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Review of Le Bout du Monde - Khmer Lodge

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Le Bout du Monde - Khmer Lodge
Ranked #3 of 17 Hotels in Kep
Certificate of Excellence
Rennes, France
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34 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“An undeniable adress in Kep”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2013

Ideally located at the top hill of kep, 'Le Bout du Monde' offers a splendid sea view in an intimate and calm atmosphere. The new natural swimming pool located in the heart of terraced walked garden with Khmer statutes gives a real asset as well as the direct access to the tremendous trail to the the Kep Natural Park. Bungalows are well arranged and composed with large terrace for the nap or to enjoy sun set. Restaurant with extended schedule offers khmer and french dishes, including famous brittany crêpe :) Finally, the welcome is familial and simple, just like at home. 'Le bout du Monde' is the right location to feel Kep.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Concarneau, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2013

My family and i had the pleasure to stay 3 weeks at "Le Bout du Monde". We found this hotel quite interesting in terms of architecture. All the bungalows are basically built in Khmer style and well appointed and roomy. In addition they are located in a beautiful garden decorated with a wide array of plants.
The owners and staff are very helpful and provide guests with a friendly and efficient service.
The food, home-made and exquisite, is served in a beautifully decorated restaurant. The view of the Kep Bay from the hotel is gorgeous. Another interesting feature is the Kep National Park situated just behind le Bout du Monde where you can walk on peaceful footpathes.
To conclude this vacation has been a terrific experience.

Room Tip: The Khmer suite at the top of the hill
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Eva G
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Vannes, France
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2013

We stayed my husband, i and our 2 daughters 4 nights in the khmer house. We liked the view over the sea and the nearby national park.
The staff was very friendly and helpful.
Our kids spent most of their time playing in the natural pool.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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175 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2013

We had the family bungalow with the adults upstairs in a lovely space with wonderful views over the Gulf of Thailand and our teenage children downstairs in a separate space. This suited us fine but may not be so suitable for younger children. The garden and pool were delightful and I loved the Eco feel without air con but others of our group weren't as comfortable. Staff were friendly and attentive but I would have liked a little bit more help when trying to decide upon our itinerary. Breakfast and our dinner was delicious, although dinner bit more expensive than eating in town. Great access to the national park and we loved visiting the Led Zep cafe. Also the only place I came across in cambodia that charged a 5 percent fee for using the credit card.

Room Tip: Family bungalow has great views for adults but may not be suitable for younger children as they are...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Zbrowelli
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Sydney
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2013 via mobile

We recently stayed for a couple of nights and thought it excellent value for money. The staff were very nice and helpful, nothing was ever a problem. The food was outstanding, the views lovely and we really enjoyed the room and balcony. Minor comments are that the pillows and linen could do with an upgrade. We hope to be back, thank you for a very relaxing stay.

  • Stayed October 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Hanoi, Vietnam
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290 reviews
59 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2013

We had heard fabulous reviews about Le Bout du Monde and we were not to be disappointed as there was little doubt in our minds that it is simply the best mid range option in Kep with lovely rooms, peaceful surroundings, and friendly staff.

Their establishment stuck out first due to its great hillside location facing west with views over the ocean and traditionally built Khmer rooms. We absolutely loved having a giant balcony with a comfy couch, a mellow patio table, and best of all a very comfy hammock....all of which led to some tranquil afternoons reading and napping. Similarly, we were quite pleased with our big bed and the daily fresh flowers that the staff creatively decorated the room with whenever we went out.

The only downside we found was that some of the base staff members struggled with english and french as we were often told 'yes' or 'I dont know' to just about any question we asked. Thankfully, Jean-Luc and his lovely wife were available to help us learn more about the region and were very kind helping us book some tours and get some ideas for the region. The only other down side of the place was that we found the cooking a bit basic and dull, but after two nights we discovered the restaurant at the Veranda Hotel next door charged similar prices but had better quality and bigger portions. In any case, the complimentary breakfast was always nice and we loved the beautiful dining area every morning.

Otherwise, the only other thing to mention is that the grounds of Le Bout du Monde are simply beautiful. The combination of the fruit, flowers, and herbs growing everywhere is simply wonderful and leaves everyone calmed and pleasantly sedated.

In sum, if you dont mind the occasional walk up the hill, or taking a cheap tuk-tuk, this place is by far the best option that we found in Kep. Comfortable, affordable, friendly, and very relaxed. We will most certainly be recommending it to all our friends and will be happy to stay here again when we come back to the area.

Room Tip: there are around 4 bungalows, each with a private feel that are a short walk up the hill. If you do...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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phnom penh
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2013

Le Bout du Monde is the perfect place to unwind, surrounded by nature and set in a beautiful hillside garden backing onto Kep National Park yet only a 10 minute walk from the crab market.
Made using traditional architecture and mainly natural materials, the bungalows are rustic, charming and individual yet do not compromise on modern comforts and services such as hot shower, lovely bathroom, comfortable beds, well-stocked mini-fridge, tea/coffee making facilities and wifi. Moreover, the design keeps them cool and ventilated, though a fan is provided. There is plenty of space including a roomy verandah with seating, hammock, bamboo blinds, table and chairs. The slope means that relaxing on the verandah is like being in a tree house. The place is secure, and I feel comfortable leaving the verandah doors open at night as I want to wake up to green lushness and distant ocean. The beautiful gardens are crisscrossed by delightful winding paths, small bridges and stepping stones between the bungalows and various arbours with nooks, flowers and fish ponds to enjoy.
Staff are local and service is friendly and willing, yet discrete and unobtrusive - my room is cleaned, bed made, mini-bar replenished, towels changed and toiletries replaced every day. The same staff have been working here for the last five years that I have been returning to Le Bout du Monde - that should assure anyone of the quality and caring attitude of management.
Breakfast is excellent and substantial; there is more than enough to eat on the set menu, though one can ask for more, and the pancakes and home made jams are simply delicious. The restaurant uses local produce, some of it grown in the garden, provides delicious fare from a wide menu, and all meals are freshly cooked to order.
The latest development is the eco-pool. Contrary to recent reviews, there is plenty of space around the pool - at least 10 sun beds - and importantly, there is a good amount of shade. The pool is cleaned every day, the water natural, and the surroundings exquisite. Much attention has gone into even the tiniest detail; there is nothing to jar the senses. It's simply perfect.
This is a great place to stay, wet or dry season. Tourist dollars spent here help to sustain local communities, provide local livelihoods, support local artisans and protect the local environment. Even if Le Bout is fully booked or you are staying elsewhere, its worth visiting the restaurant and browsing the small boutique.

Room Tip: The bungalows higher up the slope have better sea views, though you'll enjoy beautiful sea view...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank susan w
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Property: Le Bout du Monde - Khmer Lodge
Address: Preah Thom, Kep 10000, Cambodia
Location: Cambodia > Kep Province > Kep
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Kep
#3 Family Hotel in Kep
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Le Bout du Monde - Khmer Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel-Restaurant at the top of the hill near Kep National park.Traditional Khmer wooden houses with modern confort.Botanical gardensKhmer and french inspired cuisine with view over the sea. ... more   less 
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