There can be little doubt that the reviews are right - this is a top choice for this charming town.
Firstly, the hotel has a sensational location - on the banks of the Mekong right next to the most significant temple in Luang Prabang. It's close enough to shops, restaurants, markets etc, but not right in the middle of them. You are well away from the more recent expansion of hotels to the south.
Secondly, the physical condition of the hotel is excellent. It is recently constructed with large rooms, teak floors and balconies, hot water and plumbing that works and very comfortable beds.
Thirdly, the hotel is very professionally run, with a European owner and manager and very well trained Lao staff. I understand that many of them were formerly monks at Wat Xiengtong - this must be where they get their charm and grace from.
There are lots of little bonuses such as free bicycles, free wifi and good advice on restaurants, shops and sightseeing.
With only seven rooms (expanding soon to a massive 14) you'll be lucky to get in. Book well in advance.
- 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