Wat 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 tropical gardens and once you’re done with that, dive into the refreshing salt-water pool at the heart of the property.
The bungalows come in two varieties. The standard garden rooms offer stylish, modern comforts with nothing you could complain about, while the lake rooms take things up another level, with spacious, beautifully designed rooms, complete with walk-in rain shower, a large private terrace and beautiful ‘reading bays’ that look right out over the small freshwater lake. The family room is two adjoining rooms with a double and twin beds and two bathrooms.
The bar and restaurant offer a generous mix of Khmer and Western food, and the pool is a marvellous evening hang-out.
To offset the distance from town the resort organises free shuttles into Battambang at regular times per day and can arrange provide bicycle or motorbike hire for you. They will also pick up from the boat or bus station for free -- otherwise a tuk tuk costs around $3. Rates are pretty good for what you get so this isn’t a bad choice if you’re looking for some peace and quiet.
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Type of room, low and high season prices
Room: Standard double room, low season: US$65, high season US$65. Notes: Garden room. Includes breakfast.
Room: Deluxe double room, low season: US$85, high season US$85. Notes: Lakeside room. Includes breakfast.
Room: Family room, low season: US$130, high season US$130. Notes: Includes breakfast.
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