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Samanea Beach Resort & Spa

Kep Road 33A, Kep 85536 Cambodia
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 09/17/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#2 of 27 hotels in Kep
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Samanea Beach Resort is a little paradise in the middle of 2 HA Botanical Park along the seashore of Kep the favorite destination Cambodia during the 50s and the 60s, and next to our protected mangrove forest. Enjoy the infinity pool of 300M2 with integrated Jacuzzi or the private white sand beach, sipping a cocktail and listening to the parrots while looking at the stunning sunset on the Bay of Thailand and the Bokor Mountain. All of the 12 villas have a private terrace with nice sea, garden or infinity pool view. Above the standard facilities, the hotel also offers free high speed WIFI, accessible all over the domain. Enjoy your dinner at our restaurant with its panoramic roof terrace and the wonderful views or just have a romantic dinner in the mangrove forest or on the private sand beach. To visit the city and the surroundings,Samanea's team organize your visit. Take a Tuk-tuk, a moto or a bike, Samanea adjust your trip at your wishes.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Airport transportation
Foot massage
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Complimentary instant cofffee
Full body massage
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
Dry cleaning
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Air conditioning
Private balcony
Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
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Angela H wrote a review Jan 3
Washington DC, District of Columbia3 contributions
We simply love Samanea as it offers excellent service, immaculate grounds and rooms, and a beautiful location on the water. We've now been at Samanea a few times and plan to keep returning as Samanea is our favorite place to stay when we visit Kep. The bed and living room is so comfortable for us and our kids, the bathroom and outdoor shower and bath are a favorite among all the family members, the staff provide the most wonderful customer service - always so helpful to make sure we enjoy our stay. Our kids have a great time playing in the sand with their toys or in the pool, which is perfect for a variety of ages. Since our kids are younger and dining at the restaurant isn't easy, we are grateful to be able to have breakfast and some other meals in the house on the dining table. We're also glad pets are allowed and we can bring our dog so he's not kept at a kennel for the weekend while we're out of town. Jonathan is fantastic and helps to give us any info on trips or guidance on how to find any specific items we're looking for. We love our trips to Samanea and always return to the city feeling refreshed and revived. Already looking forward to our next trip!
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Date of stay: December 2020
Jane D wrote a review Sep 2020
Sunderland, United Kingdom170 contributions46 helpful votes
We stayed at Samanea for 9 nights in March. The resort is situated in a lovely setting, with the villas dotted around the garden. The garden were so pretty at this time of the year, with all the flowers in bloom. Our villa was very clean and spacious. It was my husband's birthday while we were staying there and I mentioned this to reception. They arranged for the bed to be decorated with flower petals. House Keeping decorated the room beautifully. On the evening when we came back to the hotel for a drink, the staff came to our table with a cake and sang Happy Birthday. It was a lovely surprise, and I would like to thank the staff for their efforts. The food at Breakfast was good, you could also order a selection of hot food from the menu. We were looked after very well by Mr. Vuthi, who was polite and respectful. We ate a couple of times in the restaurant on an evening and again the food was very good. Every time we walked past reception the staff were always friendly and they will offer advice on places to visit. If you want to go to the Crab Market to sample the food, reception will order you a tuk tuk, the driver will come back for you if you give him a return time to pick you up. If you want peace and quiet then Samanea is the place to stay. For us 9 nights was maybe too long, but we thoroughly enjoyed our stay.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Pierre wrote a review Sep 2020
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Nice and spatious bungalows, lush garden within a beautiful mangroove area, large seaview swimming pool, excellent breakfast and good restaurant. The resort is quiet, well managed with efficient and friendly staff. Our no. 1 choice in Kep/Kampot.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
adventure K wrote a review Aug 2020
103 contributions22 helpful votes
Great location, nicely arranged beach, romantic jetty, mysterious 😊 mangrove trail, lush garden, great chef, swimming pool that could be enjoyed by a family - variety of depth and spacious enough to be enjoyed by several people at once, safe parking spot. And don't forget those mesmerizing sunsets one can enjoy endlessly! Hotel management promptly organized us a promised seasonal discount beforehand and prepped the paperwork to speed up check-in process, that was greatly appreciated after a long drive from Phnom Penh. Shoutout to Vuthy, waiter or shift manager at the restaurant - so attentive to details! We didn't want to burden restaurant with our diet restrictions (we prefer to eat paleo), but as soon as he realized we don't eat flour made food, he quickly got around by offering some nice substitutes for the breakfast, that left us with happy tummy. He went extra mile trying to organize the next day breakfast with the kitchen beforehand, as it was supposed to be his day off - attempt was highly appreciated. However him not being around made such a huge difference as the other day shift was not getting it whatsoever and as per usual they just ended up blaming us for that lol oh well, we've been around long enough and take it easy when it comes to that. As I