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We spent a week in that nice guesthouse owned by a doctor Banouvong about 20 - 25 minutes walk from the riverside restaurants at Mekong. They have very friendly staff, a lot of flower pots around and clean rooms. There is their own parking place behind and a primary school; the surrounding is more of Lao style with wooden houses and pleasant streets with street-side restaurants and shops. I haven's seen many tourists in this area which is somehow strange as it's quite relaxing atmosphere around, more quiet than 'colonial quarters' frequented by backpackers and it is still close enough to the main attractions. We paid 60 000 kip for a room, had a fan, TV inside and hot shower bathroom plus you have room service every day. It seems somewhat good value for this amount of money.

Unique Qualities: - friendly and helpfull staff
- cheap and clean
- nice area around- quiter neighbourhood
- creative decorations in and around GH, praticularly flower pots
- its own parking place
- in the building there's a ramp instead of stairs, some people might welcome this

Not so good: they don't have screens on the window and there are lots of annoying mosquitos everywhere in the house

Address: Dongmieng road, Chanthabouly District
Price Comparison: about average
Directions: very close to the center in Chanthabouly district. Off the main Sisawat road.
Phone: 020 5511 158
Price: less than US$20
Theme: Pension/Guesthouse

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Apr 30, 2009
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  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    May 16, 2013 at 3:00 PM

    Those mosquitos sound like a serious problem, in almost all the hotels.

    • picek's Profile Photo
      May 17, 2013 at 1:06 AM

      I always miss mosquito nets in those hotels... I mean, they could invest another few dollars to get one for each bed and the problem would be solved. If it means a little higher price for the room, that's okay... at least you get good sleep then.

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