Xieng Mouane Guest House
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Xieng Mouane Guest House

Xatikhoumman Road Old Town, in front of Xieng Mouane temple, Luang Prabang 0600 Laos
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Finding an ideal charming hotel in Luang Prabang does not have to be difficult. Welcome to Xieng Mouane Guest House, a nice option for travellers like you.

Nearby landmarks such as Wat Xieng Mouane (0.0 mi) and Old Quarter Luang Prabang (0.2 mi) make Xieng Mouane Guest House a great place to stay when visiting Luang Prabang.

You’ll enjoy relaxing rooms that offer air conditioning, a refrigerator, and a desk, and you can stay connected during your stay as Xieng Mouane Guest House offers guests free wifi.

While in Luang Prabang, you may want to check out some of the restaurants that are a short walk away from Xieng Mouane Guest House, including Utopia Restaurant and Bar (0.4 mi), Tamarind (0.3 mi), and Dyen Sabai Restaurant (0.2 mi).

Luang Prabang is also home to Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre, a popular that is not too far from Xieng Mouane Guest House.

Xieng Mouane Guest House looks forward to welcoming you on your visit to Luang Prabang.

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English, French, Thai

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Xatikhoumman Road Old Town, in front of Xieng Mouane temple, Luang Prabang 0600 Laos
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DSaurav wrote a review Jul 2015
New Delhi, India
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A beautiful old French house nestled very close to mighty Mekong river. Rooms are spacious and well ventilated. Rite opposite monastery, you may witness monk taking alms rite from the hotel door. They provided clean sheets room and running water in washroom. Practically 5 mins walk from all major tourist spots, markets and eating joints are close by. The river is just next street so you have a lots of options around here. The boy at the front desk MR. Lee was very helpful and friendly. I will give it 10/10.
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Date of stay: February 2015Trip type: Travelled solo
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Lukasz555 wrote a review Jul 2012
Luxembourg District, Luxembourg
5.0 of 5 bubbles
It is not one of the guest houses that you need touts to fill them in with people - once you get there you will probably stay.

They are located just opposite the Xieng Mouane temple (it can be seen from the windows of 1st floor rooms located above the lobby), they are run by a group of friendly and helpful local people and offer very nice rooms (clean, big beds, A/C, hot showers, big windows etc.) at very competitive prices.

Some bonuses:
- free bottled water
- complimentary lao tea in the lobby
- you can actually witness the morning alms ceremony from your windows

