On your right as you head into town from Thateng, Hongkham Hotel is a large Viet-style hotel and it’s one of the town’s best as the rooms are spacious, comfortable and generally uncontroversial.
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We were initially shown the rooms on the first floor but asked to see rooms on the second (rooms beginning with A3). As it turns out, these are far better—they are the same size and layout but those on the upper floor have much higher ceilings, and windows aren’t blocked so it receives bright natural light. We were given these rooms for the same price.
Comfortable beds are topped with soft cotton linens. Amenities include a mini-fridge, dresser, wardrobe, vanity/desk, bedside table with a whopping eight sockets and a flatscreen TV (no English channels). The bathroom had a shower stall with hot water and excellent pressure, a sink with a plug, countertop and everything seemed in good working order. There are also multiple WiFi networks per floor—and incredibly, they worked and were fast, a small miracle for southern Laos. A slide lock for extra security and an in-room kettle seal the deal.
To our surprise, some staff spoke a little English and a simple breakfast is included. A great place to rest weary bones after a long motorbike ride.
By Cindy Fan
Last updated on 12th March, 2017.
Type of room, low and high season prices
Room: Standard double room, low season: 150,000 kip, high season 150,000 kip. Notes:
Main Road (Road 16), Watluang Village, Sekong
T: (038) 211 777, (020) 5672 0060
Room rates: US$10 to 20