I prebooked this hotel as I like to 'splurge' on at least one nice hotel each holiday - for around $50USD in SE Asia you can (usually) get some lovely hotels for a few nights - however this isn't really worth it.
Good points - service and breakfast were good and it was on the Mekong riverside with a balcony which is what I wanted. The bed was comfy and there was a TV, AC and ceiling fan. Bathroom had a very large shower head but...
Bad points - bathroom was TINY so everything got wet when you had a shower and the drainage was a bit dodgy. Room was very dark (lots of dark wood), wasn't very big and there was a lot of noise from the street as we didn't want to shut the wooden shutters to give some natural light. The air conditioner compressor is located under a 'shelf' where the staff put my backpack when we arrived and I could feel the hot air blowing up into the room - this meant that the AC had to keep turning on and off to cool the room, which is both noisy and inefficient.
Overall, it was an OK room on the riverfront but we paid $10 for a similar but much bigger room in a quieter location away from the river (without breakfast) so would suggest if you can get it for $30 or less it would be worth it. If you are looking to 'splurge' on a nice room in LP, take the time to look around as there are probably better value options.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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- Also Known As:
- Muonglao Riverside By Villa Xandria Hotel Luang Prabang