Formerly Somsanouk Guesthouse, Khenesee Guesthouse is located all on its own outside the northern edge of town.
Continue north on 1E past the guesthouse and there is nothing but road and lake views for many kilometres.
The motel-style building blocks are located in the middle of a large charmless and empty plot of land, down a dirt road from the main highway where the family who owns it lives.
The property is isolated and a drive from Nakai’s centre and the eateries. Staying in the village like at Papao Guesthouse
or Tolex Guesthouse
would certainly feel more secure, especially for female travellers.
If you don’t mind being alone and laying low, then the rooms at Khenesee are decent: tile floor, TV, window, fan or air-con, drying rack and large wetroom bathroom with electric heated shower and bucket flush Western toilet. It’s all solidly built and would be a higher rated if it was in a better location, but of the three accommodation reviewed for Nakai, this would be our last choice.
By Cindy Fan
Last updated on 16th January, 2017.
Type of room, low and high season prices
Room: Dbl fan private bathroom, low season: 60,000 kip, high season 60,000 kip. Notes:
Room: Dbl air-con private bathroom, low season: 80,000 kip, high season 80,000 kip. Notes:
2km north of intersection, Nakai
T: (020) 5678 9555
(020) 2218 4444
Room rates: Under US$10