• Friday , 18 August 2017

Laos Route and Accommodation

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Costs are all based on two people and two motorcycles. Locations included secure motorcycle parking. The US$ conversions are based on our average exchange rate while in the country. Another resource for accommodation is iOverlander (http://www.ioverlander.com). We share all our accommodation on iOverlander.

ALI HOUSE HOTEL
Vientiane, Laos

GPS: 17.965085, 102.600788
Cost: $23 per night for a double room with bathroom and air-conditioning and breakfast
Dates stayed: 21-22 January 2017
Bathroom: Running water
Shower: Hot
Electricity: Yes
Internet: Yes
Kitchen: No
Restaurant: Yes for breakfast only
Notes: There is secure parking for motorcycles only. The bikes were tucked beside the hotel behind a locked gate. The hotel was very clean. The staff were friendly and spoke good English. Hotel is in a good central location within Vientiane.

SPRINGRIVER RESORT
Kong Lor Cave, Laos

Website: http://www.springriverresort.com
GPS: 17.959328, 104.729606
Cost: $15 per night per bungalow with shared bathroom
Dates stayed: 23-26 January 2017
Bathroom: Running water
Shower: Hot
Electricity: Yes
Internet: Yes at the reception and restaurant
Kitchen: No
Restaurant: Yes
Notes: The price per bungalow is for one or two people. There is secure parking for all vehicle types. It is a very relaxing place with a beautiful location along the river. There is a campfire every night and there are many seating areas around the property to relax in and boats for rent to explore the on-site river. The wifi was decent speed and if you have a local SIM card there is good 3G connection. You can rent bicycles and it is about a mile to the Kong Lor Cave. The restaurant serves good food though it is a little pricey. The staff are very friendly and helpful.

SABAIDEE GUESTHOUSE
Tha Lang, Laos

Website: https://www.facebook.com/Sabaidee-Guesthouse-306724139448435/
GPS: 17.843439, 105.052803
Cost: 50,000 Kip (US$6.12) per night for a bungalow for two people with bathroom
Dates stayed: 27-29 January 2017
Bathroom: Running water
Shower: Warm
Electricity: Yes
Internet: Yes
Kitchen: No
Restaurant: Yes
Notes: Good wifi and warm water shower (on demand water heater). Good nightly BBQ and secure parking. If you wanted to pitch your tent it is likely the owner would say yes for a small fee. This is the main stop on the loop so every night the place was full of people on rented motorcycles and scooters. The owners are lovely and the food in the restaurant is good. If you stay for more than one night you will have the place to yourself during the day as most people only stay one night and don’t start arriving until 4pm.

SOUKSOMBOUN HOTEL
Tha Khek, Laos

Website: http://souksomboun-hotel-thakhek.booked.net
GPS: 17.397763, 104.802194
Cost: 100,000 Kip (US$12.25) per night for a double outside room with air-conditioning
Dates stayed: 30 January – 2 February
Bathroom: Running water
Shower: Hot (on demand water heater)
Electricity: Yes
Internet: Yes at reception only
Kitchen: No
Restaurant: No
Notes: The main hotel is an old police station and the rooms inside the building are 120,000 Kip per night. They have built additional rooms outside on the property that are set up like a motel where you can park your vehicle just outside your door. We thought the cheaper outside rooms were nicer – they were very big and clean. The inside rooms smelled musty.

SALA THONGYON HOSTEL
Savannakhet, Laos


Website: https://salathongyon.wordpress.com
GPS: 16.555726, 104.754712
Cost: 99,000 Kip (US$12.12) for a double bungalow with bathroom
Dates stayed: 3-5 February 2017
Bathroom: Running water
Shower: Hot
Electricity: Yes
Internet: Yes
Kitchen: No
Restaurant: Yes, only for breakfast and coffee/tea/beer/sodas
Notes: A single room costs about 80,000 kip. Very secure parking for motorcycles and maybe room for one van/car. It is an oasis in the city as all the bungalows are around a lovely, shaded garden. Two sisters own the place and they are very welcoming and friendly. The internet varied between slow and average.

NAKORN CAFÉ, RESTAURANT GUESTHOUSE
Champasak, Laos

Website: https://www.facebook.com/Nakorn-Cafe-Guest-House-and-Restaurant-845364448854976/
GPS: 14.890989, 105.878528
Cost: 200,000 Kip (US$24.49) per night for a double with air conditioning
Dates stayed: 6-7 February 2017
Bathroom: Running water
Shower: Hot
Electricity: Yes
Internet: Yes
Kitchen: No
Restaurant: Yes
Notes: This was an exceptionally nice room and bathroom. Good shower with hot water and good pressure. Secure parking and a good restaurant. You can rent bicycles here in order to bike around to the ruins. The wifi was fast. There are nice covered areas outside for sitting and viewing the river.

We later returned to Laos by airplane to Luang Prabang and Nong Khiaw to spend five wonderful nights with Shannon’s parents. We were treated to very upscale hotels and a great vacation.

LUANG PRABANG

Dates Stayed: 24-27 February and 28 February 2017

NONG KHIAW

Dates Stayed: 27 February 2017

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