This is a lovely place away from the noisy towns. I love the old wooden house and the atmosphere was great! The food was pretty good, although not everything on the menu was available and the prices were a little higher than our usual budget. The rooms were comfortable and clean and the family room was very spacious. The only disappointment with the room is that no toiletries were provided. For that price, I would have expected at least some soap for hand washing!
The staff were very attentive. The swimming pool was great. My kids had a ball. They were very tolerant of having noisy young kids around. I must note that the house is probably not the most ideal place for active toddlers (like mine) as the balconies and eating areas have many easy to climb places that could result in serious injury to un-supervised toddlers. That is not a criticism of the establishment, simply a warning to parents of young children who are looking for a safe place to stay. Our stay would have been so much more relaxing if we did not have to watch our toddler every second to prevent him falling two stories. Our two older kids were a bit better and there was plenty for them to explore.
I really loved the setting at the Vine Retreat and would love to return.....once the kids are a bit older.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Vine Retreat is an eco-conscious yoga retreat centre and guesthouse with an organic garden and pepper farm in Kep, Cambodia. Set on 30 acres of peaceful natural countryside, surrounded by lush green mountains, it's the perfect place for relaxation and rejuvenation. Chill out by our salt water swimming pool, indulge in healthy, fresh, organic food directly from our gardens (we cater to meat eaters and vegetarians) or take a bike ride to explore the local villages. We also have a fully equipped yoga studio which fits up to 25 people. We rent our whole facility for exclusive use for yoga retreat. Please contact us for more information. ... more less