Although we enjoyed our 3 night stay, we were glad to move to a guest house more centrally located for the remainder of our week in LP.
Our room was in a wooden chalet situated in tranquil and lush gardens. There are around 8 or 9 chalets each with two rooms. As we were the only guests staying it was very quiet and peaceful (although as the bungalows are not soundproofed, I imagine it would have been quite noisy if we had had any neighbours during our stay).
Our bedroom was adequate in size with a lockable small wardrobe, dressing table and bedside table. The bed was large and comfortable. The bed linen and towels were clean and of a good quality. The bathroom was fairly large and quirky with a ’Flintstone’ appearance. It was also very clean. Each day we had our room cleaned and our bed made. There was a nice shared verandah, although the seating could have been more comfortable.
Breakfast consisted of a small plate of fresh fruit, eggs cooked to order with a warm baguette, butter and jam (there was an Asian style breakfast also available). It was more than adequate for us, although it would have been nice to have been offered more than one cup of tea during our breakfast.
The owners (who didn’t introduce themselves), also live on the premises. Whilst they were helpful and polite if we asked any questions, they weren’t overtly friendly.
We like walking and weren’t perturbed about the 20-30 minute walk into the town centre. However, we weren’t so prepared for the long, uneven wooden footbridge that we had to traverse at least four times a day to reach the town. In particular at night time the footbridge was not lit, and we therefore preferred to take our chances dodging the oncoming motorbikes on the main bridge instead. We rarely saw anyone else use this footbridge not unsurprisingly!
This would be a perfect retreat for people who have been to LP before and therefore aren’t so interested in seeing all the tourist attractions. There are also a small cluster of good restaurants and bars that are located within a ten minute walk (over the bridge of course). To ease the location ‘problem’ perhaps guests could share the complementary minibus bus service offered to guests at the adjoining ’luxury’ hotel.