Highly recommended!
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Date of stay: July 2012
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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cpnyny wrote a review Jan 2015
Bangkok, Thailand
4.0 of 5 bubbles
No frills, but helpful staff, inexpensive and clean accommodation, and quiet. WiFi ok and reliable. Not only is it centrally located, but a bricked pathway to the main street cuts through two temple courtyards. Monks chanting in the morning and evening create an almost mystical experience.
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Date of stay: December 2014
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled solo
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Claudia de Nobr... d wrote a review Jan 2014
London, United Kingdom
+1
1.0 of 5 bubbles
I had stayed there before on another visa run from Thailand and the staff was pleasant and I decided to do the same this time!
I called them a couple of days ago and they priced me 1000 BHT per night {in Thailand this would get me a 4 star room}. I got there and was greeted by the guy who actually when saw me remembered they were happy to see me and I to see them.
I paid for 2 nights , 2 thousand BHT.
I saw they were drinking beer with a few other guests at reception and went to my room at the back. When I got here I started writing because I had to finish a chapter of my book and immediately was interrupted by the noise from reception which was loud and the children next door to my room, though very sweet, were playing in the porch with a computer and singing. The neighbor was smoking in the porch and I asked him to move away from my room.
I tried to write but could not concentrate and went back to reception and asked the sweet employee when this was going to end, because I was in need of peace and this was not going to work for me and I did not want to ruin their fun, so if they were going to carry on I could go to the guest house next door and get another room.
They stopped and all went quiet and told me that the beer had finished anyway. He said tomorrow would be quieter.
I did not wanna move because I was tired and thought I should give them a chance.
I went to a temple to do some meditation and get a bite to eat.
On the way back I run the shower to try and get some hot water and decided to prepare the bed when I noticed the pillow had been used and had black hairs on it {I am blond} and so was the sheet from the bed, stained, dirty , hairy and crumpled.
So I packed my bags and went next door to ask if there was another room at 10pm and they said yes, so I came back and asked for my money.
She gave me a crumpled note of 1000BHT and I said, no I want the 2000.
I said many times as she ignored me: I want my money, I am not well, and I want to go..Please let me go with my money. I asked why not, she said to me pointing: YOU NO GOOD... and I said louder: I want my money. I said I will call the police she shouted : DO IT! and got up looking ferocious and coming at me. The employee said to her: JAI YEN MUM, which means in Lao and Thai 'calm down mother' .
She sat down and I, shaken, asked why not? your bed is dirty, there is no hot shower and your guests are loud. I wanna move, I stayed here only a few hours. She kept ignoring me and I shouted WHY? WHY NOT? So after started screaming I want my money, I will call the police , she got up and left and I told the guy: I am so sorry, you saw the bed and the shower please call the police and he said he was only an employee.
She came back threw the money at me and when I turned to go she kicked the back of my leg and came after me, chasing me out but I left and shouted that she was horrible and she stayed at her door looking at me menacingly. I said a couple of times really loud to her : you are bad and kept walking and found solace in the next door guest house who received me so well. I am sitting in bed, after a hot shower , in the silence and clean bed and shaking still, scared she will come after me.
What a horrible experience.
I am considering going to the police in the morning and reporting her. The lovely guy who checked me in here says she cannot get in here. Thanks god! Sorry if I repeated my self , I am still quite shaken by this...
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Date of stay: January 2014
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: I would stay away because she can turn on you if u say anything that displeases her. she is rude,...
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G_sg wrote a review Jan 2015
Singapore
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed in the VIP room for 4 nights (US$ 60 a night): it is a suite, the bedroom is facing the street and the lounge is facing the courtyard.
The house is old and charming. Facilities are quite basic but it is what you expect of a guesthouse. Ask if you want the towels to be changed or the dustbin emptied etc... because the house keeping is more than basic.
The big plus is the location. It is in a quiet road AND a central location.
The only noise comes from the temple opposite the street. There are instruments playing for a few minutes very early in the morning (4 or 5am it seems) but it is very short and everything is quiet again. Not great if you are a light sleeper but I believe most people will be fine with it.
Note that the bathroom is very very basic too

The people there are friendly and we enjoyed our stay there, especially the 2 separate rooms and the 4 windows letting a lot of light in
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Date of stay: January 2015
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Caroline P wrote a review Jan 2015
Montreal, Canada
2.0 of 5 bubbles
We read the review on tripadvisor and book the VIP room last minute because it was the only room available online at this hotel and we were beween Christmas and New Year and we wanted something decent to sleep in and from the advise, we tought it was good!
First they seemed not to have our reservation but after we show them our 60$ a night from our booking confirmation they gave us the big room very fast!
We knew that there was the temple in front (but not because the staff told us...) and that it would wake us up, so it wasnt really bugging us, we woke up the first morning at 4 with the dog barkings and after at 5 with the people talking and at 6 with the music from the monk... but we had eatplugs so after we slept well and the 2 other nights after even better.
But the negative points... Everytime we wanted to give or to take back the key, we had to did it ourself... because there was nobody at the reception, so we went around the counter and took it ourself... with all the other keys :(
Even when we wanted to give our laundry, we waited at the reception, but after some minutes decided to go someplace else around because again nobody.
We had the big room with view on the street and on the garden, it was a beautiful room with a ancient bathroom (shower open in the bathroom so water everywhere) and after the first night the housecleaning lady did not come so we had to ask for (especially because when you take a shower there is water everywhere and we just want it to be dry...) and the day after we had to ask for new towels because they didnt changed it, they just took it away...
So, probably a good place, but price is too high, the breakfast is not include and the service is well... to be improve...
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Date of stay: December 2014
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
2.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: If you are a lighty sleeper dont sleep in the rooms with the street view you will be waken up
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belowtheradar wrote a review Mar 2011
St. Petersburg, Florida
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I arrived in Luang Probang after 6 days on a bicycle in the north. I found the acoomodations to be most welcoming. While there were no special services, my room on the second floor was very clean, the bed extremely comfortable and the shower awter very warm. My room looked out on street level yet was not noisy. The main street is a short walk down a narrow street. The night market is very close.
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Date of stay: October 2010
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Amani10 wrote a review May 2010
Peterborough
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Xieng Moung Guest House is situated in the heart of old Luang Prabang, opposite the temple of the same name and on a street that runs parallel to the main street for shopping and restaurants on one side, and the street next to the Mekong on the other side.

