What a lovely surprise. We had never visited Battambang before and we weren’t too sure what to expect as far as accommodation. We were thrilled with the Bambu Hotel. It didn’t look like much when we were dropped off, so I was a little worried. But once through the ‘gates’ we were delighted. We were greeted by the staff and by Pat, the English proprietor, and we were made to feel special and welcome immediately.
Rooms were super clean. The pool is salt water. I think the best thing about the hotel is that the restaurant, café, bar, lounge area and pool are all in the same area. Sounds funny but it worked perfectly. The guests coming in and out all have to pass each other which made the whole atmosphere one of family and friends rather than hotel guests. We all spoke with each other and every one was super friendly. Staff joined in and the smiles abounded.
We may have had some tiny issues with our TV and DVD Player (yes, there was a DVD player in our room!), but Pat fixed it within 5 minutes. He is nearly always on call and nothing is too much trouble.
Every meal and beverage we ordered was delivered to our table fresh and in a timely manner, and the food was awesome to taste.
I have posted some of my photos about the hotel to keep my rambling down, but suffice to say, if in any doubt at all about accommodation in BB, choose this hotel. You won’t be disappointed.
I am adding this paragraph to all of my reviews: To all those travellers and holiday-makers who are too rude or too stupid to acknowledge hospitality staff (or any goods or service provider) with a smile, or by simply saying please or thank you, please stay home in future. You embarrass not only yourself, but the nation from which you come and all of us who are near you at the time. I am insulted by your ignorance.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Bambu Battambang Hotel was opened in September 2010 and has 16 bedrooms arranged in 4 traditionally inspired buildings. When designing the hotel we wanted to combine all that was best in the local Khmer and French colonial architecture whilst providing our guests with maximum comfort and convenience.All rooms have en suite bathrooms, air conditioning, telephone, flat screen cable TV, DVD player with access to our DVD library, iPod docker, mini bar, room safe and private terrace or balcony. Free WiFi is provided around the site and we also have 2 dedicated computer terminals in reception for use by guests. ... more less
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