Photo: New kid on the block.

Sengphachanh Guesthouse

Solid and shiny

West end of main road, west of market and Amazing Lao Travel T: (020) 5519 4111 

Sengphachanh Guesthouse

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As of 2018, Sengphachanh Guesthouse is the new kid on the block, a recently built two-storey house of glossy tiles, shiny metal trim doors and solid concrete painted an eye catching powder blue.

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Typical of a family owned joint, the reception doubles as a living room while the bulk of the guest rooms are on the upper floor. Rooms are surprisingly large—spacious enough to do a few twirls around in—and this also means there’s plenty of room around the oversized bed which boasts white cotton linens, duvet cover and an extra fuzzy blanket for Phongsali’s cool nights.

Comfortable rooms.

Comfortable rooms. Photo: Cindy Fan

Despite the new looking exterior, the rooms we saw showed some wear and tear like nicks on the wall. Blemishes aside, there are welcome touches that make this a cut above the basic guesthouse like bedside plug and table, an electric kettle, tea/coffee sachets, flatscreen TV, stiff wooden chairs, fan, window with security bars and curtains. Rooms sport a large ensuite tiled bathroom, a typical wetroom with Western toilet, electric heated shower or bucket shower if preferred. In 2018 the bathrooms were looking bright and clean, a bonus few packets of shampoo and soap were provided.

Sengphachan Guesthouse is a reasonable option if popular Viphaphone Hotel’s standard rooms are full, which can happen. One aspect where Viphaphone can’t be beat is the English speaking service and the rooftop with a view. But Sengphachan Guesthouse does offer a reasonable amount of comfort and it is one of the newest guesthouses in Phongsali. With WiFi and a front balcony overlooking the main street, it’s not a bad place to throw the pack down and lie low before or after the trek.

Find Sengphachanh Guesthouse at the western side of the main road, just west of the market and Amazing Lao Travel.

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Walk-in rates at Sengphachanh Guesthouse

Type of room
Type of room, low and high season prices
Dbl fan private bathroom
120,000 kip
120,000 kip
Room: Dbl fan private bathroom, low season: 120,000 kip, high season 120,000 kip. Notes:

Where is Sengphachanh Guesthouse

Sengphachanh Guesthouse
West end of main road, west of market and Amazing Lao Travel
T: (020) 5519 4111 
Coordinates (for GPS): 102º6'3.84" E, 21º40'59.83" N
Room rates: Under US$10

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