At the turn of the century Kep was known as “Kep-sur-Mer,” a seaside getaway and weekend retreat for the colonial French elite. During the mid 1950s, considered by many as the Golden Age of Cambodia, Kep also became popular among wealthy Khmers as a vacation destination and eventually a place of residence. By the early 1960s, the growing seaside town experienced a boom in development and was favored by King Norodom Sihanouk and the architectural leaders of the time.
Knai Bang Chatt has one single room, Room 5 (21sqm) located on the first floor of the iconic Blue Villa. The garden view room, with a twin bed and large, beautifully tiled bathroom, has it’s own private balcony and shared use of a large terrace with beautiful views overlooking the gardens and Gulf of Siam.

There are three twin rooms on the property.

Room 1 (26sqm) on the first floor of the Grey Villa has two double beds, a comfortable sofa, and shared use of a large outdoor terrace with scenic views out to the sea. (Combines well with Room 2 for larger parties or families).

The property features seven individually appointed Garden Double Rooms.

Room 3 (25sqm) on the ground floor of the Blue Villa has a 4-poster bed and a garden view.

Room 8 (31sqm) on the ground floor and Room 11 (31sqm)

Our Seaview Double Rooms are the most popular six rooms on the property.

Room 2 (38sqm) on the first floor of the Grey Villa has an excellent sea view, separate lounge area with comfortable seating and a TV, and shared use of a private terrace with outdoor seating. (Combines well with Room 1 for larger

Our unique open plan suite, Room 18 (80sqm), encompasses the entire second floor of the New Villa. Entered through its own private staircase, the suite contains a large sleeping area, separate lounge area with comfortable seating and a flat screen TV, large double-sized bathtub, and a private terrace with spectacular views of the sea.

The reception desk is staffed 24 hours. For full services, please visit between 07:00 – 22:00.

The front office staff can help you with booking excursions or spa treatments, making travel arrangements, or anything else that will make your stay in Kep more enjoyable.


For those who want to stay connected to the outside world during their stay with us, the resort is equipped with a media center containing a TV with cable and a DVD player, a fully equipped and Internet connected laptop with applications including MS Office, Skype, and Photoshop.  A selection of books and movies are available free of charge.


As one of Kep’s only high-end restaurants, The Strand concept is to provide healthy and delicious cuisine from fresh and local products, including the abundant fish, crab, and seafood that is collected daily from the surrounding sea.  We also feature imported steaks, tasty lamb chops, succulent chicken, and a variety of fresh and local vegetables. Mixed with fresh herbs and spices, our chefs create daily menus to create flavors that will scintillate the senses and create delicious dining experiences.

The ideal seaside destination to relax and enjoy sunset, the Sailing Club Restaurant & Bar offers a variety of cocktails/wines/beers and an extensive menu of local seafood and tasty western favorites. Housed in a former fisherman’s cottage directly over the sea, the Sailing Club is open daily for lunch and dinner from 10AM – 10PM.

Free use of billiards table, ping pong, volleyball and boules.

Relaxation and tranquility are key elements at Knai Bang Chatt and whether you choose a rejuvenating treatment in the SPA or a relaxing massage just meters from the sea, the SPA of Knai Bang Chatt will pamper and enchant you. Using pure essential oils and natural ingredients, our products are n0t just indulgent, but wonderful for your skin and body.

Experience the best of Khmer and Asian massages combined with superb skills and human tenderness to help you achieve a state of pure bliss.  Our products are hand blended with our own ingredients and contain rich, natural and organic ingredients.

The SPA is your private time to relax, unwind, recharge, and rejuvenate.

SPA Hours: Daily from 10:00am to 10:00pm

Nestled within the lush and private gardens of the resort, our yoga and meditation programs focus on balancing the mind and body.  Using ancient yoga and meditation techniques, participants gain flexibility and physical balance through a practice of deep breathing and stretching exercises, practicing concentration and awareness, and meditation.

Knai Bang Chatt in-house guests and outside guests are welcome to join at $9usd/ session. With advance bookings, private sessions can also be booked with qualified yoga instructors.

Complimentary services:

  • Breakfast at KBC restaurant
  • Daily cleaning service
  • Filtered drinking water
  • Air-conditioning
  • Mosquito nets
  • In-room safe
  • In-room mini-fridge
  • Free wireless internet access
  • Shared computer / internet access from Library
  • Use of ‘city’ bicycles
  • Volleyball
  • Ping Pong

Services available at additional cost:

  • Airport transfers
  • Tour bookings
  • Car and motorbike hire
  • Mountain Bike hire
  • Laundry service
  • On site spa treatments
  • Private Yoga sessions
  • Sailing lessons
  • Hobie Cat, Kayak, Mountain bike, windsurf rentals at the Sailing Club