Guesthouses, hotels and resorts
Accommodation in Battambang has improved radically of late and these days you have an excellent choice in all categories, with some slightly out of town resort-style options in addition to the downtown hotels. In fact such is the choice and value for money, it's a shame visitors don't spend more nights here. Note though that tourism in Battambang is experiencing a sharp increase, so some of the most popular options may get very busy in high season -- it can be a good idea to book in advance.
A treasure trove#112 Street 2, Battambang
T: (077) 531 562, (077) 531 549;
There are so many elements to this place that it’s impossible to keep track. In fact you could cheerfully spend an afternoon browsing through the extraordinary shop of gloriously tasteful odds, ... Read the full review of Bric-a-Brac.
A class actStreet 203, Phum Romchek 5, Battambang
T: (053) 953 900, (012) 731 405;
There was great excitement when Bambu first opened in 2010, and the positive vibes haven’t died down since. With a winning combination of decent location, good design, friendly staff and good value ... Read the full review of Bambu Hotel.
Fun, funky, friendlyStreet 155, Battambang
T: (089) 264 895;
Fun and funky, in a good location with a pleasant setting, friendly atmosphere and not least an imaginative name, Here Be Dragons is our top backpacker choice in town. The guesthouse has a central ... Read the full review of Here Be Dragons.
Pure romance#185 Pom Romchek 5 Kom Rattanak, Battambang
T: (053) 730 151, (017) 411 880 ;
For a long while, La Villa was Battambang’s premier (indeed only) luxury hotel. But even as more modern, and dazzling, resorts have sprung up around town, La Villa is still by far the most ... Read the full review of La Villa.USD 35 to 75 2 votes Midrange
Feels like home200 Phum Rumchek 4, Battambang
T: (097) 764 0017 ;
We kind of fell in love with this place at first sight, and we promise it had nothing to do with the fact that the owner also has a business making natural sorbets. Approaching Sangker Villa is not ... Read the full review of Sangker Villa.
A botanical dreamStreet 800, Wat Kor Village, Battambang
T: (053) 666 9676, (017) 333 925;
If you've got the money to spend, Maisons Wat Kor is a wonderful choice, offering four traditionally styled villas set in a romantic flower-filled garden with pool. Imagine a garden filled with ... Read the full review of Maison Wat Kor.
Insanely cheap and great vibe#119 Street 3.5, Battambang
T: (053) 690 7374;
We had to do a double-take when the owner told us the prices she’s charging for this place. With dorms at $1.50, and rooms for $3 to $4 depending on size, we though we’d surely misheard, ... Read the full review of Tomato Guesthouse.
Cheesy but exceptional value#177 Street 155, Romechek 4, Battambang
T: (053) 953 898, (053) 952 686, (089) 661 168;
Nothing says you’ve made it in Cambodia quite like chopping down an entire forest then carving it up into immense pieces of astonishingly ugly and uncomfortable furniture in adventurous shades of ... Read the full review of Vy Chhe Hotel.
Great value#306 Street 155, Romchek 5 Village, Battambang
T: (053) 000 0150, (053) 952 901, (077) 757 502 ; F: (053) 952 902
King Fy (pronounced fee) is the tall, thin, grey-blue building on the riverbank that towers over downtown Battambang. Opinions vary – it’s a bit of an eyesore, though it could have been a lot ... Read the full review of King Fy Hotel.
Central value with a poolStreet 2, Battambang
T: (012) 530 327, (012) 933 120, (092) 520 293 ;
With a backpacker price range but hotel style, Senghout represents a great deal – it has a central location and swimming pool but will set you back just $10. Senghout is just to the north of the ... Read the full review of Senghout Hotel.
Amazing value, an even better welcomeStreet 102, Battambang
T: (053) 953 522, (017) 545 455, (017) 545 471 ; F: (053) 737 778
We got such a great welcome at this place, it was a genuinely wonderful thing. Star, Royal and Asia Hotels are all under the same ownership, though they each have different management. Star on Street ... Read the full review of Star Hotel.
An eco retreat with great foodStreet 57, Toul Ta Ek, Battambang
T: (053) 656 2000, (077) 991 384 ;
There’s a lot that endears about this place. There are its eco-credentials for starters, with a plant-filtered, chemical-free pool, rain water recovery, carefully sourced wood, and ... Read the full review of Au Cabaret Vert.
In the thick of itStreet 1.5, Battambang
T: (092) 135 570, (092) 144 479 ;
A relatively new addition to the backpacker range is Ganesha Family Guesthouse on the very sweet Street 1.5, though you can also enter from Street 2. This is a small guesthouse with six rooms and two ... Read the full review of Ganesha Family Guesthouse.
Solid and unpretentious value#79, Street 3, Battambang
T: (092) 335 767, (099) 598 787;
So the pictures on the website are decidedly cheesy, but don’t let that stop you from this great value, super-central option. Kitted out with Khmer furniture (a whole forest of it), the lux rooms ... Read the full review of Lux Guesthouse.
Popular but needs to lift gameStreet 115, Battambang
T: (016) 912 034; F: (053) 952 522
A longstanding and popular option – indeed for years Royal was almost the only choice in Battambang – we reckon the Royal needs to life its game a bit due to the recent proliferation of good ... Read the full review of Royal Hotel.USD 10 to 35 18 votes Flashpacker
Rural retreatWat Ko Village, Battambang
T: (053) 666 7001, (012) 510 100, (098) 528 210 ;
Flanked on all sides by green fields and just a short tuk tuk ride south of Battambang, Battambang Resort is all about a reversion to nature. You could lose yourself for hours in the lush and mature ... Read the full review of Battambang Resort.
Practical with a healthy kickPreak Prash Sdach Village, Battambang
T: (053) 665 5447, (088) 905 4507;
We were first drawn to this place by the promise of a healthy menu, but there’s much more going for it than that. It’s a little bit out of town -- five minutes on a tuk tuk -- but Coconut House ... Read the full review of The Coconut House.
A green place to chill520 Chrey Krong Village, Battambang
T: (097) 216 7168 ;
The Sanctuary Villa offers all the feeling of a real haven, with eight modern bungalows scattered around a saltwater pool and tucked in among landscaped trees and shrubs. The bungalows blend a modern ... Read the full review of The Sanctuary Villa.
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