Luxury in the highlands
Boeung Kansaign, Ban Lung T: (012) 770 650
This long-running tour group favourite boasts the sole swimming pool in Banlung (open to non-guests for $5 per person) and, if you're looking for something a little special, it makes for a tempting splurge.
The standard rooms come in fan-cooled and air-con varieties and there are also a bunch of more upmarket suite rooms scattered around the property. We thought the standards were the better value, and, save the hottest of hot season, you could safely forgo the air-con and rely just on the seemingly nuclear-powered ceiling fans. The central building has a large, lovingly decorated common area awash with antiques, many apparently collected by the French owner (who now lives in Phnom Penh). Given some of the grave markers are original, this isn't without some controversy. Rooms are well sized and decorated with colonial posters and other paraphernalia. Staff are extremely courteous and helpful. Terres Rouge does a lot of business with tour groups and is often full. This is certainly one of the more expensive hotels in Banlung, but for a splurge rooms are well worth the money -- the suites less so. In high season reservations are recommended.
Last updated on 3rd June, 2012.