The hotel is fine for business people in transit. We kind of ran here from the bus station to get away from the enslaught of tuk tuk drivers, and it was clean and well set up, with a nice pool. The aircon didn't work so we opened the window which was pretty stupid, but it was so bloody hot with no fan. Of course we woke up the next day covered in mossie bites (our fault) . Our main gripe was that the staff had absolutely no idea what was going on and more annoyingly tried to rip off both us and a local tuk tuk driver. We had been offered an all day trip around the sites of Battambang by Mr Tony when we arrived for fifteen bucks - so we told him we would check with the hotel to see if they offered any tours themselves (most of the places we stayed at in Cambodia had their own drivers who were courteous, safe and charged less than the going price). So right in front of us the reception staff called Mr Tony over (who was waiting in the carpark) and told him they would take $10 from him to keep for themselves, and advised us to hand over $15 straight to them for kindly arranging a tour for us with Mr Tony. They then told us that Mr Tony would only take us to two places, any more we would have to pay them, not Mr Tony, more money. We were outta there the next morning. I know it's a cutthroat place because tourism numbers in Battambang are so low, but for goodness sake if you're going to rip people off and undercut the local drivers could you be a bit more discrete. Maybe arrange your own tours.
- Also Known As:
- Stung Sangka Hotel Battambang, Asia - Cambodia