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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016 via mobile

The hotel is a bit away from the main street, which means it's quite at night. ;-) you can easily walk to all the important things in town (which is actually not much...). The owner is very, very friendly and helpful. He made fresh breakfast for us every morning. The rooms are very clean and they have a nice little... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2016 via mobile

Like others have said, the owner is a very friendly guy. The hotel is clean & rooms have balconies, but it's nothing fancy. It was still abnormally cold when we arrived in Phonsavan, so sitting out on the balcony was not an option for us. We piled on the blankets in order to be warm enough at night, then walked... More 

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2016

We had a fabulous time here. The guesthouse is run by a very friendly family with a great sense of humour. The hotel was clean and welcoming. We had a room upstairs with a view. Breakfast was normal for Laos, eggs, roll, juice and coffee. Shower was hot! We are in our 60's so we did find the mattress hard... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2016

Owner her does his best to ensure a good stay. The place is comparable to may properties in this area - aged and worn, but clean. This place is about a 10 minute walk to the restaurants and tours and bus station, which may make it a bit quieter. Please know that the Free Airport Shuttle is one way only... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

Don't expect to find 4 or 5 star accommodation in this town.The Hillside Residence could be a lot better if they changed one thing.Beds are generally hard in South East Asia but they took it to another level.Did not get a lot of sleep on our two night stay as the bed was rock hard. If you are not interested... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015 via mobile

We enjoyed our two night stay here. The owner was really friendly and welcoming. He put is touch with a great guide for our tour around the Jars. The room was comfortable enough and the shower was lovely and hot. The breakfast was filling and set us up for a day sightseeing. It is only a 10 minute walk from... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

This is a nice little place. Nothing fancy but clean and comfortable, which is exactly what we expected. Nice breakfast area and open air upstairs balcony. Wifi was better out here than in the room. The owner was very friendly and helpful, and spoke reasonable English. He organised a motor bike for us and it arrived within 15 minutes of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

We didn't stay long here, just one night. But our experience here was positive. When we arrived late in the evening, the owner was very friendly meeting us, arranging for our early morning breakfast, and recommending us to a nearby restaurant for dinner. The restaurant was next door (Bombe's) where we had an excellent meal, and spoke to the owner... More 

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Topanga, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We stayed at Hillside Residence while visiting Phonsavan to see the famous Plain Of Jars. It was a great 2 night stay. the owner is a real sweetheart and always has a smile on his face making sure the guests feel well taken care of. In a nice, polite and honest manner, lovely staff - all of them! They hooked... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

I was expecting the worst from reviews I have read about the poor quality of accommodation & indifferent staff in all of Phonsavan, but The Hillside Residence totally delighted us and I would say to everyone that you cannot go wrong by staying there. Especially loved the hot shower with good pressure; the two extra blankets provided so we were... More 

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Address: Ban Phonesavanh, Phonsavan 0900, Laos
Location: Laos > Xiangkhouang Province > Phonsavan
Price Range: $25 - $30 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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