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“Family owned guest house”
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Villa Meuang Lao
Ranked #34 of 68 Hotels in Luang Prabang
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed October 8, 2013

We found the location of the guest house convenient for walking to all historic areas of Luang Prabang.Our bedroom was well furnished with a comfortable bed and the bathroom facilities were acceptable. The patio area made a pleasant breakfast location.

The cleanliness of the hotel was of the highest order and the arrangements which the staff kindly made for us for the taxi to collect and deliver us to and from the airport worked extremely well.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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khamsouk, Manager at Villa Meuang Lao, responded to this reviewResponded October 9, 2013

Dear,

thank you for your staying with us and hope to welcome you again !

Best wishes,
Khamsouk

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Reviewed September 15, 2013

This hotel was a great overall value. Just steps from the Mekong river, just abut everything you need is within walking distance... restaurants, bars, shops etc. Plus it seemed like every day there was a temporary street market popping up in Luang Prabang.

Most importantly, the room was clean. There is free wifi and it works well. The décor was modest but not cheap, in fact the teak window shutters were very nice. given that you are in town and this is a small guest hotel, do not expect spectacular views. However, if you are looking for a clean, comfortable jump-off point for your adventures in Laos, this hotel will serve you well without breaking your budget. For what I had planned, the Villa Meuang Lao was perfect.

Room Tip: Room 6 was off the street, but given that this is basically a pedestrian street it probably makes li...
  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled solo
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khamsouk, Manager at Villa Meuang Lao, responded to this reviewResponded September 17, 2013

Thank you very much for staying with us and hope to welcome you again !

with best wishes,
Villa Meuang Lao
Ban Pakham
Tel : (856-71) 212 522

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Reviewed September 1, 2013 via mobile

We had one night in Luang Prabang and the Villa Meuang was a pleasant enough experience. The location was very central and the staff were very helpful, organising a taxi for us to the airport and storing our bags after checkout so that we could enjoy our short time in Luang Prabang without difficulty.

The room itself was basic but comfortable, with access to a porch-style balcony and an adequate ensure bathroom. Not the most luxurious but great value for money for a short stay.

  • Stayed: August 2013
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Reviewed August 20, 2013

Currently staying at Villa Meuang Lao and could not be more pleased. My room, booked thru Agoda, is great. Very big bed, four windows that open, a/c that I never need to or want to turn on, great ceiling fan, very responsive Internet that seems always on, great access to the Mekong River (50 M), Morning Market is a one minute walk, the big night market less than a five minute walk, always very quiet, coffee and fruit always available, complete room service avail daily if you just leave your key at the desk, and lots of hot water if you let it run a couple minutes. Management is super helpful, and seems to be always available and smiling.

I list all positives, which is the way it really is, as it appears management is listening to the scattered negatives occasionally posted previously.

Room Tip: I prefer the upstairs rooms.
  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled solo
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khamsouk, Manager at Villa Meuang Lao, responded to this reviewResponded August 21, 2013

Dear,

Thank your so much for your good comments, we do appreciated and hope to welcome you again next time !

Khob Jai Lai Lai / Thank you very much !

with best wishes,
Villa Meuang Lao Team

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Reviewed August 17, 2013

Almost all accommodation providers at Luang Prabang comprise of private houses that are converted into guest houses. This one is no exception. It's situated off the main street and a stone throw away from the market (selling perishable produce in the daytime & selling souvenir items in the evening). What the other reviews said is all so true about rubbish being thrown away after the market. Well, we can't have it all and that something has to give, right? It's also a stone throw away from the Mekong River, where there are a handful of restaurants. This is where I find the downside of this villa, where it doesn't have a restaurant facility. The room is not cleaned unless you leave the key with the front office. The owner himself speaks English, but just. As a result of that, social interaction with the owner is kept to a minimum. The room is fine. The bed is superb (very firm bed & not for Westerner's liking), wifi is great but what's lacking is the service. Whenever lodging that I have stayed so far, water is being provided daily but here, none is provided & not even coffee or tea making facilities. The bathroom is definitely below par. The basin somehow is not firmly linked to the waste pipe. So, whenever it's being used, the bathroom will be flooded. The format of the bathroom here is akin to the one found in China. When u take a shower, the bathroom will be wait all over. Cockroach and other crawly insects are to be found in the room & my guide kindly requested the owner to give it a good insect spray. Otherwise, I woke up with an army of baby spiders up my arms literally. The room also comprised of a fan & air-con. It's passable but not really that cold. At the moment, there's a renovation happening next door and it's months away before seeing completion. And so, during the daytime, you can hear the grinding and clanking sound of metals. At least the workers have a decency to not carrying on working in the evening. On the first floor, there's verandah where seats and chairs are placed for guests to mingle or enjoy the warm weather outside. However, that's not helping when guests would still stay outside until after 10 pm. Don't get me wrong, it's an enjoyable stay but it seems to be rough on the edges and it could have done so much better.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled solo
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khamsouk, Manager at Villa Meuang Lao, responded to this reviewResponded August 19, 2013

Hi,

Thank you for your comment ! our villa is also a family run we will learn step by step to develop our services and facilities needed !

Thanks and best from Villa Meuang Lao Family !

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Reviewed August 16, 2013

Great location - very close to both river and night markets while still managing a quiet location with a secluded feel. Manager was very friendly and helpful, they were happy to look after our bags while we stayed in another town for a few days. Air conditioner worked really well and wifi was strong in the rooms. Good facilities, clean, spacious rooms. For this price, would definitely stay here again.

Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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khamsouk, Manager at Villa Meuang Lao, responded to this reviewResponded August 21, 2013

Thank you so much for your good comment and we do appreciated ! hope to welcome again !

Best wishes from Villa Meuang Lao, Luang Prabang, Laos.

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Reviewed August 4, 2013

Villa Meuang Lao has many charms and few challenges. Comfortable room with strong air conditioning, ceiling fan, and fairly nice bed. It does not have a safe, phone, and hair dryer only upon request, and no breakfast option. You cannot really open the windows; one side is on the corridor balcony, and the other side opens onto the neighbors. It was very peaceful and quiet as long as you did not linger in bed since they are renovating the adjacent house. It was abolutely silent at night. The villa is located on a charming residential street. It is close to the Morning Market- which can at times spread a bit of rubbish down the street- and close to the Evening Market. The staff is very kind but challenged with English. Unfortunately, the housekeeping has a special conception of cleanliness: linen and towels are fine, but the floor is not done daily, and the shower stall definitively needs a more thorough attention.

Room Tip: Do not stay on the ground floor! Sleep will be great as soon as next door construction will be over.
  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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khamsouk, Manager at Villa Meuang Lao, responded to this reviewResponded August 5, 2013

Hi,

Thank you so much for your good comments and we will improve it for your next stay, we do appreciated !

Best wishes from Villa Meuang Lao

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Address: Ban Pakham, Luang Prabang, Laos
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Location: Laos > Luang Prabang Province > Luang Prabang
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Ranked #34 of 68 Hotels in Luang Prabang
Price Range: $25 - $50 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Villa Meuang Lao 2*
Number of rooms: 9
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