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“A happy accident!”
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Thida Guesthouse
Ranked #170 of 271 Luang Prabang B&B and Inns
Reviewed August 12, 2011

We arrived in Luang Prabang at 6 AM with no prior arrangements. After checking out multiple places in the backpacker hub we headed toward the peninsula. Just as we were about to give up a friendly face appeared and asked un-aggressively if we might need a room. A quick walk through and we fell in love with this place!

Thida is run by a WONDERFUL family who does everything in their ability to make you feel welcome and taken care of. The rooms beautiful, immaculate, and absolutely secure, and the complimentary coffee, tea, and fruit on the upstairs terrace is a charming detail. The location turned out to be perfect; off the backpacker path but very convenient proximity to everything else. There is also free wifi- whenever it would disconnect they were right on top of getting it back up and running.

While slightly more (100,000 kip/room) than the mattress-in-a-box places on the other side of town, it is absolutely worth it, as the quality surpasses those places exponentially. We intended on staying 2 nights, but extended up to 4.

Overall, a lovely place to stay in a beautiful town.

*They originally put us in a room upstairs, then apologized and insisted we move to a bigger one downstairs because they were concerned the construction next door would be a bother. Very thoughtful people.

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  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled with friends
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Thank Nancy L
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Reviewed March 8, 2011

I was very happy with my stay at Thida's. The quiet and relaxed guesthouse is located right on the peninsula in footwalking distance to the mainstreet, a host of restaurants and temples. The manager speaks excellent French and English, was friendly and helpful! The rooms are big, clean and have a very nice atmosphere with wooden furniture. If you agree not to use the air-con you can get a cheaper rate (low season). Free Wi-Fi in the rooms. The guesthouse also rents bycicles and has laundry service for decent rates.

  • Stayed: March 2011, traveled solo
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Reviewed January 24, 2011

We booked elsewhere but the reservation was mistakenly cancelled. After the embarrassed host and I had visited four full places I was very happy when he arranged for us to stay here. We needed two rooms and I was a little anxious when I heard that this place was almost empty but figured beggars cant be choosers. In the end it was fantastic. My son (9) and I shared a huge room with king and single beds, mosquito nets, beautiful shuttered windows that could be opened wide and leant out of (and from which we could see the procession of the monks just up the street). My mother had an adjacent room with a queen (?) bed. Two great bathrooms, hot hot water, coffee and tea, an internal balcony with a few books and a lounging spot and a cheerful student at the desk with excellent English. A great location steps from the Mekong and around the corner from restaurants.
Any drawbacks? No internet or wifi (but we didnt need it), the shower is a bit wayward in direction.
Cost $25 for one room and $30 for the other. Still can't figure out why they were not full.

  • Stayed: January 2011, traveled with family
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1  Thank MelbourneXena
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Reviewed January 12, 2011

A lovely, laid-back, quiet, pleasant, family-operated guesthouse. Talking with the owner is like getting sage family advice ... and he gave me a nice deal on the room rate as well. The wooden interiors have a calming effect from the moment you step in, and the guesthouse itself is on a very quiet street. I usually don't write reviews in such warm and fuzzy tones, but my stay at Thida was so cozy that I can't help it!

  • Stayed: December 2010, traveled solo
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Thank DrSchnitzel
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Reviewed February 3, 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: February 2017, traveled with family
Thank Fabiola F
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Reviewed April 28, 2015
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  • Stayed: February 2015, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 7, 2015
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  • Stayed: November 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank Scholle74
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Address: Ban Phone Heuang | Phaya Luang-Muang Chanh, Luang Prabang 0600, Laos
Location: Laos > Luang Prabang Province > Luang Prabang
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Ranked #170 of 271 B&Bs / Inns in Luang Prabang
Price Range: $25 - $35 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Thida Guesthouse 2.5*
Number of rooms: 12
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