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Mekong Riverview Hotel
Ranked #3 of 71 Hotels in Luang Prabang
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Reviewed January 7, 2014

As this was our second visit to Luang Prabang and this wonderful hotel I was hoping I would not be disappointed. Five stars is not enough for Urban (the owner) and his staff including Noi who was also there two years ago. Since our last visit Urban has built a lovely cafe right on the banks of the Mekong which serves breakfast and meals all day. The breakfast is buffet but with an al la carte hot selection for you to choose from. Wonderful fruits including sliced mangoes and paw paw, croissants..heated of course as are the coffee and tea cups and a great selection of breads from the French bakery are just a few of the choices. Home made ginger and green tea is a highlight as well.The rooms are fantastic with Swedish electric beds which I think are the most comfortable I have ever slept in. French doors open on to balconies overlooking the very quiet road and the Mekong River….a wonderful sight. We stayed New Years Eve and the rooms are so quiet we did not hear any noise.A kettle and tea, coffee, milo etc was a addition to the rooms since our last visit.
In the reception area the same is available all day including freshly baked cake each afternoon.
The staff are more like a family as the hotel has only 18 rooms so the personal service is outstanding.
They are all lots of fun and I really can't wait to go back again.

Room Tip: All front rooms have French doors leading on to your own personal balcony which overlook the Mekong...
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  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 7, 2014

Was attracted to this property thru Trip Advisor so when we decided to visit Luang Prabang this was the place to stay, one of the best decisions made. Stayed for 4 nights in a lovely upstairs Junior Suite (room 29). Just great, all timber, the best bed, nice bathroom with 3ply loo paper and urinal as well as conventional toilet, and a balcony with comfy furniture to watch the river drift by. Combine that with a great selection of staff both reception, waiting, kitchen and cleaning and complimentary champers on Xmas Eve and you have all the makings for one of the best holidays you could have. Needed to get a jumper as there was a cold snap, and off we went in the golf cart with Mr Vee at the helm, money first then to various stores until he found one with big enough clothing. Did the negotiating for us and we were set. Organised our boat trip anything else we wanted. This place is just so good, the limitless coffee in reception complete with afternoon cake, great restaurant with the best croissants & baguettes for breakfast. If Luang Prabang is on your itinerary (and it should be), then stay here.

Room Tip: Upstairs for the best view of the river
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  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 5, 2014

I stayed here two nights with two very good friends, one who will readily admit is very tough on any property and i can be pretty tough too. This place is flawless. Rooms are huge and welcoming, staff is super proactive and nice, always fresh coffee in the lobby, wifi is fast, breakfast is good, beds are comfortable….even better was that they arranged for a local boat tour which also went super smooth and wasn't even part of the hotel. We did manage to use all the hot water amongst the three of us showering…but from picking us up at the airport to dropping us off really enjoyed it. If you want a great experience just book a room here.

Room Tip: the side suite comfortably sleeps 3, it's a huge room and they will add a bed for $50 per night.
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  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed January 1, 2014

Beyond the unbeatable location, Urban and his gracious professional staff of the Mekong Riverview Hotel did everything they possibly could to make our stay extraordinary. We actually stayed with them for two nights and then for another three when we returned from adventures in the north which they helped us plan. They even were able to rearrange our flight without hassle or charge by the airline! Our room was an unexpected treasure awash with richly polished teak and a balcony overlooking the Mekong. We even had the most amazingly comfortable Swedish bed that electrically adjusted for head and feet comfort! The managers steered us in the direction of terrific restaurants and the best massage my wife and I have ever had. Thank you Urban and Ted - you know how to offer the absolute best!

Room Tip: Go for a room on the second floor facing the river with a balcony.
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  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 28, 2013

At the end of the peninsula so nice and quiet. The hotel will take you anywhere in a golf buggy and it is a lovely stroll back from all the main sites. I suspect the view from the top floor is better but we had a bottom suite which was still nice. The staff and owner ( who opens champagne with a saber ) couldn't have been more helpful. We stayed 3 full days but 4 would have been better.

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Scott M
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Reviewed December 18, 2013

We stayed for four nights and the stay could not have been better. From the welcome we received at the start to the goodbye before we left. We were greeted with a welcome drink and a beautifully annotated tourist map with some recommendations marked on. Our room was a junior suite on the first floor (that's the top floor, I think it would be better on that floor rather than the ground) that overlooked the river, it was spacious with unique (for us) remote controlled beds that get into various positions; personally after a play I stuck with the flat position! Although it overlooks the river you actually don't get that much of a view because there is a (quiet) road and some trees in-between so it's a broken view. What sets this apart from other places we stayed in Laos we the attentiveness and professionalism of all their staff; they simply could not do enough to make your stay a pleasant and hassle free one. The breakfasts are wonderful and taken in the restaurant overlooking the Mekong; the food is well prepared and in addition to the buffet there is a good choice including fruit sharks, eggs, pancakes, and cooked fruit dishes that are cooked to order. They also have a golf cart to ferry you anywhere in town, it's a small place so not essential but handy, the hotel itself is not right in the centre but about a 5 minutes walk to the start of the main street. On our final morning we left before breakfast but they said goodbye and gave us a bag of munchies for our boat trip. Final tip, there is a traditional steam and massage place next door where you can get a good professional massage (although not in a particularly private room) and a hot sauna, good to undo any of your over indulgences.

Room Tip: First (top) floor lets you leave your doors open as the group floor is at street level, but the firs...
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  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 18, 2013

My top tip for this hotel right here: book direct through their web site, it's easy and prompt. For some reason I was totally unable to book this hotel through the usual internet agencies even months ahead.

At this time this is the number one hotel on TripAdvisor in this town and deservedly so. From the time you step out of the airport terminal to the time you step back in, the hotel will take care of you. Many other reviewers have said how good the rooms and the location are so I won't repeat them here. What is truly outstanding is the service. The airport pick up and drop off, sight-seeing recommendations, zero commission sight-seeing bookings, golf cart to cart you around town, in-room wifi, free minibar, bicycles, umbrellas the list goes on and all for free. Everyone from the owner to the wait staff make you feel very welcome. This hotel will make your stay in this beautiful little town very special.

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Address: Mekong Riverside Road | Xieng Thong Village, Luang Prabang 0600, Laos
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Location: Laos > Luang Prabang Province > Luang Prabang
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Luang Prabang
#2 Romantic Hotel in Luang Prabang
Price Range: $122 - $258 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Mekong Riverview Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are a beautiful boutique hotel with a personal touch, located on the tip of the peninsula, at the very end of the old town, on the UNESCOs World Heritage Area. The view you have from the rooms and Café/Restaurant is the meeting of great Mekong River and Nam Khan River. The Hotel is quiet and peaceful with the beautiful former Royal temple Wat Xienthong as your neighbor. ... more   less 
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