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“good location, good breakfast”

Villa Merry Lao-Swiss
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Villa Merry Lao-Swiss
Ranked #125 of 257 Luang Prabang B&B and Inns
Hong Kong, China
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113 reviews
57 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“good location, good breakfast”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2011

enjoy the breakfast very much, especially the banana pancakes.
plently of restaurant around which makes this guesthouse in a good location.
tidy room, it would be nice if the room rate is slightly lower. may be things in LP is getting higher and higher...

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled with friends
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Santa Cruz, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 7, 2011

Stayed 3 nights here and found it comfortable and clean. I recommend it if you don't mind climbing stairs or walking a bit to get to the more interesting parts of town. I'd consider staying here again but would also look at some of the smaller guesthouses.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled with friends
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Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 221 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2010

The young man, Paul, who is the receptionist/porter/short-order cook is incredibly friendly and efficient. When I checked in, the first room had a funny smell in the bathroom, the next one had a rattling air-conditioner, so he patiently escorted me to a third one.

The place is quite good, but you could probably find equally good places at the same price closer to the main street. The roosters mentioned in earlier reviews continue their morning crowing but what do you expect, this is not the big city.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled solo
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Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 26, 2010

We booked this hotel online ahead of time and wished we had waited and found something when we got to town. It was ok, but we definitely could have found a better deal in town. The location is good. There is a great bar and traveler's book store (with free movie showings) across the street. Everything is in walking distance. We felt safe walking around at night. The staff were extremely friendly, but often gave us incorrect information (he didn't seem to have any idea where a laundry shop was, but spoke confidently when he told us directions). The rooms were also ok/reasonably clean/a bit noisy. Breakfast was slim, but the banana pancake was incredible!

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled as a couple
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Bangkok
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2009

The staff was very friendly, the rooms are very clean. I would recommend Villa Merry Lao-Swiss.

  • Stayed January 2009, traveled solo
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2008

i ate the rooster it was lovely bit salty. 5 Nights quiet and relaxing. The porter was brill really good lad. Early morn breakfast was no problem. Late nites were no bother either. Good location well worth a stay. $30 per nite great value. Bamboo bridge was washed away in the flood.
Cheers for a great stay

  • Liked — cheap
  • Disliked — no pool
  • Stayed September 2008, traveled as a couple
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2008

We reserved this guesthouse/hotel in advance. It was $35-40 a night, so we expected it to be really nice. I had read the reviews for the place and some were outstanding and others not so positive. I have to say that no one should stay here especially in room 1-1. Adjacent to the window of room 1-1 there is a rooster pen. These roosters don't only crow at dawn, but all throughout the night. We had a terrible night's sleep. The room had moisture issues and was not clean in addition to the noise. The one plus was that the bed was comfortable and they let us store our bags there during the day as we had to find a new place to sleep that night and were leaving on a tour all day. When we came back for our bags, someone had just checked into our old room. I ended up meeting up with this man on the street later that day and told him to buy earplugs. The next day I ran into him again and he was also checking out because he could not handle the roosters. Don't stay here is my recommendation!

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Additional Information about Villa Merry Lao-Swiss

Property: Villa Merry Lao-Swiss
Address: Phousi Road, Luang Prabang 0600, Laos
Location: Laos > Luang Prabang Province > Luang Prabang
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Ranked #125 of 257 B&Bs / Inns in Luang Prabang
Number of rooms: 8
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Villa Merry Lao-Swiss Hotel Luang Prabang

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