An eco retreat with great food
There’s a lot that endears about this place.
There are its eco-credentials for starters, with a plant-filtered, chemical-free pool, rain water recovery, carefully sourced wood, and waste-management. The restaurant is one of the most highly-regarded in Battambang, with a menu of “high-end” French and Khmer food. The round bar is a great hang-out too, and very popular with the local French expat community, who also come for the special petanque pitch.
The rooms are immaculately made out with a gently stylish approach, all the modern trappings that you’d expect and some nice touches like a decent selection of books to tuck into. The rooms each have their own terrace as well, with the original buildings all overlooking the pool, while new rooms - that were in mid-construction when we visited - all overlook an open green space. The service here was second to none, and overall atmosphere is really receptive. The main building is a colonial-style villa, which adds another level of class.
Address: Street 57, Toul Ta Ek, Battambang
T: (053) 656 2000, (077) 991 384 ;
Coordinates (for GPS): 103º11'28.07" E, 13º5'22.88" N
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Room rates: US$35 to 75
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Standard single room||US$44||US$69|
|Standard double room||US$49||US$79|
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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