Photo: Rooms with a waterslide view.

Photo of Linsomphou LodgeLinsomphou Lodge

A decent rest stop

13 km north of Mahaxay, 20 km south of Nakai T: (020) 2220 5077 2215 8452 

Linsomphou Lodge

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Linsomphou Lodge is in the middle of nowhere but we’d certainly choose to stay here rather than the down in the dumps Mahaxay Mai Guesthouse.

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You’ll encounter the accommodation 13 kilometres north of Mahaxay, on the lefthand side en route to Nakai, a small cluster of buildings oddly plopped in a huge empty parcel of land with karst looming immediately behind. Even odder is the sight of the adjacent rainbow coloured kids playground and waterslide complex that looks both new and abandoned.

Strange amenities aside, the solid bungalows are clean and functional, fine for a one night rest stop. The colourful rooms, jazzed up with pink and green paint, have air-con or fan, tile floor, natural light from the windows and a large bathroom with a separate area for the cold water shower so the toilet doesn’t get wet. There’s a sign advertising “karaoke”, which can sometimes be code for more salacious activity, but when we inspected the place, it seemed respectable and no nonsense.

There’s nothing for miles in either direction, so getting something to eat may be an issue. If you’d prefer to stay where there is some infrastructure, the small village of Gnommalat (also spelled Nhommarath) is six kilometres north. It has a local guesthouse and if open, some shops selling food.

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Walk-in rates at Linsomphou Lodge

Type of room
Type of room, low and high season prices
Dbl fan private bathroom
60,000 kip
60,000 kip
Dbl air-con private bathroom
80,000 kip
80,000 kip
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:

Where is Linsomphou Lodge

Linsomphou Lodge
13 km north of Mahaxay, 20 km south of Nakai
T: (020) 2220 5077 2215 8452 
Coordinates (for GPS): 105º10'1.75" E, 17º33'13.92" N
Room rates: Under US$10

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