Our room was in an old colonial building that had lots of character, including shuttered windows and high ceilings. As an old building it did have a few creaky floorboards and the air-conditioning on its own without assistance from the fan wasn’t sufficient to cool the room (although we did stay there at the hottest time of the year). But there were other compensations that made this a good place to stay. For a start the room was spotlessly clean and new towels were provided every day. Guests also received two free bottles of water and could obtain more from the water dispenser in the reception area or the hot water flask (with tea making facilities) on our landing. In fact, the guest house was very well managed and the daily servicing of rooms was undertaken without prompting, unobtrusively and to a high standard.

The street on which the guest house is located is quiet despite its proximity to the busiest parts of the old town. There was some early morning noise from the temple opposite on “sin days” but for us this was one of the unique attractions of the guest house and of Luang Prabang.
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Date of stay: May 2010
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Jonathan N wrote a review Oct 2009
Wellington, New Zealand
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Xieng Mouane is hidden down a little street in Luang Prabang. We were the only people there when we turned up, and thus got the "suite" room at a cheap price. This was a very big 2-room space, and pretty comfortable for what we were paying. The room was decent, although a little faded in terms of it's furniture etc - but very charming. The room was cleaned daily, and everything was pretty spick and span. The aircon was a wee bit hit and miss. Sometimes the air vents would fall closed and the air con would cool down nothing but itself!

The staff were all really friendly - always a smile whenever we saw them. While we were there, the bathroom door handle broke, fortunately one of us was not inside at the time as the door wouldn't open! The staff quickly organised a locksmith and all was sorted within an hour or so.

The location is good - a short stroll from the main street, and if you want to watch the monks collecting alms they go right past the front door (convenient for that 5:30am wakeup that you'll need to see it!). There is a wat right across the road as well, adding to the charm - just watch out for the monks banging that drum first thing in the morning!

Unfortunately there is no internet access or breakfast included - a shame as the pretty little garden courtyard would be a nice place to eat.

For more on our trip to Luang Prabang, visit www.moodfortravel.blogspot.com.
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Date of stay: August 2009
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Katherine J wrote a review Jan 2019
New York City, New York
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Recently I stayed for 4 nights in the lovely town of Luang Prabang at this particular guesthouse. In fact, my stay was enjoyable, but I will state that the reason for my rating is: poor service and management, some problems the room, and the fact that the price I paid ($48 USD) was relatively high by local guest house standards, although others might do better. The guesthouse itself is extremely pretty, and has a lovely courtyard at its center. I enjoyed quiet nights there and did not hear anything from the temple across the street.

The proprietess provided information politely upon request but did not go out of her way to be helpful, and was usually not around. The young women working at the hotel were a bigger problem, but that problem of course goes back to management. No one working in the hotel other than its owner spoke any English. My first morning, I asked to buy breakfast (which was not included in my case,) and the young woman working simply kept shaking her head no. Breakfast, the owner had told me, could be bought. A sign on the wall said, “Breakfast, 35,000 kip.” After the first morning, I gave up and got it out every day.

One day, housekeeping did not provide me any water. On my final day, housekeeping did not visit my room at all! (And if the excuse is that I had not left the key there, sorry, but that does not cut it).

