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“Wonderful two day stay” 5 of 5 stars
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Phka Villa
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Street 203, Romcheak 5 | Sangkat Ratanak, Battambang, Cambodia (Formerly The Rottanak Resort)   |  
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Ranked #4 of 16 Hotels in Battambang
Sydney
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Wonderful two day stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

We stayed in a lovely bungalow which is like an oasis. The service was impeccable, the ambience of the resort is peaceful and tranquil, the rooms are decorated Khmer style, fantastic stone bathroom. The hosts were personal, friendly and helpful. They organised a tuk tuk guide named sophon who was absolutely amazing. Spent the day in the countryside , popped into a local school, went to the bamboo train, climbed over 350 stairs to a temple, heard first hand story about the guides experience with the Khmer Rouge ( he was taken when he was 10 years old) and finished the day wigwag hung the sun set and thousands of bats emerging from the killing caves. Eerie.

Room Tip: Room 7 and 5 are tucked away and private
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Gloucestershire
Top Contributor
126 reviews 126 reviews
46 hotel reviews
Reviews in 53 cities Reviews in 53 cities
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

First I have to say there are problems with Phka Villa. The room was small, there was minimal storage and absolutely no hanging space. The shower was rather weak and cool. The towels, although clean, were very worn and the first day there was no room cleaning due to the number of new arrivals. The outside light didn't work causing problems in the evening with unlocking. However, the family who run the hotel, and they all seem to join in, are very friendly, charming and obliging and give off an aura of great hospitality. The on-call tuk-tuk driver is wonderful if you use him for a trip to Prasat Banan and Phnom Sampeau and will take you to see local sites and markets en route. When I left they gave me water and a lovely sandwich for the long road trip to Bangkok so I give them a 4-star rating despite the drawbacks. A truly friendly, homely place to stay.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Doha
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49 reviews 49 reviews
23 hotel reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013 via mobile

A beautiful relaxing place and the best sleep we have had on our trip. The pool is nice. The rooms are cute and have charming features. Breakfast was adequate (we are vegetarians so we never win on breakfasts). But the key for us was the customer service - the whole staff is fanatic - friendly and helpful. We really felt welcome and comfortable. It was a treat

  • Stayed December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

This little hotel was the most welcoming and caring I have ever been into. Run by a man who cares for his staff who care for their clients. The staff are in training constantly to give them experience which can be detrimental to the management's efficiency, but we appreciated the fact that this system will help young people gain confidence and eventually some position in their hospitality field. Congratulations to all especially the Dd and Grandfather. Patti Hall Melbourne

Room Tip: Loved the privacy of the rooms set into the foliage around the pool to give privacy and used only th...
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Niedernhausen, Germany
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

We stayed two nights in the Phka Villa, as usual in Cambodia, you feel very welcome.
The hotel is very nice, the room very comfortable, the service excellent.

I'd like to let you know that thanks to a minor issue, I've been able to learn that this hotel is owned and managed by a person who is a very honest and trusty person. This is for me one of the best strength an hotel can offer to its customers and a real guarantee of where you are going to.

Phka Villa, thank you again for what you did, this was really greatly appreciated.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Paris
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013 via mobile

Everything is in the title, we have nothing more to say about this hotel but : very lovely place, beautifull swimming pool, wonderful bengalows, nice breakfasts, perfect and warm welcome.
If you stay in Battambang, run there!

Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
130 reviews 130 reviews
49 hotel reviews
Reviews in 57 cities Reviews in 57 cities
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Phka is an unpretentious laid-back boutique resort based about a 10 minute walk from the center of town. They have about 10 chalets surrounding a wonderful swimming pool with a bar/restaurant situated towards the entrance. The staff are very friendly and helpful and they can arrange most things you need (the daytime staff, definitely not the evening staff). Annoyingly, most of the items we tried to order from the menu were "no have" so we had to eat elsewhere.
All in all, a pleasant place to stay.

Room Tip: They all surround the pool, so there's no advantage, except Room 9
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Street 203, Romcheak 5 | Sangkat Ratanak, Battambang, Cambodia (Formerly The Rottanak Resort)
Location: Cambodia > Battambang Province > Battambang
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 16 Hotels in Battambang
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Phka Villa 3*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Phka Villa is an oasis of calm and peaceful retreat.Located in heart of Battambang City. The hotel is one of the finest resort in Battambang and offers a beautiful black tiled pool(8m x 16m) and a Bar/restaurant serving Khmer and Western dishes.It consist a total of 10 traditional bungalows with pool and garden view, set amidst picturesque surroundings swimming pool. All guest's rooms are designed French style mix with traditional Khmer taste,and offering a pure thrill of local lifestyle. All the guestrooms are spacious and equipped with decent modern facilities including air-conditioning, ceiling fan, private veranda, sun terrace, hot and cold water, in room safe, Flat Screen TV, DVD player, Mini Bar Stock, Hair dryer, electric kettle, bathrobe, attached bathroom and a bonus flower for a unique experience with warmth of traditional hospitality.-8 minutes walking to Battambang Museum, colonial building, and Psa Nath (Central Market)-Easy access to ATMs or Banks-Safe walking at Night ... more   less 
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