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Certificate of Excellence


Certificate of Excellence
Welcome to Mandala Ou Resort! Our small family run resort offers 10 unique bungalows - 6 with direct River View and 4 in our Fountain Garden. Our local staff and European management will offer you friendly service with a Lao smile. Enjoy amazing sunset views to the Nam Ou river, rain forest, mountains and steep limestone cliffs. Relax by our infinity pool, enjoy great local Lao, Thai and Western home cooking in our river side restaurant. Our pool bar offers a range of wines, sun downer cocktails and pure fruit shakes. All rooms are individually styled using local materials and ethnic soft furnishings, recycled bottle windows, safety deposit box, as well as wall radiator & hot water bottles for those cold nights. *NEW* From 1st July 2018, Mandala Ou is going PLASTIC-FREE ! We no longer stock plastic water bottles or plastic straws - we provide high quality aluminium bottles for temporary use, or for our guests to buy - two clean water Refill Stations are available 24/7 for our guests.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Breakfast Available
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor pool
Public Wifi
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Non-smoking rooms
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Another one of our 1 night stays on our 2 week cycling and hiking trip in Laos. This hotel resulted in 2 of our group opting out for the day and just lazing by the small but lovely pool. The bar was a perfect spot for a cocktail and breakfast was comprehensive with lots of
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We loved this place - felt like we could have stayed and stayed, just to sit around the pool/bar/restaurant terrace and chat with the lovely hosts, Nic and Kenny (who alternate their hosting duties as it is a more than full-time job!). The rooms are beautiful, and solidly built
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After reading the reviews on tripadvisor I think that what best sums up this hotel, apart from its cuisine and cleanliness, is that you are in an amazing place surrounded by an amazing staff - the owner Nic is an example to follow as hotel director
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We stayed at Mandala Ou for three nights at start of February 2019. Absolutely loved our stay!! TripAdvisor reviews helped us to decide to book here, so what can I add? All the glowing reviews were accurate! We booked directly through the hotel. Response was always very prompt
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Stayed at Mandala Ou twice. First time after zip lining it was literally heaven. Warm shower, great bar and dinner and conversation and good beds. Helpful and knowledgeable about the area. Villa with balcony over river and clean inviting pool.
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Wall feature - little bottle windows set into the mud-brick walls
View from bed!
View from teh verandah
Photo provided by managementMandala Ou Resort
River double bungalow
Simple but works
Can you use the swimming pool here if you are not a guest ?
This resort is usually full, maybe if you ate a meal there you may be able to take a quick dip. Otherwise give them a call and ask.
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Would the resort be able to arrange taxi transfers to and from Luang Prabang airport?
I think so. They are very helpful. But we arranged our car service with our hotel in Luang Prabang. So, not 100% sure. It is a long ride, a few hours. The roads are bad and they can't go over 30-40 MPH.
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"I think all the rooms are good."
"We loved our river view"
"Riverside bungalows recommended"
"View of the Nam Ou"
"if you can, pay the extra for a riverside room"
$67 - $78 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LaosLuang Prabang ProvinceNong Khiaw
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