Knai Bang Chatt

Location: Cambodia's Beaches | Cambodia

Price guide: £££££ £100-£200 per person per night

A seaside holiday destination for the French and Khmer elite in the sixties, Kep is reliving its former glory thanks to the lure of the boutique hotel Knai Bang Chatt. Comprising lovingly-restored modernist villas, this intimate hotel shows a laidback, stylish side to Cambodia for some downtime from the temple and museum-hopping of Siem Reap and Phnom Penh.
Perfect forA beach break between Cambodia’s historic cities.
In the know'Knai Bang Chatt' means a rainbow encircling the sun, signifying the halo around Buddha’s head and symbolising the hotel's home-away-from-home philosophy.  

Recommended for...

  • Beach
  • Boutique Hotel
  • Cultural Immersion
  • Luxury Hotel

Hotel Overview


In the seaside town of Kep, on the untouched south-west coast.

Rooms at Knai Bang Chatt

Divided between three renovated art deco style villas, the 18 individually-decorated rooms and suites are minimalist cool, in which muslin-draped elevated teak beds look out over the ocean from the full-length doors leading onto your terrace. Warm earth tones, ceramics and weathered wood furnishings give a decidedly rustic feel to the spacious bedrooms, designed to create a sense of home.

Food and Facilities

Possibly the finest restaurant in the town, the menu at The Strand changes daily, depending on what’s in season, and incorporating local herbs and spices for a traditional Khmer flavour. The Sailing Club is a fittingly nautical style navy-and-white open dining room overlooking the sea, serving seafood and international dishes.

Activities at Knai Bang Chatt

Pay a visit to Rabbit Island, known for having some of the best beaches in Cambodia, where you can snorkel in its shallow waters and pass an afternoon lazing in a hammock on its palm-fringed beaches. Kep is also famous for its crabs: take a stroll through the market where vendors can steam some up for you or do some people-watching at one of the seafood restaurants that line the shore nearby.

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