We stayed at Villa Ban Lakkham in Luang Prabang for 4 nights.
Rooms are a little small, but the hotel is in a very quiet area one street off the main road and with views across the Namkhan River which runs into the Mekong half a mile away.
The restaurant is on the river side of the road directly opposite.
The hotel is older, like most in Luang Prabang and more a family style hotel or guest house. Walls are paper thin and need to run the ceiling fan all night to keep the mozzies at bay. But it works.
Bed is hard but reasonably comfortable, bathroom is small but functional, with good hot water and pressure.
The room we stayed in has a nice balcony overlooking the water, the street is very quiiet overnight and in the morning. Room is a little dark with a lot of heavy dark wood, AC is OK. Has a room safe, tea and coffee facilities, refrigerator and wardrobe, plus room to hanh more clothes. Need to climb the stairs to get to rooms, but just one floor. Tours are a bit expensive. Much cheaper to organize direct on the streets.
Some staff speak reasonable English and others not so good, but they are all very nice and helpful.
Only one street from the main drag with restaurants, monastries, tour places, night market etc.
Luang Prabang is a very pretty city, locked in the French Colonial past. Plenty to do in surrounding area, 60 odd monastries, waterfalls etc.
Breakfast is included in the package bit we ate at the French Bakehouses where the French bread as pastries are as good as France. Food in a variety of Restaurants is very good.
All in all the Villa Ban Lakkham proved to be a very comfortable, reasonably priced, quiet place to stay, close to all the attractions of Luang Prabang. It is also more traditional than a lot of the other places we stayed. Take your shoes off at the entry
- 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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