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Luang Prabang River Lodge
Ranked #137 of 264 Luang Prabang B&B and Inns
Chicago, Illinois
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21 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Never again!”
Reviewed February 26, 2013 via mobile

I booked a room for 3 nights and after the 2 day they kicked us out of the hotel to the other river lodge 2. Because they had a group of Thai people coming and they were full booking. Unbelievable!!! Never again would I even recommend this hotel to a friend!

  • Stayed February 2013
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Abingdon, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed January 19, 2013

This Lodge is a nice looking place, the room was fine, location good, staff fine as mentioned by others.

I thought breakfast was OK, a bit above average for the region though at $50 a night there is better value elsewhere in Luang Prabang.

The biggest negative was the noise as all the local Tuk Tuk drivers gather to eat their breakfast outside from 4 AM and rev their engines to clear the exhaust for the day or something. I checked out early because of this and so did a number of other people. As this does not appear in every review maybe TukTuk drivers gather elsewhere some days. Others also complained of the noise late into the night.

Luang Prabang is great for a visit though, and maybe the owner of this hotel could do something to save his business. Until then I suggest stay elsewhere.

Room Tip: At the back maybe quietest.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
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Ramat Gan, Israel
2 reviews
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Reviewed September 19, 2012

Located a few steps from the river, and 200 meters from the city center and the night market. We had a very nice room, with a view to the river. The staff wewe very friendly and helpful, with infornation, booking and others. And not expensive. Very well recommended.

Room Tip: B04 is a corner room, with a nice view,
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Bkk
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8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed July 18, 2012

River lodge is a small hotel located on the road along the Mekong River, so for some rooms you can have river view. From the hotel, you can just walk to many of the city's main attractions ; Royal Palace Museum, Mount Phousi ( the highest point in the city ), some beautiful temples, night market walking street, etc. If you're interested in local life, morning fresh market is just 50 meters away, famous local coffee shop is just across the street, etc.
Staff were nice and friendly. The room is clean and ok furnishing ( for this price range).

Now, the weakness; the noises from the street- traffic, people, dog etc. Most of them went down at 11 pm and started again at 5-6 am. The bright side was it woke me up early so I had time to enjoy local activities in fresh market, monk feeding process, bike ride, local coffee sipping, etc.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Vis K
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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13 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed May 16, 2012

It's a first time when i travel at Luang Prabang with my favorite. We stay at Luang Prabang River Lodge for 3 nights. The hotel is beside the Mekong river and opposite at Prachaniyom coffee shop. It's easy to travel around, near morning market and night market just walk about 5 to 10 minutes. If you prefer to enter monk's alms bowl in the morning you can buy sticky rice at the hotel and then walk away for 5 minutes to the temple, easy isn't it ? And breakfast is good you can order the american breakfast, noodle, soft-boiled rice they serve with French loaf jam, butter and coffee. Everything is perfect price are reasonable, we have fun and would like to suggest to all traveler to visit the Luang Prabang River Lodge.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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43 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed April 18, 2012

Pretty basic rooms, no safety boxes, but with everything else you might need during your days in this lovely and hiper lovable lao town.
Staff is hyper friendly and helpful, with special mention to Kam Houng who has been extra hospitable.
I have stayed 6 days during Pbee Mai (New Year) and they helped me have an unforgettable experience.
Breakfast is good, laundry perfect, clean, and the location is almost perfect: 100 mt from lovely Night Market and main street, and my room overlooked the Mekong river.
The only drawback: Internet speed in room & lobby is frustratingly low.
Highly recommendable hotel.

Room Tip: River view.
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled solo
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Moscow
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77 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed February 22, 2012

We stayed 2 nights in this mini-hotel. Found it when tuk-tuk driver dropped us at central intersection on the way from airport. We were looking for a scooter to rent and the hotel was just across the road. So we came in and took twin room for 40 USD per night. As a side comment Laos is slightly more expensive than Thailand so such a rate should be considered as a good one for a room with all facilities in.

One thing which may be important to know about this place: it can be quite noisy outside as it faces 2 roads. Our room was located on the 1st floor in the most distant corner and there was absolutely No noise from the outside street.

As for the rest: cleanness of the room, quality of wifi, breakfast etc all was perfect. Guys from reception actually managed scooter rent for us (20 USD a day), we just picked it up at given time at the hotel and left the keys to receptionist when finished.

Really liked the attitude - all positive! Keep up furher on!

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
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Property: Luang Prabang River Lodge
Address: Ban Paxom Khomkong Rd, Luang Prabang 0600, Laos
Location: Laos > Luang Prabang Province > Luang Prabang
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #137 of 264 B&Bs / Inns in Luang Prabang
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Luang Prabang River Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The houses are only 10 minutes drive from the city; very quiet atmosphere. Also providing free airport shuttle and city center shuttle. ... more   less 
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