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Cafe de Laos Inn
Ranked #67 of 271 Luang Prabang B&B and Inns
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Reviewed October 17, 2009

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Reviewed September 16, 2009

Lovely hotel with the best of service. No Noise etc. LP sees alot of hippie backpackers on the main street but this place sits over the river showing rural Lao life from a Five Star venue. Lao river style fisherman and garden makers mad for a great morning view. Lovely breakfast overlooking the river. Room done in dark wood. Very Lao and very lovely. Much like Norther West Thailand's Lana style. Staff was quite good. I live in Thailand so easy to get about but the level of English is very good. At Chang Heritage I found things unique as in a world class hotel. Lovely sitting room with an amazing Cognac collection. Should have brough a few few Cubans to smoke. The internet was very good, even by Thai metro standards. The day reception person, a heart breaker. Great english, very helpful and totally lovely. That would be Thip, very poised for a mere 20 years old! I'll go back. BTW, very quiet and dark for a good pm nap as it is warm. About like Phuket (home for me) in April. the two vintage black Benz parked next to the riverside dining area made it outstanding. I find hotels that there are unique have a charm only to them selves as is with ther Chang Heritage Although it is small, (come on it is Lao) I find the charm on par with the Del Coronada in San Diego and the Awhanee in Yosemite Valley, sans the big prices for the aforementiioned. You are immersed in Lao culture and art throughout the hotel For those who were not enchanted I would say that hotel afficionados find it a splendor and for those who missed the mystique it is a true loss.. More that one thousand wonderful Objets de Art. Lauang Prabang is well worth a visit and do greatly enhance you time there by staying at the Chang Heritage, a remarkable hotel in a World Heritage local! I would go back just to enjoy a respite in a very peaceful place. Well worth the price,

  • Stayed: September 2009
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Reviewed September 14, 2009

Being collected at the airport in a sleek, black Mercedes from the 1970's make you feel like James Bond. The movie set feeling continues upon arrival at the Chang Heritage...with a location that any director would adore, lovely old antiques everywhere and attentive local staff. Breakfast al fresco along the river bank is a perfect Bondian start to the day and it's a short walk to the centre of town. Sitting outside in the hotel's verdant garden drinking good French wine bought locally and watching the flashes of lightning get ever nearer, is an end to the day that 007 would savour as did I. Excellent!

  • Stayed: September 2009, traveled solo
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Reviewed July 30, 2009

Nice building and location but room very dark, shower not working well and wifi internet connection almost impossible.
Staff always friendly but look like no managment to train them
The just pretend to be a luxury hotel but they don't have proper services
Too expensive for what they offer...

  • Stayed: July 2009, traveled solo
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Reviewed July 12, 2009

Second time to Luang Prabang. First and last time at The Change Heritage Hotel
Unfriendly sour faced staffs including management. Front Desk Clerks method of greeting is to stare suspiciously with their mouths opened. Manager couldn’t give a darn if we reported a problem. He’s there for his paycheck and nothing more. Housekeeping staffs, looked at us with piercing eyes each day while they were conducting their morning chats and lunch which was held outside our room in the open garden walkway, which is fine so long as they moved aside to let us pass!
Requested a river view room but the air-conditioner was not working so we were moved to a corner room with nothing to see other than construction. We were required to pay for our entire stay in advance with the “River View” price tag. Which we thought was unfair. Talked to the Manager- Didn’t matter, as he was too busy surfing the Internet. We paid the full price.
There are far better Guest Houses and Hotels (3 Nagas) with properly trained staffs and better services than to put up with The Change Heritage Hotel’s unprofessionalism.

  • Stayed: May 2009, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 30, 2009

The good:
- beautiful rooms: lovely comfortable beds, tasteful antique furniture, quite spacious. We had a twin with no balcony on the first floor, but the balconies of the doubles look fab.
- nice rain shower
- gorgeous setting by the river. Especially eating breakfast by the peaceful river was a lovely start to the day.
- quiet surroundings
- as we stayed 2 nights, we negotiated a free drop-off to the airport - they took us in their vintage Benz!

What could be improved:
- yes, rooms are quite dark. Lighting could have definitely been improved e.g. light above bathroom mirror.
- breakfast (besides location)itself is not that great
- agree exchange rates slightly dodgy here and you should check calculations with all the different currencies used (baht/dollar/kip). However, this could be said for Luang Prabang in general too!

We wanted a peaceful, comfortable hotel and that's what we got!

  • Stayed: June 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 25, 2009

Stayed here 4 nights at a walk-in rate of US$90 per night for the 'premier suite'. Undeniably great location & ambiance, with a short walk to nearly everything & dark wood lined rooms dripping with imitation antiques. But, US$2 for a 1min local telephone call, 12% lower exchange rate than the downtown sharks, US$20 for a 10min ride to the airport, no in-room safe or telephone, very poor english throughout and an inability to see yourself in the bathroom mirror due to dim lighting smacked of a lack of attention to detail by the no hands-on owners. We are experienced SE Asian travellers & this could have been so easily a truly great stay, but sadly not.

  • Stayed: June 2009, traveled as a couple
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Address: | 93 Unit 03, Phonheuang Village, Luang Prabang 10120, Laos (Formerly The Chang Inn)
Location: Laos > Luang Prabang Province > Luang Prabang
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #67 of 271 B&Bs / Inns in Luang Prabang
Price Range: $44 - $124 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Cafe de Laos 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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Also Known As:
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