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Rustic with a French twist

Tad Lo, across from Tourist Information Centre

Fandee Guesthouse

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French-owned Fandee Guesthouse is another Tad Lo top budget pick.

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Lined up in rows, the simple wooden bungalows are standalone structures and each come with a window, hot water shower, front porch and hammock, this in addition to the backpacker basics (bed, mosquito net, fan). While everything remains quite natural and rustic, flair has been added in the form of colourful polkadot bed sheets, hewn log bed frame, pebble mosaic bathroom floor and handcrafted bedside log table. It’s still a rustic joint, but kudos to the effort to give it some character.

When you tire of your hammock, drink pastis and play petanque, or head for a chat at the large restaurant sala, the typical no-shoes loungey place with floor cushions, WiFi and curled up kittens. In this respect, it does have one up on Palamei which only has a restaurant with tables and chairs. We didn’t try Fandee’s eatery but heard rave reviews from a few other travellers about the food. The cheeses on the menu certainly did make our heart go pitter patter.

Fandee Guesthouse is across the road from the Tourist Information Centre, right beside Mama Pap Homestay.

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Walk-in rates at Fandee Guesthouse

Type of room
Type of room, low and high season prices
Bungalow fan private bathroom
60,000 kip
60,000 kip
20,000 kip for an extra bed
Room: Bungalow fan private bathroom, low season: 60,000 kip, high season 60,000 kip. Notes: 20,000 kip for an extra bed

Where is Fandee Guesthouse

Fandee Guesthouse
Tad Lo, across from Tourist Information Centre
Coordinates (for GPS): 106º16'32.27" E, 15º31'58.98" N
Room rates: Under US$10

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