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Villa Saykham
2.0 of 5 Villa   |   Sisavang Watttana Road, Near Wat Paphay | Xiengmouane Village, Luangprabang, Luang Prabang, Laos   |  
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“nice boutique accommodation”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2011

Visited: November 2010

We stayed multiple nights. The room was very clean and comfortable with nice wood floors and good air conditioning. It was on the 2nd floor with 3 sides of windows and the bathroom had a bathtub. Upon arrival, we were welcomed with a refreshing drink. The location couldn't have been more convenient. It's on a quiet side street a few buildings from the main road, yet it was within walking distance to everything (monks collecting alms in the morning, restaurants, shops, temples, market). The staff were friendly and kept the place very clean. A very comfortable place to stay at reasonable rates in Luang Prabang!

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Lier, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2011

There are a lot of overpriced hotels in Luang Prabang, certainly if you compare LP with Chiang Mai. So, carefully select your hotel or B&B in this city. Villa Saykham gives value for your money.
We stayed here for 4 nigths at 55$/night including breakfast, november 2011, after slowboat trip from Thailand. Centrally located but quiet in a side street, 400m from Royal Palace and other temples, 100m from Mekong river. Villa Saykham opened in 2007 : 2 blocks, each of the blocks ground level and first floor, total : 10 double and 5 triple rooms. Although our room was not particularly large (25m²), the room was super clean, bright and comfortable. Good and clean bed, sheets and pillows. Silent airco, fridge, TV CNN. Free WIFI. Very clean and good bathroom. Good make-to-order breakfast in open secluded courtyard.
Concering the drums in the wat at 4.00AM : during my other visits to Thailand I think that drums are only used during 2 early mornings of fullmoon (and possibly also during new moon).

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2011

Luang Prabang is a fantastic place to visit and these villas are the place to stay. The rooms are large and clean with air con and good quality bathrooms. We were at the back of the complex and enjoyed views over the monastery and very little noise, even from the morning drums. Breakfast is served in the courtyard under spreading vines by the very friendly and welcoming staff. Location is perfect, just off the main street and a short stroll to either river and to the night markets. No need for any form of transport at all. The daily monk parade even passes the front door. There are many larger accommodation places in town but non reach the level of seclusion found here. A definite must if you are visiting.

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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2010

A very nice place located in the quieter part of the city--right next door to a wat. The monks walked past on their "morning rounds" seeking alms every morning. The room was not large, but was clean and quiet (we did not hear the wat's drum mentioned in some earlier reviews). The courtyard where breakfast is served is a very nice setting for a meal, and the food was tasty. Service was prompt and friendly.

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2010

Stayed 5 nights in this beautiful "guest house". Rooms, food, staff were excellent and the garden a haven to have breakfast and relax.
Very quiet location, although little noise from the Wat next doors.
Good value for money.
Price maybe too high for backpackers, but worth every Kip.
Luang Prabang is a world heritage site and a well deserved designation. A french influence to the town with good restaurants and food.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2010

Villa Saykham is great Value for the Money - we had a spacious Room in the back, with a clean bathroom. There was extra Space for the shower, and a shower curtain - most Hotels in Laos in this Price Range have the shower right Next to the sink or Toilette (and you get the whole Room wet when showering), so this was Great.

The Location is exzellent, in a Side Street of the Main road, right in the Center. Normally very quiet, but in the Weekend the Monks of the neighbouring Temple drum at 4 am, so bring ear plugs.

Breakfast was okay, eggs and bread, but no noodle soup. But service is good, on the second Morning they extra made soup for us, After we had asked the First Morning.

The Staff do Not speak English very well, French Seems to Be easier, but we could make ourselves understood.

All in all, Villa Saykham is a very good Place to stay!

  • Stayed November 2010
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2010

We stayed here for three nights and after the first morning and the drum waking us up it was fine. We did not hear the drum the next two nights. When the weather was pleasant breakfast was served on the patio with eggs to order. The staff went out of their way to help us and were always friendly. It was close to everything and on a nice street, I would stay there again without hesitation.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Sisavang Watttana Road, Near Wat Paphay | Xiengmouane Village, Luangprabang, Luang Prabang, Laos
Location: Laos > Luang Prabang Province > Luang Prabang
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Ranked #7 of 88 Specialty Lodging in Luang Prabang
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Hotel Class:2 star — Villa Saykham 2*
Number of rooms: 7
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