We spent three nights at the guesthouse in December 2011. It is situated in a quiet part of the city, close to the major temple, facing north and has some restaurants and shops nearby. The al fresco across the street serves very nice food (try the local specialty of fried seaweed).
We stayed in two different rooms, as when we arrived they had only a ground floor room, with a small window: the room was fine and well decorated, with comfortable bed and nice bathroom - however, we wanted more view and hence moved the next day to a the largest room, on the first floor, with a balcony looking to the river: it is a three bed room, very large and the balcony is a great place to sit and watch local life pass by or read a book.
The staff are very friendly and helpful and the owner is also very reasonable with the rates (USD40 for the large room). This guesthouse is a great find compared to the ratehr upmarket places surrounding it.
We found Luang Prabang rather touristic and lacking authenticity; however, the temples are well preserved and the many tourists means also some infrastructure and good bicycle opportunities.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Alounsavath Guesthouse is a boutique accommodation choice on the banks of the Mekong River in picturesque Luang Prabang, Laos. Attention to detail, well appointed rooms and personalized service is the norm here. Ms. Phon the proprietress, goes out of her way to make your stay perfect and memorable. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Alounsavath Guesthouse Hotel Luang Prabang