In need of some attention
We headed straight for Viphaphone as our guide book suggested it was the only place in town with hot...
What we say:
Diagonally opposite the Phongsali Hotel, in the eastern part of town, the three-storey Viphaphone is notable due to its yellow exterior. If cleanliness and comfort are your priorities, then there are better options in town. Rooms are large and clean, although the floors in some rooms need a sweep, and have comfy beds and a window with a view. Private bathrooms need bleach â€“ litres of it in order to remove the multiple layers of mould and grime which has built up over the years. The more expensive rooms do come with hot water and Western toilet, however, so it's not all bad. The cheaper rooms shun the Western toilet and come with a squat version instead. There are much better rooms in town and some at better prices. This should be a last choice, but we wouldn't be surprised if you somehow ended up here anyway due to its prominence on the main road.
Contact details:Eastern part of Phongsali. T: (088) 210 999, (088) 210 111
What we were quoted
|Type of room||Low season||High season||Notes|
|Dbl fan private b'room||100,000 kip||100,000 kip|
|Triple fan private b'room||90,000 kip||90,000 kip|
Added to Travelfish on: 8th October, 2004
Last visited or updated on: 14th November, 2012
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Rated 3 out of 5
Based on 2 ratings and 2 reviews
We headed straight for Viphaphone as our guide book suggested it was the only place in town with hot water - as the weather was cold and damp this felt like a priority. We didn't like it: there was absolutely no atmosphere, the staff weren't particularly welcoming and it wasn't even all that clean. We moved the next day to SenSaly.
Viphaphone Hotel reviewed by penny101 (Total published reviews: 6) on
The Viphaphone, Phongsali
The description is fair enough except that the Viphaphone is not directly opposite the Phongsali Hotel; it's on the opposite side of the road but about a couple of hundred metres east, i.e. in the direction of the market.
Viphaphone Hotel reviewed by freyastark (Total published reviews: 1) on
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