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Villa Luang Sokxay
Adelaide, Australia
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20 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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“Very happy”
Reviewed 17 March 2014 via mobile

Stayed here 4 nights. Great location. Clean, everything worked. Good air con and fan. Very helpful staff. Only problem was mosquitos! I don't know where ththey kept coming from but they love me and there was no mosquito net in our twin room. But other than that, really happy with our stay.

Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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Oxford
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46 reviews
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Reviewed 9 February 2014

This guesthouse is well located near the river in Luang Prabang. It is on the same street as the majority of bars, and a short walk up the hill to the main street with great restaurants. Our double room was large, with a good sized bathroom. The bed was comfortable. We rented a scooter from the manager with no problems. We would stay here again.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Cork, Ireland
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36 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2014

We were in the spacious family room (number 7) for our first two nights & in the smaller but equally pleasant room 5 when we extended our stay by two nights. The rooms were clean, comfortable & nicely decorated. We had a shared balcony which was nice for relaxing with a book or drink.

The shower was luke warm at best but this seems to be typical in Laos. I saw another reviewer mention that the toilet didn't always flush; we found that you needed to hold the button down for a few seconds to flush.

The staff were very friendly & helpful. The location was great, surrounded by nice bars & restaurants & a few minutes walk from the night market & Main Street.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 21 January 2014

We stayed in a room with a connecting balcony upstairs which was a welcome surprise. However, the toilet in our room didn't always flush and that meant some extra time in the bathroom trying to leave no evidence of what had just occurred. Some mornings water in the shower wouldn't run, but would be fine again 10 minutes later. Water is luke warm.

No breakfast served, but there is free coffee / tea downstairs. There are also several western breakfast places just across the street and some local options within a few minute walk.

Guesthouse is in the bar area which means music will be blasting until curfew at 11pm, but curfew is very strict and didn't hear music past this time.

It was cold while we were there and the full glass window / doors facing outside didn't offer much insulation.

The owner is hard to read sometimes, but he is friendly and honest. We asked about bus tickets to be booked and doing the math (knowing how much tickets cost at the station), he's barely taking an extra $1 or $2 as a commission for him to personally ride down to the station to buy a ticket. He also booked a tour for us and we paid the tour operator directly.

I would stay here again if it were warmer, but might not be a great option during the winter.

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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Whitstable, United Kingdom
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267 reviews
55 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2014 via mobile

We booked this guesthouse for over New Years, and decided to stay for 2 extra days. Our first room was the one downstairs right by reception. We then got moved when there was space which have us much more privacy.

Very helpful staff and great location

  • Stayed January 2014
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 17 December 2013 via mobile

Overall a nice place to stay. My room led onto a shared balcony. Staff were friendly and room was clean and had some cable channels so I could watch English football after the bars closed.

For the $25 a night based on other hotels the room could have been bigger. Kept banging my leg on the bed and bottles of water were not provided. Showers were Luke warm but that seems to be everywhere in Laos.

It is located in the bar area, so if you are an early bird don't stay here.

  • Stayed December 2013
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Nelson, New Zealand
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Reviewed 29 November 2013 via mobile

Excellent character guesthouse in a great location near bars restaurants and sightseeing spots such as Mt. Phousi.
Only seven rooms so a nice cosy vibe, and the Manager K.C. is supremely helpful with advice, bookings and general banter. It is true that there are bars next door but the noise spots are 11pm on the dot so not a problem for us 20-somethings. We really enjoyed the five nights we spent here.

Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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Property: Villa Luang Sokxay
Address: Phousi Rd. | Ban Aphai, Luang Prabang 0600, Laos
Region: Laos > Luang Prabang Province > Luang Prabang
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Ranked #64 of 148 Speciality Lodging in Luang Prabang
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Villa Luang Sokxay 3*
Number of rooms: 12
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