Hotel Bric-à-Brac, Battambang

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

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.

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Bric-à-Brac is much more than a hotel, it’s an experience! From the moment of arrival, you are greeted with fresh coconut water and a cold towel; fine porcelain cups used for serving coffee and tea; crystal glassware, and the finest pure cotton and linen sheets and hypoallergenic down pillows. Coffee is freshly plunged 100% Italian Arabica, plus a rotating selection of Indochina-grown blends. Proper brewed loose leaf tea from Sri Lanka and Myanmar.

Our recent 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.

Boutique+Atelier  View our on-site showroom and gift shop for textiles woven before your eyes, and shop our vast selection of local crafts and curios. Workshops available exclusively to our guests.

Bar+Libations Open every evening from sunset, offering alfresco cocktails and seven French wines by the glass, plus home-made potted pork rillettes maison, and fine French washed rind cheeses.  Guests receive a complimentary wine or cocktail nightly over happy hour.

  • 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
  • Complimentary swimming pool at a nearby resort, free — and just 3 minutes walk.


We practice responsible and sustainable tourism


We have just three rooms to let:

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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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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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 (22o 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.

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.





Hotel Bric-à-Brac, Battambang

6 Responses

  1. Art & Architecture please

    lodge June 7, 2014 at 5:49 pm #
  2. This looks too fabulous!!

    Christina July 29, 2014 at 7:09 am #
  3. ou est le aubergine couch, avec le smoko?

    thinking of you, and remembering grand times in Newtown.

    We know you are going to have a wonderful life in Battambang!

    Lots of love, kiss kiss

    Lee and Moz August 15, 2014 at 6:43 pm #
  4. Have you worked out room rates yet?

    Julian September 20, 2014 at 2:15 pm #

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