Here's one more for the "Laos Additions" file:
Just came back from a night in Nong Khiaw where we stayed at a place called the Mandala Ou Resort.
Lauren and I were invited as part of a group to help the owners work out the kinks during their opening week. We paid for our stay, albeit at a slight discount because the place is new and they wanted to get our feedback.
Location was beautiful -- right on the Ou River with a view of a huge limestone cliff. We stayed in a bungalow which faced the river, but there are cheaper rooms with a courtyard view. There's also a small pool with a view of the river. Breakfast was very good -- lots of fresh coffee, continental fare set out -- with eggs and bacon on request. One of the few opening week glitches was that it took a while for some of us to get our hot breakfast but, in a happy turn of events, they ended up sending out plate after plate of eggs and bacon until we begged them to stop!
Not sure of the rack rate, but think it's probably in the USD$55-70 range. Highly recommend!
#1 Veritrope has been a member since 27/1/2010. Posts: 2