Houay Xai Accommodation

KTMphil

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The fancy - Nakaraj Princess Hotel



Come eastwards from Chiang Khong, Thailand into Laos across the new Friendship Bridge 4 and the golden glint immediately catches your eye as you exit the bridge











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Talking with Kibok, the Korean owner, USD $ 4.5 million to build, 80 year lease from the Laos Government. 20 rai water park in the works.



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Casino resorts are normally good value for money as they hope to make up the profit on the gambling end, this one is no exception. Done in a golden, Spanish villa style, you might think you've woken up in Vegas


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Rooms are spectacularly salacious - Gold, Greek moldings everywhere



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Currently a special promotion, rooms 2,000 Bht incl breakfast, sounds expensive, but i was in a suite ( with a tour company contract discount rate, was cheaper)


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Location, just across Friendship Bridge 4 into Houay Xai, Laos (east of Chiang Khong) co-ords:



N20.21961


E100.46700






Map below:




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Walk into the suit, entrance seating area



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Then miles down there is the room


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Then you need sunglasses even with the curtains closed



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Huge room with a 40" TV


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Beautiful bathroom


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They have put a huge effort into this and it's basically still in a soft opening state, they are not pushing it yet


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Mekong River views


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& of the Houay Xai, Laos border checkpoint


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Border checkpoint at night
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KTMphil

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A few more photo's from the Nakaraj Princess Hotel. Houay Xai, Laos


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A lot of attention to detail


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After dark, looks beautiful


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Great duty free wine selection at good prices, you can bring the wine into the restaurant


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Nice beer garden and restaurant area


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Rule to eat by - Always try eat what the locals eat (don't try to order a beef steak you're guaranteed to be disappointed) - Pork is the thing to order and it was damn good



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Menu is reasonably priced (divide by 250 for Thai Bht) , dishes are 150-450 Bht



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After some nasty, muddy days pushing bikes up muddy hills, this could be the oasis you're looking for before heading home?















They do have a casino havn't checked it out



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Website:


http://www.nakarajnakhon.com/


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prince666

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Great pictures Phil, did see it myself the other month when I crossed the bridge , nice to have this report could be handy if I get to the bridge late on my way over from China .
With a name like that it must be good hehehe just hope I can book room 666 ?
 

KTMphil

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Steve, I think the biggest room numbers are 400!




Great pictures Phil, did see it myself the other month when I crossed the bridge , nice to have this report could be handy if I get to the bridge late on my way over from China .
With a name like that it must be good hehehe just hope I can book room 666 ?
 

mactbkk

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Phil, evolution for sure and not quite the same since I first stayed in Ban Houei Sai fall 1966, or later lived there, Sept '69-June '70. Might have troubles navigating around the town, sure did on my last visit in 2008.Mac
 

KTMphil

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Phil, evolution for sure and not quite the same since I first stayed in Ban Houei Sai fall 1966, or later lived there, Sept '69-June '70. Might have troubles navigating around the town, sure did on my last visit in 2008.Mac


Mac, the actual town might die as the bridge traffic is so far away to the south. People might just head for Luang Namtha?
 

KTMphil

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Capss

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Friendship Guesthouse 2

Friendship Guesthouse 2
Good wifi, 43 photos uploaded to Flicker in about 45mins, and the hot water is ok, bike parked at front under the CCTV.
125,000 Kip per night

coords N20.27176 E100.41343

Photos on ride report

Wayne


 

Pounce

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Old favourite the Thanormsub GH has been upgraded.
Basically doubled the amount of rooms, still 100,00/night & rooms are big & clean but need airing a bit more



 
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