La Villa is very likely the best hotel available in Battambang at the moment, although with so little to choose from, that might not be saying much. Housed in a converted 1930s villa, it’s certainly the most charming. The hotel faces the river opposite to the main part of the city, so that in the mornings you have a great view of the old buildings lining the river, if you have one of the four rooms that face the river.
The hotel has seven rooms (note, however, that they were closing for remodeling in June 2011, so things might have changed). Four of the rooms are in the main building, while the remaining three are in a secondary structure. There is a pool, which is unusual for such a small hotel, as well as a large bar and restaurant with both indoor and outdoor seating. There were also a couple of computers in the lobby to use the Internet, and there is free wi-fi available throughout the hotel.
Breakfast is served in the ground floor restaurant. There is no buffet, but a selection of about half a dozen options.
Rooms at the La Villa Hotel may be booked through their web site only.