I rarely give a 5-star rating to a hotel, but Mekong Riverview definitely deserves it, as well as its number one ranking on Tripadvisor for its superb service!
Both arrival and departure airport transfers are included in the room rate. Upon arrival, the owner himself gave me a helpful welcome orientation on Luang Prabang, and the free map even had their personal scribbled advice. It is not in the town center, but you have the river view. If you don't want to take the 10 to 15-minute walk to the town center, then you can ask them to drop you off in their golf cart for free.
As for the room, I got the Superior Suite Side View Room, and it was huge and tastefully decorated! I might have had just a fragment of a view of the Mekong River from my balcony, but then there will be no lack of it once you step onto the road beside it. The bed was soft (as well as the pillows), and my only complaint about it is there was a perceptible division into two. Since one side can be adjusted to go up or down, as a single occupant I am forced to stay on one side because of the slight indentation in the middle. But it is a minor quibble. The toilet is on one side while the bathroom is on the other, so I had to cross through the hallway to get to the other. But I did have a personal jacuzzi though! Most probably it was just me who didn't know how to get hot water there though. It has free wifi which goes down at times, and there free mini-bar is fully stored with softdrinks and bottled water.
Quite frankly, one of the reasons I chose this hotel was the rave reviews about the breakfast, and it was worth it! You can have the kitchen prepare fried rice, eggs (with ham, bacon and/or sausage), banana crepe (they call it "pancake") with vanilla or chocolate sauce, the "special" (caramelized banana and pineapple), and the fruit shakes (I had dragonfruit and green melon shakes, even though it was not in the menu). And you have that with a good view of the Mekong River.
But what I really like most about the hotel is their service. Everyone is friendly and helpful with genuine smiles. I highly recommend the Mekong Riverview Hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are a beautiful boutique hotel with a personal touch, located on the tip of the peninsula, at the very end of the old town, on the UNESCOs World Heritage Area. The view you have from the rooms and Café/Restaurant is the meeting of great Mekong River and Nam Khan River. The Hotel is quiet and peaceful with the beautiful former Royal temple Wat Xienthong as your neighbor. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Mekong Riverview