Popular but needs to lift game
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 value for money accommodation options elsewhere in town.
Its location is excellent and its large size – 116 rooms -- means you've always got a good chance of snaring a room, though the hotel is starting to show its age a bit around the edges. There's no lift in this rambling five-storey building; the lobby is cramped and unimpressive and the shabby rooftop garden is in desperate need of a revamp. Having said that, rooms are okay and still pretty good value with hot showers, cable TV and WiFi. Prices are equivalent to its two sister hotels and if occupancy is low they will do discounts on rooms providing you don't turn on the air-con.
By Mark Ord
Last updated on 3rd February, 2016.