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93/3, Sakharin Road Phoneheuang Village, Luang Prabang 0600 Laos
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 07/20/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 07/20/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#64 of 288 B&Bs / Inns in Luang Prabang
Location
4.4
Cleanliness
4.3
Service
3.9
Value
3.4
Upon entering Café de Laos, sister property of Burasari Heritage, you will be instantly charmed by the simple pleasures of this traditional yet modern colonial style guest house with all the warmth, friendliness and generosity from the local Lao people. Located right in the heart of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, this is the ideal base to explore the National Museum, Royal Palace, the tempting night market and to take in all of the flavors of this ancient town. imagine you self sat on the hotel terrace with a fresh drink, overlooking the inspiring daily morning monk alms ceremony passing by. A truly special location.
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Property amenities
Free public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Coffee shop
Bicycle rental
Bicycles available
Car hire
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Street parking
Wifi
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Clothes rack
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Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Thai
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Chris Frey wrote a review Nov 2020
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I came across Café de Laos by accident and simply fell in love with it. They have regional sources, super professional staff who knows their coffee business and you can choose from a diverse coffee menu. The cookies are also worth mentioning. Thanks Chris.
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
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pkornpavee wrote a review Feb 2020
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- Good accommodation: clean, comfortable and quiet - Best budget hotel in walking distance - Great location : near restaurant and attractions - Staff were very helpful and friendly (especially: Ruby (5 stars for her)
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from Burasari G, General Manager at Cafe De Laos
Responded Feb 12, 2020
Dear pkornpavee, Thanks for the kind words, you nailed almost all the perks for Cade Del Laos. You just forgot how charming it is :) We hope you'll come back and visit soon. Best, Constantin
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Livethelife wrote a review Sep 2019
Canton of Bern, Switzerland10 contributions
It was our first time visiting Luang Prabang. And we chose “Cafe de Laos” as our accommodation because of the location and great review from other travellers as well. First impression was great, friendly staff, Kham and Year (another lady staff who work in the afternoon, sorry I dont remember her name) were awesome, helpful and nice. We had breakfast at the sister hotel, Burasari Heritage where provided very professional service. Thank you and of course I will be back.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from Burasari G, General Manager at Cafe De Laos
Responded Sep 12, 2019
Dear cartoon1985, Thank you for your wonderful comment. We are glad you to hear that you have enjoyed the overall hospitality. Thank you once again for mentioning our staff Kham and Year. The female staff could be either OJ or Souk, we will send your regards to both. Looking forward to meeting you in near future. Best Regards, Kash
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Bridget F wrote a review Mar 2019
4 contributions1 helpful vote
We stayed in this hotel ( more like a b&b in that there are only 5 rooms.) The location is perfect for the morning alms ceremony although this can get a little noisy from 6am time ( we had a room facing the main Street where the monks pass by).The coffee shop downstairs serves some of the best coffee I've had anywhere.
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Date of stay: March 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Burasari G, General Manager at Cafe De Laos
Responded Mar 2, 2019
Dear Bridget F, Thank you for your lovely feedback. I am happy to hear you enjoyed your stay! We are in fact on the main street in historic Luang Prabang, with "front row" seat to the alms ceremony. Thank you too for mentioning Cafe de Laos, We serve all locally-grown Lao coffee, including the only spot in town for siphon coffee. Thank you again, and look forward to your return visit. Kind regards, Darisa "Lisa" Tansiri General Manager
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Cinna wrote a review Nov 2018
5 contributions2 helpful votes
The guest house is very small, so the atmosphere is really like at home. The room was small, dark, but very clean. Unfortunately you can hear every word from the neighbour room. Staff is very friendly. Breakfast is not much, but tasty. For the price is really good, I can recommend it. Location is also perfect. And the coffee, that you can buy in the shop under the guest house is simply delicious.
