Clean and comfortable
Despite its faded appearance, big Douang Deuane hotel still has life left in it and the rooms are good.
The very large rooms aim for comfort over style with clean linens, TVs, air-con, safety box, mini-fridge and plenty of functional furniture such as wardrobe, bedside tables and luggage stand. The attached bathrooms channel an old school hotel vibe, but that means you get a huge countertop and a shower/bathtub combo with a shower curtain. Most of the rooms have a private balcony and, as this is one of the taller buildings around, the higher floors offer great city views. Rates include a simple breakfast and WiFi in the room. All in all, if you don’t mind the big building feel, the spaciousness of the rooms, central location and included amenities make Douang Deuane one of the better value spots around. We have seen similarly priced guesthouses offer far less. For a flashpacker, it’s a worthy pick over a guesthouse. Solo travellers get a discounted rate.
Address: Nokeo Koummane Rd, Ban Mixay, Vientiane
T: (021) 222 301-3; F: (021) 222 300
Coordinates (for GPS): 102º36'18.55" E, 17º57'50.04" N
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Room rates: US$10 to 20
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Sgl air-con private bathroom||150,000 kip||150,000 kip|
|Dbl air-con private bathroom||2,000,000 kip||200,000 kip|
|Triple air-con private bathroom||250,000 kip||250,000 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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