Orientale room

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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.

Our top floor Battambang Orientale room is suitable for solo lodging only, with a complimentary Continental breakfast/petit déjeuner tray delivered daily to your room, Arabica coffee, proper loose leaf tea, baguette, jam and Khmer pastry. There is no lift/elevator.  This is on the UK/Europe 3rd floor, US 2nd floor.
ROOM SPECIFICATIONS 
  • 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

 

YOUR HOSTS

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.

 

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