Perhaps the best in Muang Ngoi
On the left as you walk up from the dock T: (030) 514 0770
In a green courtyard, Lattanavongsa offers 12 solidly built wooden bungalows.
As the first guesthouse to offer ensuite bathrooms, this was once the most luxurious place in town. Though others have now caught up, it remains a top choice and its bungalows are spotlessly clean, have reasonably soft beds and window screens to keep out mosquitoes and other creepy-crawlies. Of course, each bungalow has its own bathroom with a Western toilet, sink and hot shower powered by gas, meaning 24-hour hot water. There are no river views here, but porches with plastic chairs and green space give guests plenty of room to congregate. The Lattanavongsa restaurant is down the road near the boat landing and also exchanges money. Be aware that this place is often full with tour groups who sweep into town en masse and are gone in a flash. The place is busy and expensive one moment and empty and cheap the next.
By Adam Poskitt
Last updated on 18th December, 2013.