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Sopha House
Ranked #167 of 259 Luang Prabang B&B and Inns
Columbus OH
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“Pleasant Guesthouse”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2013

Nice location overlooking the Khan River and close to the main street. We had one of the two upstairs rooms with a nice balcony. The room was spacious with thatched walls and ceiling and wood floors. There's a nice sized bathroom, although the toilet leaked. The mini fridge and the electric kettle were appreciated. It was fairly quiet with some traffic noise in the early morning. From Sopha House, you can walk around the tourist area. Good wifi.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2013

The four of us stayed there for 4 nights in the beginning of February. We had the two very spacious, clean and well-appointed rooms upstairs and a private balcony. Through the trees we could see the Nam Khan River.
The Sopha House is a friendly guesthouse close to the center. Luang Prabang is a town where we could have lingered longer.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Kingston, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2013

Not bad overall, right on the river and just around the corner from the main street. Price was fair and the wifi worked well. Manager emailed personally to see if I wanted airport pickup, no other hotel on my trip did this. Drawbacks were that it was cash only and the room had ants all over the wall of the bathroom.

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  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2012

We stayed here for five nights in October 2012. It's very basic for the price but has large rooms.
We had a problem with air conditioning in both rooms as we had to have a fan going as well to keep cool, I think there has been some sort of fiddling been done so you can't make it cooler.
The manager and assistant were very nice & helpful.
The bathroom is terrible for this price and needs updating urgently. The good points for this place is the view upstairs and the location, it is close to everything.
It's not worth the price compared to other places we have stayed at. I would not recommend this place.

Room Tip: Find somewhere else. Upstairs rooms are quite large but basic.
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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2012

Second time we have stayed at Sopha. Excellent location with a river view but just a short walk to the main street. There are rooms from basic to very comfortable at a price to suit all. The staff were very friendly and made us very welcome and at home, the big advantage of a Home Stay. Rooms are clean, the balcony excellent.
Turn left when walking out and follow the river to the last riverside cafe, excellent cheap food and great breakfast.

Room Tip: Budget rooms downstairs are fine, one has a/c the others a fan, upstairs rooms very nice.
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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2012

Sopha House has a great location in Luang Prabang, just off the main street. There are only a small number of rooms and our room was on the ground floor, I think the nicer and bigger rooms are on the first floor. There was always someone there, so it was very safe and secure. The rooms were simple and had a fan and hot shower. They organised a pick up from the airport for us, which was very handy. If you're arranging a taxi back from Luang Prabang to the airport it shouldn't cost you any more than 40,000 kip (negotiate down to that!). The hotel also had free wifi. The only issue I had was some noise as the room was right on the road, scooters going up and down from early can be pretty noisy, so just pack some ear plugs.

Room Tip: Upper floor rooms are nicer and bigger. They all face onto the road, so bring ear plugs!
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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St Helens, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2012

I had 3 nights here in one of the two upper floor rooms. Huge room with separate sitting room area, fridge, tv and effective a/c. Balcony area outside with lovely views over the Nam Khan river. Great for an early morning or evening drink.
There was a slight mix-up on arrival as they didn't seem to have my booking, but a quick call to the boss seemed to sort this out. Based on this and my smooth check out and their generally friendly manner, the staff were great.
Location was perfect. Close to but away from the hustle and bustle of the main street. Nice cafes, restaurants and bars a short walk in all directions.

Wouldn't hesitate to stay here and again and would recommend to others.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled solo
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Property: Sopha House
Address: 52 Ban Watsene, Luang Prabang 0600, Laos
Region: Laos > Luang Prabang Province > Luang Prabang
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Ranked #167 of 259 B&Bs / Inns in Luang Prabang
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 6
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