When I asked staff to call me a taxi to the airport, the young women simply shook their heads and giggled. I used a translator app to explain my request; ultimately, rather than call me a taxi themselves, they telephoned the owner, who was out of town. She , in turn, did call me a taxi (tuktuk). One of the two young women in particular seemed to me to be not only poor at her job but also plain annoying, as she spent most of her time sitting on one of the seats, videochatting with the volume up on her phone or watching tv. Naturally, there are cultural differences at play, and the language divide. However, I don’t believe anything I expected or asked was out of the ordinary for a guesthouse – breakfast, housekeeping, taxis – and I think any guesthouse in a savvy town like Luang Prabang would do better.

As far as the room, it had a couple of problems, too, although it was pretty and comfortable. The wifi did not work in the rooms at all, only in the central area. It was irritating to have to try multiple devices multiple times, in order to figure this out, little by little. Water dripped from the bathroom sink’s U-pipe whenever you used the tap, and the toilet seat popped off from time to time. The room lacked a hot pot, but most people probably would not mind this given that there was tea and coffee provided in the garden area at all times. It rained a few times during my stay, and the room was extremely damp. Admittedly, maybe this is just life in Luang Prabang? The first room that I was given had air-conditioning that did not really work, but the owner immediately switched me to one where it did work. Rooms had no TVs or phones, which personally was fine for me.

Price of course is impacting my review. The price seemed to me high enough to warrant providing breakfast. Sometimes, getting breakfast out is fun, and Luang Prabang has no shortage of places. But it’s also a nuisance when you’re signed up for 9 a.m. departures on trips, and of course, another expense.
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Date of stay: January 2019
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
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Helmut1303 asked a question Dec 2018
Lohr am Main, Germany61 contributions66 helpful votes
Hallo, we want to go to Nong Khiao by boat next morning after your hotel. How far is the boat away?????
ali n wrote a tip Nov 2016
Barto, Pennsylvania3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"second floor has a nice porch overlooking gardens"
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Caroline P wrote a tip Jan 2015
Montreal, Canada4 contributions2 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"If you are a lighty sleeper dont sleep in the rooms with the street view you will be waken up"
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Eddie-Samui wrote a tip Nov 2014
Ko Samui, Thailand18 contributions9 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"The rooms are fine, but back rooms are better if you're a digital nomad like me, as they have a nice desk area where you can easily setup a computer."
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Claudia de Nobr... d wrote a tip Jan 2014
London, United Kingdom32 contributions25 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"I would stay away because she can turn on you if u say anything that displeases her. she is rude, always has been unfriendly and pretends she does not speak english but she does when it benefits her. the guys that work for her are absolutely adorable. the room is ok, the garden looks nice. but I would make sure that u check the bed has not been used and sheets are not changed and also the mattress has gone all lumpy when I checked with my hands...no way I would lay my body on that bed again. I would also fear saying anything that she may not agree with. she is dangerous, in my opinion. A good room? stay at Sayo next door."
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subuhi9 wrote a tip Jan 2012
Washington DC, District of Columbia7 contributions12 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"We liked our rooms on the second floor of the main building. They were quiet and overlooked the Wat Xieng Mouane."
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Frequently Asked Questions about Xieng Mouane Guest House
Which popular attractions are close to Xieng Mouane Guest House?
Nearby attractions include MandaLao Elephant Conservation (0.1 miles), Big Brother Mouse (0.3 miles), and The Morning Market (0.3 miles).
Which room amenities are available at Xieng Mouane Guest House?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a refrigerator, and a desk.
What are some restaurants close to Xieng Mouane Guest House?
Conveniently located restaurants include 3 Nagas Restaurant, Bouang, and Saffron Coffee.
Is Xieng Mouane Guest House located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.5 miles away from the centre of Luang Prabang.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Xieng Mouane Guest House?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, and Thai.
Are there any historical sites close to Xieng Mouane Guest House?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Wat Manorom (0.8 miles) and Wat Tat Luang (0.9 miles).
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