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Villa Somphong
Ranked #21 of 269 Luang Prabang B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 21 May 2013

After a week at the Villa Somphong, I can recommend the hotel very highly. My room was spacious and very clean. Same for the bathroom. The outdoor breakfast by the river was one of the highlights of the stay. The location is convenient, just a short walk to the center of town and to the night market, and also even closer to a wonderful French bakery. Management is very friendly and helpful. A great place for a visit to a marvelous city.

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 13 April 2013

We stay in March 2013 , nice manner staff , guest house over look Namkhan river I reckond on the best road in Luang Prabang , close to everything ....
Breakfast was basic Laos bread and coffee is the best ...Money exchange and arrange tour at the office , other restautant close by , have fun to eat once at night market for 10000 kip all you can eat .
Morning walk from there to That Phusi , Wat xiengthong , National Museum ...
A getaway for busy people from city daily life to enjoy nice and quite life in Luangprabang..
Wifi was update to stronger connection on our last day trip ...

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 February 2013

I have been to Vientienne before and it is a good place to visit. Now that I have been to Luang Prabang, I must recommend that you put it on your bucket list of places to visit. I am so glad that UNESCO put it on their list of heritage sites back i1995. We found Villa Somphong on an Internet search and it has turned out to be a very good place to stay for a small price. It is very clean, the staff, much like most of the locals, are all very nice and friendly, and it is on the Nam Khan river which flows into the Mekong. Breakfast is included in the price and it is a cooked to order. We used the staff to book motorbike rentals and other excursions and it went on without a hitch. We are here for four nights but I feel it should be longer. The only down point was the size of the room. Since the price was so reasonable, I will still give it four stars!

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 February 2013 via mobile

Villa Somphong is a fantastic option for an affordable guesthouse in pricey Old City of Luang Prabang. Good rooms. Location close enough to everything but not to close! The owner is wonderfully friendly and helpful (excellent travel agent also). Breakfast is very good, and served on a lovely patio across the road overlooking the Nam Khan river. And the best wifi I have had in Laos.

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Reviewed 13 February 2013 via mobile

As others have mentioned the staff is great - good source of information and willing to help with anything, whether or not it's directly related to the guesthouse.

We stayed on the groundfloor for one night and the upper floor for 5 (even extended our stay by a day). I would recommend paying the extra $5 for the deluxe upper floor since the rooms get much more light and it's a bit off the (not very busy) street. From the balcony (not private) outside the rooms on the upper floor you can sit at your table and watch the river - you can even buy a cold Beerlao from the store downstairs.

Breakfast was included, but pretty mediocre. We ended up going to local cafes after a couple days for something different.

Airccon worked great and the location is awesome - close enough to walk to everything, but still quiet. It's great to be able to escape to your room in the afternoon when it's very hot out. The rooms were very clean - if you give your key to the staff when you head out in the morning the room will be cleaned when you return.

Would definitely stay again.

  • Stayed: February 2013
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Reviewed 31 January 2013

Stayed here for 3 nights....
Great little hotel on the banks of the river. Breakfast is actually served outside next to the river which was great :)
Staff very helpful and can book any travel/trips direct with them at competitive rates.
Would stay here again.......easy to get to any central place

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 20 January 2013

We had been staying at the other end of town where it was very dusty, noisy and quite a distance from centre of Luang Prabang. While out cycling one day searching for better accommodation, we found just what we were looking for at Villa Somphong. The location was perfect, nice and quiet, close to the river and an easy walk into town. We stayed for two nights at the end of December. Our first night was in a smaller downstairs room behind the office, and the second night was in an upstairs room. The owners were most helpful. We wanted to stay longer, but no rooms were available, so the owner recommended a place just around the corner. Breakfast was served across the street from the Villa, overlooking the Nam Khan River. A piece of my laundry was left behind and the owner made sure I received it at my next stop in Thailand. She went the extra distance. I would agree, good people. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

Room Tip: Front rooms upstairs have a lovely view of the Nam Khan River. They are larger than the downstairs...
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  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Address: Soukkaseum Road | Ban Khili, Luang Prabang 0600, Laos
Region: Laos > Luang Prabang Province > Luang Prabang
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Ranked #21 of 269 B&Bs / Inns in Luang Prabang
Price Range: £25 - £37 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Villa Somphong 2.5*
Number of rooms: 9
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