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“Calming place” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Phone Praseuth Guesthouse
Ranked #4 of 255 Luang Prabang B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Dublin, Ireland
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4 reviews
“Calming place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2013

We recently stayed here for two nights and were very happy with our choice. The GH is extremely relaxing with a lovely open/covered area upstairs and attractive rooms. The staff are extremely friendly and upon checkout were all ready to walk into town for the start of a trip and the owner/manager offered to drive us - very kind and a welcome offer at 7.30am before a journey. As the bamboo bridge was not yet constructed it was a 15 min walk into town. Not an issue and of course they offer free bikes. I think he said they expect the walkway to be in place by the end of the month. All in all, highly recommended.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2013

We stayed here for 3 nights and it was a great stay. Good size room, air con worked well, descent curtains to keep the light out in the morning. Good breakfast provided and free bicycles you could use any time and all day to get to and from and around Luang Prabang. It is slightly out of the town but when the bamboo foot bridge is erected (which we believe is after the wet season is over) you are just a foot bridge away from the centre, if no footbridge the bikes obviously come in handy and it only takes about 5 minutes to get to the centre.

The staff are very helpful, you even get transfers to and from the hotel in a lovely luxury van, some staff English levels are a bit weak but you can get by. There is also wifi and if you need a computer to use the owner lets you use his laptop. Really enjoyed our stay.

Be aware that you can not use credit card to pay your accommodation, cash only.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2013

The guesthouse is on a nice house, newly built, in french colonial style. Comfy clean rooms. Good breakfast, including juice, tea, (soluble) coffee, fruits + one set that you choose from many options that include lao style soup or other western choices...
Transfer to and from the airport is complimentary!
It's located across the river from the city of Luang Prabang, from witch it should be connected by a bamboo bridge (not there in november, by the time we went). However, the complimentary bikes they offer make it easy to reach the city center in ~ 5-10 minutes...

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Heist-op-den-Berg, Belgium
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22 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2013

Fantastic guest house. Nice and friendly people, clean and neat rooms. Peaceful place.
Air-co and ventilations are in every room.
When it's raining, you can stay in middle of the guest house to read or chill.
The center is just a little walk. Restaurants and bars are 10 minutes from the guest house.

A must to stay in this guest house.

Friendly greeting,

Joram

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank joram68
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2013

My days here were probably the best days of all my three month trip. This is the most welcoming place I've stayed. The location is good, away from the crowds and traffic but still an easy walk or bike ride to where ever you want to go. The owner and his staff are most helpful and really go the extra mile to make sure your stay is as pleasant as possible.
As the other reviewers have said the rooms are very nice, breakfast is excellent, the bikes are in very good condition, and if you need help with tours or sightseeing ideas the staff is there to help.
The only complaint I had was having to leave and start my return home.

Room Tip: The building is only two story and the stairs are large and easy no problems with baggage.
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2013

This guesthouse was a little pricier than other places we have stayed in SE Asia, but it was worth every penny for all the extras: delicious breakfast, free bicycles (in excellent condition; they even have wheel-powered lights for biking in the dark!), water bottles every day, very clean rooms, and exceptional service. We thought the location might be an issue because the bamboo bridge to downtown wasn't up yet, but in the end I think it was better that way: we were a one-minute walk from one of the best restaurants in town (Dyen Sabai) which I bet is a lot busier when the bridge is up, we got to see the monks' procession in the morning without any other tourists around, we got to ride across the coolest bike/motorbike bridge several times a day, the neighbourhood was nice and quiet, and downtown was still only a few minutes' bike ride away (i'm guessing about 1 km). I would most definitely stay here again!

Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Frankfurt, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2013 via mobile

We were really happy to stay at the Phone Praseuth Guesthouse. The guesthouse itself is a newly renovated colony style building with an open air (with roof) place for breakfast. Rooms are nice and very clean, maybe not too spacious but then again bathrooms are pretty much European standard . AC and fans are part of the setup as well. The owner is a very nice Laotian who will assist you with any inquiry. The desk is usually occupied by two young guys (shifts) who are very polite, enthusiastic and interested but with somewhat limited English.
The location of the guesthouse is perfect in dry season (walk over the passenger bridge right into town) and good on wet season (take free bikes provided over the permanent bridge and be in the city within 7 minutes). The guesthouse is located next to the best Lao BBQ restaurant Dyen Sabai (in our opinion) and a superb pizza place (yeah I know, why would you go there being in Lao?...but try it especially when being a couple or challenging your favourite pizza place).
So overall we're pretty much satisfied with every aspect of the guesthouse. Maybe breakfast options might be somewhat limited to some people, but then again, just go for the traditional Lao noodle soup. It is truly delicious and you do it - Lao Style.

Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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Property: Phone Praseuth Guesthouse
Address: 346, Unit 7 Old Bridge | Ban Phanluang, Luang Prabang, Laos
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Region: Laos > Luang Prabang Province > Luang Prabang
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Airport Transportation
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Ranked #4 of 255 B&Bs / Inns in Luang Prabang
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Phone Praseuth Guesthouse 2*
Number of rooms: 15
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