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“Good hotel, a little too far from center”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Vang Thong Hotel

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Vang Thong Hotel
Ranked #62 of 69 Hotels in Luang Prabang
Chiang Mai, Thailand
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40 reviews
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“Good hotel, a little too far from center”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2012

Stayed three nights in this hotel, and found it confortable. The room was very clean, the bathroom, not new but very sufficient. The staff is attentive and helpful. The laundry I gave came back on time and nicely ironed.
It is too far from the center to walk, but there is a shuttle in the evening. We left every day at 6.00 pm and the driver was very punctual at 9.00 in front of the post office.
9.00 PM may seem early, but on a visiting trip, one leaves usually (very) early ! And anyway in Laos, at 11.00 everything (or nearly) is closed.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    2.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Yokosuka, Japan
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 26, 2012

We stayed at this hotel for 4 nights. It was picked by the company who we booked our tour through. We paid for the 4 star package and this hotel was definitely not 4 stars.

We arrived just after 6pm on our first night and were hungry and wanted to go into town for dinner. The hotel provides a free shuttle to and from downtown at 6 and 9pm. We just missed it (apparently). The receptionist do not speak English well and we asked for them to call us a tuk tuk. He said they will take us downtown for $4 and had my husband pay $8 for our return trip. I then asked why we were paying $8 when we could take the free shuttle back at 9pm. They didn't understand and felt like they were trying to rip us off.

The next night we made sure to make the 6pm shuttle. We were outside waiting well before 6. We finally saw the driver get into the vehicle and back up. We thought he was going to pick us up as there were a large group of people waiting. He then pulled out and was about to leave with out anyone. Luckily, someone yelled to get him to stop and take us. For the return we made sure to get there around 8:40 for the 9pm shuttle which never showed. After waiting til 9:30, we decided to take a tuk tuk bc we were tired. After getting back to the hotel, I asked the front desk why the 9pm shuttle didn't come and they said I don't know. That's it.

The next night we able to get the 6 and 9pm shuttle with no problem.

The room itself is clean. The bathroom needs a lot of TLC. The shower doesn't drain and the water changes temp from burning hot, to cold, to warm throughout the whole shower. It also smells. The breakfast is not great with very little choice. Also the start putting food away before the breakfast time ends. Walls are very thin and you can hear other guests coming and going.


The last night we were woken up in the very early morning with an overwhelming smell of smoke. I went around and outside looking for a fire. There was no one at front desk to ask where the smell would be coming from. Was very concerned going back to sleep as there are no fire
alarms in the rooms.

I wouldn't recommend staying here at 4 star price. It is more of a 3 star hotel.

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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2011

We used this hotel for our photo tour (www.mmphototours.com) through Indochina. The hotel was selected by our ground vendor. Overall the hotel was comfortable, clean, had a helpful staff and had reliable Internet service.

Rooms were a bit dark but had large windows. Beds were large and comfortable. Bathrooms were also large but could use some care. A/C was good and quiet.

Hotel is located a bit from city center but only a few minutes by car or tuk-tuk.

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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled on business
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Property: Vang Thong Hotel
Address: Ban Nong Kham, Luang Prabang 0600, Laos
Location: Laos > Luang Prabang Province > Luang Prabang
Amenities:
Restaurant Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #62 of 69 Hotels in Luang Prabang
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Vang Thong Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 40
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