mentioned, garden and beach set ups are very nicely arranged. However with the given climate it puts each villa in virtually permanent shade. With lots of fabrics - curtains, sofa etc - villa smells moldy; and unless A/C is on, it's unbearable to be inside because of that. Bathroom and toilet arrangements are nice, with mosquito net at the door. Another thing that took me totally by surprise: upon reservation I mentioned to the management we were going to their resort to celebrate my birthday. To what they replied they were very happy to hear we chose their resort for such occasion. However not a single compliment was offered from the resort for the birthday! A flower would suffice. Just a token of appreciation that is common in hospitality industry. Such indifference did not make less of a birthday for me, it's just very unusual to see a 4-star resort offering nothing for their guest special occasion lol One more instance that goes rather on to the 'Cons' - we were enjoying seaview on the beach when without any prior notification 2 people started spraying insecticide around while many guests, some with kids, were enjoying the beach and pool side! Such things should be coordinated on a different level at a 4-star hotel: prior communication would help. Overall, very mixed feeling from the stay. Definitely go there for the sunsets, dine in their restaurant when Vuthy is around. Is it worth money value wise? Hard to say, hard to say. 😊
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Jonathan Manstein, General Manager at Samanea Beach Resort & Spa
Responded Aug 18, 2020
Dear mordinaryTCK, Thank you very much for reviewing us here on TripAdvisor. While I already answered some of your duplicate comments with your husbands review further below I will of course express myself one more time here for the sake of completeness. First of all I very much appreciate your kind words about our resorts facilities and I am happy to hear that you enjoyed our outdoor bathroom. Also I am happy to hear that you enjoyed the service provided by Vuthi. In the future please do not hold back any comments or diet restrictions as we are happily try to cater to your needs. Given that we are only a very small resort with only 12 units and attempt to minimize the food waste as much as possible we might not have certain substitutions available all the time but need to make arrangements prior to your arrival. I do hope this is understandable. Regarding the smell of your room I am very sad that you did not mention it during the stay so we could have investigated and perhaps changed your room immediately. We would have been happy to even provide a FOC room upgrade in this case. Please be ensured that we already made all necessary changes to both the said interior as well as the landscaping around the rooms. Regarding the situation you described during we sprayed pesticide in our botanical garden in order to provide a safe environment for our guests and staff in a country where mosquito-borne tropical diseases are on the rise (given the change in climate) we appreciate that you worry about the other guests. Please be informed that this family is a regular guest at our resort and we have informed them before and they agreed to move once we would be spraying next to them. They were the only guests around at that time and we did not want to bother you as we saw you were way out of reach. Last but not least I would like to sincerely apologize that I forgot that you were coming to stay with us for your birthday. After checking you indeed mentioned it in the very first of the many email contacts we had. While I do tell my staff to check for birthdays during guests stay when registering guests passports, I do take full responsibility in this case as I forgot to make a note once you made the reservation later on in our email contact. It is probably the comment which upsets me the most personally and again I very much apologize for it and hope it did not impact your special day too much. If you give me a chance to earn back your trust, I can assure you that your experience will be a different and better one. I would be happy to make your reservation (again) personally and see to it that you enjoy the experience that so many of our guests have grown so fond of. I have an extra large post-birthday cake and prosecco waiting for you here. All the best, Jonathan Manstein, Hotel Director
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MJanssen1 wrote a review Aug 2020
Siem Reap, Cambodia124 contributions43 helpful votes
We had another wonderful experience at Samanea. The property is very spacious and the villas are wonderful. We also found the team to be very friendly and helpful, from housekeeping to front office and the restaurant. We'll definitely go back again. Thanks for a great stay!
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Date of stay: August 2020
Sleep Quality
$118 - $292 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
CambodiaKep ProvinceKep
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Frequently Asked Questions about Samanea Beach Resort & Spa
Which popular attractions are close to Samanea Beach Resort & Spa?
Nearby attractions include Kep Crab Market (1.4 miles), Kep National Park (1.3 miles), and Kep Butterfly Farm (1.4 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Samanea Beach Resort & Spa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Samanea Beach Resort & Spa?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Samanea Beach Resort & Spa?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Samanea Beach Resort & Spa?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Samanea Beach Resort & Spa?
Conveniently located restaurants include Kep Coffee, KEP SUR MER Restaurant, and Holy Crab.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Samanea Beach Resort & Spa?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Samanea Beach Resort & Spa have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Samanea Beach Resort & Spa offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Samanea Beach Resort & Spa?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Is Samanea Beach Resort & Spa accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.