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Jennida Guesthouse

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Main road, Phonsavan T: (030) 941 9990 (020) 9666 6161

Jennida Guesthouse

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Don’t let Jennida Guesthouse’s facade put you off—behind the main street storefront of a minimart/Chinese shophouse and through a narrow lobby that doubles as the family’s living room lies a solid modern building.

The two-storey motel-style building has 20 rooms, with the doors and windows running along the exterior corridor. It’s a similar setup to Nice Guesthouse except it’s oodles larger. Overall the rooms are of a standard above the average Phonsavan guesthouse, and they beat many in terms of the size.

Simple but comfortable and bright rooms.

Simple but comfortable and bright rooms. Photo: Cindy Fan

The spacious rooms feature clean tile floors, white walls and a bed with white cotton linens, bedside plug, table and lamp. It’s equipped with details that make a traveller’s life easier: a table, chair, wall hooks, wardrobe with long mirror, WiFi and fan. The bathroom also doesn’t disappoint. It’s big, has a metal towel rack and choice of electric heated or cold bucket shower. Everything about the room is neat and tidy.

The most memorable part will be the enclosed concrete compound’s colourful kitsch. There’s no garden or green space but the owners have tried to make some with astroturf, wildly colourful cartoon statues and a fruit shaped picnic table. We award points for the fun of it.

Bright and clean throughout.

Bright and clean throughout. Photo: Cindy Fan

Jennida Guesthouse’s location in the heart of the main street is convenient, steps to the bars, restaurants, motorbike rentals, UXO visitor centres and travel agencies. Best of all is the price and value—there’s little you can complain about for 80,000 kip a night. It won’t wow travellers yet it does float at the top of Phonsavan’s crop of forgettable, uninspired accommodation.

It’s very similar in terms of building style, location and price to Nice Guesthouse; Jennida is newer and rooms are double the size but Nice Guesthouse has helpful English-speaking staff, something Jennida was missing when we stopped in. Like Nice, both are frequently full so booking in advance is advisable.

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Where is Jennida Guesthouse

Jennida Guesthouse
Main road, Phonsavan
T: (030) 941 9990 (020) 9666 6161
Coordinates (for GPS): 103º12'58.87" E, 19º27'2.07" N
Room rates: Under US$10

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