We stayed at the Mekong River Villas for 5 nights. The hotel has a great, central location along the river and is less than a 2-5min walk to the temples and main street. We took a taxi from the airport as it was later in the evening and the price was fair. Check in/out was efficient and quick. The staff were very friendly, helpful and the manager speaks excellent English (currently studying uni.) and assistant manager does as well but not as fluid. We had great conversations about LP, the people and the changes that have occurred since we last visited LP. LP is a great place to bike around as the traffic is low and it is pretty flat. Beautiful place with great people.
Pros: Excellent staff. A few are pretty good singers, too! Lol. Our twin room (two beds pushed together) was very spacious, beds comfy, mini-fridge, a/c, and bathrooms have great shower pressure and hot water. Very quiet. Clean but worn towels. Free tea, bananas on the main floor. 2 computer terminals at reception. Wish there was a chair in the room. Per usual towels refreshed when requested. Room price: found a great deal online and you can beat the location (prev. we stayed off the main area as it was less expensive). No brainer really. We didn't have breakfast so I can't comment on that.
Cons: The traditional wood décor is beautiful but it can get a bit dark and the wood floors do creak (not a big deal, just request a 2nd floor room. Since it was summer and raining a lot, there were small ants in the bathroom, again not a big deal, make sure no food is left on the table as you’ll get them coming into the room. Spotty wifi for the first 2 days (weather related I assume).
All in all would definitely stay again. Keep your eye out for a deal online, it was a steal. The staff are sweethearts, say hello from Canada for me!
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- Mekong Holiday Villa is just right at the center of Luang Prabang, the world heritage town, next to Royal Palace. It's 3 minutes by walking to night market and post office. ... more less
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