British-owned Bambu is probably Battambang’s loveliest (and most expensive) hotel.
With just 16 rooms, Bambu Hotel looks like it could be the backdrop for a colonial linens photoshoot. The hotel is a renovated colonial-style building with wooden accents. All of the floors are made from the type of old-fashioned locally made tiles that most Cambodians are ripping out as fast as they can (to the horror of expat aesthetes). Rooms are minimal and tasteful, with just a few decorative objects in each room designed to complement the colorful tiles: a lotus-shaped silk lamp, a carved Buddha head, a brightly-colored pillow.
Each room features an LCD TV, DVD player (you can rent DVDs from receptions for $1 apiece, with all profits going to Slagram English School in town), safety deposit box, iPod dock, mini-bar, WiFi, and a private terrace or balcony.
They’ve got a large saltwater pool, with sun loungers for guests to soak up some rays. Bambu’s restaurant is lovely and serves Asian fusion dishes that get rave reviews from tourists and expats alike. All in all, if you’re looking to splash out with style, Bambu Hotel is an excellent option.
We were given the following rates for rooms: $80 for a standard room, $90 in high season; $95 for a superior room, $105 in high season; $110 for a suite, $120 in high season. Prices are often significantly lower on Agoda, so check there first.
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