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“Lovely riverside retreat!”

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Nong Kiau River Side Rooms
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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“Lovely riverside retreat!”
Reviewed 4 May 2014

We stayed here for three nights and had a great stay. Our bungalow was very good - great view overlooking the river, nice beds (with excellent mosquito nets!), two fans (no AC, but we didn't see any in the whole town) and a very handy (and reasonably priced) minibar. Some reviewers have complained about it being noisy, but aside from the sounds of nature we thought it was pretty quiet. Breakfast was okay and you can chose a room rate with or without it. From what we saw it seemed like the best place to stay in town and we would definitely do so again!

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Dominican Republic
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Reviewed 20 April 2014

We stayed only one night in this beautifully located hotel on the riverside! Absolute value for money, the rooms as well as the vegetation contributes to an unforgettable night over, only side note, from my perspective the old bomb shells serving as "decoration" to my personal appeal do not fit in this peaceful surrounding! It affects the overall spirit!

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Zama-shi, Kanagawa, Japan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2014

These bungalows are truly beautiful and the views can't be beat. Watching the morning clouds rolling over the river from my balcony while enjoying my first cup of coffee every day was one of the high points of my trip. Also, the staff were really lovely. The manager and asst. manager spoke good English and always had time to chat with me, and while the other staff didn't speak much English, that didn't stop them from greeting me with a smile when we met. Highly recommended if you was a quiet retreat from the more backpackery options in town.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled solo
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Vienna, Austria
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Reviewed 22 March 2014

I stayed in Nong Kiau Riverside long time ago, in July 2009. I hope not much has changed as I would love to come back to this place soon. All materials used in these premises are natural, the view is stunning and the balcony was the most relaxing on my whole journey in Lao. I loved to lie on the traditional mattress on the balcony or sit on the chair and enjoy the peace and the river. The staff was friendly, the complimentary coffee and tea and electric kettle in the room nice to have. Now I feel a kind of loneliness when I think about this place.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled solo
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Geneva
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Reviewed 18 March 2014

Nong Kiau Riverside Resort is ideally situated above the Nam Ou river, with beautiful views on the river and the karstic peaks around Nong Khiaw (and also on the bridge). Bungalows are spacious, with good beds and mosquito nets, a balcony with reclining chairs where you can spend time reading or watching the river life. True, motorboats are a bit noisy, but there is nothing you can do about it, they are part of the river and village life. We stayed in two different bungalows (nr 2 and nr 15), and both were very clean and tastefully decorated. The restaurant room is also very nice. Buffet breakfast is standard but good (fruits, cheese, omelets, pancakes, etc). The Resort is just a few minutes walk to the bridge and all the restaurants in Nong Khiaw (which is very small). We enjoyed so much our stay there that we almost didn't make it to Muang Khua ! Hope to come again to this delightful place and to spend more time there !

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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Canada
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Reviewed 14 March 2014

We were in one of the further cabins (#14) with a nice balcony and a shower with a big picture window looking out to the karsts and the river. There is quite a walk from the lobby but it really felt like you were in a nice remote location. Manager had some helpful suggestions for our ongoing travel. Bacon at breakfast the first day and cheese everyday. Something we haven't had anywhere else. Lovely views. This is northern Laos and you should not expect the Four Seasons. The value is very good for what you are paying.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Reviewed 11 March 2014

I'm glad we booked this place as this little town has very few good places to stay. You get independent rooms overlooking the river and the whole set up has a very remote feel to it. Take a walk around the small town. There are a few nice watering holes that you can visit. Remember that they take their afternoon siesta very seriously :)
There is no elaborate spread at the hotel but the food is decent. You can test the local restaurants as well.
The whole stay would have been quite nice if it wasn't for this freaky notice in every room asking you to put off any electronic appliance in your room at night, as the blinking light travels far in the night and as the rooms can be observed from the main bridge, the chances of break-in and theft would be high.
To cut a long story short, we had no break in...but I got no sleep either.

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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Nong Kiau River Side Rooms
Address: 78/1 Ban Sop Houn, Nong Khiaw 05060, Laos
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Region: Laos > Luang Prabang Province > Nong Khiaw
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Ranked #2 of 16 Speciality Lodging in Nong Khiaw
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Hotel Class:2.5 star — Nong Kiau River Side Rooms 2.5*
Number of rooms: 15
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