The View Pavilion
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The View Pavilion

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#56 of 116 hotels in Luang Prabang
4.6 of 5 bubbles
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The View Pavilion is a small boutique hotel ideally located in the Eastern penninsula area of Luang Prabang which is closed to all beautiful temples, Khan and Mekong River, night market and business center. The peaceful surroundings plus the scenic views of mountains and Khan River from the private balcony and the restaurant of The View Pavilion are the most outstanding.
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Property amenities
Free public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Airport transportation
Full body massage
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Secured parking
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Shuttle bus service
Taxi service
Massage
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
Sun terrace
ATM on site
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
Room features
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Safe
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Telephone
Bottled water
Kitchenette
Minibar
Refrigerator
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Mountain View
Trendy
Languages Spoken
English, Thai

Location

Sakkaline Rd., Luang Prabang 06000 Laos
Getting there
Great for walkers
Places to stay are graded on a 0-100 scale. The higher the grade, the easier it is for travellers to find restaurants and things to do within walking distance.
Grade: 97 out of 100
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Luang Prabang Airport
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Andrew M wrote a review Feb 2020
Jakarta, Indonesia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I spent 5 very pleasant nights here recently.
The location is ideal, on the main street (temples, Royal Palace, restaurants and boutiques).
I received a very warm welcome from the cheerful and friendly staff and my upstairs room was very quiet, spacious, clean and comfortable. There was a great view of the river and the mountains.
There's no breakfast on site but they provide guests with a coupon for a very high-quality complimentary breakfast at the luxury 3 Nagas Hotel which is about 200m from the View Pavilion.
I'm really happy I chose this hotel again, and would happily stay here again if I was coming back to Luang Prabang.
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from theviewpavilion pavilion, General Manager at The View Pavilion
Responded 30 Jul 2020
Dear Mr. Andrew M, Thank you for this truly amazing review and sharing on trip advisor. Me and my team we are very happy and appreciated that you enjoyed every corner/details of our hotel, specially our hotel room. we are very excited to welcome you back to our hotel again for your next visit. Best regards, Dong/Team
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GhettoGirlTravels wrote a review Feb 2023
Detroit, Michigan
+1
3.0 of 5 bubbles
My visa for Vietnam didn’t come through and I needed an extra night in Luang Prabang. This hotel was pretty much free, given the points I have with my booking service. So, I have no complaints. Was the room a hot mess, of course it was. The door didn’t even fit the frame. I stuffed one of the free toothbrushes into the top and hoped that nothing flew in. The silver lining was the location. This hotel is on the road for the morning Alms Giving Ceremony. I had like a minute walk. There were also good cafes, restaurants, and shops, up and down the road. Would I stay there again? Hey, I served in the Peace Corps three times! Yes! I would. If I didn’t have a lot of money and wanted to be close to the Nam Khan and Mekong Rivers, a dozen Wats, and the Alms ceremony, I’d do it in a heartbeat.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: The room was fine for one night. The desk staff helped me book a ride to the airport.
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penandpalate wrote a review Mar 2011
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
3.0 of 5 bubbles
View Pavillion's staff is TERRIFIC - they go out of their way to make your experience in Luang Prabang great. But the hotel needs attention and it's not the staff's fault. Because of our schedule, we were moved to 4 rooms (in this 8 room hotel): the airconditioning didn't work in one, 2 had no hot water and the 4th's water became hot after running it for 5 minutes (but never in the shower only the tub). In this city of lush gardens, the hotel's "courtyard" was paved for parking tour vans. Plastic orchids made up a large part of the "gardens." The free breakfast was adequate. But for $95 - $115/night I would not recommend the hotel. I now am aware of the many beautiful small hotels for half that price.
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Date of stay: February 2011
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 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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Peter H wrote a review Feb 2023
North Berwick, United Kingdom
2.0 of 5 bubbles
This hotel is well located on the Main Street in LP. It does not overlook the Mekong

It was all a bit tired and chaotic but I guess at $40 per night my expectations were too high. No restaurant on site but a basic breakfast was served at a nearby hotel.

