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Villa Ban Lakkham
Ranked #18 of 68 Hotels in Luang Prabang
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed September 10, 2012

Location is good, Staff are really nice to me ;), I like my room overlooking the Nam Khan river with a balcony with my big bed - aahhh relaxing!!
The Indestructible Rock Restaurant is where i have my breakfast , of course with such a nice view and delicious food. . . they were really accommodating they arrange everything for me like my day trips and even sent me to Lao Airlines 'cos i need to do some urgent matters :) and because I am alone, they even offered to party with me (really wonderful people i met).
Location is near to everything, near to the hangout places, near the night market, near the touristy areas etc etc. . . I walked almost my whole stay in LP (i didn't get lost 'cos it's very easy to find)
If i comeback in Luang Prabang, I will probably book this lovely place again. . . the best part of my trip :)
don't think twice if u want to stay in this hotel, you will not regret your stay.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled solo
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Kham B, Manager at Villa Ban Lakkham, responded to this reviewResponded October 22, 2015

Dear Value Guest,

At the first of all, please allow us to say thank you very much indeed for taking your time to write us the helpful and informative comment.

A whole team at Villa Ban Lakkham are so proud and happy to see you have a pleasant stay at our hotel, at the same time we are so sorry for any inconvenient points that you may encounter during your stay with us.

We are truly agree with your feedback as it is always important guidance for improving us in the future.

We hope to have a good chance to serve you again soon.

Look forward to hearing and meeting you on your next trip come to LPQ.

Best regards,

Kham & VBL Team

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Reviewed July 26, 2012

This charming 10 room guest house is situated on Nam Khan, a tributary of the Mekong Delta. The guest -house provides a high standard of service and staff are extremely pleasant and courteous.

Meals are served across the road at the Indestructible Rock restaurant, which overlooks the Nam Khan and the views looking towards the mountains are amazing. We chose to eat a number of meals at the restaurant as the food was delicious, always fresh and there was a great variety. We particularly enjoyed the local cuisine.

Our room was comfortable and suitable for our requirements, it was serviced daily. We stayed on the upper level of the guest - house and it was great to wind down at the end of each day on the outside balcony. Our room facilities included an ensuite, fridge, television and a king sized double bed, which was particularly comfortable. The guest – house also offers assistance with touring and in house massages – the management and staff will go out of their way to assist you wherever possible.

Villa Ban Lakkham is only a short stroll away from the main street, where each night there is a market that provides the most amazing woven fabrics, wooden artifacts and many other holiday trinkets. Also, in the main street, you can eat at one of the many restaurants, arrange a massage or just people watch whilst having a refreshing drink or two.

We would definitely recommend the Villa Ban Lakkham as the place to stay, when visiting Luang Prabang.

Room Tip: Try for a room on the first floor - the balconies in the evening are a great place to relax.
  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Sonia C
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Kham B, Manager at Villa Ban Lakkham, responded to this reviewResponded October 22, 2015

Dear Value Guest,

At the first of all, please allow us to say thank you very much indeed for taking your time to write us the helpful and informative comment.

A whole team at Villa Ban Lakkham are so proud and happy to see you have a pleasant stay at our hotel, at the same time we are so sorry for any inconvenient points that you may encounter during your stay with us.

We are truly agree with your feedback as it is always important guidance for improving us in the future.

We hope to have a good chance to serve you again soon.

Look forward to hearing and meeting you on your next trip come to LPQ.

Best regards,

Kham & VBL Team

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Reviewed April 2, 2012

Nice little Hotel with plans for upgrading and charging more, they need to polish what they have now. Lovely quite location overlooking the river. Stayed for 3 nights, we and the other rooms had no hot water for the first 1 1/2 days then they found somebody had turned it off. We and the other rooms had WiFi for the first couple of hours then nothing for the remaining 3 days. Asked for some more bottled water at 9pm - they could not find any and I had to walk 400m to get some! If they can fix these things it will be great.

Room Tip: Upstairs for a view.
  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Bruce1002
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Kham B, Manager at Villa Ban Lakkham, responded to this reviewResponded October 22, 2015

Dear Value Guest,

At the first of all, please allow us to say thank you very much indeed for taking your time to write us the helpful and informative comment.

A whole team at Villa Ban Lakkham are so proud and happy to see you have a pleasant stay at our hotel, at the same time we are so sorry for any inconvenient points that you may encounter during your stay with us.

We are truly agree with your feedback as it is always important guidance for improving us in the future.

We hope to have a good chance to serve you again soon.

Look forward to hearing and meeting you on your next trip come to LPQ.

Best regards,

Kham & VBL Team

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Reviewed February 21, 2012

Wel things have changed at this guest house. Our small upstairs room although pleasant is very small and they are charging $95 dble. per night. Way over-priced for this sort of accommodation.
On arrival manageress (very nice ) had no record of our booking and her English was very limited so we had a few problems. We were show a room with no TV and single beds, we booked double, only one room has television in the whole hotel. We wanted to cancel but not approved so we had to stay as couldn't get any refund. We have found another place, not far from here, The Mekong Charm', this has bigger room and has great view for $60.This should be the correct price for Ban Lakham as well. We are the only guests now, no wonder.
Too expensive.
Good plain breakfast, though not served on balcony.Rooms are not spacious unless you choose more expensive room. Beds are on the hard side.

