I did a ton of research on places before selecting The Mekong Riverview hotel for my stay in Luang Prabang.
The Mekong Riverview Hotel was excellent, and I would recommend it to anyone. The owner has owned hotels in Sweden for many years, and just a year and a half ago opened this one - with the idea that he would create a more personal experience.
The staff is incredibly friendly, knowledgable, and service-oriented. Upon check-in I mentioned that I needed a SIM card and an ATM machine, and one of his staff drove me to town and waited for me at each stop. The hotel also can book and give great advice about the various tours available in Luang Prabang (elephant tour, water tour, cave tour).
The hotel has wifi (although it was a bit unreliable, which may be the case with all Luang Prabang's hotels), and it also has bikes for the use of its guests. I wish I had taken more advantage of the bikes.
The breakfast is excellent - and includes croissants, coffee, fruit, and special order items such as crepes, fruit shakes, eggs, and bacon - all included in the price.
This hotel is also in an excellent location - right on the water where you can sit on your porch and watch the Mekong, and 3 to 5 minutes walking distance to town.
The only complaint is that the room is somewhat dark and the furnishings felt cold, and the toilet is located oddly away from the sink and shower area inside a small closet.
I would definitely stay here again - the staff is excellent, the location is great, the availability of things like bikes and a golf cart ride into town are terrific as well, and everything is walkable from here.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Mekong Riverview