I had two main issues. Nearby there is either a bar or karaoke place and there was very loud and deeply disturbing noise very late at night. I think it stopped around 1 AM

I asked the hotel well in advance to arrange a scooter hire for a week and though it was outside the control of the hotel the bikes that were put forward were faulty and turned up with empty fuel tanks.
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
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Toni wrote a review Oct 2023
+1
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Unfortunately the gloryous time is over. Seams like there is no refurbishing anymore. On the roof the gutter is missing which means the destroying is even faster. Inside the floors are broken, holes from termites, wooden toilet door starts beeing rotten as its zero protected by showering, rusty broken interiours and the strangest thing alliver is a big plastic Jacuzzy at the entrance door in the sleepingroom. Very very useless and strange. Even the lavabo is located in the bedroom beside the entrance… why not in the toiet?
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: Cheap. Enough to sleep. But no moskitonet at window. So you have no choice than either open the...
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raybird wrote a review Feb 2011
France
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Despite the big increase in Luang Prabang tourism, it is still possible to avoid the crowds by crossing bamboo footbridges and taking ferries. For our third visit to this magical city we stayed for a week at the View Pavilion, located in a more ‘select’ part of the town, very close to the Unesco Heritage Site. Recently-built, the hotel presents an agreeable facade on a main but essentially quiet street, and two young boys were on duty at reception, sited at the rear; their English was limited but they were very willing. One had the feeling that school leavers were ‘playing’ at running a hotel. If valuables are left in the safe, they are merely placed in an open envelope and no receipt is given.

The garden is small but well kept with attractive flower arrangements, small trees and plants. However if you read on you will learn that the design and planning of this guest house is eccentric to say the least.

Our ground floor room (one of a group of 4 in a block of two) is approached by six fairly steep steps. Access is via a small verandah (ours is facing East) where there are two heavy chairs (with cushions) and a coffee table, all in teak. The only real ‘view’ from this floor is of the neighbouring Chang Guesthouse roofs. Our French windows do have large shutters, but if these are closed you cannot then keep out the light from two smaller windows on each side. On this ‘ground floor, if you require privacy, blinds have to be permanently down, which is unfortunate. There is also a ‘normal’ door (described as a fire door) at the back of the room through which you can access the courtyard area.

Our bedroom is impeccably clean and has a teak floor; it is prettily arranged but a little impractical. The fairly large space is dominated by a very large Jacuzzi-style bath, complete with pivotal padded headrest — how “un-green” can you get — whose only use is for the draping of wet towels! Each morning, these are artistically folded and presented on the large twin beds, which are firm but very comfortable and with good quality linen, duvet and pillows. As we find so often in Asia, although there are several pieces of new teak furniture, storage and wardrobe space is limited, and there are no drawers. There was only one bedside table and reading lamp, and my request for another was forthcoming with little delay. The flat-screen television has many channels, including BBC World, CNN, TV5 and German and Thai stations. There is a coat stand (most useful), chair, fridge, kettle and complimentary beverages, and hunting for a convenient electric point can be amusing. After some time the staff was able to establish the complimentary and sometimes reluctant wifi connection.

Unbelievably, the toilet contains a modern rain and hand-held shower; there is no cubicle — just a plastic curtain to prevent water splashing the WC! Therefore, to use the toilet after your partner has taken a shower is challenging! Inside the bedroom there is a modern and attractive basin on teak base, with good plumbing — the hot water supply needs much patience and waste of a precious resource, and the pressure is limited. Some guests might dislike this lack of privacy for personal ablution.

The hotel is quiet, although at around 4 in the morning, discreet temple bells and drums can be heard. Some afternoons at around 5, there is also a small ‘school’ for Laotian folk music and dancing just above the reception area, and on one occasion we ‘gatecrashed’ the performance; it is quite charming and gratifying to know that local classical arts are being encouraged. However, some guests might find this ‘entertainment’ somewhat irritating. Walls are not particularly well insulated and you can hear chatter, neighbouring telephones and TV fairly early in the morning. Fortunately, most guests in LP are generally considerate.

