Our top recommendations for where to stay in Kampot, Cambodia.
The laid back riverside town of Kampot is one of our favorite weekend getaways in Cambodia. Located only 2-3 hours outside of Phnom Penh, the country’s capital, Kampot is a beautiful breath of fresh air and green when we need a break from city life.
We go to Kampot at least once every couple of months, and have tried out many different places to stay both in town and on the river. The following bungalows and hotels are our favorite places we have been in Kampot so far. We will update this list when we find new places worth recommending!
Prices are for private double rooms. We have listed the accommodation in order from least to most expensive. All photos are our own.
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Samon’s Village: Basic Accommodation, Excellent Location
Website: Samon’s Village
Cost: $10-$25 per night
Location: On the river, 5-10 minute tuk tuk ride to town
Amenities: Free WiFi, motorbike, bicycle and kayak rentals are available
This budget friendly option is located directly on the river, lending it a calm and relaxing atmosphere. Modeled after a traditional Cambodian village, the bungalows at Samon’s Village are basic with no hot water and coconut shells with holes serving as shower heads. This rustic feel is charming if you’re not too fussy about amenities. The restaurant is right on the river and serves delicious home-cooked Cambodian food, some international options, and an excellent smoothie and cocktail menu.
To see more photos of Samon’s Village and compare the best prices, go here.
Eden Eco Village: An Environmentally-Friendly Experience Along the River
Website: Eden Eco Village
Cost: $15-$23 per night
Location: On the river, 20-25 minute tuk tuk ride to town
Amenities: Free WiFi, free bicycles to use, kayak rentals, yoga classes
Eden Eco Village offers a truly local experience and a chance to get off the beaten path. It is located in a Cham fishing village in an area many travelers do not get to see when they come to Cambodia. The bungalows at Eden Eco Village were built using renewable building materials and solar power is used throughout the property for lights and fans. Compost is recycled and there are even composting toilets. The fertilizer is used for the on-site mango orchard and other organic farming.
The property is beautiful, with green palm trees and fruit trees swaying as gentle breezes blow in from the water. All bungalows on the property overlook the river, some on the water’s edge and others on stilts, with patio doors opening up to the river. The food is healthful and delicious, and there is a creative cocktail menu. Most food used in cooking is grown on the property, and the rest is sourced locally from 50km away or less.
Eden Eco Village encourages guests to support local businesses in the community and suggests different itineraries to follow independently using the free bicycles available. Eden Eco Village is a comfortable and gorgeous place to enjoy the river and relax, immersing yourself in Cambodian village life in style.
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La Java Bleue: Boutique in Town
Website: La Java Bleue
Cost: $30-$45 per night
Location: In town, 5 minutes walk from the river
Amenities: Free WiFi, motorbike and bicycle rentals are available nearby
Situated in the old French Quarter of downtown Kampot, La Java Bleue is a beautiful boutique guest house within walking distance of Kampot’s most popular restaurants, bars and shopping, and only a five minute walk from the riverside. Rooms are stylish and comfortable, and a restaurant and bar are located on site.
4. Champa Lodge
Champ Lodge: Traditional Luxury
Website: Champa Lodge
Cost: $30-$70 per night
Location: On the river, 15-20 minute tuk tuk ride from town
Amenities: Free WiFi, kayak, bicycle and boat rentals are available
Champa Lodge is a unique and peaceful place to soak in Kampot’s laid back vibes. There are three traditional Cambodian stilt homes on the spacious property, and only five rooms. Champa Lodge is located on the river, about 20 minutes outside of Kampot town. The property is near a Cham fishing village, farming communities, Buddhist Wats and Cham Mosques. Cambodian and international dishes are served in the restaurant, and most produce used is grown in the organic garden on site. There is also a large selection of Belgian Beers as the co-owner is Belgian.
To see more photos of Champa Lodge and compare the best prices, go here.
Les Manguiers: Family Friendly, Jungle Vibes
Website: Les Manguiers
Cost: $11.50-$85 per night
Location: On the river, 15 minute tuk tuk ride from town
Amenities: Free WiFi, free bicycles to use, kayak and motorbike rentals are available
French owned Les Manguiers is a beautiful escape into nature. There are a variety of bungalow options to choose from, and even a house to rent for large groups. Les Manguiers is a great place for families to stay. There is ping pong, games and a kids area. Breakfast is included, and trust us, you won’t want to miss it! Lunch and dinner are also served.
Book directly by email or phone through the Les Manguiers website.
Here is a map showing the location of each place:
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