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Koh Thmei Island Islands, Ream 18108 Cambodia
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#1 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Ream
Location
4.6
Cleanliness
4.2
Service
4.4
Value
4.6
All bungalows have beachfront balconys and private bathroom Bungalow: 1 double bed, 50 USD/night Family-bungalow: 2 double beds and 1 single bed, 75 USD/night
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Free private parking nearby
Bar / lounge
Beach
Canoeing
Airport transportation
Mosquito net
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Laundry service
Restaurant
Breakfast available
First aid kit
Umbrella
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Private beach
Safe
Seating area
Clothes rack
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, German, Khmer

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Koh Thmei Island Islands, Ream 18108 Cambodia
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Sihanoukville Airport14 miSee all flights
Duong Dang Airport19 miSee all flights
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Frank V wrote a review Feb 2022
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- Unique location, completely off-grid, but still easy to get to, thanks to excellent logistics support by Michael - The sound of the waves day & night, the sun, the animals, the marine life, the bush are all working in concert for your wellbeing - The resort offers great activities, getting us in touch with the environment and ourselves in an easy and natural way - There is also an amazing kitchen, run by Kavita, which has a rich menu, that kept delighting us throughout our stay - Facilities are simple but excellent, with good instructions from Michael - In the evening, in the bar, there is cool music from Michael & Kavita's extensive collection (they are my age, so figures) - Internet and phone connection may very likely not work (so good to let your stakeholders know in advance), and Michael can help out when needed, but then this place is there to really disconnect - Lost sense of time almost immediately on arrival and truly refreshed
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Louise O wrote a review Sep 2020
Bristol, United Kingdom26 contributions2 helpful votes
Michel and Kavita run this resort so well. They are kind, thoughtful and always on hand. Animals abound because they can’t help but take on a cause; pigs in pens, ponies no longer useful from Cambodia Country Club, dogs and even baby birds! The menu is exceptional for the location. I genuinely don’t know how they manage to stay so stocked on every ingredient. Both western and eastern dishes were delicious. Particular highlights were the red snapper, tempura shrimp and breakfast pancakes. The bungalows are really well made, everything is maintained nicely and it’s a perfect escape for families. The snorkelling excursion was fantastic. Excellent visibility and beautiful coral.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Henry Burgess wrote a review Jan 2020
Perth, Australia72 contributions26 helpful votes
Koh Thmei Resort allows you to get in some serious downtime without sacrificing comfort. Bungalows are basic, but comfortable & functional. The ocean is often unclear, but snorkelling trips to clear water are available at a smaller island very close by. Internet reception is patchy even if you have a local SIM card. But Kavita & Michael are super hosts & the staff all work happily together. Meals are very reasonably priced and very good. I was there for New Year’s Eve, and everybody had a fantastic time seated around a bonfire on the beach. The best thing of all? With the lack of good internet, people get together in the restaurant area and hang out, playing one of the many games available, or just socialising. Otherwise you can just lie on a hammock at the front of your bungalow, relax, read, or just daydream. All in all, it’s a good opportunity to have a refreshing change, focus on slowing down, and connecting with yourself & other people.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
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Philip DK wrote a review Dec 2019
Guildford, United Kingdom383 contributions151 helpful votes
Positives: It is the only place to stay on the island. Two of our three nights stay, we were the only guests, which was quite nice Food: delicious omelette for breakfast and we tried various Khmer options for lunch & dinner. There are also vegan options and some western options Drinks: plenty of options. Water is free (refill options). After 6pm they serve draft beer as well. Hosts: the German couple has built this business up 9 years ago and still seem to be very passionate about the place. They develop the local staff and help out themselves as well. Accommodation: balcony with chairs & hammocks; good bed with very good quality mosquito net; good size bathroom (no hot water for obvious reasons) Conservation: they try to help clear the beaches, but it is unbelievable how many plastic bottles wash ashore every day. Privacy: they owners will chat & help if you ask them, but they also respect your privacy Boat transport from / to mainland: they have their own boat and are flexible in when you go & come. It is $17 per couple, one way. I don’t think there is an alternative way getting there! “Negatives”: No wifi and we did not have a local SIM card, so roaming charges were quite high on 3G/4G Due to nature, the beaches are reclining. Apparently they lost about 20 metres of beach in the last year, which means there is hardly a beach left in front of the hotel. The water does not appear “blue”. Apparently only 30% of the time. And there are some jellyfish, but apparently they don’t really sting. We swam every day and enjoyed it Trails: there is nice “jungle” trail which is less than an hour. We tried to reach the other end of the island, as there is stretch of 3km sandy beach, but we got stuck along a Rocky Mountain and high waves. If you want real relaxation, nice view, constant “noise”/“music” of the waves and have access to good meals & drinks, it is definitely the place to be. I would highly recommend it.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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François wrote a review Mar 2019
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We had planed two full days and three nights in the calm resort isolated on an island to rest after our hectic days in Siem Riep. It was a success. First of all we really appreciated that the resort had its dedicated boat. It waited for us for more than two hours because of our delayed plane. The resort was perfect : an authentic haven of peace and nature.... No loud music at night just the sounds of exotic birds. The beach was cleaned every morning by the staff and two volunteers. Our rustic hut was facing the beach with just a thin and beautiful screen of bushes and trees. Electricity was partly produced by sole panels. The running water we had in our hut was pomped from a local well. Yes it was cold but we liked the idea of reducing our ecological footprint. Beside, the water of the sea was so warm that we could enjoy a swim before our morning shower. There wasn't much to do but that's precisely why we had looked for. We swam in the warm sea. We rented the two seat kayak to reach another island. There was a short path to explore the forest nearby. There is a large place to take a drink or a meal. The food was delicious and it was a pleasure to hear the joyful teem of Cambodian cooks preparing our food. The big room of the restaurant was open to face the sea. We could rest in the comfortable armchair sipping a fruit juice or reading one of the books from the shelves. Our stay was a delight.
