Luxury in the highlands
Gorgeous gardens that always send our camera into overdrive, luxuriously romantic rooms decorated with antique furniture, a beautiful pool and one of the best restaurants in town — indeed the best — make this a long-running popular destination for those with a little extra cash.
And while Terres Rouges may be pricey compared to its Banlung peers, it’s actually a great deal for what you get.
The standard rooms come in fan-cooled and air-con varieties and there are also 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). Rooms are well sized and decorated with colonial posters and other paraphernalia. The 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 well worth the money. In high season reservations are recommended.
Address: Boeung Kansaign, Banlung
T: (012) 770 650;
Coordinates (for GPS): 106º59'8" E, 13º44'58" N
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Room rates: US$35 to 75
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Standard double room||US$35||US$35|
|Superior double room|
Nicky Sullivan is an Irish freelance writer (and aspiring photographer). She has lived in England, Ireland, France, Spain and India, but decided that her tribe and heart are in Cambodia, where she has lived since 2007 despite repeated attempts to leave. She dreams of being as tough as Dervla Murphy, but fears there may be a long way to go. She can’t stand whisky for starters. She was a researcher, writer and coordinator for The Angkor Guidebook: Your Essential Companion to the Temples, now one of the best-selling guidebooks to the temples.
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