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Pepper Guesthouse
Ranked #47 of 94 Kampot B&B and Inns
Reviewed March 1, 2012

Nice guesthouse in a good location. The owners are very nice and friendly. The food is mediocre but the restaurant quite pretty. We had room 101 and it had a nice sitting area outside which made it a really nice room to stay in! Also has free wifi in the room.

Room Tip: Room 101 has a really nice sitting area outside.
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  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 20, 2012

Good value guesthouse. Clean rooms with TV and fan. Free internet available. Tours and and onward travel can be organised. Staff friendly and efficient. Good breakfasts available.

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled solo
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Thank MikeWells90
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Reviewed January 18, 2012

We stayed here for 6 nights in January 2012. Our room was a large twin room (2 double beds) and had a fan and hot water. The staff were lovely and helpful and the use of bikes was good - though they weren't free. I think we paid $1 for the use of them over the stay. The food in the restaurant was great and the bar/restaurant area is really awesome.

Internet access is not good here however - very poor connection. Also on some nights the noise from Blissful Guesthouse which is next door can be quite loud if you are on that side of the building. The staff have decent enough English but it was difficult to get them to come and fix the broken tap in our bathroom...so it remained broken for the length of our trip. Also, they didn't clean our room during the stay at all but if we had asked them to, I think they would have.

  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank MelunBamboo
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Reviewed December 18, 2011

We stayed for a couple of nights in a room with three "single" beds (one bed is big enough to sleep two), fan and cold water for $7 a night.

The room, sheets and bath are as clean as you would expect for this price level. Mosquito nets on window.

Main complain is the fan, which only would worked on a single speed and was too noisy to sleep.

Breakfast was extra, but found the coffee and omelette pretty good and reasonable priced.

Also hired a motorbike for the day from the guesthouse ($5, add another $3-5 for petrol) to go to Bokor Hill Station and Kep. The motorbike was brand new and powerful enough to get two people up Bokor hill.

It's worthwhile to note that they of course tried to get us on one of their tours and told us that it's over two hours to get up Bokor Hill (it takes in fact just 40 minutes on a motorbike). Could be a lost in translation though.

The location is close to the bus station, so handy if you arrive late, but it's a good 10-15 minute walk to riverside area (no big deal, but you are not right in the centre).

  • Stayed: December 2011
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Thank EdinburghCalling
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Reviewed September 17, 2011

We stayed here for 2 nights when in Kampot, before moving next door to Blissful Guesthouse. The reason why we moved wasn't due to the hotel itself but we got a job at Blissful for 3 weeks and part of our payment was for free accomodation, so you cannot complain!

We chose the cheapest option at Pepper Guesthouse, $5 for a fan room with cold water. We looked around a little before choosing this one as the whole street has many places to stay. But this was the cleanest and biggest room we could find for $5 so cannot complain.

Only issue was that if you stay here you do have a curfue, which means you have to be back by midnight or the gate is locked, but no one tells you this, you just have to make sure you read it on the A4 sheet in your room. Would be better if they supply guests with a key like many other places do.

They also have free Wi-Fi although it's a little slow.

Just a little tip, the dogs are a little scary at night along this street, but not the guesthouse's fault as the whole street is to blame. The dogs gather like a pack at night so be careful if walking alone at night.

But yeah, a pretty good place to stay for a couple of nights. Didn't book a tour through them, so cannot rate them on that.

Room Tip: Cheapest is always the best option for me! But if you have a larger budget, you have more to choose...
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  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank Freespirits182
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Reviewed July 15, 2011

We stayed in a fan room with hot water and with a good quality queen bed with a spring mattress for $8. We were lucky enough to get an upstairs corner room with louver windows on two walls with fly screens. The whole place is always clean and well maintained and the staff always friendly and helpful. The only negative thing i could say about the place is the music from Blissful guesthouse next door during the night (which usually stopped by 10.30 while we were there) and a lot of noisy dogs on the street and at the guesthouse barking and fighting during the night.

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank Daneo001
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Reviewed March 8, 2011

Minibuses to Kampot from Ha Tien in Vietnam drop you off at a string of guesthouses near the Salt Workers Roundabout. The first two we tried were full, and Pepper's looked like the best of the rest so we ended up there. It's in a nice old colonial building, with a pretty garden, friendly staff and decent food. We got a room with fan and ensuite hot water bathroom for $11, which is hard to complain about. We did have a problem with the lock on the door not working properly, but my partner was able to fix it fairly easily.

The manager was keen to book us on tours of the area, so we signed up for a trip to Bokor hill station on the following day. After a half-hour of travel on an overcrowded minibus, we discovered that the road to the hill station was in fact closed and that therefore the bulk of the trip would consist of walking up (and later down) a very steep and challenging 5-6km track through a not particularly attractive section of jungle in order to bypass the closed section of road. The agent at Pepper's failed to warn us about this, despite me having a very obviously bandaged knee from a motorcycle accident the week before. (To be fair, this seemed to be a major problem with many of the agents for this company as our group also included a pregnant woman and a man with a recent knee reconstruction.)

In the hope that this had been an unfortunate oversight on the agent's part, we booked a countryside tour through Pepper's, though not before asking a lot of questions about the activities involved. All seemed fine, so we went ahead with the booking. This time the shock came right at the beginning of the tour when we discovered that our agent had, without consulting or even informing us, booked us not on the standard minibus, but a TUK-TUK! When I queried this, he said that a tuk-tuk was "better". Now, I have no problem with tuk-tuks for short journeys on paved roads, but this was a 50km or so round trip on extremely dusty rutted dirt tracks, and the tuk-tuk was extremely uncomfortable way to do it.

So, yeah, this is a cheap and reasonably good place to stay, but I'd recommend booking your tours somewhere else.

  • Stayed: February 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank ekaterin
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Address: Off Salt Workers Roundabout, Kampot 07000, Cambodia
Location: Cambodia > Kampot Province > Kampot
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Ranked #47 of 94 B&Bs / Inns in Kampot
Number of rooms: 12

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