With more than 200 establishments to choose from, you can stay in a star-rated hotel in Pakse, find a quiet guesthouse near Vat Phou, or treat yourself to a riverside resort on the Mekong’s 4,000 Islands. Those venturing to the Bolaven Plateau will find eco-lodging blending with nature, and “guesthouse” takes on new meaning, with some rivalling boutique resorts. You can even stay aboard a cruise vessel during a 3-day Mekong voyage.
Pinpoint the place that reflects the picture in your mind…and you can find it at a price that meets your budget. You can stay at a Pakse hotel with a pool for $75-150, or a room in town with all necessities for less than $15. When visiting Vat Phou, you can relax in a peaceful Mekong Riverside resort for $50-150, though one prime room fetches $500 per night.
Or, stay in quiet Champasak Town at a well-outfitted guesthouse for $15-35. Resorts and boutique bungalows in the $75-200 range sit in secluded spots on popular Don Khone, Don Det, and Don Khong Islands, while many guesthouses ranging from $15-50 are clustered together on their tourism strips. As for the Bolaven Plateau, you can wake up to coffee plantations and waterfalls.
Each establishment has a unique character…something that touches your personal tastes. Budget rooms offer the modern amenities you’d expect: Wi-Fi, satellite or cable TV, modern toilets, air conditioning, and balconies. Many guesthouses have restaurants and offer complimentary breakfast. Hotels and resorts add swimming pools and a wider variety of facilities as well as rooms loaded with extras. Some staff speak English, German, French, and Thai.