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“Standard rooms overpriced for what you get.”
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Thavonsouk Resort
Ranked #11 of 23 Hotels in Vang Vieng
Sydney, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Standard rooms overpriced for what you get.”
Reviewed 5 December 2013

Well maintained gardens and great view but would not stay here again.
The standard room did not have a fridge, the TV didn't work and the hot water was unreliable. Wi Fi reception did not work most of the time.The bed was rock hard and the pillows may as well have been besser blocks.
The staff did not seem to be particularly happy or helpful and I couldn't get a smile out of the dining room staff.

The included breakfast was very basic but edible. French bread rolls were nice.
The dining room wasn't operating the three nights we stayed there, but there were decent eateries in the centre of town.

The driveway and pedestrian access to the "resort" is very steep, uneven gravel surface and anyone with limited mobility/fitness would find it difficult walking up and down down it to reach the main road into town.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 November 2013 via mobile

We spent two nights at the Thavansouk and had an excellent stay. The bungalows are lovely, the resort is very well landscaped, and many rooms have stunning views across the river and the distant mountains (viewed from some very comfortable chairs from our room's private balcony!). We had some minor language difficulties with some of the staff but they were very helpful and arranged our onward bus travel to Luang Prabang. It's a short 5-10 minute walk into the centre of Vang Vieng and close to the walking trail to the nearby caves.
Negatives? The breakfast was adequate but not as good as similar hotels we stayed in. Also, there were no tea/coffee making facilities in the room. These were minor complaints and I would definitely recommend Thavansouk.
Tip: pay a few extra £ for a River View bungalow - it's worth it!

  • Stayed November 2013
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Pattaya, Thailand
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 25 October 2013

Situated on the riverside, Thavonsouk Resort arguably has the best view in Vang Vieng looking across the river & paddy fields with the spectacular Karste Mountains as a backdrop.
The owners & staff were attentive and friendly and any problems I had were immediately dealt with.
The Resort which is locared a 5 minute walk from the town centre is continually being upgraded, English & French are spoken.
Not the cheapest place in Vang Vieng but well worth the cost as I left with nothing but good memories.
Even if this hotel is not in your price range the Sunset Restaurant which shares the same great views is well worth a visit but beware it closes at 8.30 !!!!
Note: Make sure you do not confuse Thavonsouk Resort with the nearby Thavisouk Hotel & Resort, closely named but very different !

Room Tip: Riverside Cottages have the best views.
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled solo
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Lisbon, Portugal
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29 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2013

During our (me and my wife) last trip (a tour around Northern Laos), we stayed one night at this hotel. But both the hotel and the environment at Vang Vieng made us feel that we should have stayed longer there: the surroundings are marvelous, the views beautiful and the hotel, although a little old-fashioned, very charming, especially the nice gardens and well-placed bungalows. The room was spacious, comfortable and very quiet. The staff was also friendly and helpful!

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 21 July 2013

Arrived here after travelling from Vientiane, thought we were booked into somewhere else so that didn't start us off too well. Our rooms weren't ready so we waited in the bar for 2 and a half hours before we realised they were finished an hour before( no one bothered to tell us). As we settled in we realised there were no towels,soaps,toilet paper,or fresh water!!! What had they been doing??? The television was as useful as a paperweight or doorstop, no internet unless you sat at reception. Our daughter hopped into bed then it collapsed to the floor, we all had a good laugh, didn't bother telling management we fixed it ourselves. The grounds were well kept with a nice view over the river to mountains beyond.

Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Chicago, Illinois
Level 5 Contributor
56 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2013

Our group of three stayed two nights at this location. The owner was extremely nice and the view was fantastic & relaxing. I struggle with rating this accommodation anything above average due to the distance from the downtown area, the cramped rooms for three people, weak breakfast arrangement, and most importantly their inability to be flexible with us leaving early & refunding us our money for a final night. Vang Vieng is a back packer haven and if you a looking for that experience this is not the location for you. Also in comparison to the other hotels in the area this is must more expensive & I don't understand why. I would recommend to keep searching for a better option.

Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
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Property: Thavonsouk Resort
Address: PO Box 2715, Vang Vieng 2715, Laos (Formerly Thavonsouk Bungalow)
Region: Laos > Vientiane Province > Vang Vieng
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 23 Hotels in Vang Vieng
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Thavonsouk Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 53
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Thavonsouk Hotels & Resort in Vangvieng. Thavonsouk is your accommodation choice when you travel to Vang Vieng. Stay with Thavonsouk if you are in Vang Vieng. Thavonsouk Hotels is located on the riverside with the gorgeous view of the Phadeng (Red Cliff) Mountain, green forest and Stunning sunsets. Our resort hotel is your magnificent private holiday home, just 3 hours drive from Vientiane; the capital city of Laos and 5 hours down from Lungprabang, the World heritage town. Vang Vieng and surrounding areas offer unsurpassed natural wonders, still unspoiled...explore by yourself or with an tour / activity company which we can arrange. We offer a free shuttle service from the bus station and can arrange airport transfers. ... more   less 
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