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“Pleasant stay in quiet friendly home”

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Alounsavath Guesthouse
Ranked #39 of 264 Luang Prabang B&B and Inns
Geneva, Switzerland
Level 5 Contributor
68 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Pleasant stay in quiet friendly home”
Reviewed August 13, 2012

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.

Room Tip: first floor facing the river, as you will enjoy better views.
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed June 30, 2012

Laung Prabang is an interested little town tucked into the verdent mountains of Northern Laos. Overlooking the swift moving Mekong River, Alounsavath Guesthouse is the perfect place to stay. The staff is welcoming, and the rooms "roomy" and clean. The location is ideal - the heart of the town. Be sure to walk to Saffron Coffee house down the road for your morning cup-o-joe.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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zurich
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Reviewed June 26, 2012

2 years ago (Feb 2010) we stayed in this B&B for 3 nights and we were impressed of their hospitality. The location is great, you can easily walk to town or night market. The breakfast near the river with fresh fruits.

I would love to back to this place again and highly recommend to other travellers.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Tokyo
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62 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed May 15, 2012

This is a beautiful guesthouse right in the middle of town overlooking the Mekong River. The rooms were great, the balcony overlooking the river was a nice place to relax, and all for a reasonable price.

I thought the hotel was on fire every morning as the next door neighbors begin cooking with heavy wood smoke around 5am, but this was a fairly minor complaint.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled solo
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newbury
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Reviewed April 20, 2012

in my recent trip thru laos.... i was unfortunatley bit by a dog in luang namtha.... the people at the clinic there said "no problem" however ms phonsiravan at alounsavath said could be a problem.... on a sunday she not only found a dr that specializes in rabies but took the time to drive me to him where he adminstered the first of the five shots .....this whole episode she did out of the warmth of her heart.... what a very pleasant experience during a troubling time.... this is only an example of the what you can expect of this great guest house overlooking the mekong.... the balconey rooms overlooking the river are a must!!!!!

Room Tip: rooms overlooking the balconey are a must
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Alaska
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Reviewed March 29, 2012

If you are looking for a great location, value for money and fantastic owner and staff, this is the place. I especially loved eating breakfast overlooking the Mekong River, which is right across the street where the dining area for breakfast is located or you can enjoy the table and chairs for lounging and watching life go by...The owner is outstandingly helpful in getting boat reservations or just overall information...Wish we could have had one of the front rooms, but given how popular the place is (thank you TripAdvisor), we couldn't arrange a nine night stay for two rooms. Our rooms were clean, comfortable, but quite dark. Who wants to spend time in the room anyway!...Be sure to book a head as we saw numerous travelers turned away. There are only seven or so rooms.

Room Tip: Two rooms upstairs have balconies and if you have a chance book one.
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
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Morris, Connecticut
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167 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed March 11, 2012

Experience a front room to feel the peacefulness of the city and the beauty of the river. Would stay there again. The staff was most accommodating.

  • Stayed October 2011
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Property: Alounsavath Guesthouse
Address: Khem Kong Road, Luang Prabang PDR, Laos
Location: Laos > Luang Prabang Province > Luang Prabang
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service
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Ranked #39 of 264 B&Bs / Inns in Luang Prabang
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 8
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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