Our Orientale room embraces design elements from across Asia, particularly China and Japan. We’ve recently renovated the bathroom with art nouveau-style tiles, brass shower fittings, bidet toilet seats. Walls are inspired by the Japanese concept of wabi-sabi, embracing and glorifying transience and natural ageing, while applying subdued pink and blue hued stucco preserved under layers of glaze. Floors under glazed cement topped with a vintage Mahal Persian carpet. This room is furnished with antiques and period pieces from across the Orient, including a mid 19th century Meiji screen and turn of the century Chinese canopied bed, Afghani grain sack, antique chest and old Khmer school desk.
Orientale features an antique hand-carved Chinese matrimonial bed, replete with an extra-large single/twin 7-layered all-natural wool and cotton futon mattress with latex core, down pillows. Sheets are pure linen, cotton or a blend of both. Of special note is the 7-panel Meiji-era screen along the room’s back wall. The en-suite bathroom has a shower with instant-hot water, and bidet toilet seat. Private balcony to gaze on Battambang’s leisurely street life. Free high speed Wi-Fi, and ceiling fan and air con.
- large single/twin bed
- private ensuite toilet and shower
- ceiling fan and air-con
- private balcony
- 21.3 sq m – 229 sq ft (excluding balcony)
COMPLIMENTARY SERVICES & FACILITIES
- potable water
- cold towels and fresh coconut juice on arrival
- breakfast/petit déjeuner tray
- portable DVD player & movie library
- hair dryer
- free hi-speed wifi
- 2 garments daily free ironing
- one complementary Happy Hour drink nightly between 5-6 pm
- free swimming pool at a nearby resor — just 3 minutes walk
Textile authority and designer Morrison Polkinghorne, and cookbook author and stylist Robert Carmack welcome you to colonial Battambang and its colonial architectural time-warp. Long-time Sydney residents, Robert and Morrison host bespoke and group tours across Southeast Asia. Morrison is director of Passementeries, specialising in hand-crafted18th century-style French classical trimmings. The duo’s latest book is The Burma Cookbook (River Books, London & Bangkok) which won first prize for Best Asian cookbook of the year.