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3 of 5 bubbles Review of Nam Ou River Lodge

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Nam Ou River Lodge
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
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“Could be better”
Reviewed September 4, 2012

Large, clean rooms, with hot water and a fan. Mr Muang is a fantastic guy, very friendly and helpful, as was his wife. The location is great in that the balcony overlooks the water, but there aren't any restaurants nearby and there's no light to guide you down the path at night if it's dark when you come back. However, Mr Muang said they built here because there is a lot of building going on over the other side of the river and so it was quieter there, and he was right. There is a large gap under the door and unfortunately no mosquito nets, and the bed was pretty uncomfortable. You can get more for your money elsewhere.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Byron Bay, Australia
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Reviewed August 23, 2012

This is by far the best budget option in Nong Khiaw. Newly built with simply gorgeous views of the river and surrounding landscape. The rooms are large but basic, 24 hour electricity and bathrooms are spotless with hot water. The owner Mr. Muang is incredibly hospitable and nice, his wife and her sister work onsite who are also some of the nicest people I've met in all of Lao. Mr. Muang if you are reading this I am sorry I didn't drop back in my plans from Muang Ngoi changed and i had to get to Luang Prabang sooner than i thought, best wishes!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed August 21, 2012

We stayed here for two nights. The room was big and had a fan, the bathroom was basic and the water pressure was low, both were clean. The guesthouse overlooks the river which is nice, but makes you worry about the huge gap under the doors. We had two enormous spiders come to visit so we blocked up the hole with a blanket. The prices for tours/boats/buses from here are quoted if there's full capacity. We keep being told one price which was inflated when we went to book as there weren't enough people, it got very tiring after a while.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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Property: Nam Ou River Lodge
Address: Nong Khiaw, Laos
Location: Laos > Luang Prabang Province > Nong Khiaw
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Ranked #3 of 16 Specialty Lodging in Nong Khiaw
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Number of rooms: 6
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