In a cheerfully sunny yellow building set one block back from the Mekong riverfront, Villa Champa is a warm and welcoming spot.
The hotel is well maintained and nicely painted. The rooms are bright and clean with big beds, crisp white linens and colourful accent pillows straight from the Hmong market. All rooms have air-con, TVs and attached bathrooms with powerful showers. You pay more for the upstairs rooms which are bigger and some open onto the balcony which in itself makes it worth the upgrade. Staff are accommodating and you can usually negotiate a few dollars off the price tag.
Address: Sisavang Vattana Rd, Ban Vat Nong
T: (071) 253 555; F: (071) 260 252
Coordinates (for GPS): 102º8'17.52" E, 19º53'38.4" N
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Room rates: US$20 to 50
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Standard single room|
|Standard double room||US$49||US$49|
|Superior double room||US$56||US$56|
Cindy Fan is a Canadian writer/photographer and author of So Many Miles, a website that chronicles the love of adventure, food and culture. After falling in love with sticky rice and Mekong sunsets, in 2011 she uprooted her life in Toronto to live la vida Laos. She’s travelled to over 40 countries and harbours a deep affection for Africa and Southeast Asia. In between jaunts around the world, she calls Laos and Vietnam home where you'll find her traipsing through rice paddies, standing beside broken-down buses and in villages laughing with the locals.
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