Xieng Kok Resort
Wooden bungalows overlooking the Mekong.
What we say:
This place is just slightly better than Khemkhong because it's a little brighter and the bungalows are physically separate from one another ,providing an extra layer of privacy. Each of the rooms has terrific views up and down the Mekong and the sunsets here are magnificent â€“ it's a pity the bungalows don't have chairs on the balconies from which to view the sunset. The beds are quite basic, come with mosquito nets and should be fine for all but the most fussy sleepers. The Chinese owner speaks no English and no Lao, but his Mandarin is superb so communication may well be in charades. This is the best place in town.
Contact details:When exiting the boat ramp, head left..
What we were quoted
|Type of room||Low season||High season||Notes|
|Bungalow fan private b'room||50,000 kip||50,000 kip|
Added to Travelfish on: 18th August, 2004
Last visited or updated on: 30th September, 2012
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Rated 4 out of 5
Based on 3 ratings and 3 reviews
What a place .....
Had to paddle to our room. A very basic place but clean with an effective mosquito net. What more could you ask eh? There was no power at all when we were there. What fun - make sure you have plenty of battery in yer iPod and torch. Beds very comfortable for those of us that like their sleeping on the firm side.
Xieng Kok Resort reviewed by riverspot (Total reviews: 2) on
Very Very Cool
What a great place, in a neat town. we travel up river at speed. stayed a day and loved it - I would go back to this town,- but do no expect the hilton - no body spoke english in the whole town!
Xieng Kok Resort reviewed by sparky (Total reviews: 5) on
The little bungalows of the Xien Kok Resort are typical of 'resorts' in the Malaysian sense. Nice location in the country, mostly reached by driving your own car there, with no other guests around except during the holidays. That said, in Lao PDR (Please Dont Rush) all these seems surreal. We stood around for 30 minutes trying to check ourselves in, fiddling with a small padlock. There's a staff of two Chinese ladies running the place as well as a Chinese restaurant in Xieng Kok village 10 minutes away. They have very strong legs and the cook's not bad either.Try her stir fries 'downtown' at a place called ''Restaurant'' The security guard handles the keys and passes on two complimentary candles as power goes off at 10.00pm sharp. The restaurant is partly burned down (kitchen fire) and we saw some guys rebuilding the thatched roof. The lawn here is large enough for a wedding party and if this was Singapore, God forbid, a mall. The rooms are small but cosy with mosquito nets, rehooked many times. Bath water was slight Mekhong-ish brown. Unlike most other places, you're 50 metres above a seductive bend in the Khong, facing the jungles of Burma, looking into the sunset towards China, trying to photograph a few fireflies on the 'balcony' Priceless. Or rather US$5.
Xieng Kok Resort reviewed by chrisweecs (Total reviews: 17) on
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