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“A very nice hotel, next to the walking monks”
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The Chang Inn
Ranked #68 of 265 Luang Prabang B&B and Inns
Reviewed March 9, 2012

We have stayed at this hotel several days. We preferred it as other hotels are too high priced in this town. We had room No. 7, which is the best room we have seen in this hotel. The rooms are clean and the staff is very nice. A little disadvantage is the breafast, which easily could be improved by serving state-of.the-art cafe latte.
We loved the woodel floors and the antique interior. We would certainly come back.

Room Tip: Room No. 7 is best. Stay more than 1 night? Ask for discount!
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  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 7, 2012

We stayed here for two nights following six nights at the Ramayana, also in Luang Prabang. It seems to me that some of your reviewers have succumbed to the dreaded fits of hyperbole. Descriptions of cave like rooms so dark that people were bumping into things seem a little far-fetched. If this is the case, a trip to the opticians may be in order. I was able to read my book with no problem, and this is coming from a person with only one eye! The rooms were small but comfortable and the staff were very friendly and helpful. The lack of television was a blessing.
The hotel is located on the main road that goes through the old town about five to ten minutes walk to the bars, cafes and night market.
The breakfast was adequate although you would be well advised to stick to the tea. Overall, for the money, this is a good hotel.

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 27, 2012

After spending one night accross the Nam Khan in in Luang Prabang, we decided that it would be worthwhile to be right in the historic center given it's charm and plethora of things to do. After a little searching, we found The Chang Heritage Hotel along its nice location right next to the river. We got a "special deal" from the manager paying about $140 per night for three nights. A bit pricey for SE Asia, but the place was nice and the hotel fairly empty. The room was spacious, with balcony and many windows that made up for the dark interior. The location was actually pretty low key. Lots of foot traffic and occassional bikes, tuk tuks, etc.. Around 10 pm, the Karakoe accross the river started. Around midnight, we proceeded to close all windows, shutters and curtains. The music turned louder as it got later and came right through all layers. Around 2 am, we started to be out of our minds. We gave it another try. The next night, the music went until 4 am! Around 3 am, my husband got dressed and walked the streets figuring out exactly where the music became inaudible. The next morning, we found ourselves a new guesthouse on the Mekong side of town. We paid $50 a night and experienced blissful quiet nights, except ... for the nearby Vat's drums at 4 am. But that was certainly cool after a good night's sleep. My advise, book only for one night or keep the right to move out early. The noise laws appear not to be applicable for any establishment accross the river from the north end of town.

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 11, 2012

We stayed at the Chang Heritage for 4 nights with our 3 year old and found that overall the place was in a good location and the staff were really helpful.
The room itself (we booked a deluxe riverview) was pretty small but we managed to fit ourselves and our little boy on a matress on the floor.
The Heritage is located on the quieter side of the three main roads that run down the length of the main area of LP and we preferred this as during the evenings it was reallyt peaceful sitting on our balcony which may not be the case if you booked closer to the night markets and central area
A tuk tuk to get up to the night markets was only 20,000 kip (around AUS $2) but we ended up renting bikes for $3 a day (including one with a kids seat) and this was a perfect way to get around.
Some reviewers have commented on the rooms being dark but we found that if we opened the shutters that were over every window in the room it really was fine for us and the decor actually added to the authenticity overall.
We found the food at the hotel to be average, with the breakfast being particularly bland with little choice (asian bfast, american bfast and continental bfast choice each morning) but when we could walk up the street and eat a main meal for $2-$3 we werent complaining
We didnt have any issues with the hot water as in some of the reviews, although I think we were up earlier than most with our little one.
I would recommend this place for clean tidy rooms, nice peaceful location and really helpful staff who went out of their way to make our stay enjoyable.
Luang Prabang was one of the highlights of our asian trip and the Chang Heritage was a part of this.

Room Tip: Get a riverview room for sure and I would definitley reccomend the deluxe as I would hate to see the...
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  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 11, 2012

Great serene river life is a usual morning scene. The hotel is in its best location to the morning monk ceremony, of which my kids found the rice-giving to be fun and interesting. However, it's a relatively far walk to the night market but with the lovely shops and slower pace, one could get back to the hotel in a few mins. Hot water in our rooms were fine and the lights worked fine.

The only negative part with the hotel is the noise disruption, esp. from the fellow guests who came back late at night and had difficulties with the door locks. There is no door knobs but traditional Laos door lock!! Great experience though.

Room Tip: We had a room with one double and one single beds on the left building, which was spacious and not d...
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  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 9, 2012

We had this booked through our agent and were a bit worried when we saw the reviews. However, when we got here, things were not all bad. The rooms are dark. There does seem to have been extra lighting installed, but if you want the more traditional boutique look, then dark wood is the go. You are in a great location, walk to everything, but also hear everything. Road traffic, foot traffic, monks praying and drums and gongs going at 4 in the morning. It does stop and there is quiet between 11 and 4. The breakfast is okay on the first day but you are over it by the second. There are 3 options and that is all. Even with the pretty china service this is average. I suspect they are very limited by the size or lack of kitchen. The rooms are well serviced although the boards in the floor have shifted and large gaps are filled with 'dust'. There is no safe in the rooms but we put our passports in the safe in the office. It was placed in an envelope, stapled, taped and then we signed over the join. I feel pretty confident that they are safe although we had to carry all our other stuff around every where we went which was slightly annoying. They shower is great. The bed is hard but the view of the river from our balcony was terrific. If you want boutique, give it a go, if you want slick international rooms, go somewhere else.

  • Stayed: January 2012
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Reviewed December 29, 2011

My six day visit to Luang Prabang was wonderful, but the low point was the hotel. The rooms are extremely dark, there is no hot water tap in the bathroom (I shaved each day using cold water), and worst of all there is almost no hot water in the showers. On two days only ice cold water came out. The two different staff members that I told on both occasions gave the same response:"yes, only two minutes hot water each room." On the three mornings the shower worked as it was supposed to there was only a trickle of hot water that came out, if I added cold water to increase the water pressure the water turned ice cold. On my second day in Luang Prabang I tried to change hotels to an adjacent hotel (it was booked out) and the manager told me they have many customers who start out at the Chang Heritage and then change hotels because the water doesn't work and the rooms are dark and uncomfortable. I found the staff polite but unhelpful. I would definitely avoid this hotel at all costs.

  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled on business
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Address: 93 Unit 03, Phonheuang Village, Luang Prabang 10120, Laos
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Location: Laos > Luang Prabang Province > Luang Prabang
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Airport Transportation
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Ranked #68 of 265 B&Bs / Inns in Luang Prabang
Price Range: $51 - $100 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Chang Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Upon entering Café de Laos Inn, 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. ... more   less 
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