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“Great stay in the hart of LP” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Villa Somphong
Ranked #17 of 259 Luang Prabang B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Belgrade, Serbia
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103 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Great stay in the hart of LP”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2012

Great people, excellent location, very clean, good breakfast. Relaxing atmosphere very near the centre of ahppaning in Luang Prabang. Highly recommended. The owners can arranga all of your travel need such as onward tickets local trips etc.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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17 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2012 via mobile

We stayed for 2 nights and wish we could have stayed longer.
The room is lovely, with everything you need - AC, comfy bed, cable tv, western bathroom. Breakfast is served outside on the bank of the river and you can choose from a range of yummy things, we had pancakes and fresh fruit each morning.
Hotel is right in the historic district, right behind a lovely old wat, perfect for viewing the dawn monk alms receiving service. It's best to speak to reception about how to behave during this traditional ceremony - as many tourists treat it like going to the zoo.
The staff really are fantastic, Noi in particular (I think she's the owner / manager) is not only a very nice lady, but is also extremely helpful and competent, she changed currencies at a good rate, arranged our Vietnamese visas, and best of all booked flights for us at $50 less that we could find on any other site.
Thoroughly recommended

  • Stayed May 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Peazios
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Hoi An, Vietnam
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11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2012 via mobile

It is located on the riverside where they serve excellent breakfast every morning. Staff really helpful and friendly. Would certainly stay there again.

  • Stayed May 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Teatske-Anne B
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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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29 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2012

I do have to agree a bit on the over-hyphed reviews on TA; only reason why we booked, but what made this place so great for us was the 2 boy staff members (one worked in the office and the other worked during breakfast). The boys were so friendly and engaging. Each and every time that we saw them, they engaged us in clever and articulate conversations. We really enjoyed hearing their stories and learning about their lives. Again, they really made this stay for us. And btw breakfast was amazing! I had the omelette 4 mornings straight with the baguette and fruit= Amazing! Great start to the day. Coffee not so much.

The standard rooms were nice & the beds were comfortable. We had a great coma sleep after arriving from a 27 hour (in total) journey via shuttle, boat, bus, and tuk tuk and the great thing about it was the owner checked us in the hotel early! We only arrived at 7am and we were able to rest, get comfortable and still have enough of the day to go out and explore.

This hotel is on the far side from where everything is, but if you don't mind walking, we hiked it every day and didn't mind. There are some nice restaurants near by, but if you want to be in the tourist scene it'll take you 10-15 to walk there. We needed to book a few things and the owner took the time to assist us and helped explain a few things to us. Overall, we were happy with our stay.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank teamkoller
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72 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 2, 2012

Stayed here 3 nights. Very clean. Great service, owner/manager Noy also makes travel arrangements, changes money and personally walked me (with a parasol over our heads) to a paper store I wasn't able to find. Lovely terrace for breakfast, overlooking the Nam Khan river, delicious fruit plates as with everywhere in SE Asia. Beds are hard! I noticed very firm beds everywhere but these were particularly hard. I will email Noy and suggest pillowtops! Super shower, hot water, adjustable pressure
The owner said her building is 2 years old, with the annex just 6 months old.
Location is in the "rich" end of town, closer to expensive stores and restaurants, but it's a 10 minute walk to the center of town, and such a peaceful, clean beautiful location was well worth it.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank jacobsen2011
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Langkawi, Malaysia
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2012

Recently stayed at Villa Somphong and though considered to be out of the way for some, I personally found it close enough for me. The monks taking of alms commenced directly behind us and was viewed quietly and serenely; without the crowds that tend to gather closer to the town centre. It was a comfortable walk into centre for attractions and amenities without having them on top of us. The villa's river deck was perfect for breakfast, watching visitors and locals crossing the river on the cutest little bridge, swimming and floating by on tubes, or just soaking up the ambience over a glass. The room was more than adequate for the minimal time spent within.

Room Tip: Don't worry that rooms are close to road, it is a very quiet at this end of the street.
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Christina S
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Toronto, Canada
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12 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2012

We chose to stay at Somphong after the glowing trip advisor reviews. It was a very quaint, clean, and friendly guesthouse with a lovely terrace overlooking the Nam Khan. The breakfast was fantastic - the scrambled eggs were the best I've ever had! That being said, the hotel is somewhat out of the way. It would have been nice to stay closer to the action. From what I have read, $35-40 per night is overpriced for Luang Prabang and similar accommodation can be found closer to town for cheaper. I certainly don't feel it's earned its place on the trip advisor review ranking, but I was pleased overall.

  • Stayed April 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank pattercb
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Property: Villa Somphong
Address: Soukkaseum Road | Ban Khili, Luang Prabang 0600, Laos
Location: Laos > Luang Prabang Province > Luang Prabang
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Ranked #17 of 259 B&Bs / Inns in Luang Prabang
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Villa Somphong 2.5*
Number of rooms: 9
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