The Secret Garden Koh Rong
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The Secret Garden Koh Rong

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#1 of 28 guest houses in Koh Rong
4.9 of 5 bubbles
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
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HOTEL STYLE
Quaint
Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Beach
Boating
Kids pool
Highchairs available
Massage
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Shallow end in pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Happy hour
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Canoeing
Snorkelling
Water sport equipment rentals
Fishing
Outdoor furniture
Sun umbrellas
24-hour check-in
Laundry service
Room features
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Private beach
Housekeeping
Room service
Electric kettle
Bath / shower
Hair dryer
Safe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
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Ocean view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
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JWH wrote a review Feb 2021
5 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The Secret Garden is a delightful tranquil resort. Located at the end of a quiet beach, the stunning views (available from all rooms, though some are partial views only) are a sight to behold. The aquamarine water and soft white sand felt like I was living in a postcard. The rooms are zen-like chic, with comfortable beds, a large bathroom and outdoor shower. They offer Kambio Nature toiletries in the rooms which smell utterly divine. The beach was combed daily by the resort’s excellent ground staff thus sandflies were virtually nonexistent. The extensive menu at the restaurant was appreciated, especially given that I stayed for over a week and wanted variety. I loved the gorgeous array of Moomin mugs at breakfast - a fun and whimsical touch! The wifi is very effective at the resort. I could stream movies without buffering about 90% of the time. The staff are all exceptionally well trained, very friendly, hospitable and show initiative at remembering favourite meals and drinks and organizing ferry and transport bookings. I love this place and look forward to returning for some R&R soon.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Secret Garden Reception, General Manager at The Secret Garden Koh Rong
Responded 21 Feb 2021
Dear JWH, Thank you very much for sharing your lovely review about our hotel. It brings us pleasure to know that you thoroughly enjoyed your stay here as we aim to provide our guests with memorable experiences. We look forward to an opportunity of welcoming you back to The Secret garden again in the future. Best regards, The Secret Garden team
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Garth G wrote a review Dec 2020
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Where to begin? This was my family's 2nd time at The Secret Garden, and again it proved to make you feel like you are in a different world, truly a slice of paradise. The breakfast: AMAZING!! Very high quality choices and also a la carte menu that leaves no cravings unfulfilled. The eggs benedict and hash brown stack dishes were beyond.

A big bonus is that we were always given complimentary water in a glass bottle, which shows the hotel's effort in being sustainable. The staff and owners do an amazing job as well to really care for the environment and clean the beach multiple times a day.

Besides the insanely beautiful premise and delicious food at the restaurant on site, it was the service of the employees that made us feel at home. The helpful staff remembered our meal/coffee preferences every morning and all the staff that we encountered were very friendly and helpful.

All in all, we highly recommend to stay at The Secret Garden, this is an experience you will never forget. The owners Yan and Maria have such a hospitable spirit, making you feel at home and comfortable.

