Photo: Old shopfront in Phongsali.

Photo of Phou Fa HotelPhou Fa Hotel

Resembles an abandoned gulag

A walk from the centre of town, Phongsali T: (020) 569 5315 

Phou Fa Hotel

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The entrance to Phou Fa is made of dark grey stone which gives the place the atmosphere of an abandoned gulag, when in fact it used to be the Chinese consulate.

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High up on a hill near Phou Fa itself, it is well away from the main street and the minimal tourist amenities of Phongsali. Turn left at the junction in town and head up the hill. The road winds around until you hit a roundabout. At the roundabout take a left and keep going for a few hundred metres. The Phou Fa is the building high up on the left. The grounds are large but slightly unkempt and completely uninspiring. Rooms are well appointed but dark and tiny, and feature large beds -- twins or doubles made from two singles pushed together-- reading lamps and good quality linen. Private bathrooms have a hot shower and Western toilet. The best rooms have air-con, more modern bathrooms and ridiculous green carpet. The cheap rooms really do carry through on the gulag theme making this hotel poor value despite some redeeming qualities. The walk into town is about 15 minutes.


Walk-in rates at Phou Fa Hotel

Type of room
Type of room, low and high season prices
Dbl fan private bathroom
100,000 kip
100,000 kip
Upto 200,000 kip
Room: Dbl fan private bathroom, low season: 100,000 kip, high season 100,000 kip. Notes: Upto 200,000 kip

Where is Phou Fa Hotel

Phou Fa Hotel
A walk from the centre of town, Phongsali
T: (020) 569 5315 
Room rates: Under US$10

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