Mekong Riverview hotel is situated on the peaceful peninsula of Luang Prabang, next to one of the most beautiful temples. All rooms have river views, and balconies are cleverly devided with a fence that can be opened, to give each room a feeling of private balcony. Rooms are equipped with everything necessary and less necessary: flatscreen tv, minibar with complimentary soft drinks, aircon and fan, rainshower, roomy bathrooms with separate toilet, good lighting including reading lights on both sides of the beds, and on top of everything, very soft motorized beds, which are incredibly comfortable for reading and watching television. The rooms are absolutely beautiful. Some guests might find that the hotel is far away from the main drag, but we quite enjoyed the 5 min walk, due to the fact that the area is so beautiful, and utterly peaceful and safe.
Breakfast is really good and has more variety than most; croissants, whole wheat toast, bread rolls, cheese, salami, yoghurt and fruit salad. Eggs are cooked to order. Banana pancake would a nice addition! Everything is very hygienically presented. Coffee and tea is available in the lounge all day long.
In many parts of Luang Prabang it is nearly impossible to sleep past 6am, here there are no distractions.
The hotel has a golf cart, with which they are happy to drive you where ever you wish to go within city limits. The two wifis work most of the time, although slowly.
The staff is really pleasant, and speaks good English. The Swedish owner is a reliable source of information and a very pleasant host.
Truly minor complaints: The queen sized double beds are a bit on the small side. Unless you are used to smallish beds, you’d be better off getting a twin room with beds pushed together. There no safe in the room, but one large one at the reception. Some toilets might be a little cramped. The incline in some shower floors might be inadequate for effective drainage. In most hotels hot water is sometimes not available, here for some reason cold water was not always available.
Best things do not tend to come cheap. The rate during summer season is 120 USD. Worth every cent. If you come to Luang Prabang to rest and relax, and enjoy well designed, well built, beautiful facilitiesthis is the spot for you. During summer season, when it rains sometimes, it is even more important to have a pleasant room where you enjoy staying during the rain. The expression “raily season” seams a little misguiding, as to us, the rain seemed more like a blessing, and never lasted more than a couple hours. After the rain, the air is clean and cool, and it’s a perfect time to climb up Mount Phosy, or some other activity otherwise slightly too demanding in hot weather.
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First of all I have to thank You for the very detailed review and the kind words. We opened 15 months ago and are still in the process of getting better. Our in-room safes are ordered and we expect them to be installed soon. The reason it took us time to get them is because we want them to be fitted into our room furniture and be big enough to fit a laptop computer and a camera at the same time (also easy to use!). We had to special order. We hear many compliments for our Swedish made remote controlled beds but I agree that a queen double (150cm) can be too small at times. Beds of this quality are a big investment but in a not so distant future the beds are changed in the double rooms in question. I’m happy You liked our breakfast but we are in a constant process of improvement. From yesterday our breakfast has the new options: fresh made vanilla/chocolate/banana pancakes, fruit shakes and a special “morning dessert” (banana, pineapple, honey…). Thank You for stay with us and hope to see You again!
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