Phosy Thalang Guesthouse

This guesthouse in the little village of Thalang north of the Khammouane province is one of the two popular overnight stops for the Thakhek Loop. Phosy THalang Guesthouse is the first one on your left coming from Thakhek. With the big square in front of the dining room to park bikes it cannot be missed. The guesthouse offers little wooden bungalows either with one room or two rooms. All of them have a little veranda with an hammock or chair overlooking the river in front of it. For the hammock and the nice view this is a great place alone.

The single room bungalow are basic, with a double bed, a mosquito net, fan and an en-suite bathroom with the usually set up of a shower head next to the tolet. A nice touch is that the bathroom is actually a stair down from the bedroom, making sure there is no risk of getting the room wet. However, the pink colour is maybe not the best choice for some…

The set up is lovely, unfortunately my matrasse was damaged and quite uncomfortable which I only realised after coming back from a few drinks and the owner already asleep. Others didn’t have the issue. So check the bed properly when checking in.

In addition of the veranda the guesthouse has also some tables outside the main building overlooking the river, and it is a nice spot to relax a bit and meeting the other guests while having a drink they sell in the dining room. You can also order little snacks like spring rolls.

The dining room of the guesthouse is inside the main building. In addition of the snacks you can also have breakfast and dinner here. Breakfast was nice, with a selection like baguette with eggs or pancakes.

I cannot comment on dinner as we went to the Saibaidee guesthouse that has a nice restaurant with a nicer atmosphere – hower the set with the bungalows makes the Phosy Thaolang guesthouse the better choice for accommodation.

If you do not walk away with your bikes locked they will move the bikes inside the main room. Any bikes left outside are chained together by a large chain. So they look after the bikes of their customer.

The price per night is / was only 50.000 Kip (confirmed in other blogs that the price has not increased), which is excellent value for money. Even though I had bad luck with the bed I would definetely stay here again as the set up with the bungalows is nice, and offers a relaxing atmosphere after a long day on the road.

Rating: 8/10

(Stayed here November 2013)