Practical with a healthy kick
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 is a really comfortable, pragmatic choice, especially for those who might be looking for longer-term accommodation. The air-con rooms are spread across two buildings - the owner suggests that if you like a firm mattress you ask for the old building rooms, which are larger though not so nicely finished off as those in the new building. The new building brought to mind a modern apartment complex in a middling English city, with red brick walls and climbing stairs. The rooms were decorated local style with dark, heavy furniture though they are bright and spacious enough to get away with it.
The hotel was building a pool at the time that we visited, which seems like a great addition, especially in view of the health focus for their menu. The owner is keenly interested in healthy food and has developed a huge menu bursting with enticing foods and drinks. He has even reconceptualised many standard dishes to give them a healthier edge, such as a poached chicken salad, or the “healthy plate”, which is loaded with vegetables, brown rice plus a meat or vegetarian option of your choice, for just $4.50. Those seeking long-term monthly contracts can expect to pay around $270/$300 per month. The pool may push up prices once it is completed.
Address: Preak Prash Sdach Village, Battambang
T: (053) 665 5447, (088) 905 4507;
Coordinates (for GPS): 103º12'14.47" E, 13º5'24.36" N
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Room rates: US$10 to 35
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
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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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