In colonial times, Kep used to be the resort town for the French. It was ravaged by the Khmer Rouge, but is now slowly bouncing back. In recent years many new places have opened, some very luxury (and expensive).
There are however still options for travellers on a budget. See this list of accommodations in Kep.
Bungalow style guest house with 20 rooms offering air con, Wi-Fi, swimming pool, shop, ice cream, bakery, clothes boutique, stylish bathrooms and the restaurant has a wide selection of dishes.
Rooms from 25 – 70$ incl. breakfast
Tel: 012 888 619
Boutique guest house on the hill with 8 bungalows with hot water, Mini bar, stunning ocean views, excellent restaurant, fully stocked bar (happy hour), pool table and swimming pool, free Wi-Fi, free bicycles.
Rooms from 28 – 70$ incl. breakfast
Knai Bang Chatt
Private seaside resort with 11 rooms in 3 renovated modernist and minimalist villas built in the sixties. A saltwater swimming pool, gym, Wi-Fi, spa and air con are the amenities of this resort.
Rooms from 134 – 300$
Tel: 012 349 742
Hotel next to the beach with 18 rooms all with sea view, hot water, air con, satellite TV, swimming pool, Wi-Fi. There is also a restaurant which serves khmer and western dishes.
Rooms from 35 – 55$
Kep’s main attraction is its spectacular views, and you’ll miss those if you stay here, since the place isn’t on the ocean nor is it on a hill overlooking it. Centrally located next to the Crab Market. Fine dining french restaurant.
Rooms from $60-100 incl. breakfast
Quality constructed fan and a/c bungalows on the hillside with a fantastic view overlooking the ocean. Restaurant with home cooked Cambodian food. Dining area large enough for functions/meetings.
Rooms from $15-25
New stylish hotel directly on the beach with 19 rooms with all amenities like hot water, air con, TV, private balcony. Good seafood restaurant.
Rooms from $25-45 incl. breakfast
Le Bout du Monde
Hilltop guest house with 6 bungalows, all with great views over the ocean and towards Bokor Hill, hot water and mini bar. Highest restaurant in town offering french and khmer dishes.
Rooms from $15-85
Mud brick bungalows, nestled just below the national park in the beautiful jungle-covered mountains. Solar powered accommodation, healthy, home-grown foods, the sound of the Cambodian Jungle, magnificent views across islands to Vietnam and the sweet fragrance of Jasmine and jungle blossom.
Rooms from $40-69
The Boat House
Old Khmer wooden house near the bus station with many small balconies surrounded by big trees and garden. 5 stylish rooms with fan, comfortable beds, hot water and a big salon. Restaurant with khmer and french dishes. Perfect for families.
Rooms from 10 – 20$ incl. fruit juice
Five bungalows in a tropical garden setting with a comfortable restaurant serving world food, free bicycles, Wi-Fi.
Rooms from $8-10
Small Guest House near the beach and just behind the tourism office the 10 rooms are equipped with air con or fan in a nice garden setting.
Rooms from $10-20
New bungalow boutique hotel with a new swimming pool and a good french restaurant. Mini bar, Wi-Fi, TV, Dvd player and air con are the amenities of the 4 bungalows.
Rooms from $35-60
Kukuluku Beach Club
Guest house directly at the beach with a nice restaurant offering khmer and french dishes, beach bar, pool table, darts and boat trips to the islands. Offering 6 rooms, some with air con and hot water. Now with swimming pool.
Rooms from $5-35
Bungalow village up in the mountains with a salt water swimming pool and very stylish rooms with TV, air con, mini bar. Restaurant and bar, Wi-Fi, free bicycles.
Rooms from $30-120 incl. breakfast buffet.
Khmer guest house on the hill offering 23 rooms with hot water, some with air con. Restaurant serving mainly khmer food.
Rooms from $8-20
New guest house in the center of Kep with 15 well equipped bedrooms, with en suite bathrooms, hot water and some with air con. The lovely restaurant serves a wide range of khmer, vietnamese and french dishes.
Rooms from $12-17
This listing is updated frequently.
We check regularly on current prices and add new accommodations in Kep, Cambodia.
Ko Tonsay, or Rabbit Island as it is commonly known as, is a lovely and truly idyllic little island that sits offshore from Kep, just thirty minutes away by hired boat.
Koh Tonsay is two square kilometers. In the 1960?s it was used as a place to rehabilitate criminals, who were also used to defend the island.
Horse cart paths and wooden, thatch roofed motels were also constructed during this time. Most of this infrastructure has been destroyed.
Today, seven families live on the island. They earn their living by fishing and growing coconut trees. Rabbit Island has become a popular daytrip for tourists.
Cambodia is almost completely flat with the exceptions of the south and north east. During the French occupation, the French built a luxury resort town on the very top of one of these mountains called the Bokor Resort.
Work is now underway to build a new upscale resort on the top. The road up to this place used to be incredibly bad: bumping and humping all the way. Those times are over as there is a new and much expanded road up to Bokor Hill.
With the constructions the charm of this place has gone forever, read: Bokor Mountain WAS a National Park, now it’s ruined.
While Cambodia’s Angkor Wat temples are its biggest tourist draw, beach-bound tourists — particularly those looking for more than the backpacker-on-a-shoestring itinerary — are waking up to the unexplored beauty that this country has to offer.
Eat the wonderful Crab with Kampot Pepper at the food stalls in Kep.
Visit a pepper farm and learn more about the famous Kampot Pepper.
Get away from it all and while away some time on Rabbit Island.