Knai Bang Chatt
This intimate and discreet luxury hotel is Kep's original boutique retreat. Knai Bang Chatt provides unique experiences whilst respecting local culture. Knai Bang Chatt works closely with the local community to help promote sustainable improvements to the education, health and livelihoods, as well as establishing a true green footprint with the aim to reduce their carbon emissions by 50%.
A two hour drive from Phnom Penh or a short 45 minute flight followed by a scenic hour drive from Siem Reap, Knai Bang Chatt is located on Cambodia’s southern coast in the tiny coastal village of Kep. It comprises of 18 spacious en-suite rooms which are scattered amongst lush and private grounds of this Belgium owned hotel. The rooms are all tastefully furnished with local antiques and artefacts, and drawing on purity, simplicity and understated elegance in design. The hotel works on a “less is more” ethos, which extends to a no TV policy in the rooms, so you can really have the chance to relax and rejuvenate.
The Strand is Knai Bang Chatt’s signature fine dining restaurant which creates culinary dishes from local tastes and organic produce. The Sailing Club is has a more low key and casual vibe, serving up western food and classic cocktails – with killer views! The Sailing Club, as the name suggests, also offers water sport activities, including sailing, surfing, canoeing and beach volleyball. Bikes are also also available through the activity centre as well as additional excursions to fully experience the local culture. For those looking to unwind and relax in the peaceful surroundings, spa treatments are offered by well-trained therapists who give the best of Khmer and Asian massages, and yoga and meditation sessions are part of daily activities on the property.