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Tai Dam Guesthouse

Ban Nongbouvieng, Luang Namtha, Laos
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Ranked #4 of 22 Luang Namtha B&B and Inns
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Beijing, China
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Rustic bungalows with gorgeous views of fish ponds. Lee, the guy who runs the place, is super nice. Just don't expect typical guest house services like travel assistance, bar/restaurant, laundry, or English. Drinking water and hot shower provided, as well as a tiny TV if you can figure out how it works. Internet was off and on. Sheets smelled funny.... More 

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Lille, France
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

A little bit disappointed after my night there. 2 or 3 couples arrived in the middle of the night, speaking loud and then having sex loud... Beautiful view, nice owners, quite clean room, bed very hard. 50.000 khip.

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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

This guesthouse is located 5 minutes' walk from the centre of town but the view makes it feel remote and secluded. If you manage to book a bungalow then you get a balcony overlooking rice paddies and mountains, not a bad sight to wake up to. The service is Lao style, that is to say verging on non-existant, but when... More 

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Perth, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

I lived in this guesthouse for a little over a month. There are never any staff there and they only have one key per room so you have to be there if you want it cleaned. But it's cheap as anything, comfortable and has amazing views of farmland and the mountains. The few times you do encounter staff they are... More 

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Vejer de la Frontera, Spain
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 255 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

Honestly, when people start complaining about things you would think they were paying a fortune. You are not in the United States, you are in Laos! You are paying 6$ or 5€ or £4 a night. You get what you pay for. We booked online,the owner was waiting for us, and had reserved us a nice bungalow overlooking the water.... More 

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Park City, Utah
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

We stayed here in Nov. 2012 and were completely shocked that it was rated as the #3 hotel (at the time) on tripadvisor. When we arrived (we had already booked a room through their website), there was no one to greet us and we ended up walking around the grounds for about 10 minutes saying "sabai dee" (hello) apprehensively before... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Me and my wife stayed here for three nights in October. It's a ten minute walk outside the village center, which is just fine. We took a bungalow (low-season-rate, 50.000 KIP) with a beautiful view over de rice-fields. The room was just fine, the bathroom dirty. Tai Dam Guesthouse from the outside is still very nice. From the inside, it... More 

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Travelling
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2012

We stayed in this guest house the three days spent in Luang Nam Tha. We arrived with the bus from Luang Prabang and, even if we arrived at 4 o'clock in the morning, the receptionist gave us the room without paying the day. The cost was 50.000k per night (in low rainy season). We got the boungalow number 6, with... More 

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Venlo, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2012

We booked this place via Teamworkz for 3 nights for USD 8,00 a night. This is absolutely worth the money. The bungalows are simple but have everything you need: hot shower, free wifi, free tea and water, TV (only with Thai and Lao Channels), nice own terrace with table and 2 chairs. The staff is friendly but speaks little English.... More 

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Los Angeles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2012

The bungalows overlooking the rice paddy cannot be beat. The area feels rather peaceful and serene. The morning mist covering the rice paddy is a sight to be seen. There is a small sitting area in front of your room and a common area between every two rooms with hot water, tea leaves, mugs, and water. The rooms are decorated... More 

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