Meexai has joined the bungalow scene with a handful of thatched bamboo rooms spread out on the bank of the Nam Ou.
The bungalows are slightly raised on stilts above a flower garden and each has a spacious balcony furnished with wooden chairs. Inside they're like everywhere else with a double platform bed and mosquito net, but with clean, soft blankets. Attached bathrooms are well-maintained with hot water showers, a blessing in the cool season. In recent times this place has started to feel a little old as many others places in town have modernised. When you consider that Nam Houn next door is only slightly more expensive but has better views and is better quality, you get the feeling that this place is only good as a backup. Still, there is free WiFi and it is extremely cheap.
Type of room, low and high season prices
Room: Bungalow fan private bathroom, low season: 40,000 kip, high season 40,000 kip. Notes:
Eastern side of river, south of the bridge
T: (030) 923 0762
Room rates: Under US$10