In a cream building not far from the riverfront, the dated Phoungchampa Hotel (formerly Intha Hotel) is an okay guesthouse for those in need of air-con and a private bathroom.
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The rooms are spacious and have springy beds, a TV, vanity, WiFi and clean ensuite bathrooms with hot shower. Big windows let in lots of light and the wraparound balconies would be a great spot for watching city life below if they had any seating. The detail that brings the room down is the old carpeted floors –- even a deep cleaning could not resurrect them -– and it makes the room feel more drab than it actually is. If you can overlook what’s underfoot, then it’s not a bad place. Rates aren't the lowest around and if you’re looking for a more modern and updated guesthouse in the same price range, try Mixay Paradise, Phonepaseuth or Souphaphone Guesthouse.
By Cindy Fan
Last updated on 3rd February, 2016.
Type of room, low and high season prices
Room: Dbl air-con private bathroom, low season: 150,000 kip, high season 150,000 kip. Notes:
Chao Anou Rd, Ban Wat Chan, Vientiane
T: (021) 262 090
Room rates: US$10 to 20