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Favanh Mai Hotel

Flashy comforts

Main road 700 m east of tourist centre T: (061) 211 555 (020) 2234 0111

Favanh Mai Hotel

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Phonsavan has several large modern hotels that cater to Chinese and Lao business and the opened in December 2017, Lao-owned Favanh Mai is one of these. With a location on the main street, just 700 metres east of the tourist strip and a walk-in rate that’s a deal, it is worth including.

Six-storey Favanh Mai delivers flash comforts and modern Lao hotel style. That means a lift, laminate wood flooring, purpose built dark wood furniture, large windows with dark curtains that do a good job blocking out light, a bed with soft, white cotton linens and bedside tables.

Good black–out curtains.

Good black–out curtains. Photo: Cindy Fan

The well lit bathroom has contemporary fixtures, a sink and countertop, shower stall with two types of shower heads and a robust hot water heater. This is all a far cry from the typical guesthouse wetroom you may encounter elsewhere in Phonsavan. Other extras include air-con, WiFi, kettle, flatscreen TV, desk and mini bar. The VIP rooms have a heater and bathtub. Free tea and coffee is available in the lobby.

We inspected several rooms in March 2018 and everything was looking fresh and gleaming at the time. Keep in mind that unless there’s proper maintenance, these types of hotels don’t age well and typically fade quickly. Until then, Favanh Mai is a good option for travellers seeking creature comforts or backpackers with less a restrictive budget who don’t mind being 700 metres from the restaurants, cafes, bars and UXO visitor centres.

The English-speaking reception staff were friendly and the walk-in rate we were quoted (without breakfast) was only 50,000 kip more than hideous Dorkkhoun Guesthouse and the same price as Kong Keo’s plain bungalows. Unless the rates go up or the quality deteriorates, the rate is a steal.

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Type of room
Type of room, low and high season prices
Standard double room
150,000 kip
150,000 kip
Deluxe double room
300,000 kip
300,000 kip
Room: Standard double room, low season: 150,000 kip, high season 150,000 kip. Notes:
Room: Deluxe double room, low season: 300,000 kip, high season 300,000 kip. Notes:

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Where is Favanh Mai Hotel

Favanh Mai Hotel
Main road 700 m east of tourist centre
T: (061) 211 555 (020) 2234 0111
Coordinates (for GPS): 103º12'44.06" E, 19º27'7.46" N
Room rates: US$10 to 20

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