We hadn't heard much about Villa Chitdara, but what a great find this was! Great value for what we paid.
We arrived at LPQ and had previously arranged their shuttle to pick us up - no problem.
Upon check in, we were given two rooms, next to each other. While the rooms are small, the bed is very comfortable and the room is VERY clean. There is a TV, but no room phone, and despite the heat, the room was cool enough that we didn't need a fan or a/c. There is a western style bathroom - toilet and shower/sink. There is also a balcony, which smokers may find of use (unfortunately for us non-smokers). Villa Chitdara has one computer in the lobby for which you can use to go online, free of charge. Breakfast was included in our room rate - bread/toast/ some other pastries, and eggs any way you would like preffered, along with juicy/coffee/tea. While this wasn't the best breakfast i had, it was good enough to hold us over till lunch.
The location was also great - very close walking distance to "main street", and also in direct line of the monks walking to the Wat, so we didn't have to walk far to see this in the morning. The staff arranged alms for us to give to the monks as well. One minor draw back was that you could hear most conversations through walls of nearby rooms - but I think this is true of all villas in Luang Prabang. (For example, I overheard the entire conversation of our neighbor calling his mother to wish her merry christmas).
Villa Chitdara is by no means a resort hotel with a spa/pool/restaurant - it is a small and simple accommodation. But I would highly recommend it to anyone, and I would definitely stay here again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Villa CHITDARA is a new refined family guesthouse located in the heart of the old district Luang Prabang. You will not find a more central place to enjoy your stay here.All the staff will be very glad to welcome you at VILLA CHITDARA. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Villa Chitdara Hotel Luang Prabang