Built in 1921 by "Les Messageries Maritimes" as their timber trading headquarters. It is a French Colonial single story bricked mansion. It includes three French Suites. They have high ceilings, arched walls and columns to divide the main bedroom and living area. Colonial pattern floor tiles, a four post king size bed, a ceiling fan and a private balcony make up the charming decor.
Ban Lao Classic
Three Lao Bungalows built in 1995 in the spirit of Lao Colonial style. It has a roof of ferra cotta tiles and wood shingles, timber walls and is set above the ground on timber posts and bricked columns. Lattice wall panels are painted in the local vibrant colors. Each room is fairly large with a separate bathroom and balcony. Lime washed walls, a bamboo paneled ceiling, hardwood floors and rattan arm chairs provide the colonial ambiance.
Floating Bungalow "Sala Phae"
These floating bungalows are built with nature in mind. All materials were selected to protect the environment. All rafts are equipped with waste treatment using bio-technology which assures the guests of the water's quality. Hardwood flooring is provided in the eight spacious rooms with a private bathroom and balcony.
The French Studio was renovated in 2010. It is part of an old hospital of a French colony. It also offers a large terrace.
Ban Din Deluxe
It is the first Eco-Resort in Laos. The structure was built with clay and sand bags. The roof uses recycled material. All rooms were painted by soil solor. The rooms can reduce at least 80% of chemical material.
Our guide and driver were very good with their knowledge and were very helpful with our questions. It was a very pleasant visit that would have been impossible to do on our own. Hotels and restaurants were fantastic. The special places we got to go to, like the kitchens, were great. Enjoyed the entire trip!