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“Sweet Oasis”

La Pistoche Swimming Pool & Bar
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: La Pistoche Swimming Pools and Bars is the only private and public swimming pools in Luang Prabang. It is a complex of 4 swimming pools, 2 small one with water toys for kids and 2 bigger one for everybody. The 2 bigger swimming pools have 2 bars, one jaccuzzi and a small slide. If you are looking for a refreshing break from the heat, after sightseeing or an exhausting bicycle tour, jump into our pools and enjoy delicious cocktails. Away from the tourist traffic, you can find us nestled within a typical Lao Neighborhood in Ban Phong Pheng Village. We offer Happy Hours on Cocktails from noon to 7 pm. It cost 30,000 kips per persons (adults and kids) for entrance fee and you have to leave a deposit of 50,000 kips that will be refunded to you if you dont drink or eat anything, or will be substracted from your bill. Please be aware that in hot season, we do have a lots of locals, specially on Saturday and Sunday. Which means a lots of kids! We love the fact that foreigners and locals laotians can mix together. However, if you are looking for a very quiet place, we don t suggest our place. In hot season, there are some hotels that let visitors go. Also, be aware that week ends are very very busy. We suggest that you come early, we open at 10 am, if you wish to have some quiet time. Just a small note, we also have a lot of backpackers, some families have made some complains about this. Up to now, the backpackers that comes to the pool have been very kids friendly. My 7 years old daughter always end up making new friends that throw her up in the air. We also have a lots of Lao families. We do have free wi-fi, but we are not an internet cafe, so it is possible that our internet doesn t work... We priorize people having fun together and chatting together, than playing with their internet!!! Hope you enjoy!
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Lockers / storage, Activities for older children, Food available for purchase
Reviewed 4 July 2014 via mobile

We came here by tuk tuk around 11am. The place was practically empty except for some locals. We loved our experience here.

We came prepared to spend the hottest part of the afternoon. There is a cover fee and money down to start a bar tab, but it is totally reasonable. Great pools, friendly staff, great food and drinks. It was a perfect escape!

Thank Shana K
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Reviewed 4 July 2014

The concept is good - but the execution is a bit poor. We had 6 days in Luang Prabang so wanted a break from the sight-seeing and the pool at our hotel. We found it a bit grotty - everything needs a good clean! Cheap cocktails are a drawcard for the backpackers - but wouldn't recommend it for a family unless you're in town for a while and don't have access to a hotel pool. That said, our kids thought it was "Ace"!

1  Thank Mandy H
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Reviewed 17 June 2014

The place is ok, but the installations are not very fresh, nor renovated.
The cocktails are not expensive but taste terrible, don't know what alcool they use...

1  Thank leClanV
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Reviewed 16 June 2014 via mobile

Get a tuk tuk if you're coming from LP as it's a bit difficult to find. Two pools, one large one smaller for children, loads of sunbeds / seats & some hammocks either in the sun or shade.

Pool is the right temperature and deep enough. Great place to relax, grab a drink or a bite to eat. It was a welcome relief after a number of days travelling around Laos.

Thank Simon L
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Reviewed 15 June 2014

It's only a short bike ride from the main market road and it's a perfect place for travellers and backpackers to chill out and relax. Theres 2 bars and 2 pools, the main pool has a bar you can sit at while your swimming. There's plenty of sun beds, chairs and hang out spots around the pool and they serve a range of good food and yummy cocktails! On the weekends some locals kids do a break dancing show on the deck which was awesome! You do pay 20,000 kip as well as a tab deposit of 50,000 kip (70,000kip total) so when you order your drinks and food it just gets taken out of your tab and whatever you don't spend you get back when you leave, simple and easy!

1  Thank Monique G
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