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“Nice if slightly weird”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Au Cabaret Vert

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Au Cabaret Vert
Ranked #5 of 26 Hotels in Battambang
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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“Nice if slightly weird”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2013

Au Cabaret Vert is named for a poem by Rimbaud, whose picture is all over the place. This is a "green hotel" with natural air conditioning (which works) but also the regular kind. Each of the rooms, which are spartan, is named for a poem by Rimbaud. The pool is a "natural" pool which looks just like a normal tiled pool, except that the water is cleaned by aquatic plants in another adjoining pool. There are three fish in the pool, which is off putting to some people, and the bottom is green with algae. Not for everybody. The staff is great, they have audio tours which you take in a rickshaw which are extremely interesting and well done. They also organize local tours in a Tuktuk. French/Cambodian owned, at the time I was there the French owner had had a serious motorcycle accident, and was temporarily being replaced by a very nice young Frenchman with no hotel experience, he did his best. The restaurant is French, and superior, really excellent meals. It's more of a very nice new age guest house than a hotel, and is overpriced at hotel prices. I really enjoyed it, you might too.

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  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2012

A friend recommended Cabaret Vert when visiting Battambang city. So I called to book. The person who picked up the phone wasn't professional at ALL! (He sounded french... must be the owner...) He first answered with a rude HELLO (without saying the name of the hotel until I asked 3 times...). I then asked about room availability and rates...He once again was rude and didn't seem to care about the customer service. I wanted to book and he made me wait on the phone, while he yelled at some of his coworkers (I guess, hopefully not to guests..). After having so much trouble with bookings and customer service, I gave up and decided to book somewhere else...

I really wanted to book Cabaret Vert but it was an extremely BAD impression the guy gave....

anyway, I don't know why people can stand people like this...

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with friends
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Whitstable, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2012 via mobile

Gorgeous place, helpful and friendly staff and an owner who welcomes you like a friend, what else could you ask for - of course, food, which is fantastic and the location, though slightly out of town was ideal, quiet and relaxing. 6 good sized huts surround the natural pool, all Eco friendly and teaming with flowers and wildlife the grounds are beautiful. The restaurant and bar area are completely open on one side to the gardens and serve delicious delights of both Khmer and French fare. We were travelling with children and everyone had a great time, just do remember to find the time to do the bamboo railway, the circus and some if the great tours they have! Also there are plans to build 2 bed roomed family huts next year - I think we will be back!

  • Stayed December 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2012

We spent two nights here at the end of November and had a wonderful time. There are only a handful of villas, all dotted around the pool. The pool setting is beautiful - lots of lovely flowers plus, of course, the fish to look at! Swimming in the pool was strange at first but very enjoyable and the fish move out of your way when you move about!

The nightly frog chorus is a wonderful soundtrack to fall asleep to!

Breakfast was lovely - especially the mango jam!

The welcome cocktail was nice and the staff were lovely.

The only constructive comment we would make is that when we returned to the room after a day out, the patio door had been left unlocked and was open with the mosquito screen pulled across it. We are very security conscious and so weren't pleased that a room we had locked up had been left open by housekeeping (although we should say that we don't think security would be a concern in this hotel - it's just six villas and there are always staff at reception). Also, the mosquito net hadn't actually been pulled across fully so there were a few bugs in the room. If we had been staying for longer, we would have spoken to the staff about it but didn't see the need.

We would stay here again.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Chansothy D, Gérant at Au Cabaret Vert, responded to this review, 27 December 2012
Hello and thank you for your opinion so warm.

Thank you also for your comment on the net because usually our maids leave the villa closed. In November during your visit we hired two new staff and I think they did not understand that the day when guests stay must leave the room as you left in the morning. Thanks to you we have corrected this error and thank you very much.
We are very pleased that your stay with us was a success.

Hope to see you again,

friendship,

Chansothy.
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2012

Beautifull resort with natural self-cleaning pool. A quit location with only six nice bungalows. The personal was very attentive and the food was more than excellent. We will come back here whenever back in Cambodia.

Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2012

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Au Cabaret Vert for 2 nights from the 30th September and would have liked to stay much longer. We were first greeted my Michael who made us feel at ease and treated us like old friends. The accomodation was comfortable and we appreciate the effort that Michael and his team have made to make it eco-friendly and comfortable. The swimming pool is a treat - we thoroughly enjoyed swimming with the fish. The restaurant was well run with delicious food and we enjoyed the happy hours too. Our tuk tuk driver (orgnised by the hotel) was nicknamed "Mr Excellent" and he lived up to his name. All of the staff were friendly, efficient and made us feel very welcome. We look forward to coming back again and want to bring our children when the family units are built. We would highly recommend a stay at Au Cabaret Vert.

Room Tip: We had unit 3 which was quiet. Due to it being monsoon season, humidity was a problem so we used the...
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2012

We enjoyed our two day stay in this very comfortable hotel and the facilities are very good - the pool is strange and has fish in it but it is fine once you get over this. Good breakfast and we had a nice evening meal too. Bikes are available and we used them for a long ride in really beautiful countryside. The best thing is the friendliness of the staff - the lady that cleaned our bungalow was a delight and invited us to her house which is just behind the hotel to meet her daughter and husband.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Au Cabaret Vert
Address: Rue 154 | Toul Ta Ek / Okatom 2, Battambang 60000, Cambodia
Region: Cambodia > Battambang Province > Battambang
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 26 Hotels in Battambang
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Au Cabaret Vert 3*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Au Cabaret Vert is known as the Romantic OASIS in Battambang !!! Dedicated to French Poet RIMBAUD, Au Cabaret Vert is a Eco resort hotel with first natural pool in the heart of Battambang. In a charming tropical garden, our villas (each villa is named with a poem of RIMBAUD) with private terrace offer a moment of serenity before discovering the charm of Battambang: authentic handicrafts, gorgeous landscape and exotic countryside.Our team will recommend you the best tours of Battambang.After your day trip, let's order a cocktail at the poolside to watch the sunset, and then enjoy our French and Cambodian fine cuisine.Free Wifi -Private Terrace - Room Service. Come to Enjoy the French Style : UNIQUE in Battambang ! ... more   less 
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