Near the bus station
Makhasavan Rd, Savannakhet T: (041) 213 436, (020) 5554 0241
Located across the intersection from the bus station and Savansai Market, the Soulinsouk is one of the largest and newest hotels in town.
It's also one of the easiest to find owing to the life-size elephant statues and palm trees out front. Rooms are simple but clean and comfortable with white tile floors, air-con, TVs, basic hot water bathrooms and small desks. WiFi works only in the lobby. We found service to be on the frosty side -- don't expect a warm welcome as this place means business. With that said, it's no surprise that Soulinsouk is often pushed on customers by tuk tuk drivers who are apparently being paid a sizeable commission by the hotel. The location is two kilometres away from downtown Savannakhet and so is not advisable unless you're arriving late into the bus station or heading out early the next morning. If Soulinsouk's prices are too high you might check out the tiny, family-run Sounantha Guesthouse right next door, which offers simple fan accommodation with hot water and TVs for 80,000 kip per night.
By David Luekens
Last updated on 3rd February, 2016.