This multi-storey complex housing the Seng Aroun Hotel has a convenient location in the city centre and looks flashy on the outside.
Look inside the rooms and things are just ok. We inspected the standard rooms (the hotel calls them “junior”) and they were clean and inoffensive, bright white and peach boxes with window, fridge, box TV, air-con and purpose-built furniture for the space including a long desk and luggage rack. Bathrooms are adequate and have a curtain to separate the shower from the rest of the bathroom though it is all still one tiled floor.
The hotel caters to Vietnamese and Chinese clientele and is dull and soulless. We don’t hate it, however we don’t love it either. With Nang Noi Guesthouse and Alisa Guesthouse across the street often full and Pakse Hotel overpriced, if you’re in a bind Seng Aroun Hotel is worth checking out as it is very unlikely to be full.
Inspect a few rooms—part of one room we saw had a low ceiling that would be a nightmare for anyone over six feet. Rate includes breakfast.
By Cindy Fan
Last updated on 18th March, 2017.
Type of room, low and high season prices
Room: Standard double room, low season: 175,000 kip, high season 175,000 kip. Notes:
Room: Superior double room, low season: 200,000 kip, high season 200,000 kip. Notes:
Room: Deluxe double room, low season: 215,000 kip, high season 215,000 kip. Notes:
Route 13, across from Alisa Guesthouse, Pakse
T: (031) 252 111
(031) 252 333
Room rates: US$20 to 50