After reading the mostly good reviews, my partner and I booked this hotel for our 5 night stay in Pakse. It seemed to be one of the cheaper options- about $32 a night for a double. This turned out to be very expensive compared to the many options in the town centre.
Although we usually don't mind a walk, this hotel is located roughly over a kilometre out of town, and the walk is along a dusty main road with little to see.
Upon check in we were shown to our room by the barely polite staff.
Immediately the dingy room smelt unpleasant. There were lots of mosquitoes in the room, accompanied by many squashed on the dirty walls which hadn't been cleaned. The bedding had various stains. The floor was dirty and dusty around the edges.
The bathroom was covered in mould, along with the filthy shower curtain. The shelf above the sink was encrusted with soap scum and grime.
Despite the fact that we had booked with Agoda and were consequently locked in to paying for all 5 nights in full, we promptly left and booked a nice CLEAN simple room in town for about $17.
When we told the man at the desk we wanted to leave because it was dirty, he didn't understand. He said we had to pay for the first night because the room had to be cleaned (!) from us briefly walking in and out. Then he called the manager and said we had to pay for everything in full.
That said, we can't really complain because these were the terms stated by Agoda. Despite the cost we felt we really couldn't stand staying here.
Avoid at ALL COST there are much cheaper, cleaner, better located options in the town centre.
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- Also Known As:
- Champa Residence Hotel Pakse, Laos - Champasak Province