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We're a presentable, married couple who have been travelling Asia for seven months now. We're realistic about what to expect from our accommodation and have been greeted by various standards of customer service, some great, some poor, all of it acceptable. Our reception here however...More
Rooms are big and perfectly clean. Good price.
Hot shower and GREAT bed. (Really, it's been a long time since I didn't slept in such a comfortable bed in South East Asia. I slept so good !!!)
Staff is nice but doesn't speak English !...More
We've stayed a dozen times. Caters more to Lao and Vietnamese business-people than the backpack crowd, which attracts us all the more (why travel to Laos to stay with other tourists?). We have enjoyed watching the kids and grandkids grow up here as well. Carries...More
If you’ve travelled this far into Lao you’ll have experienced some ‘wacky’ accommodation options, so by comparison the Chitavanh will seem relatively normal. The hotel is one of the better choices in Sam Neua and rooms have all the standard ‘flash packer’ features – A/C,...More
I had not been to Xam Neua / Sam Neua / Houa Phanh in several years so forgot the name of the better hotel / guest house at which to stay. So, I chose the Chiavanh Hotel -- really a guest house -- and was...More
Saibaidee If we are there in September/October can we hire a car and driver to drive to Luang prabang, please?
14 July 2015|
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Xam Neua is quite a way from Luang Prabang, and you would struggle to drive it in one day. Hiring a vehicle and driver in Laos is always possible, you just have to fix a price. Not sure if a driver would do a hire... More
Xam Neua is quite a way from Luang Prabang, and you would struggle to drive it in one day. Hiring a vehicle and driver in Laos is always possible, you just have to fix a price. Not sure if a driver would do a hire run like that, as it would be hard for him to get a hire from Luang Prabang back to Xam Neua.
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"The front rooms have balconies and good views across the river. The road outside is quiet at night."