Photo: A bit of a dump.

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A last resort

Mahaxay, 1 km north of the town junction

Mahaxay Mai Guesthouse

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A kilometre north of the town junction, Mahaxay Mai Guesthouse is a dismal affair which we’ve only included because you may find it absolutely necessary to use it as a rest stop. It’s hard to believe that just a few years ago, this was a recommendable property.

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When we visited in November 2016, the grounds were appallingly strewn with rubbish, piles of it directly in front of the accommodation. If you can look past negative first impressions, the dated, tired rooms can be suffered through for a night. Rooms in the bricks and mortar building have tile floor, solid walls, air-con and windows with security bars, along with a few pieces of furniture and a box TV. The grotty tile wet room bathroom does have an electric heated shower.

The dirty dishes and piles of empty beer bottles on the front balcony of the wooden bungalows were another welcoming touch—clearly the owners don’t really care. Cosmetically, the bungalows are depressingly long in the tooth and in need of tons of plaster, paint and a new mattress, but it has a fan and the wet room bathroom with cold water shower is ok.

It’s lousy and not worth the money. If you’re on the loop, we’d encourage you to push on north another 13 kilometres to stay at Linsomphou Guesthouse or six kilometres further, in the village of Gnommalat. Those who are not picky will find Mahaxay Mai Guesthouse can be endured for a brief night.

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Walk-in rates at Mahaxay Mai Guesthouse

Type of room
Type of room, low and high season prices
Bungalow fan private bathroom
60,000 kip
60,000 kip
Dbl air-con private bathroom
100,000 kip
100,000 kip
Room: Bungalow fan private bathroom, low season: 60,000 kip, high season 60,000 kip. Notes:
Room: Dbl air-con private bathroom, low season: 100,000 kip, high season 100,000 kip. Notes:

Where is Mahaxay Mai Guesthouse

Mahaxay Mai Guesthouse
Mahaxay, 1 km north of the town junction

Coordinates (for GPS): 105º9'35.15" E, 17º27'34.55" N
Room rates: Under US$10

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