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Chittavong Guesthouse

Decent rooms

North of old Chinese quarter T: (020) 5802 2221 (020) 2390 3339 

Chittavong Guesthouse

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While most accommodation in Phongsali is found along the main road, Chittavong Guesthouse is on a local lane running off the north edge of the old Chinese quarter, and there’s a good amount of comfort to be found in the simple rooms at this quiet family-owned modern-building guesthouse.

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Access to the rooms is via a set of stairs attached to the outside of the sky-blue two-storey building. The stairs are quite narrow and can be wet from the fog, so this place is not for anybody who has difficulty climbing up or down stairs. Once on the upper floor, a wraparound corridor doubles as a balcony that offers a view.

Simple rooms.

Simple rooms. Photo: Cindy Fan

The solidly built room has tile floors and white walls, all of which feels bright courtesy of the natural light coming from the windows. Rooms are of a decent size though it is a tight space around the bed, something most would happily overlook because it’s a king-sized one, definitely a luxury for a budget accommodation. The duvet has a cover and an extra fuzzy blanket is provided. Other extras to look forward to are WiFi, an electric kettle, wall-mounted flatscreen TV, table, hooks on the wall and a fan. The ensuite bathroom is a reasonable size, brightly lit, equipped with Western toilet and electric heated shower. A towel is provided.

Chittavong Guesthouse is a step up from Sengsaly Guesthouse because it is newer and more modern. Someone wandering around shopping for accommodation probably wouldn’t find this one since it’s not on the main road, and that’s a pity because it should be considered if looking for a clean, comfortable budget guesthouse. This place would appeal to a traveller keen to stay on a quiet, more residential feeling lane. To find it, it’s on the road connecting the large roundabout to the north edge of the old Chinese quarter.

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Walk-in rates at Chittavong Guesthouse

Type of room
Type of room, low and high season prices
Dbl fan private bathroom
90,000 kip
90,000 kip
Room: Dbl fan private bathroom, low season: 90,000 kip, high season 90,000 kip. Notes:

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Where is Chittavong Guesthouse

Chittavong Guesthouse
North of old Chinese quarter
T: (020) 5802 2221 (020) 2390 3339 
Coordinates (for GPS): 102º6'22.27" E, 21º41'3.72" N
Room rates: Under US$10

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