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Villa Lao Wooden House
Ranked #36 of 69 Hotels in Luang Prabang
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 28 June 2014

Everything the other reviewers said is true. The walls are quite thin so you can hear your neighbors and outside noise and the rooms are dark. But, the owner and all of the staff are very kind and it is a great location for seeing Luang Prabang. They gave us great recommendations. The internet was quite slow which made it hard for me to get work done, but hopefully, you can unplug so it won't be a problem. All in all, a good stay.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 26 May 2014

My wife and I spent 4 nights here and enjoyed our visit. The location is wonderful. It's close to the main street, but this street gets little traffic. Easy to walk to the night market or to some of the lovely little restaurants in town. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The room is simple, but comfortable. The breakfast was nice each morning in the courtyard. We'd recommend this place to others.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2014 via mobile

Firstly, the location is perfect. Peaceful street that's just around the corner from the main street and river. Breakfast here was simple and lovely that varied slightly each day. The owner and his staff (and sons) were helpful and welcoming. The owner gave great tips and we hired him to drive us to the waterfall and to the airport for a good price. I enjoyed our stay here. The rooms were clean and comfy. Walls are thin, but we had no issues. Would definitely recommend to others  

Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Melton Mowbray, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 March 2014

There are only six rooms and the Vong family, particularly Mr Vong and his son are devoted to your comfort and enjoyment. It's perfectly situated in a leafy road just one road back from The Mekong in the old city. Rooms are comfortable and well provisioned. All have a shared terrace or balcony. The excellent breakfast is served in the courtyard. The service here is very personal. Mr Vong collected us from the Airport himself, was very helpful booking us into accommodation in Nong Kiaw when everywhere I tried was full, and even ordered baguettes for us to take on a trip.

Room Tip: All rooms face onto the courtyard, three on the ground floor and three on the first floor.
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Portland, Oregon
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Reviewed 9 March 2014

The Vong family works very hard to make their guests feel at home here, and the location is really great. Mr Vong even picked us up at the airport, and took us on a sight-seeing trip to Kuang Si Falls himself (much better than going by Tuk-tuk, since it's nearly an hour drive from Luang Prabang). Their rooms are clean, well kept, and reasonable - though they are quite dark and a bit cramped space-wise. The Vong children are also friendly and helpful, which really completes the welcoming atmosphere here. The only thing to know is that you may wish to bring earplugs - the roosters wake you up very early!

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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Qualicum Beach, British Columbia
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Reviewed 15 February 2014 via mobile

We stayed at this guesthouse and we found that all the remarks made in previous reviews proved accurate. The rooster crowed on schedule, the drums beat exactly on time and our upstairs carpeted room was somewhat small and dark. No surprises at all. It is a well run guesthouse with clean rooms, hot water and good breakfasts. We had just come from 6 weeks in Vietnam and found the price high for what we got in the room. The room just seemed a little basic for $50 per night. We shopped around and found similar in a close by area for $15 less. I know Luang Probang is known to be a little higher on rooms rates however it also had a glut of guesthouses. This seemed a little overpriced. Shop around. If this room was $10-15 less I would rate it a 5 but at the present price it is a 4.

Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2014

Just lovely! Situated on quiet leafy road parallel with the Mekong, and very close to the main streets, this is a great place to stay. The owner and his 2 sons are very helpful and speak quite good English.. It's a little gem, with 6 rooms ,and a courtyard area with cushioned seats.
There are several restaurants just a short stroll away , (notably Cafe Toui...excellent) with prices much less than on the main streets. I also noticed a laundry and a small grocery store nearby. There are bicycles available from reception.
The rooms are quite small with dark wooden ceilings and walls , but the lighting is good. Our upper floor room (203) has a thick carpet which helps deaden the noise for the room below. There is a fan and an air conditioner. The bathroom is basic but perfectly adequate with plenty of hot water. The safe is an added advantage.
We made our reservation through Booking.com and check in was very straightforward.
The procession of monks passes by from 5.45 onwards.....great location


This made a perfect ending to our visit, and we would thoroughly recommend Lao Wooden House

Room Tip: Now that there are carpets on the upper floor, it doesn't matter which room you are in.
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: Villa Lao Wooden House
Address: Ban Wat nong, Luang Prabang 0600, Laos
Region: Laos > Luang Prabang Province > Luang Prabang
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
#6 Best Value Hotel in Luang Prabang
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Villa Lao Wooden House 2.5*
Number of rooms: 6
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