A comfortable spot if you're stuck
Centrally located above the most popular traveller bar and restaurant in town, Christie's has four reasonably comfy rooms.
A key is required to access a downstairs door, then another to enter each room at the top of the stairs, making this a secure choice. Rooms are simply decorated but well-kept and equipped with air-con, WiFi, TV, safe, fridge and ensuite hot water bathroom. The small cluster of rooms is actually upstairs and set back from the bar, so it's not as noisy as it may seem. The rooftop terrace is a decent spot to relax, and if you're truly bored you can rent a DVD player and some DVDs. Christie's is the epicentre of nightlife in Ban Phe, with a string of regular expats coming in to swap tales. Staff are straightforward but friendly and experienced in accommodating foreign travellers.
By David Luekens
Last updated on 9th November, 2013.