Good value old hotel
If the building wasn’t painted fluorescent green, you’d mistake Khammouane Inter Guesthouse for a dated government department building — even the name sounds oddly authoritarian.
Rest assured, it is a guesthouse and this joint boasts gleeful amounts of unintentional retro charm, complete with Escher-esque floor tiles, padded leather sofas and a 70’s colour palette of pink salmon, teal and orange.
The small single rooms (sporting a single bed) are good value for a solo traveller on a shoestring budget in want of a private room with bathroom, and air-con is just 10,000 kip more. These rooms are small, a touch more cheerful than a monastic cell—the effort with a single tiny framed picture above the bed made us chuckle. The rooms with double bed are more spacious and come with hot water, air-con, minibar and cable TV.
It’s dated, decently clean and in front there’s a private shady garden full of tables and benches to relax on. WiFi is available in rooms on the ground floor and lobby. Best of all, it is walking distance to the night market, river and motorbike rental shop. Southida Guesthouse is more modern and comfortable, those really counting every dollar can save a few here.
Address: 500 m east of the river, Tha Khaek
T: (051) 212 171; (020) 5522 8833;
Coordinates (for GPS): 104º48'24.85" E, 17º23'45.62" N
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Room rates: Under US$10
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Sgl fan private bathroom||50,000 kip||50,000 kip|
|Sgl air-con private bathroom||60,000 kip||60,000 kip|
|Dbl air-con private bathroom||80,000 kip||80,000 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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