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Villa Lao Traditional House (formerly Nongduang)

Charming old guesthouse

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What we say: 4 stars

Formerly known as Thong Bay & Nongduang, Villa Lao has changed its name again in recent times due to government pressure. The guesthouse remains the same, however, and this old property with character still offers a unique experience for travellers. Each of the two old buildings has wooden floors, shuttered windows and rooms which often have thin walls. The cheapest rooms don't have a bathroom inside and must be shared. But as you pay more money at Villa Lao, things get more comfortable with deluxe rooms coming with air-con and TV. We love this place, but some may find it too basic and too far from the centre of town – about a kilometre. Those appreciating character over facilities will love this place.

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Ban Nongduang Neua.  T: (021) 242 292 F: (021) 213 938  
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What we were quoted

Type of room Low season High season Notes
Dbl fan private b'room 160,000 kip 160,000 kip
Dbl fan share b'room 120,000 kip 120,000 kip
Dbl air-con private b'room 180,000 kip 180,000 kip

Added to Travelfish on: 5th July, 2004
Last visited or updated on: 1st November, 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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Villa Lao Traditional House (formerly Nongduang)
Ban Nongduang Neua. 
T: (021) 242 292 F: (021) 213 938

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Very nice
By GandN, 26 February 2008
5.0  stars

Don't bother booking
By srsdj, 08 January 2008
1.0  stars

very over-rated!
By Mars, 28 November 2007
1.0  stars

owen & angie
By owenb,
1.0  stars

No booking for us :(
By alison,
1.0  stars

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