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Phout Thavong Guesthouse

Poor quality and old

Photo of Phout Thavong Guesthouse, Route 1E, Lak Xao. , Lak Xao

What we say: 3 stars

Phout Thavong is a popular guesthouse in the centre of town which receives most of its business from tour groups. Accordingly you’ll occasionally see other foreign tourists here swinging through on their way to or from Vietnam and often bus loads of locals. It’s an older hotel with heaps of rooms in long two-storey buildings with dirty white balustrading. The cheapest rooms are a good deal and contain beds – nothing else. Bathrooms are shared. Step up a level and you get your own private bathroom with hot water and bucket flush Western toilet, but the walls are still grubby and the rooms dark and dingy. As you move up again, you get air-con but the quality of the rooms only increases marginally. It appears that the only reason tour groups come here is because it has loads of rooms, not because it’s a particularly good hotel. Unless you are going for the cheapest rooms here, give this place a miss.

    Contact details:

    Route 1E, Lak Xao.  T: (054) 341 074 

    What we were quoted

    Type of room Low season High season Notes
    Dbl fan share b'room 30,000 kip 30,000 kip
    Dbl fan private b'room 50,000 kip 50,000 kip
    Dbl air-con private b'room 80,000 kip 80,000 kip

    Added to Travelfish on: 10th February, 2007
    Last visited or updated on: 3rd May, 2013

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    Adam gave up a corporate career in 2009 and left Australia for the hustle and bustle of Southeast Asia. He now lives in Indonesia, where as well as writing for he plays around with
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