Midrange rooms are good
What we say:
The Phongsali Hotel is a big, white, square concrete building in the easternmost reach of town. The lack of atmosphere starts from the outside but does improve slightly once you're in the door due to fresh paint and flatscreen TVs. Not only are stairways and corridors dirty, they are dotted with scary looking electrical circuit boards. Three standards of room are on offer: the cheapest are plain basic rooms with three beds and nothing else. Bed sheets are clean, and shared bathrooms with squat toilet and cold bucket wash are cleanish. More appealing are the midrange rooms with hot water bathrooms with Western toilets, great bedding atop what feel like slab sof concrete but are in fact spring mattresses and a desk and chair. These rooms really have been upgraded over the years and feel much more comfortable than ever before and up there with the best rooms in town. A restaurant downstairs serves good Chinese food and you'll occasionally find locals who aren't staying at the hotel eating here too.
Contact details:Eastern end of main road, Phongsali.
What we were quoted
|Type of room||Low season||High season||Notes|
|Triple fan share b'room||60,000 Kip||60,000 Kip|
|Dbl fan private b'room||130,000 Kip||130,000 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
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As good as you'll get
On the main road in the centre of town a short walk from the market and tourist shop. Rooms are clean enough and good. Hot shower, western toilet. No english speaking staff to be found. Food in Phongsali can be hard to find, but you can get ok food at the hotel here. The green beans are actually really tasty. Be warned though, if you want meat, remember that the people here are more Chinese than Laotian so be prepared to eat some feet and gizzards! We paid 70,000 Kip for a double in March 2010.
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