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“Perfect location, lovely guesthouse” 5 of 5 stars
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MuongLao Riverside by Villa Xandria
Watnong Village, Souvanakhampong (Mekong River Roed), Luang Prabang 1234, Laos   |  
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Ranked #58 of 226 Luang Prabang B&B and Inns
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Perfect location, lovely guesthouse”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

This is a lovely little corner guesthouse. The staff are very welcoming and helpful and the breakfast is one of the best we encountered in SE Asia and the tables across the road overlooking the Mekong are a the perfect breakfast setting. The rooms are clean, spacious and comfortable. If I ever return to Luang Prabang I'll stay there again.

  • Stayed April 2013, 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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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

This little guesthouse was on the street running along the Mekong River and it had seats to sit out right along the banks...fantastic view and atmosphere. We stayed here for two weeks in February and it was great, thanks especially to Khim our desk manager. He was friendly , helpful and so good to us. We would love to retrun and see him once again because we became friends with Khim. It was a special time for us.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

A great small comfortable relaxed guesthouse. Great location on the Mekong riverside with a private riverside terrace with seating and a few minutes to lots of good restaurants on the Mekong riverside, the town centre and the Nam Khan riverside. Khim one of the receptionists is extremely friendly and helpful.

Room Tip: Rooms upstairs have a private balcony overlooking the river
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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39 hotel reviews
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118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

Comfortable rooms and helpful staff who often would go out of their way to help out. The best feature of this place though is the great location overlooking the Mekong River. Get a balcony room if you can. Have breakfast or lunch across the road on the banks of the river. Spectacular views, good options & good value. Short walk up the hill to the main street. Everything is only a short walk - including the night markets & the boats departing for Thailand, Cave of the Buddhas etc. Enjoyable stay.

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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012

MuongLao is definetely worth it if you don't want to spend too much money and still have a very decent room. I liked the simple but good breakfast, rooms were clean and beautiful and cleaned every day. The staff takes care of you and helps you out where possible.

Room Tip: Only a few rooms. A room with a balcony is probably the best place.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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Sao Paulo, SP
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24 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012

Muonglao Riverside is a great valeu for money! It has only 6 rooms, but we had a small balcony facing the river, and it was so peaceful that we didn't want to leave it! Comfy bed, air-con and hot shower also available and working. It was just two blocks away from the main street, but close to the pier, so if your coming by boat, it is a short walk. There was no breakfast included (the don't have a restaurant), but is just a few minutes walking to any caffé in town.
The only problem was the wi-fi not working properly. But lots of restaurants have free wi-fi, so is a problem easily solved.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Manila, Philippines
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34 reviews 34 reviews
22 hotel reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2012

Why it's decent: location on the river with a nice view yet 5-7 min walk to restaurants, stores, etc on Th Sisavangvong, spacious well decorated rooms and comfy bed, clean bathroom and hot water, two free bottles of water in your room daily, free wifi, good non overly involved service.

To move up from decent: wifi on the 2nd floor goes out a lot, lack of food on premises though restaurants steps away.

$20 a night for a comfortable stay. Probably plenty of places for less, but overall well meets the needs of what one could reasonably expect from a guesthouse in this price range.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Watnong Village, Souvanakhampong (Mekong River Roed), Luang Prabang 1234, Laos
Location: Laos > Luang Prabang Province > Luang Prabang
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #58 of 226 B&Bs / Inns in Luang Prabang
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 7
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