We stayed here last night for one night after arriving on the slow boat at sunset. We wanted a budget-priced room and looked at a few different places in this area which were either too expensive or ding , ybefore a guy on a bike showed us to Sokdee for 100,000kip room. He seemed nice enough and showed us to the room which had a TV and bathroom with electric shower. We were tired from the journey and it looked OK for the money so we went for it.
It had a huge comfy bed with a duvet and clean white bedlinen and the bathroom seemed clean. It was only after using the shower that we noticed the smell emanating from the drains which got worse and worse throughout our stay.
The windows in the room were open and when we tried to close them they got stuck so we had to leave one slightly ajar.
There were signs on the doors saying no noise after 11pm and at gone midnight we were woken by a woman shouting and banging on someone's door. Then it must have been 5am today when she started shouting again.
My boyfriend went to the desk to checkout with a guy sat there and I went outside to put my shoes on and this other guy came zooming round the corner barking "room number" at me like I was leaving without paying. Then we went to pay 100,000kip and the desk guy said it was $15 which is 120,000kip. We said we were told 100k and the barking guy said something in Lao and the desk guy looked annoyed and accepted 100k.
We were so glad we checked out of that place. Normally we check Tripadvisor but we didn't get chance this time otherwise we wouldn't have bothered.
Coincidentally we've now checked into Oudomphong Guest House II which I noticed is the same as the previous reviewer. A lovely place run by lovely people.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Very nice, clean and comfortable rooms near the city center and the river side. The guesthouses are lying in a quiet surrounding so if you do want the noises from the city-nightlife this is the place to be!We just had a change in management and keen to make you stay as good as possible ... more less
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