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“A really awful hotel so why the hell did I stay there?”

Keo Oudom Phone Hotel
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Keo Oudom Phone Hotel
Ranked #4 of 7 Hotels in Huay Xai
Sheffield, Yorkshire, England
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“A really awful hotel so why the hell did I stay there?”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2011

I had seen a couple of fairly positive reviews of the Keooudomphone Hotel in Huay Xai so after getting off the river ferry from Thailand, I made a bee-line for the place. It was a good twenty minutes walk and by the time I got there I was so hot and tired that I just said yes to the room without really looking at it.

I have stayed in hundreds of hotels in my life and this ,may well be the worst hotel I have ever stayed in. Why? First of all - the out of the way location. It would have been better to stay near the ferry terminal. Secondly - the really cheap quality of the room's fittings. Threadbare sheets. An ancient portable TV set etc.. Thirdly and most importantly - the dirtiness of the room. Horrible finger marks on the walls, Grime in the bathroom and mortar missing from the window grille allowing access to mosquitoes.

Because of a dripping tap in the bathroom and a dripping U-bend beneath the sink, I suffered an injury to my foot in this place. I slipped and in trying to prevent myself from falling I caught my right foot on a jagged tile at the threshold. There was blood everywhere but I managed to clean the wound up, put plasters on it and limped for the next few days. This was all down to poor maintenance. Fortunately I was able to avoid serious infection.

The staff were hard to find and gave no "service" whatsoever. It was a very nasty and unloved place. Only stay here if you are a sado-masochist or you are writing a book on the world's worst hotels.

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  • Stayed April 2011, traveled solo
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3 of 5 bubbles
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    2.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3 of 5 bubbles
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    2.5 of 5 bubbles
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2009

We stayed here one night after doing the Gibbon Experience and were happy enough with it. We also previously stayed a night at the Sabaydee Guesthouse, which wasn't as good and overpriced. While there is limited choice in Huay Xai, we'd be happy to stay here again because the rooms were clean, the ensuite was fine and the non-airconditioned room we stayed in was still breezy and cool.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
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Property: Keo Oudom Phone Hotel
Address: Sayang Road , Huayxai Tai, Huay Xai, Laos
Location: Laos > Bokeo Province > Huay Xai
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Ranked #4 of 7 Hotels in Huay Xai
Number of rooms: 179

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