If you are looking to stay at an island off the Cambodian coast, look no more, and just stay at The Secret Garden on Pagoda Beach on Koh Rong Island! You will have no regrets.
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Date of stay: December 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Secret Garden Reception, General Manager at The Secret Garden Koh Rong
Responded 2 Jan 2021
Dear Garth, Thank you very much for staying with us and taking the time to review our hotel. We are beyond grateful to learn that you had thoroughly enjoyed your recent stay here. We all look forward to an opportunity of welcoming you to The Secret Garden Koh Rong again in the near future. Best regards, The Secret Garden team
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Kd R wrote a review Mar 2021
Hanoi18 contributions3 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Love this property. The stunning landscape looks like a postcard in a gift shop. The warm and caring staff and owners make for an outstanding stay. Plus, the ridiculous well stocked restaurant has a menu to satisfy most pallets. Its a surprise to find a place such as this on Koh Rong. We have enjoyed our late afternoon Aperol spritz by the clean pool after walking along the soft white sandy beach and swimming in the turquoise water. It all feels too good to be true. There are only 8 rooms, allowing you to always find a comfortable private space. Good wifi too.
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Date of stay: March 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Take the Pagoda Speed Ferry, it runs once daily, and makes the trip over a breeze
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Response from Secret Garden Reception, General Manager at The Secret Garden Koh Rong
Responded 23 Apr 2021
Dear Kd R, Thank you very much for staying with us and taking the time to review our property. There is nothing more grateful than knowing that you had thoroughly enjoyed your recent stay at our hotel and found our location convenient. We all look forward to an opportunity of welcoming you to our hotel again in the future. Have a great day! Best regards, The Secret Garden team
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Stephrb528 wrote a review May 2020
New York City, New York8 contributions17 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This hotel is so perfect. Our room was right on the beach with views of the ocean and I loved the outdoor shower. Everything was very modern and new. The food and drinks from the restaurant were amazing, the free breakfast was great! I would highly recommend booking your ferry service with the hotel to avoid any hassle. We chose to book a ferry on our own to save some money and had A LOT of issues and wasted precious time trying to get to the hotel. It is worth the extra cost to book with the hotel.
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from secretgardenkohrong, Manager at The Secret Garden Koh Rong
Responded 29 May 2020
Dear Stephrb528, Thank you for giving us a perfect rating and for recommending The Secret Garden Koh Rong to other travelers. We are sure our entire hotel staff enjoyed catering to your needs as much as you enjoyed your stay. Hope to see you again one day. Have a great day! Best regards, The Secret Garden team
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BVC wrote a review Aug 2023
Breda, The Netherlands1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Our stay at The Secret Garden was everything we hoped for; from the location on the island, the amazing rooms directly on the beach, the incredible good food to the fantastic people (shout out to Srey Nan, Vanny and Mean - and the team).
The beach is kept clean on a daily basis and the use of kayaks and SUP boards are free to use.
Definitely a place to go back to!
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Date of stay: July 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Jalaa’ wrote a review Mar 2021
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The best location, food, service and hosts! It’s hard to beat what this magical place has to offer. The beach is white, with picture-perfect palm trees leaning for the view. The accommodations are comfortable, clean and stylish. The staff and owners are warm, friendly and always go the extra mile. The food is the best on the island. Usually I worry when I see a very long menu of options. But when I got to return back and tried almost everything (not quiet) I was consistently impressed with the quality and flavors and diversity of dishes. You can swim with Manta-rays or paddle boat or just relax. Highly recommend it!
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Secret Garden Reception, General Manager at The Secret Garden Koh Rong
Responded 23 Apr 2021
Dear jalaa75, We are delighted to know that you truly enjoyed your overall experience with us, and it is indeed a pleasure to know that you enjoyed your stay in particular our good clean room. The staff will be most pleased to hear that you appreciate their smiles, great service and friendliness. We very much look forward to seeing you here on your next stay and anytime you’re ready to come rock with us again. Have a great day! Best regards, The Secret Garden team
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Sébastien G wrote a review Sept 2022
11 contributions8 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Booking the secret garden will certainly be one of the best decision you will make for your trip in Cambodia.
We arrived after one week of temples visit and road-trips looking for a relaxing place… and we are not disappointed.

The beach is one of the most beautiful of the island and you feel blessed waking up everyday with such a beautiful view.

The staff is really kind and professional. Remembering your preferences, your schedule and anticipating your needs.

We rented scooters two times. Every thing went really well. We were provided a map and many tips of what to see, what to do (the waterfalls are a must see … with the help of a local guide)

Rooms are large, really clean, always smelling good and the outdoor shower à real blessing.

We had drinks (perhaps too many) and diner almost everyday at the restaurant if the hotel! One again… everything was good… almost perfect.

Thank you to all the team… we will be back for sure!
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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SEAsiaVeteran wrote a review Feb 2023
Grantham, New Hampshire242 contributions119 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Couldn’t ask for more in a quiet, luxury beach getaway destination. About 40 minutes by speedboat from Pagoda Beach pier in Sihanoukville

Room was spacious and comfortable; outdoor shower had hot water; clean white sand beach with adequate, shaded beach beds and bar/restaurant service. Wifi and a/c were good, bed comfortable. Laundry service reasonable by the kilo.

Outdoor restaurant has a large and creative menu, as remembered from days at Otres2.

Staff was more than helpful and responsive to our requests.

