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Villa Somphong
Ranked #19 of 259 Luang Prabang B&B and Inns
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benalla
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“beautiful rooms, friendly service, great location”
Reviewed 27 March 2014

We were fortunate to stay at Villa Somphong for a week in December, 2013. The staff were all particularly friendly and caring. The rooms were very clean and tasteful. We enjoyed the view of the street and river from the verandah. Breakfasts were most enjoyable, being served on the banks of the river. The hotel is in a very quiet location, but close to all attractions. The room rates are very good for a hotel of this high quality. We felt so sad to leave and are eagerly looking forward to our next trip.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Australia
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Reviewed 10 March 2014

Nice room with verandah. Bed ok compared with others in asia. Staff/owner very helpful when any enquiries made. Breakfast very basic. Only western. Quite part of town, but not far to walk to get to busy area.

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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2014

Agree with the other reviews here. Good, basic quality in the best location away from the noise and bustle of the main 'shopping/eating' area of Sisivangvong, which is just a short walk away. There are two properties side by side (photos show the smarter, larger option) and we were,initially, a little disappointed to find ourselves in the older, smaller property of the two. But the rooms are clean and the bed is comfy and Noy, the manager, is very helpful and friendly. We had no issues with noise and slept well. Breakfast overlooking the river is a lovely way to start the day.

Room Tip: Ensure you know which of the two locations you are booking. The better option is only a few dollar...
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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Sydney
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2014

The end of the peninsular, which is where Villa Somphong is located, is quiet, but Somphong is just up the road from Tamarind Restaurant (yum!) and just around the corner from the start of the general store/bar/restaurant/retail shop strip that is Th. Sakkarinh/Sisavangvong. It's also only a couple of minutes' stroll to the lovely little bamboo bridge which crosses the Nam Kha River just before it flows into the mighty Mekong. Head across it & up the hill & you'll come to a rural village where some weavers are at work & the chickens are out cleaning up the dusty road.The streets & backlanes on the Mekong side of Sakkarinh are worth a few hours exploring: some truly beautiful architecture both new & old, and there's the opportunity for a glimpse at the daily lives of the Luang Prabang locals.
We stayed upstairs in the part of Villa Somphong which has the balcony along the front, looking over the Nam Kha. How special it is and how privileged we felt. Our room was quite large enough, a very comfy bed with quality bedlinen, a pleasant & functional bathroom. Everything was spotless, with our room cleaned & fresh towels provided daily. The woman running the establishment is so sweet and helpful. The few requests we made of her were met promptly & smilingly. The couple of other staff members there were similarly efficient, friendly, charming and eager to please. It was a bit of an extravagance for us at $45, but worth every cent. And somehow it would have felt wrong to be staying anywhere less posh in Luang Prabang. We loved the place!

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 February 2014

Some rooms are better than others. In building with reception, you don't get a seating area outside and there is no sound insulation from the bathroom next door.

Nice place, good location, but get one of the rooms in the other block. Otherwise you can get better nearby.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled solo
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Derby, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 January 2014

This was our first destination at the beginning of a long trip round SE Asia and was a very welcoming happy start. The rooms overlook the picturesque smaller river in Luang Prabang in a very quiet area that is still a short walk from most restaurants and sights. The good breakfast is served on a terrace right next to the river under tropical trees. The manager Boi and staff are warm and helpful and are good English speakers. They arranged extra rooms and days for us when we twice changed our plans, once to visit a village up river (Boi stored our big luggage) and once because I was suddenly taken ill. Boi's husband took me to hospital and she arranged for a lovely quiet room nearby for me to recuperate in. Villa Somphong is a great place to stay in lovely Luang Prabang.

Room Tip: The rooms in the annexe have a slightly better river view.
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Arizona
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Reviewed 15 January 2014 via mobile

Hotel is priced right for quality. Rooms are basic but comfortable. On a quiet street off the bustle yet close to the main temples, museum, and on the river.
The staff is very helpful with trip planning and taxis.
Breakfast is good and has some nice options.

Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
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Property: Villa Somphong
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 #19 of 259 B&Bs / Inns in Luang Prabang
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Villa Somphong 2.5*
Number of rooms: 9
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