I was looking for somewhere to stay when I walked past the guesthouse. As the entrance seemed so inviting and modern, I decided to try my luck and hope it wasn't beyond my budget. It was slightly, but the friendly staff agreed to a deal and reduced my rate a little and it was worth every penny.
The guesthouse is beautifully designed with modern, chic furniture and polished stone and wooden floors. As the hotel operates a no shoe policy, it is kept very clean. The rooms are spacious with large comfy beds, nice bedding and decent furniture to put your things. They even supply you with slippers and bathrobes. The bathroom is modern and the shower is one of the funky huge rainfall ones, but the downside of it was that the hot water didn't seem to last very long during a shower - probably get 10 mins tops of a hot wash. Additionally, the windows of the rooms didn't have much of a view (some of them are facing a brick wall) which I guess is why they can't charge the premium price I believe this place could be worth.
The staff were all friendly, run mainly by young men with the exception of the house cleaner who was a lovely cheerful lady.
The location of the house is right in the middle of Luang Prabang - you step out and you are almost right in the middle of the main shopping strip. Due to the size of the town, you can pretty much walk everywhere within 10 to 15 mins. But as it is situated around 10 metres from the main road, it is a lot quieter (bar the cockerel in the early morning!)
There was also free wi-fi, but it wasn't very quick and it seems to fall down on occasional days. But that's seems to be the norm in Laos.
A real gem of a place and if I ever return, I will be staying there.
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