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“Location and manager make it great” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Oudomlith Guesthouse

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Oudomlith Guesthouse
San Francisco, California
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23 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Location and manager make it great”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2012

My wife and I chose this guest house because it's next door to Big Brother Mouse, for ease of volunteering there. But we've stayed for two extended periods because of the excellent service of receptionist/manager Mr. Mai. He's fantastic. Always helpful, always friendly, with excellent English.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
San Francisco, California
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2012

We stayed 6 nights and really loved this place. The location of the guesthouse is perfect and central. The room is clean, modern, and of amazing quality for the price. The true highlight for us was the guesthouse manager Mr. Mai, who is a local college student. He speaks the best English of any person in Laos that we met, gave us great recommendations, and really cares about the guests. I highly recommend this hotel to any traveler and Luang Prabang is definitely worth the visit!

And reading the prior review, I think it's only human to make a small error calculating exchange rate (<$1 per night, more like 62 cents), but I'm glad that the issue was resolved.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2012

We stayed here for 9 nights in total. There are a lot of positives about this place but also a few negatives. The hotel is nicely located at the quiet north east end of town (the end furthest away from the night market) with numerous restaurants, cafes and cooking schools a stones throw away. LP is a pretty small place so everything is in walking distance. It is also located right next door to Big Brother Mouse which we popped into on a couple of mornings to help locals develop their english. Lots of young monks go there too so its interesting to find out more about their lives.

Anyway the hotel is clean and comfortable and cheaper than quite a few of the guesthouses in the area. Our room had air con, fan, tv, fridge, private bathroom and external opening window. There are only 2 rooms with windows opening externally. The other rooms have windows opening into a covered inside/outside area so not as much day light. There is free tea and coffee and also free drinking water. Bottles were provided in the room and the water cooler is located near the reception. Although we're backpackers, its not a typical backpacker place (which we liked) as in no communal areas, bar, pool, that sort of thing.

The not so good bits are:

- The wifi is terrible. So slow even sat right next to the router and did not work in the rooms as the website states.
- No breakfast in low season.
- We were told we could use the bikes nievely thinking they were free and then found a nice $3/bike/day on our bill
- They tried to charge us an incorrect exchange rate on our final bill i.e it was $15/night (for the massive room with ext windows) which should have been 120kip at an exchange rate of 8kip/dollar however they tried to charge us 125 kip. So check your bill
- 3 items of clothing went missing when we did washing and we only realised when we were about to leave. Thankfully they found them but gave no apology.
- We booked to do an over night at the Elephant Village (well worth it) and had booked our same massive room for a couple of nights when we got back. They ended up moving our room when we returned as I think they had got a better offer.

Other than that pretty good. We really enjoyed our stay there but left feeling like they'd tried to rip us off a bit.

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Additional Information about Oudomlith Guesthouse

Property: Oudomlith Guesthouse
Address: Sackkarin Rd, Ban Wat Nong | Luang Prabang Old Town, Luang Prabang 0600, Laos
Location: Laos > Luang Prabang Province > Luang Prabang
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 135 Specialty Lodging in Luang Prabang
Number of rooms: 10

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