Vongmany Guesthouse

Vongmany Guesthouse

Average guesthouse

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Vongmany Guesthouse represents the current trend in Nong Kiaow—no rickety bamboo bungalow here, instead a newish tile and concrete building making for a generic guesthouse with a slice of the river view.

Travelfish says:

It’s centrally located, right in the thick of the accommodation cluster immediately after the bridge. However, the building does have a little breathing room around it with nothing in the immediate surrounds (though that could always change with another building popping up).

We love a well-placed hammock. : Cindy Fan.
We love a well-placed hammock. Photo: Cindy Fan

The rooms are generally clean—so clean in fact you’ll be hit with the smell of cleaning product and the tile floor sparkles. The rooms are also well appointed for a budget guesthouse, boasting a wooden table with nearby plug, a box TV and a freestanding clothing/towel rack.

WiFi is available (in theory). It’s fan only, and the bathroom is the typical wetroom-style with electric heated shower. Typical of Nong Kiaow, they haven’t figured out how to deal with mildew (or just don’t care) so contrary to the room, the bathroom looks like it could use a good scrub.

Can’t complain about a Happy Day bedspread. : Cindy Fan.
Can’t complain about a Happy Day bedspread. Photo: Cindy Fan

Room 12 and 14 are the rooms upstairs at the side of the building that faces the river and these are the only ones with a view, a single hammock shared between them. It costs a little extra for these two but these are the ones that make it worthwhile to stay here. Otherwise, we think the upper rooms at Meexai Guesthouse have the slight edge.

Contact details for Vongmany Guesthouse

Address: Ban Sophoum
T: (020) 5888 3553; (020) 5499 0787;  
Email: khammanh495@yahoo.com
Coordinates (for GPS): 102º37'1.21" E, 20º34'11.02" N
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Room rates: Under US$10

Room rates

What we were quoted as a walk-in.

Standard double room 80,000 kip 120,000 kip
Superior double room
With a river view
120,000 kip 150,000 kip

Reviewed by

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.

From US$18


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