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Villa Chitdara
Ranked #9 of 259 Luang Prabang B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Princeton NJ
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68 reviews
17 hotel reviews
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“Great location, Great place!”
Reviewed 26 November 2009

The location of this hotel is one of its main assets. There are 3 streets that run down the peninsula: the main street with most businesses and restaurants, the street facing the Mekong with its riverside open-air eateries, and the middle street with very little traffic and great access to both the others. This is where Villa Chitdara is located, so it was within 3 blocks of almost everything, but very quiet at night (except for neighborhood roosters). Especially easy access to the tip of the peninsula where the Mekong meets the Nam Khan and where the most interesting Wat Thong is located. The monks go right by the front door (we counted over 200 between 6 and 7 AM!). The rooms are spotless, with highly polished teak floors (everyone leaves their shoes outside their doors) and nice decor. We would have liked to have some drawer space so we could unpack, but it was just a minor inconvenience. Breakfast in the garden pavilion was very good. Alex, the manager, was extremely charming and accomodating, jumping up each time we needed to leave or retrieve our room key so we would not have to doff our shoes.

  • Stayed November 2009, travelled as a couple
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Melbourne
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Reviewed 21 October 2009

We stayed here in September 09 for five nights. This is a two-storey villa around a year old. The rooms are classy with all the mod cons. Upstairs rooms have either a view of the street where the Monks walk past each morning or of the lovely back garden. There is a small balcony off each room. Breakfast is included and is served in a very pleasant pavillion in the garden. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The location is quiet and within an easy walk of the main street and temples. Great place!

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled as a couple
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Ettalong Beach, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2009

We stayed several nights here in July 2009. The rooms are good value for the price ($US 25 in wet season, $50 in peak times). Breakfast outside on the enclosed terrace was plentiful, the staff are very helpful and the location is ideal ... just one street away from both the main drag and the mighty Mekong. A bonus is that the morning procession of monks goes right past the door, as shown in the attached photo. I would certainly recommend this place to anyone seeking quiet, central and reasonably priced accommodation in this beautiful town.

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled with friends
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Los Angeles
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Reviewed 22 August 2009

I extended my stay because I not only fell in love with Luang Prabang, but I also really enjoyed my comfortable stay at Chitdara. The room was spotless and the location was unbeatable. You don't have to go far to witness the early morning alms as the procession passes right in front of Chitdara. Breakfast was lovely in the outside veranda like setting. The staff is helpful although they don't all have a particularly strong command of English. Only thing I would make this place perfect is if they had wireless access. Not a big deal as they do have a laptop next to the reception desk for guests to use.

  • Stayed June 2009, travelled solo
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 May 2009

This hotel is nice enough and the reviews on here are not inaccurate. I'm giving it a poor rating for the following reasons:

- At the time (beginning of May 09) there was building work next door making morning sleep / enjoying breakfast unlikely.

- I was served mouldy bread for breakfast. When I pointed this out they shrugged their shoulders and I wasn't offered anything else. The bowl of fruit that was covered in fruit flies didn't appeal either

- There is wifi internet in room however it is painfully slow. Almost unusable.

Overall the room was ok for the price ($35 USD) but with the slow internet, loud building work and finally the very questionable breakfast I was out of there. Checked into the Ancient and love it.

  • Stayed May 2009, travelled solo
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1 Thank tha_event
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brisbane
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Reviewed 4 May 2009

Spent 3 nights here and would love to have stayed longer. Service is excellent. The staff remember you and always have your key waiting when you return and are happy to share any information/advice.
Location with both the main street and Mekong just around the corner is excellent. Short stroll to sights, travel agents, bank, ATM, restaurants, shops, morning and night markets. If you have a front room you don't even have to leave the room to see the monks alms procession each morning.
The breakfast was fine with fresh fruit, eggs and toast freshly prepared by friendly staff and served in the garden pavillion. Books and reading material provided.
The only minor dislike was the water saving shower under which you have to run around for ten minutes before getting wet. The good feeling of helping the environment was soon outweighed by the longing for greater water pressure.

  • Stayed April 2009, travelled as a couple
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New York, NY
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4 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2009

Stayed here in April during Songkran. Well located on a quiet side street 2 min to the temple district and the main road in town. Large, airy rooms each with a balcony. Rooms and common areas are spotlessly clean. Free wifi is available in the ample garden out back. Breakfast is served out in the garden in an open air traditional wooden house. Good selection of fresh fruit, home baked banana and chocolate bread, fresh squeezed juices, baguettes and coffee. Hotel staff are friendly, helpful and speak excellent english. Hotel is located right on the monks' alms procession route in the morning, so all you have to do is walk out front to see them - a good thing at 6am! Will definitely be back again.

  • Stayed April 2009, travelled solo
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Property: Villa Chitdara
Address: Khounsua Road | Ban Vat Nong, Luang Prabang 0600, Laos
Region: Laos > Luang Prabang Province > Luang Prabang
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Ranked #9 of 259 B&Bs / Inns in Luang Prabang
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Villa Chitdara 2.5*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Villa CHITDARA is a new refined family guesthouse located in the heart of the old district Luang Prabang. You will not find a more central place to enjoy your stay here.All the staff will be very glad to welcome you at VILLA CHITDARA. ... more   less 
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