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Mali Namphu

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Photo of Mali Namphu, 109 Pangkham Rd, Vientiane. , Vientiane

What we say: 3.5 stars

The wide, open entrance is an attractive introduction to this popular guesthouse in the centre of Vientiane. Rooms above the lobby are the most affordable, but the best rooms are in the back building and wrap around a beautifully manicured courtyard complete with wicker patio tables and chairs. All rooms are decorated in a simple but tasteful way and have air-con, hot shower, flat screen TV, WiFi and clean ensuite bathrooms with hot shower – although at this price it shouldn’t be a Lao-style wet-room. The lack of natural light makes the interiors feel somewhat drab. Our main complaint about Mali Namphu is how quickly its prices have risen in recent years, with the budget travellers whose glowing reviews contributed to its popularity now priced out of staying here. Their current price moves it into a different bracket and we can name several hotels of much better quality and value including Hotel Khamvongsa and Vayakorn Inn. We’d also stay in a balcony room at Phonepaseuth Guesthouse next door which is far less pricey.

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109 Pangkham Rd, Vientiane.  T: (021) 215 093 F: (021) 263 298  
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What we were quoted

Type of room Low season High season Notes
Deluxe- Double 340,000 kip 340,000 kip
Standard - Single 240,000 kip 240,000 kip
Standard - Double 290,000 kip 290,000 kip

Added to Travelfish on: 5th July, 2004
Last visited or updated on: 1st July, 2015

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Cindy Fan is a Canadian writer & photographer living in Laos since 2011. She's the author of So Many Miles, her blog about diving in, discovering and creating a narrative about the world, one story and adventure at a time.

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Mali Namphu
109 Pangkham Rd, Vientiane. 
T: (021) 215 093 F: (021) 263 298

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