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Date of stay: November 2018
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Burasari G, General Manager at Cafe De Laos
Responded Nov 28, 2018
Dear Izabella S, Thank you for your feedback and kind words. We do have a great location and are an affordable option for being right in the old town. So glad you enjoyed our organic Lao-grown coffee in our cafe! Kind regards, Darisa "Lisa" Tansiri General Manager
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disurgey wrote a review Jul 2018
cerbere7 contributions1 helpful vote
To ease us into Luang Prabang we opted for a one night stay in a simple room above the best coffee in town. The price reflects the simplicity yet, knowing the inn is part of the upmarket Burasari group, we knew our needs would be met. Great spot, excellent location and wonderful value. Thanks, will stay longer next time.
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Date of stay: July 2018Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: 4 is a twin overlooking Main Street
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Response from BurasariGroup G, General Manager at Cafe De Laos
Responded Jul 7, 2018
Der Disurgey, Thank you for the kind comments. We are glad you enjoyed our service and accommodations in one of Luang Prbang's oldest homes. We are indeed part of Burasari Group and bring the same attention to details to Cafe De Laos! Glad you enjoyed the coffee and cafe too. Kind regards, Darisa "Lisa" Tansiri General Manager
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Neil A wrote a review Jun 2018
25 contributions4 helpful votes
Wonderful little cafe, we loved it so much we decided to return to it more than once. We came here a few times for the calm atmosphere and good coffee mostly to read books (history/philosophy) This is not about the cafe however, but one personage called “Alice” who claimed to be friend of the owner, who acted a little strangely and made us feel quite unwelcome. When we came in on Saturday afternoon, June 23, there was a family at one table and “Alice” at another, the cafe was basically full of free space. The family of about 5 people left approximately 15 min after we arrived, while exiting they said goodbye to “Alice” and also apologized to her for “disturbing her.” It was strange considering that this is a public cafe and not a private apartment. But this detail became clear to us a bit later. You see, unlike the previous times the music which was playing wasn’t the soft, unobtrusive jazz and such from the previous times. You know the normal calm background you often hear in coffee places. It was lyrics heavy with lots of rising and falling notes, load singing, demanding attention and making difficult to concentrate on our reading. Bar music? So we politely requested from the waitress (having no idea it was Alice in control of the music) to lower the music a little bit. After she did, we noticed the volume became even higher than before after a few minutes. We were puzzled but we began suspecting that someone else was in control of the music. So this time we decided to consult with the only other remaining “guest” whether it would be ok to turn off the music. When asked “Alice” confessed that it was indeed her controlling the music and began lecturing us about her high education credentials and how she can “help us” concentrate more effectively and proceeded to tell us some odd facts about her home in the country with grasshoppers and snakes and no music and how we are invited to go there, whereas here this is a cafe and many conversations and people are usually in a cafe and we shouldn’t request such ridiculous things. She also mentioned that she is an important person “de honour” and something about how we “shouldn’t be afraid.” (We weren’t planning on it) This wasn’t entirely the response we expected as the whole reason we asked was to be polite and maybe find a compromise with the volume, not to be lectured or made aware of the high rank of such important people who inhabit the cafes in this town. After a while “Alice” got up and turned off the music entirely saying “You win.” She came back 20 minutes later and resumed playing the music at a high volume again. She continued raising and lowering the volume, presumably for songs she favored more or less, etc until we left. Wonderful cafe, but beware of certain pompous personages that treat it like their personal living room, without regard to other visitors, and be prepared to hear their resume and about snakes around their home if you dare speak up.
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Date of stay: June 2018Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from BurasariGroup G, General Manager at Cafe De Laos
Responded Jun 24, 2018
Dear Neil A, Please accept our sincerest apologies for your experience. First, please know that "Alice" is not a friend of our owner and is in no way affiliated with our establishment. She is an elderly guest who comes to the cafe daily as a guest. We have tried our best to explain to "Alice" that she should not disturb our other guests or interfere with our guest service. Our F&B Director, Sales Director and myself, as General Manager, have all tried to speak to her and explain that her behavior disrupts our cafe's ambiance and our overall guest experience. While she appears to understand, "Alice" keeps returning. Your feedback simply helps us step up our efforts to maintain the ambiance of our tranquil little cafe. As you mentioned, we have a wonderful space, and we would like to maintain this spirit. Again, I apologise, and we will ensure that no one disturbs our guests. Kind regards, Darisa "Lisa" Tansiri General Manager
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sarajean902 wrote a review Jun 2018
London183 contributions65 helpful votes
Beautifully designed rooms in keeping with the heritage decor of the UNESCO site. Vintage items scattered throughout this property give it a relaxed cosy feeling. Select from one of only five rooms. The cafe downstairs is amazing!!! The coffee is delicious!
