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Ban Sabai Riverside Bungalow
Ranked #9 of 22 Hotels in Vang Vieng
Sydney, Australia
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“Great spot, delicious food!”
Reviewed 16 December 2013 via mobile

The bungalows are basic but quaint and all you need. Although small you don't spend much time in there anyway so the location makes up for the size! Right on the river with the beautiful mountains surrounding we couldn't be happier waking up to such a beautiful sight every day! The restaurant has delicious food and a 10% discount for those staying in a bungalow... Our favourite dish that we had at the restaurant was the steamed fish in a banana leaf - yum! The free breakfast is also great and the service is quick. Would definitely come back

Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Herent, Belgium
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Reviewed 15 December 2013

Ban Sabai is by far the nicest place we stayed at during our 3 week holiday in Laos.
The staff is very friendly and speaks very good English.
The bungalows are very cosy and the location of the restaurant alongside the river is also very charming plus the food is really good.
I can really recommend this place.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed 13 December 2013

We took 2 nights stay in the only twin-bed bungalow at the premise. We love the beautiful river view. You could just dine by the side of the river and enjoy watching the local folks doing their daily activities. Occasionally, your mental bliss is interrupted by a noisy passing motor boat.

The manager and staff at the reception and guesthouse were very nice. They were friendly and tried hard to make your stay there enjoyable.

Lighting in the room is intentionally low, so all light readings should be done at the balcony on the deck chair. Free wifi is available, however the signal is weak on several occasions. There is no TV or fridge in the room. There is a house rule on food consumption which is for a good cause. The Manager requested that all foods should be stored at the Front Desk area and not in the room. This is to prevent pests infestation in all the rooms. Daily room cleaning is done upon request. ( Booking was done via Agoda and reception process was fast and easy.)

Overall, the price and good service level at the property deserved a "VERY GOOD" rating from us. Well done and Thank-you Ban Sabai staff for making us stay memorable.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Delft, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 9 December 2013

We went to Vang Vieng for a couple days out of Vientiane. Ban Sabai offers a great relaxing location in Vang Vieng with friendly staff and a great view on the river. We enjoyed drinks in the hotel's restaurant from where you can locals (as well as tourists!) on and around the river. The rooms are charming. Also the surrounding area is beatifull, with, next to tubing, great possibilities for mountain biking and hiking.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Delft, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 8 December 2013

After a couple of days of travel to and from Phonsavan we chose Ban Sabai for a few days of relaxation. Upon hearing that the whole backpacker-tubing-drinking-thing was not the big party it once was anymore we decided to book three nights and we were glad we did. The surroundings of Vang Vieng are great and there are enough activities to spend a few days. Vang Vieng however seems to be a place in transition: the backpackerplaces are running empty, and there are not yet very many places that offer good quality for tourists with more to spend.
Ban Sabai is really our kind of place. We had a nice bungalow (I don't think it was upgraded yet, but it was charming and clean) with a terrace. The restaurant serves good quality meals, snacks and drinks all day and the views are stunning. The staff at the reception is friendly, but it took the guys serving in the restaurant until the last day to make contact and give us a smile, they always understood us well however.
In the last year a big hotel was build directly behind the poolbungalows. The big groups staying there are sometimes noisy in the morning and so are the boats in the river. We weren't bothered, but perhaps the bungalows a little further from the river offer better sleep quality.
The pool is small, but seems bigger in real live than in the pictures. It's nice for cooling down after a day of mountain biking or walking.
Recommended for a few days of r&r!

Room Tip: We stayed in bungalow 14, but probably bungalows 10 and 11 are a bit more quiet since they are furth...
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Dumbarton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 December 2013

The location is perfect- it's central but quiet, and the views are second-to-none. The staff were friendly and helpful, and the restaurant is right on the Nam Song-a beautiful place to chill out with a Beerlao and watch the world go by. I would suggest booking ahead, as we witnessed a number of hopeful guests being turned away because they were full. We absolutely loved our stay here and wouldn't go anywhere else in Vang Vieng.

Room Tip: If you can get a room by the pool the view is stunning
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Herzogenrath, Germany
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Reviewed 17 November 2013 via mobile

The bungalows are at the river. Perfect location but the huts are a little bit run dowm meanwhile. A quite dirty mosquitonet with holes is hangi g above the bed. The birds and geckos are running above your head al night. A little workup would be helpfull for this place...

Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Ban Sabai Riverside Bungalow
Address: Ban Savang, Vang Vieng 1003, Laos
Region: Laos > Vientiane Province > Vang Vieng
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Restaurant
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Ranked #9 of 22 Hotels in Vang Vieng
Hotel Class:3 star — Ban Sabai Riverside Bungalow 3*
Number of rooms: 11
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Ban Sabai Riverside Bungalow Hotel Vang Vieng

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