We recently stayed here as part of a tour on the slow boat and had (stupidly) pre-booked this hotel as we had been convinced it was nice and there were limited rooms in Pakbeng...big mistake!
When we arrived there were dead cockroaches in the room and it was unclean with lots of insects. There was what appeared to be a pink childs duvet on the bed which looked like it hadn't been washed in a while! There was no aircon or hot water. Although we supposedly had a river view room, you could barely see it and the window didn't open. The toilet looked like it had never been cleaned. We thought as its only one night we would grin and bare it, but worse was to come...
We woke up in the night to find we had been attacked by bedbugs, I even saw 2 of them...my girlfriend had over 70 bites! When we tried to inform staff there was noone to be found and we had to wait till morning. When we did try to tell staff they didn't speak any English and didn't seem to care when we showed them the bites.
When we looked at trip advisor (wish we had before hand) it seems the bedbugs have been around for years, and given the owners complete lack of customer service don't expect it to change any time soon. You would have to pay me a lot of money to stay there again!!
- Also Known As:
- Villa Salika Hotel Pakbeng