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“Good location but not great place”
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Kimly Lodge
Ranked #19 of 33 Specialty Lodging in Kep
Reviewed January 5, 2012

The location is well situated-- very close to crab market and the sea. The gardens and bungalows are also very nice. I stayed in the guest room (cheaper) and here is where a few things went wrong.

- The toilet was dirty when I arrived. That was very unpleasant and when I told the manager she sent the cleaner girl who returned and lied that nothing was wrong. I first thought it was because she didn't look closely enough but I went to the room with the girl and noticed that she did a quick wipe down with paper. But you could still see the outlines of old urine stains. This was gross and I was not happy that she was just lying or trying to cover up her not doing the work properly. So I had to stay in the bathroom and supervise her cleaning.

- The cleaner took my own towel from the room. I guess she thought it was the lodge towel and that's an innocent mistake but when I asked for it they couldn't find it. Finally when I was leaving, they gave it back to me drenched. Since I was flying out that day, I had to leave the towel because it was not suitable to be packed into luggage.

- My laundry was also returned wet so I had to wear my old, dirty clothes. This was also when I was leaving so I couldn't do much about it.

- The sheets smelled. I am probably very sensitive with scents and the sheets smelled like wet laundry that was not probably dried. It was a $20 room and in Kep that should bring reasonable cleanliness which it didn't here.

Guest rooms are new and look clean in general but the episode with the toilet completely made me question whether things were really clean. It looks like the lodge is not very experienced with inn services because most of the work was poorly done or just not done.

I stayed here because of other reviewer's positive feedback and it was affordable but it was not worth it. There are much better places for just a few bucks more, like le flamboyant and kep lodge.

  • Stayed: January 2012
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Reviewed October 31, 2011

Having stayed at a number of places in Kep, this might be my new favorite. We had a lovely bungalow with a fan. The accommodations were clean and comfortable and the setting was simply lovely. The beds + pillows were really comfortable. The staff were very friendly, welcoming and helpful- attending to our every need. The location is also ideal, as its right next to the sailing club and just a few minutes from the crab market. I highly recommend this place!

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled with friends
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Thank Christy C
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Reviewed October 1, 2011

I am currently staying at this lovely little place in an air conditioned bungalow for $25 per night. It is really lovely inside. The shower could only get to a smidge over lukewarm and while I was cat napping the elec cut out so I woke in a lather of sweat but the lovely owner had that fixed in a trice. I'm leaving the best tip last- yes this place serves up the same fabulous food from it's sister restaurant - will try pepper crab here for dinner if it rains- will no doubt be as good as the coconut milk and spiced prawns I scoffed at lunch!! This place is great if u. Like good food and peace and quiet.

  • Stayed: October 2011
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1  Thank Longserviceleave
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Reviewed January 13, 2011

We stayed in three different guesthouses in Kep, and this was the nicest and the quietest. Clean and well decorated bungalow with air conditioning and full mosquito net over the bed. The lady who runs it is lovely and occasionally brought us a plate of fresh fruit. It's only a few minutes walk to the crab market but still an incredibly peaceful spot and the garden is beautiful. There's a bar/restaurant on site which brings food over from the Kimly restaurant further along the coast, although you'd do much better to wander into town yourself and check out some of the other restaurants.

Couple of things that could be improved - the shower never got quite hot enough, more electrical sockets would be useful so that we could sit outside with our laptops. Wifi was sometimes turned off at night when the bar closed. The shampoo they provide is blackening shampoo for Asian hair, which slightly noticeably darkened my red henna, so you may want to bring your own.

  • Stayed: January 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank bikehippy
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Stayed: August 2017, traveled with family
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Reviewed February 16, 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: February 2017
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Reviewed January 19, 2017
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  • Stayed: January 2017, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Kimly Lodge

Address: just off Road #33A | Phum Thmey, Sangkat Prey Thom, Kep 3166, Cambodia
Location: Cambodia > Kep Province > Kep
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #19 of 33 Specialty Lodging in Kep
Price Range: $18 - $31 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Kimly Lodge 2.5*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Kimly Lodge is located near the sea and the sailing club, not to far from the Crab Market. The quality constructed bungalows are set among lush flowers and fruit trees. Some come with fan or air/con, all have en suite bathrooms, hot water shower, comfortable beds and a large balcony to relax. The restaurant serves a wide range of Khmer and western dishes and the bar offers you a wide range of inexpensive cocktails, beers and wine. The Kimly Lodge is under the same management like the famous Kimly Restaurant at the Crab Market. The Manager Srey Mao takes very good care of the customers and makes sure your stay will be perfect from the beginning to the end. ... more   less 
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