Ban Khiet Ngong T: (020) 5572 6315
This nature retreat is in the middle of nowhere and you'd expect a venture such as this to be an abject failure.
Who on earth would come here? Well, many people do and they have a truly special experience in a remote part of Laos, eight kilometres from the main highway and miles from the nearest city. The eco rooms here are made of wood and thatch -- they have dormered windows, high ceilings, porches overlooking the wetlands and shared bathrooms. The comfort bungalows are really quite good -- great porches with excellent hammocks, glass front walls giving on to views of the marsh, and the rooms are arranged in an open plan with the beds at the centre, and a toilet and shower to each side. It fills up frequently with tour groups, so advance reservations are highly recommended, especially if you aren't keen on the fallback options available in the village.
Type of room, low and high season prices
Room: Standard double room, low season: 190,000 kip, high season 250,000 kip. Notes: Eco room
Room: Deluxe bungalow, low season: 600,000 kip, high season 720,000 kip. Notes: Comfort room