Breakfast is taken on a pleasant terrace overlooking the quiet street opposite Wat Sop;
service is fairly quick from a menu offering orange juice, Lipton tea, good Lao coffee, milk, fresh French baguettes or white toast with butter and the usual oriental strawberry jam, fresh fruit, various egg dishes etc…

Summary: I very rarely like to leave a negative view, but at this mid-price range (quite expensive for the Far East) I would have expected a higher standard of room and general hospitality.
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Date of stay: February 2011
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Kate wrote a review Aug 2009
North Carolina
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I booked here after getting a discounted rate on Agoda. The lower level rooms were buy two nights, get one free and I have to say it was worth far more than the money I spent. Also, they gave us free one-way airport transit and breakfast. We flew in on Laos Airlines from Siem Reap and were actually on a near empty flight. The plane was standard with four seats across, but there were only three passengers on this plane! (And two of them were in my party). I was so impressed they still flew since an American airline surely wouldn't have flown at a loss. The plane was very nice and came with a full meal. I'm putting this information here because I was a little uneasy about flying Laos Airlines, but I was not disappointing!

We arrived in Luang Prabang around 3pm and our airport transport was waiting for us (which was nice, since the airport was pretty much empty since our plane was empty - haha). Kids were just getting out of school so there were many children in uniforms bicycling past our van. When we arrived at the hotel, we were upgraded to an upper level room, were given a welcome drink, and were promptly shown to our room. The room was GORGEOUS. And I cannot say this enough. I lived in Southeast Asia for six months and visited eight countries and this was byfar the prettiest and nicest place I stayed. The furniture, windows, and floors were all a deep mahogany and were brand new without a scratch. Our patio was spacious and had a view over the mountains. For the first hour, we just sat on our porch and took in the view.

Our room had a king size bed and a jacuzzi tub. The bed was very comfortable. Also, the room was supposed to have internet, but it was rather sketchy. I wouldn't depend on this connection if I needed to send more than one email my entire stay. However, there is a computer in the lobby that you can use if the connection upstairs isn't working. This computer is shared with the staff though, so you have to be considerate with the amount of time you spend.

The location of the hotel is also very good. It is pretty difficult to book accommodations in Luang Prabang. Most places operate on a walk-in basis and so it can be very difficult to judge in advance the location of a hotel or find the best hotel in an area. Most of the inns in the center of town are smaller and are hostel-level accommodations. This hotel is an excellent alternative. It is right off the main road and is a simple 5-10 minute walk to town (beautiful walk) or $1 tuk-tuk ride. The hotel is in a quieter area of town and seemed to be in a very safe area.

The hotel had English speaking staff and were happy to help us organize tours. The tours were a reasonable price and were private which meant you could take your time and explore as you pleased. We visited the Kuang Si falls, the Buddha caves, the Mekong river, did elephant rides, and the silk market. The silk market is something easy to miss but it is one of the few markets I saw in Asia that were not overly commercialized and fake. You could even venture to the back where women were making the silk scarves. The scarves were unique and beautiful!

The hotel also made several recommendations that turned out excellent. They recommended an excellent spa where we spent several evenings having massages and facials. Also, they recommended several restaurants that were DELICIOUS! The food in Luang Prabang is amazing.

The breakfast was simple, but good. I really went to breakfast for the view - it also looked over the mountains and I just couldn't get enough of this view!

The hotel was attentive to our needs and clearly cared about each of its guests. When we missed breakfast one morning, they called to our room to see if they wanted us to hold breakfast open for a few more minutes. Also, we rented bikes and they were happy to watch the bikes over night.

