Head to Battambang for a taste of ''real Cambodia'. The traditional style buildings set around an inviting swimming pool offer a luxurious retreat. The British-owned Bambu Hotel prides itself on personal service and making the most of your time here.
Be sure to have a ride on the Bamboo train for a rather original mode of transport!
Explore one of the many temples in the area.
Make time to visit the Psar Nat market in the centre of town and marvel at the art deco style building and all the colourful produce.
The salt water swimming pool offers a refreshing and relaxing base after a day exploring.
Opened in 2010, the popular Bambu Hotel is perfectly located for guests to enjoy a taste of the real Cambodia, with a trip to Battambang. Despite being the second largest town in the country, the pace of life is slow, the smiles are genuinely friendly and there are no traffic lights. The Bambu Hotel can be found just a 15-minute walk from the town centre and the British owner Pat, is more than happy to offer advice and information to help guests make the most of their time here. A fusion of French colonial and traditional Khmer-style architecture, with a team of gracious staff, we’d recommend this hotel to anyone wishing to explore this region of Cambodia which is gradually developing as a tourist destination.
All rooms offer air-conditioning, Wi-Fi, private balconies or terraces, quality showers, flat-screen TV, DVD Player, iPod dock, minibar and safe. The styling is tasteful and minimal with local patterned-tile flooring, wood furniture and brightly-coloured soft furnishings and accessories. The Suites feature antique Khmer beds, large balconies with seating and hammocks and thoughtful landscaping ensures the privacy of ground floor terraces. The restaurant is one of the best in town serving local and international cuisine and there is a comfortable bar and lounge for guests to relax over a drink.
The outdoor saltwater pool is flanked by sun loungers which come with a straw hat, for added shade. The Bambu uses solar panels to provide power and supports an English programme at the local village school. For those looking for stylish and comfortable boutique accommodation in Battambang, we would highly recommend the Bambu, but do book well in advance as it’s a very popular choice.
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