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Mesah View Guesthouse

Ban Viengkeo Vang Vieng, Vang Vieng, Laos
Mesah View Guesthouse
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014 via mobile

The guesthouse is in a great location on the bank of the river, about 5 minutes walk away from the bar/restaurant scene. We paid 50,000 kip per night (approximately $6.50), which you pay for upfront. This room was was clean and tidy although a little cramped. The fan worked well (no need for A/C). Was had a small issue with... More 

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Cameron Highlands, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014 via mobile

The owners of Mesah View are amazing! They made every effort to make us comfortable during our stay!! They allowed us to prepare our own food in their kitchen when we are tired of eating out. They shared their alcohol with us for a casual drink outside and told us the best places to eat around town. It's far enough... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

Great location -- a 5-minute walk from town so you get all the conveniences without the noise and the crowd. Because Mesah View is perched by the Nam Song river, we got to enjoy the beautiful sunsets from the balcony of the guesthouse, at a fraction of the price you'll pay at a nearby villa. Mathias and his staff were... More 

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Orange County, California
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25 hotel reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

First off, I did not stay at Mesah View Guesthouse. While I was in Vang Vieng, I needed to take a time out from outdoor trekking and climbing to get some work done. My hotel's WiFi wasn't cutting it, but another traveler the previous night had told me that Mesah had great internet. I headed down the street to find... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013 via mobile

I had the front room and wow, the view was incredible! The sunsets we saw were so beautiful and great way to end a busy, hot day. The rooms aren't that clean, but no bed bugs! Always a plus..haha. the hotel is safe, with friendly staff and my room had aircon and a great view for $10 (double) in peak... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

Everything that you could ask for backpacking it. Cheap price, clean safe premises, helpful staff and a river view to die for (try to get the river view rooms) Air con for an additional not-very-much. A little bit out of the main drag ( 7 minute walk) but then you probably need it, you've been traveling for awhile and you're... More 

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Arthur G, Public Relations Manager at Mesah View Guesthouse, responded to this review

Great to hear that you had a good time. Just to let the world know that Mesah View Guest House is now under new management, Mathias is now the manager, so the contact details have changed.... The great views over the river will remain the same, and I am sure Mathias will make you as welcome as Loay did. This... More 

Bangkok, Thailand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

In terms of money/value Mesah is not unlike many other places around. Location is good, not in the centre of the town, but not too far away to make getting anywhere a hassle. You will not be hearing music from bars. Rooms are not exactly clean. I was sharing mine with spiders and their webs in the corners, however we... More 

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Arthur G, Public Relations Manager at Mesah View Guesthouse, responded to this review

Hi Alex. Firstly thanks for staying at Mesah View and for taking time to write a review. As I put in response to a previous review, Loay and Phai do not own the guesthouse but lease it, and cant do too much (as in stained walls) as it is leased a year at a time. They spent a lot of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013 via mobile

I called Loay from Vientiane and my call was cut off, he immediately called be back! Such a helpful and friendly man who picked us up for free when we arrived. As for the rooms, brand spanking new mosquito nets in all rooms I poked my head into, spotlessly clean bathrooms with hot water and NEW fittings. Double room with... More 

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Arthur G, Public Relations Manager at Mesah View Guesthouse, responded to this review

Glad you had such a good time! This is Arthur here, Loay's Australian friend who made the website for him! Glad to have clarified the issue that Loay will provide a pick up service provided he knows which bus company you are with as they each stop at different places around town. The previous review referred to insects. The open... More 

manchester
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44 reviews 44 reviews
28 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

The mosquito net in the room was tied up with a huge cockroach inside. I wonder whether the bed was not cleaned, or the net had a huge hole? We moved rooms, the bed sheets were really stained with big oil patches which smelt brand new so the sheets had definitely not been changed. The pillow cases had numerous hairs.... More 

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Arthur G, Public Relations Manager at Mesah View Guesthouse, responded to this review

I apologise for your unfortunate experience. We will be giving your a full refund. I will be contacting you privately to ascertain the best mechanism for doing so. I am based in Australia, and am just going to Vang Vieng for a holiday, but now it looks as though I have some work to do to investigate this matter to... More 

Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
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3 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

I like the location as it nears to kayaking end point and my favourite pancake stall & french restaurant just nearby. No free tuk tuk service from bus station and no welcome drinks as claimed. The room is clean and we were lucky to got a room near balcony which can see beautiful sunset in van vieng. The staff was... More 

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Arthur G, Public Relations Manager at Mesah View Guesthouse, responded to this review

The customer is always right. Many guests are easy to please. However, some are very hard to please! You liked our location but only gave it three stars. You had a clean room with a new mosquito net and a magnificent view over the river for great sunsets which you liked but only gave three stars! I note that you... More 

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