I would definitely recommend this hotel. We really enjoyed our stay here and tell everyone how amazing this stay was! However, I think to really enjoy this hotel you need to be staying on the upper level. The lower level doesn't have the view of the mountains which is worth paying every penny. The view is second to none.
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Date of stay: May 2009
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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jensekat wrote a review Mar 2017
Busan, South Korea
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I really loved this hotel! The staff was excellent; every member was so friendly and helpful no matter what time it was, especially Peng. While the price was on the expensive side, I think it was quite reasonable for the high quality of the room. It was very clean and just generally lovely, with a great shower and bath tub as well. Good location, too. I would definitely stay here again.
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Date of stay: February 2017
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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RandiinChicago wrote a review Apr 2013
Denver, Colorado
2.0 of 5 bubbles
This is the sort of cute property you want to like but then there are gotchas.

My room - #103 – had no effective lock on the front door and the lock on the back door could have been picked with a paperclip.

Ignoring the security aspects, there were huge gaps around the door for bugs to come through. (I had a huge roach. So did my friend next door. Mosquitoes were everywhere .) I had to use furniture to jam the two sliding doors together to keep out the bugs.

The only “safe” on the property was a filing cabinet drawer in the office.

The A/C was not strong enough to cool a room in a reasonable amount of time in the very high heat of April so the hotel did let us leave the key in the power slot while we were out. (I was there with a tour group. An individual traveler might not have that offered.)

Wifi in room 103 was good. There is one computer in the main office –their official office computer—that they let us use too.

Read the reviews below for the good descriptions of the odd room configuration.

The price for the room seem high for the situation. I do wonder if the owner is investing properly on upkeep and maintenance. Next time I will look elsewhere.
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Date of stay: April 2013
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Ji S wrote a review Dec 2011
New York City, New York
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The hotel is well located across the street from temples where offerings are presented to monks at sunrise and also on the end of the street away from the busier and more touristy section of town. The upstairs rooms have winderful views of the river. The staff is friendly and helpful. The adjacent french bakery, banetton, is great for pastries, coffee, baguette sandwiches, etc. There are great restaurants a few blocks away along the water. The hotel also offers a great breakfast. Try the rice soup with chicken! Overall a great stay in a quaint city.
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Date of stay: December 2011
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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tracy m asked a question Sept 2018
Morgan Hill, California27 contributions2 helpful votes
Does the Hotel offer airport pick up? If that can be arranged ahead of time and the cost please?
Answer from Robert E
26 contributions3 helpful votes
If you call in advance, they will gladly arrange a pickup at the airport. It is just as easy to grab a tuk when you arrive. A tuk costs around $5. A proper cab will cost more.
Toni wrote a tip Oct 2023
18 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Cheap. Enough to sleep. But no moskitonet at window. So you have no choice than either open the window at night which would be much nicer w"
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GhettoGirlTravels wrote a tip Feb 2023
Detroit, Michigan476 contributions39 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"The room was fine for one night. The desk staff helped me book a ride to the airport."
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SwissJourneys wrote a tip Nov 2019
Geneva, Switzerland51 contributions52 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"I chose the one with view on 3 sides incl to the Mekong. It was perfect, light, quiet and very spacious."
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Prem C wrote a tip Oct 2019
Bristol, United Kingdom58 contributions15 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Choose upstairs."
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Kevin G wrote a tip Feb 2017
Twickenham, United Kingdom32 contributions40 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Book a room on the 1st floor (top floor of 2) with Mountain View over the river."
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Frequently Asked Questions about The View Pavilion
Which popular attractions are close to The View Pavilion?
Nearby attractions include Big Brother Mouse (0.1 miles), Wat Xiengthong (0.1 miles), and Garden of Eden (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The View Pavilion?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at The View Pavilion?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a minibar, and air conditioning.
What food & drink options are available at The View Pavilion?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The View Pavilion?
Yes, free public parking nearby, secured parking, and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The View Pavilion?
Conveniently located restaurants include 3 Nagas Restaurant, Phonheuang Cafe, and Saffron Coffee.
Does The View Pavilion have airport transportation?
Yes, The View Pavilion offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is The View Pavilion located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.5 miles away from the centre of Luang Prabang.
Are any cleaning services offered at The View Pavilion?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The View Pavilion?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Thai.
Are there any historical sites close to The View Pavilion?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Wat Manorom (1.1 miles) and Wat Tat Luang (1.2 miles).
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