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“One of the better places in Houayxai”
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Thaveesinh Hotel
Ranked #2 of 7 Hotels in Huay Xai
Vladivostok, Russia
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“One of the better places in Houayxai”
Reviewed 19 May 2012

You know, TripAdvisor seems to have a lot of people that want to pay $3 a night or whatever in fairly touristy Asian towns and get a palace in return. Well, it's just not going to happen. So either pay a bit more for a better place that you like. Or don't and stop whining about it when it's not the Four Seasons you want it to be.

The Thaveesinh Hotel in Houayxai may be one of the slightly more expensive options but no one's going to make you stay there, especially in low season. So if you don't like paying a dollar more than for a room somewhere else, don't.

Pluses of this place BASED ON THE ROOM I HAD (Room 312, third floor front left): Location, decent TV channels (if that matters much to you), hot shower, proper toilet that flushed, firm but not harshly so bed, good pillows, cold fridge, plenty of electric outlets for charging stuff, a decent balcony- if you have that room, working air-conditioning. And very key, no roaches or flies.

A specific minus to that room is that it's exactly next to a flat that has a bunch of people who live in it that get up about 6am (it's the flat above the bank) and they start cooking and yammering on their balcony. Obviously the other rooms don't have this issue.

Minuses of this place IN GENERAL: It can close a bit earlier than the stated 11pm curfew so be prepared to rattle the front shutters to get in, a little noisy in the morning since it's right across from two little street restaurants that get to work chopping and grinding and selling around 7am, (and related) there are several dogs at this end of the main street that get a little randy every now and then and also bark a lot so there will be dog noise. If you're on holiday and want to sleep in until 10am, this isn't the place for you.

The main minus is that they tend to insist on charging in Baht and they're not really supposed to and you're not really supposed to pay in Baht. But if it bugs you a lot, try paying in Kip and see if they'll go for it. I couldn't be hugely bothered but maybe you can.

The people that own the hotel own the money changer and the shop next door. The lady who seems to be in charge speaks English fairly well and, if treated nicely, will be helpful. Like in a lot of places, if you come across all stroppy, you won't get a lot of help in return.

They will arrange minibus tickets and boat tickets and all that sort of thing- just like any other place in Houayxai- and for the same price as any other place.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled solo
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Venlo, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 19 February 2012

This hotel is OK for 1 night. The Sabaydee Guesthouse was full and the room of this hotel looked better than in the Oudomxai. We stayed in a room just below the roof terrace where they serve breakfast (we did not have it here) and played very loud music from 7 am.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Chiang Rai, Thailand
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Reviewed 22 June 2011

We stayed here for one night to catch the slow boat down to Luang Prabang. The hotel was fine, just a bit worn down. As far as amenities are concerned, there was satellite TV and air-con. I wouldn't have any real qualms about staying here again, if I was taking that boat trip to Luang Prabang again. But I might look around town a bit to see if any new hotels or guest houses have opened up.

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled as a couple
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Portland, Oregon
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Reviewed 10 December 2010

This place isn't much, so don't get your expectations up--your alternatives are probably no better. This is a lousy hotel in a lousy town. Chances are you aren't going to be here to do much other than eat and sleep and move along, and this hotel will get you through it, safely at least. Make your standards elastic, keep a good attitude and you'll get through it, as you will other budget hotels in Laos. Good luck.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled solo
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Reviewed 1 July 2010

One florescent light in the middle of the room, a bed that was harder than a rock, now shower stall, no towels or a.c. upon arrival. It was clean and the breakfast was not bad and location could not be better. It is like the rest of the places in this town.

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled with friends
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Property: Thaveesinh Hotel
Address: Ban Huay Xai Neu, Bokeo Province, Huay Xai, Laos
Region: Laos > Bokeo Province > Huay Xai
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Ranked #2 of 7 Hotels in Huay Xai
Price range (per night): $21 - $33
Number of rooms: 122
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