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La Pistoche Swimming Pool & Bar

Ban Phong Pheng Village | PO box 805, Luang Prabang 0600, Laos
+856 71 260 943
Review Highlights
Great place but so so staff

Big swimming pool restaurant and bar under the plan trees. Not very friendly and efficient staff... read more

Reviewed 8 March 2017
Cap M
Paris, France
Best happy hours

Yummy cocktails, great swimming pool, a quiet place in LP, one can easily spend a whole day there... read more

Reviewed 7 March 2017
comrade z
Luang Prabang, Laos
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La Pistoche Swimming Pools and Bars is the only private and public swimming pools in Luang Prabang. It is a complex of 4 swimming pools, 2 small one with water toys for kids and 2 bigger one for everybody. The 2 bigger swimming pools have 2 bars, one jaccuzzi and a small slide. If you are looking for a refreshing break from the heat, after sightseeing or an exhausting bicycle tour, jump into our pools and enjoy delicious cocktails. Away from the tourist traffic, you can find us nestled within a typical Lao Neighborhood in Ban Phong Pheng Village. We offer Happy Hours on Cocktails from noon to 7 pm. It cost 30,000 kips per persons (adults and kids) for entrance fee and you have to leave a deposit of 50,000 kips that will be refunded to you if you dont drink or eat anything, or will be substracted from your bill. Please be aware that in hot season, we do have a lots of locals, specially on Saturday and Sunday. Which means a lots of kids! We love the fact that foreigners and locals laotians can mix together. However, if you are looking for a very quiet place, we don t suggest our place. In hot season, there are some hotels that let visitors go. Also, be aware that week ends are very very busy. We suggest that you come early, we open at 10 am, if you wish to have some quiet time. Just a small note, we also have a lot of backpackers, some families have made some complains about this. Up to now, the backpackers that comes to the pool have been very kids friendly. My 7 years old daughter always end up making new friends that throw her up in the air. We also have a lots of Lao families. We do have free wi-fi, but we are not an internet cafe, so it is possible that our internet doesn t work... We priorize people having fun together and chatting together, than playing with their internet!!! Hope you enjoy!
  • Excellent29%
  • Very good35%
  • Average21%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible8%
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Ban Phong Pheng Village | PO box 805, Luang Prabang 0600, Laos
+856 71 260 943
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Reviewed 8 March 2017

Big swimming pool restaurant and bar under the plan trees. Not very friendly and efficient staff. You don't get why you have to pay 50.000kips deposit at the entrance. Is a bit far from the center (about 20min walk). Nice concept to relax and take...More

1  Thank Cap M
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Yummy cocktails, great swimming pool, a quiet place in LP, one can easily spend a whole day there. Happy hour (2 for 1 drinks) all day long

Thank comrade z
Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

I would truly recommend this place for warm and sunny days. There's three different pools and many sun chairs spread around the place. There's changing rooms, showers and toilets. They offer lockers for 5.000 kip and they also have a bar and restaurant with western...More

Thank Tintin L
Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

We needed a day out of the heat and this small oasis was perfect. I had read some of the other reviews about water quality, music ect but my experience was perfect. The water was fantastic, cool and very clean. It wasn't too busy. We...More

Thank MoTraveller13
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

We arrived at 10am and we were surprised and very pleased to see that there was only 1 other person at the pool! We had our choice of sunloungers and chose 2 with a big umbrella to shield us from the heat. The Loungers were...More

Thank Lena P
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Just to clear up some reviews for people... Everything looks like the pictures, with the pools being very clean. We did visit outside of the peak season which may help as it wasn't very busy. Unfortunately you have to pay a deposit and you are...More

Thank Jessica S
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

I had mixed feelings about this pool, after reading many reviews, however I'm so glad we went! We ventured in on a quiet mid-week day and pretty much had the place to ourselves, along with a handful of backpackers. 2 for 1 cocktails from 12-7pm...More

Thank Ren C
Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

After reading mixed reviews we were pleasantly surprised- loads of seating, pools were clean and beautifully presented- a very relaxing day. If you're looking to go for cheap then simply eat/drink elsewhere before arriving but the costs are fine in my opinion. The cocktails/smoothies were...More

Thank SaskiaJury
Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

Well it is a good opportunity to cool off in luang prabang. BUT, the entrence is for my opinion overpriced for Lao. The water was very dirty, we really didn't felt like swimming, I jumpef in real quick, but when I look into the water,...More

Thank lelesara2014
NathalieLPB, Owner at La Pistoche Swimming Pool & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2016

Could I please know which month you came for the water to be dirty ??? We do test our water 3 times a day... When it is raining a lot... it might happen that for 1 or 2 days, the water is a bit greenish......More

Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

Dire pool, barely any sun loungers and the most offensive part was the strange blaring repetitive music (techno) that ruined any dying chance of a peaceful ambianceMore

Thank indiab44
NathalieLPB, Owner at La Pistoche Swimming Pool & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2016

We are very sorry you didnt enjoy our swimming pools.... We are aware that the lounge chairs normally are the one that go more quickly with our foreigners customers. We do provide extra cushions if all the lounge chairs are full that you can put...More

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