Fair value air-con rooms
Conveniently close to the boat landing and tourist hub, Dalom Guesthouse has both wooden fan bungalows and a concrete building equipped with air-con. For those interested in being close to the bars and tourist shops, this could be a good option.
Lined up within a fenced-in compound, the sturdy wooden bungalows have a dated cottage feel—there’s something about the wood veneer walls, silky gold curtains and glass windows that give it an unintentionally cute retro feel.
More importantly, there are security bars, the rooms have a respectable level of cleanliness and the private bathrooms have hot water showers. And not to be forgotten, the balcony has the all important hammock. The low season rate is reasonable but in high season, like many of the bungalows on the island, with the price jacked up, the value for money diminishes.
The modern two-storey building is all tile and concrete and the rooms represent fair value. Painted a sunny pale yellow, the spacious rooms come with a large hot water bathroom, as well as your choice of air-con or fan, mosquito net, windows and a balcony that for now overlooks an empty plot of wetland.
Neither the bungalow or the building look onto anything particular so if you have your heart set on swinging in a hammock by the river, this place is not for you. You’ll have to venture further away from the tourist strip for that.
Address: Don Dhet, sunrise side 200 m from boat landing
T: (020) 5418 8898;
Coordinates (for GPS): 105º54'54.21" E, 13º59'8.52" N
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Room rates: Under US$10
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Bungalow fan private bathroom||50,000 kip||80,000 kip|
|Dbl fan private bathroom||70,000 kip||100,000 kip|
|Dbl air-con private bathroom||120,000 kip||150,000 kip|
Cindy Fan is a Canadian writer/photographer and author of So Many Miles, a website that chronicles the love of adventure, food and culture. After falling in love with sticky rice and Mekong sunsets, in 2011 she uprooted her life in Toronto to live la vida Laos. She’s travelled to over 40 countries and harbours a deep affection for Africa and Southeast Asia. In between jaunts around the world, she calls Laos and Vietnam home where you’ll find her traipsing through rice paddies, standing beside broken-down buses and in villages laughing with the locals.
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