Decent rooms, and services
What we say:
Thavisouk is a clean, decent guesthouse with fairly simple rooms which are now showing signs of age. Rentable with either fan or air-con, beds have spring mattresses, and rooms have bathrooms with a hot shower. Thavisouk is central and convenient, presenting no special views. The guesthouse offers a number of different services: they do laundry and serve free tea and coffee, sell bus and train tickets and organise visas, and they do massages. They also sell full and half-day kayaking trips, with the same itinerary and price as other places, and one- or two-day kayaking trips en route Vientiane. When full, they'll offer a free ride to their sister operation, Thavisouk Resort down by the river.
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Contact details:Downtown, Vang Vieng. T: (023) 511 340, (020) 623 207
What we were quoted
|Type of room||Low season||High season||Notes|
|Dbl fan private b'room||30,000 kip||30,000 kip|
|Dbl air-con private b'room||70,000 kip||70,000 kip|
|Bungalow fan private b'room||6 USD||6 USD|
Added to Travelfish on: 21st June, 2004
Last visited or updated on: 20th March, 2007
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Rated 4 out of 5
Based on 5 ratings and 5 reviews
Thavisouk Guesthouse reviewed by ms1110 (Total reviews: 1) on
Stay by the river
The sister location of this one is a ten minute walk or $1/10,000 kip tuk-tuk ride outside of town. The bungalows vary in price. The $15 double was good value. You can sit on your porch, laze in a hammock, or throw back beers or food in the restaurant, watching the river roll by and the various goings-on, including frequent fording by dump trucks. There is a satellite TV in the restaurant if you want to catch up on CNN or watch one of 3 copies of ''The Gods Must Be Crazy''. Good spot.
Thavisouk Guesthouse reviewed by jcmcilwaine (Total reviews: 11) on
Dark and not too friendly
We stayed in a $4 room. It was dark and needed a coat of paint to cover all the mould on the walls, otherwise the rooms were big with a nice bed. The staff were not friendly at all and it was difficult to get any assistance ... we moved on to the Thavisouk Resort instead.
Thavisouk Guesthouse reviewed by ontour06 (Total reviews: 13) on
We five stayed here twice & loved it, Mrs Song (the owner) was an absolute delight & brilliant with the kids. Will be going back for New Year.
Thavisouk Guesthouse reviewed by sarahhandley (Total reviews: 1) on
I was in Vang Vieng three times last year and Thavisouk was by far the best place I stayed in. Great value rooms and very friendly owners.
Thavisouk Guesthouse reviewed by ben123 (Total reviews: 4) on
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