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Mekong Riverview Hotel
Ranked #2 of 69 Hotels in Luang Prabang
Certificate of Excellence
Lake Tahoe, Nevada
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42 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Beautiful boutique hotel”
Reviewed January 31, 2009

On my last visit to Luang Pra Bang I stumbled upon this hotel when it was in the process of being completed and decided to stay there the next year. It is a "top end" hotel but well worth the expense. The vibe and architecture of the place reminded me of Jim Thompson's place in Bangkok. Very tasteful with beautiful teak floors.
The proprietor Urban Paulsson is an experienced hotelier from Sweden who made every detailed effort to make my stay as informative and comfortable as one would expect from a higher end facility.
It also boasts one of the best locations in the tranquil city of Luang Pra Bang with great views of the Mekong River flowing by.
The staff were also first class in their understanding of English and made every effort to accommodate whatever need I desired.The Lao people are wonderful people indeed.
My only reservation in writing this review is that the place will quickly become popular and booking future visits will be difficult as I hope to stay there in the future.

Stayed January 2009
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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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Reviewed January 26, 2009

We had a great stay at the Mekong View. The hotel is located at the meeting of the Mekong and Nam Khan rivers. This is a very quiet, atmospheric area of Luang Prabang. While it's not in the middle of the action, Luang Prabang is quite compact so nothing is far away.

Our room was quite nice. Everything is brand new but architecturally blends well with the original buildings surrounding it. Heavy use of hardwoods make the rooms warm and comfortable. And adjustable Swedish beds add to the comfort. The rooms all have balconies or patios with lovely river views!

Breakfast was very good - a European type buffet of local fruit, fresh breads, cheese, sausage, vegetables, granola and yogurt as well as hot eggs and meat (bacon, sausage) made fresh to order.

The owner and staff were very friendly, hosting evening get-togethers with free wine and always available with the electric golf cart to drive you to any Luang Prabang destination.

We had a great stay here and would definitely return!

  • Liked — Location
  • Disliked — Extra bed (rollaway) for our teenager was uncomfortable, but then they always are...
  • Stayed January 2009, traveled with family
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gr8traveling
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Reviewed March 16, 2008

A brand new and very nice guesthouse ~~ however, it is not a "hotel" in the conventional sense. The Mekong View Hotel is in an excellent location ~~ away from the noisy part of town, but all the restaurants and shops are within comfortable walking distance. It is located across the street from the Mekong River and (I think) there is a view of the river from every room. Breakfast is included and sometimes wine in the evening (when the owner is on the property). The owner and staff are all friendly and helpful. Recommended.

Stayed February 2008
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warrington
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Reviewed February 4, 2008

the mekong view hotel had only been open for 5 days when we stayed so there were a couple of small teething problems but all of this was offset by the wonderful staff and swedish owner.the room was large and finished to an excellent standard with great views of the mekong.there was a good size bathroom and small seperate wc with a safe at reception,a torch was provided for the short walk to the centre as there were one or two dark areas . overall we were very impressed and made to feel welcome

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  • Stayed January 2008, traveled as a couple
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Property: Mekong Riverview Hotel
Address: Mekong Riverside Road, Xieng Thong Village, Luang Prabang, 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 Romantic Hotel in Luang Prabang
#2 Family Hotel in Luang Prabang
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Mekong Riverview Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 22
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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