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Khmer Hands Bungalows

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Phum Thmey, Prey Thom, Kep Cambodia
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Khmer Hands is a unique combination of guest house and arts training center offering traditional bungalow style accommodations with both garden and mountain views, while also providing local impoverish youth with hospitality and arts training; helping them to secure safe and rewarding employment. Guests enjoy true Cambodian culture, and bring valuable experience to the youth in training. The Khmer Hands restaurant provides wonderful ocean views, traditional Khmer food, local favourites, and a selection of western dishes. Clothing, bags, and jewelry handmade by the students and their instructor is also available in the Khmer Hands boutique. Please come and join us.
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Free parking
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English, Khmer
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davidasia wrote a review Jan 2021
Phnom Penh, Cambodia399 contributions152 helpful votes
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We were extremely pleased with the accommodations at Khmer Hands. We stayed in a charming little chalet / cottage with air conditioning and hot water shower. The bed was comfortable and we had no problems with mosquitoes. The hosts are genuinely friendly and caring. The balcony restaurant served tasty food at very reasonable prices. Drinks from the bar are oh so refreshing. There is a quaint little craft shop with all sorts of Khmer fare. The grounds are beautiful with shrubs and trees. Parking is a bit of a trick, but I even saw the owner move his own vehicle out onto the street to accommodate the guests. We spent our time relaxing on the patio in a hammock. There are other restaurants within easy walking distance, and the Crab Market is only 1.4 kms away. Make this your go to place unless you "must" have a swimming pool. (I have a feeling Kris could help you out either way). We'll be back for sure.
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Date of stay: January 2021
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itchyfeetArizona wrote a review Sep 2019
Arizona48 contributions24 helpful votes
We were very lucky to get two bungalows during the busy holiday weekend. It was such a pleasant stay. The grounds are beautiful and very well-kept. We love all the trees and plants. The bungalows are a good size, with a porch where you can sit out on and relax, or lay in the hammock! Rooms were very clean. We chatted quite a bit with the owner Chris and he talked about the staff being taught to pay attention to details while cleaning a room and it certainly is true! We felt extremely comfortable in our rooms, the cleanliness standards surpassed some more expensive places we've stayed. Chris is also happy to help with any information you need, or give ideas on what to do, or tell you all about the training center, life in Cambodia and so on! He is certainly a warm and friendly host! We also spent a substantial amount of time at the restaurant, which affords a view to the ocean. Very relaxing to sit and enjoy the breeze and read or have something to eat or drink. Everything we ordered there was good. The only minor complaints will be down tears and holes in the mosquito nets, and the water pressure for the shower is very low- sometimes such a small trickle I was afraid the water may just stop! Those aside we really enjoyed our time at Khmer Hands and feel good knowing we are indirectly supporting a worthy cause. Our best wishes to the continued success of Khmer Hands!
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
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Wallyarr wrote a review Sep 2019
Toronto, Canada47 contributions49 helpful votes
Nice quiet location to relax & unwind, chill in the hammock on the balcony. Short walk to great deli & restaurant at the end of the street, 10 to 15 minutes to the crab market. Friendly staff, comfortable bed, & a great business model of training locals to cook or sew. I wish I was there a bit longer, I'd definitely stay again.
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Date of stay: April 2019
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belindawoody wrote a review Jun 2019
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the bungalows are so lovely, staff excellent and food really good. Kris the owner was a lovely person and so informative with really useful information about Kep and Cambodia. He arranged a driver named Blue who was very warm and friendly - nothing too much trouble. Loved the stay - would really recommend Thank you Kris and Staff
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Date of stay: June 2019Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Ellie C wrote a review May 2019
Phnom Penh, Cambodia32 contributions15 helpful votes
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Fantastic location away from the main centre with access to the national park. Chris and Naome were lovely hosts, very attentive and nothing was too much trouble. We booked our ongoing transport through them which included pickup. You could sit at the restaurant and have a drink looking out to the ocean while you waited. The raised, Khmer-inspired bungalow was stable and large with a clean private bathroom. We were lucky enough to have a local gecko hangout on the roof along with some spiders. Comfortable bed making for a wonderful night’s sleep. Woke up to the sounds of birds and the sights of butterflies flying through the lush foliage that runs through the centre of the property with frangipani trees, bamboo and fruit trees - mango and lychee. This greenery creates a curtain of privacy out your window. Due to the property being at the foothills of the mountain there is little natural light so you rely on the interior lights but it didn’t bother us. The restaurant is very convenient serving up delicious Khmer and western style meals all day long. You really don’t have to go anywhere else.
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Date of stay: May 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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$15 - $18 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
CambodiaKep ProvinceKep
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Khmer Hands Bungalows
Which popular attractions are close to Khmer Hands Bungalows?
Nearby attractions include Kep Crab Market (0.6 miles) and Kep Butterfly Farm (0.6 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Khmer Hands Bungalows?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Khmer Hands Bungalows?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Khmer Hands Bungalows?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Khmer Hands Bungalows?
Conveniently located restaurants include KEP SUR MER Restaurant, Holy Crab, and Sailing Club.
Does Khmer Hands Bungalows have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Khmer Hands Bungalows offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are pets allowed at Khmer Hands Bungalows?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Khmer Hands Bungalows?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Khmer.