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Date of stay: June 2018Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from BurasariGroup G, General Manager at Cafe De Laos
Responded Jun 10, 2018
Dear sarajean902, Thank you for your comments! Indeed our lovely heritage inn is located in the heart of UNESCO Luang Prabang and we are glad you enjoyed the cozy and relaxed service and accommodations. Our café features local Lao coffee and we are the only spot in town using classic siphon coffee makers! So glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Kind regards, Darisa "Lisa" General Manager
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Sonja B wrote a review Mar 2018
Stuttgart, Germany39 contributions44 helpful votes
The Chang Inn is situated on the Main Street, but thankfully on a quieter part just a few meters away from the main shops and restaurants. The staff from the luxurious sister hotel Burasari Heritage Hotel help you check in and they can arrange further trips in the region, very helpful. The bed was comfortable and the decor of the place lovely, but the room and especially the bathroom were tiny. We thought it was ok for the price you pay. We had room number 4, which looks right out on the side of the Main Street. Although it did not disturb us much, it was quite nosy at night, as there were always motorcycles passing by. In the morning you wake up early hearing the preparations for the monk procession (due to the beneath roof, unfortunately you can’t see anything out of your room window). We did not need breakfast as there are tons of food options in the area (yummy local noodle soups or amazing French pastries). We did splurge on one spa treatment at the Burasari Heritage Spa, and it was well worth it. Excellent service and one of the best massages we ever had. All in all, we enjoyed our stay and loved Luang Prabang!
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Date of stay: March 2018
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Response from BurasariGroup G, General Manager at Cafe De Laos
Responded Apr 18, 2018
Dear Sonja B, Thank you for your lovely review. Glad you enjoyed your stay with us and so glad to hear you enjoyed the treatments at Spa Burasari! Kind regards, Danrisa "Lisa" Tansiri General Manager
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Ary L wrote a review Dec 2017
Melbourne, Australia230 contributions95 helpful votes
Was looking forward to staying here but it was really a mixed bag. The staff are very nice and the rooms are clean. On the other side we were not offered any tea or coffee, odd for a coffee restaurant, more so as it is one of the most expensive places to even have a cup of coffee in LP. The hotel is not cheap - you would think even a discount or a free one could be on offer at that lodging price. The internet drops in and out. And for the lodging price - the bathroom could do with a tidy up - small lick of paint and renovate. Mixed bag and for the price could do better.
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Date of stay: December 2017Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from BurasariGroup G, General Manager at Cafe De Laos
Responded Apr 24, 2018
Dear Ary L, Thank you for your feedback and your suggestions. You are correct in saying that it would be hospitable for us to offer a complimentary cup of coffee, particularly since Cafe De Laos is one of the most distinctive coffeehouses in Luang Prabang. We are taking this into review and thank you for taking time to offer your suggestions to improve our service and lodging. Kind regards, Darisa "Lisa" Tansiri General Manager
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the chang hotel luang prabang, chang hotel luang prabang
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
The Chang Inn
LOCATION
LaosLuang Prabang ProvinceLuang Prabang
NUMBER OF ROOMS
5
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Frequently Asked Questions about Cafe De Laos
Which popular attractions are close to Cafe De Laos?
Nearby attractions include Big Brother Mouse (0.03 miles), Wat Xiengthong (0.2 miles), and Wat Xieng Mouane (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Cafe De Laos?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, laundry service, and bicycle rental.
Is parking available at Cafe De Laos?
Yes, free public parking nearby and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Cafe De Laos?
Conveniently located restaurants include Yuni Yupoun Restaurant, Popolo, and Saffron Coffee.
Is Cafe De Laos located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.4 miles away from the center of Luang Prabang.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Cafe De Laos?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Thai.
Are there any historical sites close to Cafe De Laos?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Wat Manorom (1.0 miles) and Wat Tat Luang (1.1 miles).