Located on a lush hillside down from Kep National Park, Veranda Natural Resort overlooks the Gulf of Thailand and Tonsay Island, with Phnom Bokor National Park on the horizon. The resort is spread over 2.5 hectares in a scenic area, so there’s plenty of space to move about and to find peace and quiet. The resort is designed with beauty, tranquillity and good food in mind. There are wooden walkways from the main building through the greenery to the rooms. The spacious 30 m² rooms are individually appointed in minimalist style with luxurious materials, air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, coffee/tea making facilities, a minibar, a TV, a safe, bathrobes, a hair dryer, an en suite bathroom and a veranda.
The resort has two swimming pools: an infinity pool overlooking the sea and a pool in the garden. There is a pool bar by both. At the day spa, you can be pampered with massages and beauty treatments. The restaurant is open from morning to evening, offering fantastic international and Asian dishes. In the café lounge, delicious cakes are produced all day by the small bakery.
And children have been thought about, too. The Happy Hot children’s club offers activities for children aged 3+, which will appeal to their artistic senses.
|Rosewood Room||Per person from: £59|
Right on the coast, at the cosy little luxurious Knai Bang Chatt Hotel, you will encounter minimalist Asian elegance. With just 18 rooms, the hotel oozes peace and quiet, while being just a 5-minute walk from Kep’s Crab Market.
The spacious 25-45 m² rooms face onto the garden and feature a desk, minibar, a wardrobe, a safe, a hair dryer, free Wi-Fi, air conditioning and a bathroom.
At the hotel’s three restaurants: The Strand, The Lounge and The Sailing Club, you can enjoy delicious local and international cuisine, with emphasis on fresh organic produce from the hotel’s own garden and local growers. In the communal areas, there are large terraces with comfortable lounge furniture, where you can enjoy refreshments and the magnificent sea views.
Relax by the beautiful infinity pool overlooking the Gulf of Thailand, enjoy a dip at the beach, sail in the catamaran, go on a sailing course, use the resort’s mountain bikes or attend the cooking school. The hotel’s small day spa area offers treatments using only the best natural products. You can sign up for all activities on your arrival at the hotel.
|Garden View Room per night||Per person from: £92|
Situated on the beach, on the quiet south-western side of the island of Koh Rong, is the lovely Sok San Beach Resort. Spend your days with the sand between your toes on one of the island’s finest beaches, Long Beach also known as Sok San Beach. The resort has 98 rooms and bungalows.
You will stay in a spacious bungalow of at least 70 m², with two rooms en suite. The two rooms are separated by a sliding door with a bedroom and bathroom on one side and a living room with sofa beds and yet another bathroom on the other. There is also air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, a safe, minibar and terrace with comfortable seating. A hair dryer can be borrowed from the reception, and beach towels can be obtained from the pool bar.
During the day, you can relax on the sun loungers on the beach and enjoy a refreshing drink from the beach bar, Coconut Beach Bar. In the evening, you can watch the sunset from the Sun Deck Beach Bar. The restaurant, which is also located on the beach, is open morning, noon and evening and serves a wide selection of Asian, international and Khmer dishes. Outside the restaurant’s opening hours, you can always have a snack at the bar.
The resort organises snorkelling trips, jungle walks, diving, fishing and island-hopping to the neighbouring island. The excursions can be booked at the resort when you arrive. VISA and MasterCard are accepted.
Koh Touch is 11 km away, and offers several restaurants and beach bars. To get there, however, requires a taxi-boat trip of around 25 minutes, which is best during the light of day.
|Pavillion Garden View||Per person from: £53|
This stunning barefoot paradise, located right on Koh Rong’s best beach, Long Beach, also known as Sok San Beach, is the real deal. The luxury resort, which opened in 2018, is tastefully appointed with a chilled atmosphere.
The luxurious and spacious villas (at least 79 m² all have a terrace with lounge furniture and a fantastic view of the Gulf of Thailand. The villas feature a super king-size bed, a TV, free Wi-Fi, a safe, a minibar, coffee/tea making facilities, a sofa/extra bed, bathrobes, slippers and a large bathroom with both an outdoor and indoor shower, and a bathtub and toiletries.
Start the day in the outdoor yoga pavilion, work out in the gym or treat yourself to the wide range of treatments in the spacious day spa.
At The Chill, the poolside restaurant, bar and lounge, you can enjoy a refreshing drink or delicious lunch dishes inspired by international cuisine. In the evening, mainly barbecue and Asian dishes are served.
Breakfast is served in the Ocean restaurant, and in the evening, you can pamper your palate with delicious international and Asian dishes while enjoying the sun set over the sea.
The hotel organises various excursions and activities such as kayaking, snorkelling, diving, stand up paddling (SUP), walks to the jungle and a small waterfall, fishing, mountain biking and island-hopping to the surrounding beaches and neighbouring island.
|Ocean View Villa per night||Per person from: £137|
|Beachfront Villa per night||Per person from: £171|
|Full board||Per person from: £132|
The small resort with just 26 rooms is situated in peaceful, green surroundings on the small, lush and car-free island of Koh Trong. The island is scenically situated in the middle of the Mekong River, just 10 minutes from the town of Kratie. The small, beautifully decorated wooden houses in traditional Cambodian style are scattered throughout a tropical garden.
Each little house has 1–2 separate and spacious rooms (min. 30 m2) with a private entrance. The rooms have a small balcony or terrace and have a desk, a ceiling fan, bathrobes, slippers, a mosquito net and a shower and toilet area. A hair dryer can be borrowed from the reception, and there is free Wi-Fi.
