Tolex has been around for a few years now and has grown to have a few accommodation options that will suit different budgets.
Those who are really counting every kip can opt for the wooden bungalows, which don’t look like much from the outside but are actually quite cute and charming inside, with a sunny personality from cheery yellow and cream paint. The bungalows have windows, a handy bedside table and vanity, overhead rotating fan and private bathroom with electric heated shower.
For those who prefer solid bricks and mortar for shelter, the modern buildings deliver the typical no frills Lao guesthouse experience, with tile floor, air-con or fan, box TV, table and wetroom hot water bathroom. The white cotton bed linens looked clean and fresh.
We received a warm welcome at both Tolex and their neighbour Papao Guesthouse. Papao’s modern rooms do have the edge on Tolex. The main reason you’d choose Tolex is to save money in the budget friendly bungalows or if you prefer a bit of greenery since it has a lawn.
Address: 1 km east of main intersection, Nakai
T: (051) 214 113; (020) 156 516;
Coordinates (for GPS): 105º9'36.2" E, 17º42'25.98" 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||50,000 kip|
|Dbl fan 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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