There's only one hotel left in town. Full stop. Luckily it's got a lot going for it, despite some rough edges. Call first in case it's no longer there.
If you have to stay in Muong Lay then don't worry — despite its surroundings, rooms at the Lan Anh are comfy and welcoming. But call first to make sure it's still standing: on our last visit it looked to be partially demolished. The diminishing number of rooms are set around what was once an attractive courtyard but is now home to rubble and old mattresses. The more expensive rooms are in... Read our full review of Lan Anh Hotel.