Bamboo Paradise Guesthouse
Cheap and a little run down
What we say:
The owners of Bamboo Paradise have been busy adding new bungalows to their patch of riverside property, and standards here have gone way up which gives you some idea of what the rooms used to be like. Spacious new bungalows have double beds, fans and individual balconies with rattan lounge chairs. The biggest difference is the new bathrooms with hot water showers and Western-style toilets. Even though new rooms have been built in recent years, it still hasn't kept pace with newcomers such as Nam Houn. It feels a little run down compared to these and it's only 10,000 kip cheaper. Still, if your budget is extremely low and you must have a bungalow, you might consider Bamboo Paradise. A restaurant is on site and laundry service available.
Contact details:Eastern side of river, south of the bridge. T: (020) 5554 5286, (020) 5400 7801
What we were quoted
|Type of room||Low season||High season||Notes|
|Bungalow fan private b'room||40,000 kip||40,000 kip|
Added to Travelfish on: 3rd May, 2004
Last visited or updated on: 8th April, 2013
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Rated 3 out of 5
Based on 3 ratings and 3 reviews
Arranged to stay two nights on basis of Travelfish write up. We were so disappointed. The new bungalows were just a concrete terrace overlooking a scruffy yard. Room was basic, as, expected, but place had no charm whatsoever. Bed linen was horrid. Owner was pleasant enough but this could not make up for the dreary surroundings in an otherwise charming little town. We went straight down to Sunset, a couple of minutes away, and arranged to move there the next morning. So glad we did!
Bamboo Paradise Guesthouse reviewed by greenings (Total reviews: 2) on
Be VERY cautious
The bungalows are fine and cheap. BUT we caught the owners in our room one day, and their English skills suddenly took a turn for the worst when asked why. Our bags were locked and nothing was taken. BUT 2 Dutch girls who were also staying there had 2,000,000 kip (a lot) stolen from their room. The owners gave them no explanation, and didn't complain when they refused to pay for their room. DO NOT STAY HERE - THEY WILL AND DO STEAL MONEY
Bamboo Paradise Guesthouse reviewed by roscoeuk (Total reviews: 1) on
True Lao Paradise
We stumbled across the Bamboo Paradise and ended up staying a week there, so smitten were we! It's true that the rooms and food are super-basic, which was a large part of the charm -- staying there you feel in touch with a lifestyle that is centuries old. The family that owns and runs the guesthouse were some of the kindest, generous people we met in four months of travelling Asia, and we consider them now good friends. Take some time and try to communicate with them (English is a little shaky, but much can be communicated) and they may choose to take you into the fold. The sleepy town of Nong Khiaw is a secret delight to experience. If you are hearty enough to "rough it" a bit, this is a place of profound beauty not to be missed!
Bamboo Paradise Guesthouse reviewed by pisces (Total reviews: 1) on
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