Can’t imagine a better place for a top-drawer vacation; can’t wait to get back.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Speedboat transfer is, of course, dependent on the weather. Allow a day in Sihanoukville just in...
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margarita T wrote a review Mar 2021
21 contributions
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Secret Garden really is a home away from home! The hospitable owners and gracious staff will make you feel so welcomed and comfortable. Every small detail is considered to make you feel completely at home! You won't want to leave this tropical oasis complete with a beautiful pool, incredible rooms, and views that are absolutely breathtaking. It is a fantastic place if you are looking for solitude and to unwind! I have stayed here twice and have had excellent 5-star experiences both times!

The restaurant offers plenty of choices, I have had extended stays here and never tired of the menu choices as they always offer great quality and variety. If you visit Koh Rong, Secret Garden really is a must, it is an absolute paradise!
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Date of stay: December 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Beah view rooms are absolutely amazing as you have uninterrupted views of the incredible beach!
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Response from Secret Garden Reception, General Manager at The Secret Garden Koh Rong
Responded 23 Apr 2021
Dear margarita T, Many thanks for staying with us. We appreciate your feedback so much! We are happy to hear you have enjoyed your stay with us and you especially were satisfied with the comfort room, beautiful pool, the location of our property and with our service level. We do hope to welcome you back very soon here. Have a great day! Best regards, The Secret Garden team
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Matias Wanderbite wrote a review Jul 2023
London, United Kingdom396 contributions54 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Until this trip, I had never heard of this magical island called Koh Rong. It's a true paradise only an hour away from the crowded city of Sihanoukville. Getting to this island is not an easy task, but the effort definitely pays off.

Once on the island, you'll realize that it isn't your usual touristy place, with limited infrastructure and less tourism compared to popular spots like Phuket or Koh Samui. After a short trip in a local taxi (don't expect the usual ones), you'll arrive at the Secret Garden. As you step into this secluded beach hotel, you'll instantly be captivated by the stunning natural beauty right before your eyes. The resort is located on a pristine stretch of beach with powdery white sand and crystal-clear waters.
You'll be warmly greeted by members of staff and offered a refreshing drink as you check into your beachfront room, which is what I would strongly recommend booking.

This "speakeasy" hotel also offers a wide array of activities to choose from, such as snorkeling and stand-up paddleboarding. And let's not forget about the food – this place attracts visitors from neighbouring hotels for a reason. The cuisine is on another level, packed with mouth-watering Southeast Asian flavours. And for those seeking ultimate relaxation, the hotel features a discreet but amazing spa that offers a variety of massage treatments.

Koh Rong, and especially the Secret Garden, is the ultimate escape from the daily grind, where you can truly unwind and let the beauty of this coastal paradise sink in.

To sum up our stay: one of the best and most relaxing beach holidays ever.
Thanks, team!
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Date of stay: April 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Suunytimes asked a question Jul 2023
Essex110 contributions88 helpful votes
Does the hotel provide beach towels?
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Breda, The Netherlands1 contribution
Yes
sh94 asked a question Jun 2023
Paris, France131 contributions56 helpful votes
How many rooms at the resort ?
Janelle wrote a tip 3 May
New York39 contributions13 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Toothbrush , lotion, body wash and shampoo included . Hairdryer and safe as well. Robes & bedroom slippers. The shower private but open roof"
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ozvpm_andy wrote a tip Mar 2024
Adelaide, Australia809 contributions356 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Spend the extra and get a beach front room."
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John D wrote a tip Mar 2024
Walsall, United Kingdom21 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Paradise with fantastic staff"
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Linda M wrote a tip Feb 2024
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Must eat restaurant at reasonable prices"
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Meaveggie wrote a tip Dec 2023
Yardley, Pennsylvania61 contributions17 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Don’t take the GCTV speedboat. Find another way there."
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PRICE RANGE
£61 - £82 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
CambodiaKoh Kong ProvinceKoh Rong
NUMBER OF ROOMS
8
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Secret Garden Koh Rong
Which popular attractions are close to The Secret Garden Koh Rong?
Nearby attractions include Koh Rong (3.4 miles), Long Set Beach (2.4 miles), and Sok San Beach (3.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Secret Garden Koh Rong?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at The Secret Garden Koh Rong?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to The Secret Garden Koh Rong?
Conveniently located restaurants include Enocafe, Natura Restaurant, and The Moon Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Secret Garden Koh Rong?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does The Secret Garden Koh Rong have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
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