Great second floor views
Chantha has made improvements since we stayed here in 2012, with the small rooms feeling fresh when we inspected in November 2016 with white walls, tile floor, proper mattress and clean linens.
The rooms are simple affairs, sufficient for a night or two, and they come with a wardrobe and table to lay things out on, along with a wetroom-style bathroom which looked well maintained and had an electric heated shower and western toilet.
While the spartan indoor lobby/restaurant lacks personality, the communal upstairs balcony and front terrace has a great view of the karst—it would be a stunning spot to hang out on when the rice is growing.
A little bit of English spoken and WiFi is available in the lobby. This is also one of the few places to stay in Konglor that has an air-con option, though this comfort nearly doubles the rate. Overall, Chantha is a reliable choice.
Address: Konglor village
T: (020) 2210 0002;
Coordinates (for GPS): 104º44'38.66" E, 17º57'44.58" N
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Room rates: Under US$10
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Dbl fan private bathroom||70,000 kip||70,000 kip|
|Dbl air-con private bathroom||130,000 kip||130,000 kip|
|Quad air-con private bathroom||240,000 kip||240,000 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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