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Date of stay: March 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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lokatz wrote a review Feb 2019
Dallas, TX, USA7 contributions2 helpful votes
Koh Thmei, an island on the south side of Ream National Park, seems like a nice enough place, and the concept of spending a few nights far away from everything was as appealing to us as it is to many people. Yet, for us, this place was a thorough disappointment. One of the owners greeted us at the boat, which was nice, but among the first things she told us was that if we wanted to swim, we needed to do so between two close-together buoys because of hidden cliffs, and that we should "simply swim across that zone of plastic trash" floating along the whole beach. In fact, while employees cleaned the beach of trash every day, it still remained rather uninviting: a smallish affair with coarse sands that none of the guests seemed to care about much during our three-night stay. Personally, we chose not to spend time on the beach or go into the water at all. The bungalows are very basic, with mattresses we would have wished a little thicker and a bathroom that offered the essentials but no more than that and was to be shared with all kinds of critters. This is to be expected in such a remote place, but since the bungalow turned out the place where we spent most of our time, a little more TLC would have been nice. What else is there to do? Well, there are essentially two different trails, a short one connecting two beaches and a somewhat longer one that goes into the jungle and ends after a while. The latter was pretty overgrown and at times hard to follow, but it is not that long anyway. Other entertainment options were pretty much limited to the games and books in various languages that are offered in the restaurant area, almost all of which seemed to be old and probably left by past guests. The food was ok though not great, and we thought both the accommodation and the restaurants, especially the drinks, were overpriced for what they offer. The owners were helpful in arranging transportation to and fro but otherwise seemed to prefer to stick to themselves, a feeling we also got from the restaurant layout: tables set up far from each other did not seem intended to nurture conversations among the guests. If all you want to do is read a good book or two, with little distraction and no desire to meet other people, this may be your place if you're willing to spend the money, but don't expect much more than that. One more caveat: there's no boat ramp. Stepping off the boat onto a chair, a pretty steep step, is your only option, so this is not for the elderly. Overall, this is not a horrible place, but we felt it was lacking too much, both in charm and comfort, to warrant the cost. We experienced resorts and lodges in the country that had nicer surroundings and were so much better while priced more reasonably that we regretted spending some of our vacation time at Koh Thmei Resort.
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Date of stay: February 2019
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Hencner wrote a review Dec 2018
8 contributions3 helpful votes
The resort and the cabin are both and clean, but the Standard's standard and the current and current until 22 restoration serves perfectly food in a reasonable price. Michel and kavita are very nice and helpful. Place Is good for the jungle and birds's love lovers but don t count on the nice beaches, the sea sea sea, the color of the Grey and watch the sand!! The price is too high
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Date of stay: November 2018Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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IvesThuwis wrote a review Dec 2018
Gent, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium18 contributions2 helpful votes
And actually with that title all is said. The website tells you exactly what to expect and you get nothing more or less. But who would want more? The Bungalows are extremely basic, a bed with mosquito net, a fan, a bathroom with (relatively) cold water and a porch with hammocks and a stunning view. No AC, no internet, no noisy party-people, therefore seclusion and pure enjoyment. The restaurant is very good. Ok, it’s all not the cheapest you’ll find in Cambodia, but who wouldn’t want to pay a little more for a complete and so well doing retreat? (Tip: As you need to pay cash, make sure you bring enough so you don’t need to start counting your money every time you order a coffee or would want to stay a little longer, which is quite likely) I loved every minute of my stay here.
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Date of stay: December 2018Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Love to travel wrote a review Nov 2018
Denver, Colorado217 contributions117 helpful votes
We spent two nights at Koh Thmei. They organized both the taxi to the port and the boat to and from the island, which made our trip stress free. The cabins are clean,but basic. Kavita is an awesome cook; we really enjoyed our meals. The staff was helpful and friendly. If you want a quiet place to chill out and unplug, this would be perfect.
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Date of stay: November 2018
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Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Agnieszka G wrote a review Jan 2018
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We spent 3 nights in Koh Thmei resort in a bungalow with a sea view. The accommodation is very basic but this was exactly what we were looking for. The private bathroom was better than expected and very clean. The best part was to spend the afternoons on our private terasse drinking coffee on the hammocks, looking at the sea. The owners and the staff were really friendly and helpful. They arranged all the taxis on the mainland (which spared us the trouble), a trip to another island for snorkelling (8,5 USD/person) and kayaks (3,5 USD/hour). The food in the restaurant was delicious with big portions and many choices (also vegetarian/vegan). Large variety of cocktails. There are board games and books available in the common area. The only disadvantage is that it is difficult to go on long walk on the island and there is not much to see around. The internet connection works well enough with the Metaphone SIM card. This resort is a paradise, absolutely perfect for a 3-4 day relaxing holiday with few people around. We highly recommend it!
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Date of stay: December 2017Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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$29 - $32 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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koh thmei hotel sihanoukville
LOCATION
CambodiaSihanoukville ProvinceReam
NUMBER OF ROOMS
8
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Frequently Asked Questions about Koh Thmei Resort
What are some of the property amenities at Koh Thmei Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and airport transportation.
What food & drink options are available at Koh Thmei Resort?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Koh Thmei Resort?
Yes, free private parking nearby is available to guests.
Does Koh Thmei Resort have airport transportation?
Yes, Koh Thmei Resort offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Koh Thmei Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, and Khmer.
Does Koh Thmei Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.