at the top of the hill
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Vannes, France
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

We stayed my husband, i and our 2 daughters 4 nights in the khmer house. We liked the view over the sea and the nearby national park.
The staff was very friendly and helpful.
Our kids spent most of their time playing in the natural pool.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Preah Thom, Kep 10000, Cambodia
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Location: Cambodia > Kep Province > Kep
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Kep
#4 Family Hotel in Kep
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel-Restaurant at the top of the hill near Kep National park.Traditional Khmer wooden houses with modern confort.Botanical gardensKhmer and french inspired cuisine with view over the sea. ... more   less 
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