Knai Bang Chatt


The south-western coast of Cambodia is home to Knai Bang Chatt, a stylish boutique hotel just a short walk from Kep and a 40-minute drive to Kampot. Built-in the 1970s by students of Van Molyvan, the architecturally bold villas hark back to former French colonial splendor.

Its 18 rooms and suites are charmingly rustic with options for terraces, patios, and sea views. Spacious interiors feature teakwood beds, muted lighting, and antique ceramics while en suites are fitted with natural stone and free-standing tubs.

Savor refined dining at The Strand, Kep’s high-end restaurant, with its diverse menu offering a range of global cuisines. The Sailing Club, formerly a fisherman’s cottage, serves fresh seafood to tables set over the water. Enjoy signature cocktails at Khmer-inspired The Lounge.

Knai Bang Chatt is ideally located for visits to Kep’s Crab Market, salt fields, pepper plantations, and limestone caves. The Sailing Club offers adrenaline-fuelled watersports while the infinity pool and spa offer the perfect respite.

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Why we recommend Knai Bang Chatt

The homely environment of Knai Bang Chatt in Cambodia is understated, rustic, minimalist, and inviting with earthy tones, pebble paths, and weathered furniture. The feel is warm and shabbily chic with no airs and graces, indeed you feel as if you've stepped back to an Asia of twenty years ago. The sea-view infinity pool with its loungers is a lovely place to hang out, and the Sailing Club located next door is a well-worn favorite offering snacks and an alluring sunset drinks menu.

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