Room Tip: up-srairs good view, nice bathroom
  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank kevino8
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Kham B, Manager at Villa Ban Lakkham, responded to this reviewResponded October 22, 2015

Dear Value Guests,

We would like to say thank you very much for your helpful and informative review.

A whole team at Villa Ban Lakkham are so delightful to see you have a good time at our Villa, at the same time I am sure I will share this to everyone as your feed back is always important for us for further improving.

Once again, thank you very much for your time.

We hope to see you again soon.

Best regards,

Kham & VBL Team

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Reviewed September 11, 2010

Looked at about 8 different mid-range guesthouses in Luang Prabang before settling on this one. The rooms very incredibly comfortable and so well-finished. High ceilings, hardwood floors, spacious river-view hardwood balconies, on which we were served a generous breakfast every morning. Cash-only (no credit cards). $50 for a upper floor double may seem a little pricey for Luang Prabang, but it was great value compared to similarly priced hotels we looked at. Thoroughly recommended!

  • Stayed: August 2010, traveled as a couple
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Kham B, Manager at Villa Ban Lakkham, responded to this reviewResponded October 22, 2015

Dear Value Guests,

We would like to say thank you very much for your helpful and informative review.

A whole team at Villa Ban Lakkham are so delightful to see you have a good time at our Villa, at the same time I am sure I will share this to everyone as your feed back is always important for us for further improving.

Once again, thank you very much for your time.

We hope to see you again soon.

Best regards,

Kham & VBL Team

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Reviewed January 24, 2010

Stayed for 4 nights in January 2010. Booked on the spot, as our previous place was busy. The staff are incredibly nice. They asked us to join them for their staff lunch before we had even committed to booking. The woman who runs the house is very friendly and will tell you all about her various business ventures and ideas for Luang Prabang. One of which is to bring credit card payment to more hotels. (When the largest Kip bill is 50,000 and you need a wad of 50 of those to pay for your room, you begin to appreciate the value of such amenities!. The guy with the AK-47 at the ATM was a reassurance, I think...)
We were able to negotiate a price of $60/night for room #2, which is huge, with a large bathroom (agree with a previous post admiring the shower). Beautiful, original dark wood trim, floors and teak furniture. Large enclosed balcony, with comfortable chairs for sitting with a Beer Lao and watching monks go by on the Nam Khan riverside road. (The room also had a flat screen TV with live Premiership games on every night via Thailand, he admits sheepishly. No wifi yet, but it's everywhere else so just go to a cafe.) We were the only guests, I think, as the word is not yet out on this hotel. But the room had no noise issues, it was supremely clean, charming and great value. Don't bother with the pretentious boutique place next door (Apsara)--this is the real deal.

  • Stayed: January 2010, traveled as a couple
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Thank KenJP
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Kham B, Manager at Villa Ban Lakkham, responded to this reviewResponded October 22, 2015

Dear Value Guests,

We would like to say thank you very much for your helpful and informative review.

A whole team at Villa Ban Lakkham are so delightful to see you have a good time at our Villa, at the same time I am sure I will share this to everyone as your feed back is always important for us for further improving.

Once again, thank you very much for your time.

We hope to see you again soon.

Best regards,

Kham & VBL Team

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Reviewed January 26, 2009

This is a charming, comfortable and welcoming place to stay. It looks onto the Nam Ong river and is in the quieter part of the old town near the Apsara Hotel. All the rooms have balconies and are tastefully furnished. The host and staff were helpful and delightful and most spoke some English. Staying here enhanced our experience of lovely Luang Prabang.

  • Stayed: November 2008, traveled with family
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1  Thank Hoolit
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Kham B, Manager at Villa Ban Lakkham, responded to this reviewResponded October 22, 2015

Dear Value Guests,

We would like to say thank you very much for your helpful and informative review.

A whole team at Villa Ban Lakkham are so delightful to see you have a good time at our Villa, at the same time I am sure I will share this to everyone as your feed back is always important for us for further improving.

Once again, thank you very much for your time.

We hope to see you again soon.

Best regards,

Kham & VBL Team

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Address: 70/02, Soukaseum Road | Ban Vatsene, Luang Prabang 0600, Laos
Location: Laos > Luang Prabang Province > Luang Prabang
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #18 of 68 Hotels in Luang Prabang
Price Range: $30 - $67 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Villa Ban Lakkham 3*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Villa Ban Lakkham is a sleepy little slice of paradise on the banks of the Nam Khan River, the quieter of the two rivers that converge and frame the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Luang Prabang. It has only ten rooms, and is housed in two buildings that are more than 150 years old. ... more   less 
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