is much more than a hotel,
it’s a destination! 

Please book directly with us, as we no longer accept OTA reservations:

In the colonial heart of Battambang,  small, intimate, with upgraded hygienic standards for today’s times. From the moment of arrival you are greeted with sanitized cold towels and special warmth. Sumptuous beds, finest pure linen sheets and hypoallergenic down pillows. Rooms fresh-aired daily.

voted Top Boutique Hotel in Cambodia by Sovrin magazine
#1 TripAdvisor in Battambang.

Location, Location, Location!
Just 3 rooms and 3 floors, but each one a design statement. Bric-à-Brac offers deluxe rooms in the old colonial quarter of Battambang, the heart of the city

  • Coffee is freshly plunged 100% Italian Arabica, and a proper tea,  brewed loose leaf naturally

Delivered to your room each morning, in bed or on the balcony.  Our classic French-style petit déjeuner includes artisan jams, coddled eggs in butter, Khmer pastry. A menu created with deliberate care 

  • be pampered

The city’s most central location, finest beds & pillows.  Bric-à-Brac B&B offers 3 deluxe rooms in the old colonial quarter of Battambang, the heart of the city.  Bespoke service, complimentary happy hour & Continental breakfast in bed or balcony

  • Bar + Libations

Open evenings from sunset, offering alfresco cocktails and French wines by the glass, plus home-made potted pork rillettes maison, and fine cheeses.  Guests receive a complimentary wine or cocktail nightly over happy hour.

  • Boutique + Atelier

View our on-site art gallery, showroom & giftshop. View textiles woven before your eyes, and shop our vast selection of local crafts and curios. Bespoke workshops & cooking classes available exclusively to our guests by prior arrangement


Vive Battambang's colonial Thai & French heritage. Our renovations are inspired by the Japanese concept of wabi-sabi, embracing and glorifying transience and natural ageing. We’ve preserved the building’s original features and distressed finishes, sealing them under layers of glaze, styling our rooms with antiques and period pieces from across Asia. Floors range from vintage Battambang green swirl-motif tiles to very contemporary highly-glazed polished concrete replete with Persian carpets. Sumptuous sleep comfort in the city's most central location Plus all mod-cons, from free hi-speed internet, both AC & ceiling fans in every room, bidet toilet seats, & our goal for sustainability & responsibility

  • private ensuite and shower
  • free hi-speed wifi
  • balcony for all rooms
  • both air con and fan
  • continental breakfast in bed or balcony
  • potable water & ice
  • extensive movie library & games to lend
  • electric kettle & hair dryer in all rooms
  • private SUV transfers available to and from Siem Reap and Phnom Penh

with only three rooms

Coloniale embraces Europe’s ageing architecture and France’s colonial protectorate of Cambodia. Sink into its luxurious king-size bed while bathing in the room’s tropical cool chic. Locked wardrobe, desk and vintage Deco armchair. All rooms offer your own balcony from which to gaze on Battambang’s leisurely street life.
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Indochine boasts a massive mahogany queen-size bed base with specially-designed rattan springs, vintage Khmer deco armchair and locked wardrobe, desk and antique frette mirror.
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Orientale on the top floor, is styled with Chinese & Japanese antique furnishings, its centerpiece a hand-carved Chinese matrimonial bed with mosquito net canopy; suitable for single travelers only.
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  • the building

Our building’s central circular stairwell ensures you direct room access and privacy, ultra high ceilings throughout. Pure cotton and  linen sheets, hypoallergenic down pillows, and natural fibre mattresses.  All rooms have free Wi-Fi,  both air con and ceiling fan, universal plug outlets (220 v) and complimentary French continental breakfast/petit déjeuner tray delivered daily to your room.  There is an extensive library of video movies, cd’s and games to borrow freely, with monitors available for private viewing. Or simply relax in our downstairs cafe while listening to the crooning of Khmer legend Sinn Sisamouth.  We also offer periodic stylist workshops, and boast Battambang’s only interior design showroom, with rare and exquisite textiles for sale, antiques, (and dare we say) bric-à-brac.  Private cooking classes, finished with a sit down dinner at our 19th century grand Baroque-style dining table, is offered exclusively to in-house guests.

  • daily activities

Ask us about bespoke day programs in Battambang: private tuktuk taxi and picnic lunch to 10th century Ek Phnom and Banan ancient Khmer temples, nearby sites like the Bamboo Train and views from Phnom Sampov hill and its bat caves, Phare circus, and local crafts ranging from weaving, candle making, incense and paper. Further afield, let us arrange a long day trip is Banteay Chhmar. Apart from Battambang’s unique assembly of French colonial buildings (the area is proposed for Unesco heritage registry) there is the city’s thriving art scene.

Please email your estimated time of arrival, so we can welcome you personally. For minimal surcharge, we can arrange private taxi service to Battambang from Phnom Penh, Siem Reap and Bangkok. Our trained staff are available for any special assistance you may require.  We look forward to receiving you at Bric-à-Brac Battambang.

Your hosts: textile authority and designer Morrison Polkinghorne and cookbook author and television stylist Robert Carmack welcome you to colonial-era Battambang and its charming architectural time warp.  Plus nearby ancient Khmer temples and other local sites. Long-time Sydney residents, Robert and Morrison host bespoke group tours across Southeast Asia through their company Globetrotting Gourmet.  Morrison is director of Passementeries, specialising in the hand-crafted manufacture of 18th century French classical trimmings.  The duo’s latest book is The Burma Cookbook (River Books, London & Bangkok) and won 1st prize for Best Asian cookbook of the year at Gourmand World Cookbook Awards.  Robert is author of four other cookbooks.