The cosy restaurant is located on a covered terrace overlooking the garden and pool. Delicious Cambodian and international dishes are served in morning, at lunchtime and in the evening. A well-stocked wine list is also available.
The resort is located roughly 2.5 km from the river, where the boat from Kratie docks. Depending on the water level of the Mekong river, in the dry season you walk up to 900 m across the wide beach and up to the cycle path, from which a tuk tuk drives you back and forth to the hotel. In the rainy season, when the water level is high, the beach almost entirely disappears and you don’t have to walk across the wide beach as the boat can dock almost all the way up to the cycle path. Your luggage will be transported from the river all the way to the hotel.
KNN Resort enjoys a unique location in the lush, hilly landscape outside the town of Sen Monorom. It is neighboured by just a couple of houses, but the area is otherwise calm and peaceful.
The resort consists of 42 villas, all surrounded by carefully tended gardens with palm trees and exotic trees and shrubs. The villas are at least 30 m2 and simply appointed with tiled floors and wooden interior. All offer Wi-Fi, air conditioning, a minibar, a safe, an electric kettle for tea and coffee as well as complimentary bottled mineral water. There is also a small seating area and desk. In the bathroom, you’ll find bathrobes, slippers, a hair dryer and complimentary toiletries. Each villa also has its own veranda where you can sit and relax with a good book.
After an adventure-filled day, you can enjoy a refreshing swim in the pool, which also has a small children’s pool. It goes without saying that there are sun loungers and parasols here, too, so you can lie and relax in the scenic and peaceful surroundings.
The restaurant offers both indoor and outdoor dining, allowing you to savour the delicious, mouthwatering Khmer cuisine.
Baitong Hotel & Resort is a true oasis in the heart of Phnom Penh. The hotel enjoys a great location within walking distance of the city’s sights such as the Silver Pagoda and Wat Phnom Temple as well as its night market and the iconic yellow building that houses the Central Market. The bustling riverbank, where you can experience the Mekong River and the Tonle Sap River converging, is not far away either.
The hotel is modern and brightly appointed with lovely rustic details – note especially the winding staircase, columns and walls. Cosy nooks where you can sit and relax with a good book are dotted about the hotel.
The rustic, modern design carries through into the rooms, which are incredibly inviting and cosily appointed in warm colours. All 105 rooms have air conditioning, Wi-Fi, a minibar, a safe and a kettle, so you can make a cup of tea or coffee. In the bathroom, you’ll find bathrobes, slippers, toiletries and a hair dryer.
The garden is like a small oasis brimming with greenery, tropical plants and even palm trees and ponds. Peace and quiet prevail here, only interrupted by the bubbling jacuzzi, the water from which gushes like a waterfall into the pool below.
There is also a pleasant sun terrace with sun loungers, parasols and a glass-bottomed swimming pool.
Every morning, you can enjoy a delicious breakfast buffet in the hotel’s main restaurant, consisting of Western and Asian dishes. For lunch or dinner you can visit “Kuang Seafood Restaurant” – a famous seafood restaurant which is also found in Japan, Korea, China, Taiwan and now at Baiting Hotel & Resort in Cambodia. Here, you can enjoy the most delicious seafood with the restaurant’s famous seafood sauce, created by Mr Kuang many moons ago and passed down through the generations.
At the end of the day, you can make your way to the hotel’s cosy and atmospheric rooftop bar, “Lantern Bar”. The bar overlooks the city and, as you’ve probably guessed, features lots of lovely lanterns and candles. Enjoy a cocktail or a glass of wine as the sun sets behind the high-rise buildings of Phnom Penh, after which the roof terrace is illuminated by the glow of the lanterns as the music quietly plays in the background.
|Deluxe Pluge Pool, per night||Per person from: £37|
|Deluxe Garden Terrace, per night||Per person from: £28|
The charming Steung Siemreap Hotel enjoys a fantastic location in the heart of Siem Reap. The hotel is walking distance from the old Phsar Chas market, Wat Preah Prom Rath temple, the lively pub street and the Siem Reap River.
Steung Siemreap opened in the early 1920 and has since undergone multiple refurbishments, though the original French colonial style has been retained out of respect for the building. Today, the hotel consists of 76 elegant rooms, all with attractive wooden furniture, polished wooden floors, soundproof French windows and wrought iron balconies. All rooms have Wi-Fi, air conditioning, a minibar, a TV, a telephone, a safe and tea and coffee-making facilities, while the bathrooms have a bath, toiletries, a hair dryer, bathrobes and slippers.
Steung Siemreap also has a lovely pool area with palm trees and tropical trees, as well as access to sun loungers and parasols.
Next to the swimming pool are the hotel’s restaurant and bar. The restaurant offers both a buffet and an a la carte menu with international and Cambodian dishes, while the bar serves beer, wine, bubbly and colourful cocktails.
As a guest staying at Steung Siemreap, you also have access to the hotel’s gym where you can combine cardio workouts and weight training.
The Angkor Paradise Hotel is situated in the heart of Siem Reap, close to local markets and a shopping centre. The famous old market of Phsar Chas, a lively street of bars where there is the busy night market, is about a ten-minute walk away. It is about a 15-minute drive to Angkor Wat.
The hotel has a nice swimming pool, a small fitness centre, a restaurant, a spa and Wi-Fi in all public areas. It is on five floors, with a total of 169 rooms, each of which has beautiful timber flooring made from local dark woods, an en-suite bathroom with separate shower and bath, and either a balcony or a terrace. All rooms have a minibar, a safe, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, and tea- and coffee-making facilities.
Please ask us for the price if you wish to upgrade.
|Deluxe Room, per night:||Per person from: £10|