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“beautiful small boutique hotel”
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Villa Maydou
Ranked #15 of 68 Hotels in Luang Prabang
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Reviewed November 2, 2012

Ever entred a hotel through a temple? the villa Maydou lies tucked away off the main street just behind a temple. it's an essy walk or pleasant bike ride to the city centre but feels very quiet and peacful set in a beautiful garden. if you prefer to be away from the noisy tourist crowds in a relaxing setting, this is the place for you. A very good breakfast with fresh fruit and your choice of eggs is served al fresco in the garden pavillon. especially the upstairs rooms are verry charming. highly recommendable!

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 4, 2012

Our stay in Villa Maydou has exceeded all our expectations - such a beautiful location and the friendliest staff -. This boutique hotel is one of our favorite properties to date.

The setting is serene, with trees, flowers, plants and smiling faces everywhere. The Hotel is an oasis of tranquility, - two traditional houses located in a tropical garden-. It is built just next to a pagoda and we had the chance to observe the activity of the novices and the monks during the day.

Our room was tastefully furnished in the Lao style with tropical wood widely used in the architecture and interior decoration.

We give a special mention for the open-air restaurant where each day we ate diversified, delicious and genuine meals. Their local cooking is outstanding.

We recommend Villa Maydou to be the ideal place to relax in Luang Prabang in a confortable atmosphere.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with friends
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1  Thank RobertSiemReap
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Reviewed May 1, 2012

Stayed there 4 nights during a visit of Luang Prabang. The hotel is right next to a monastery. I only heard the gongs others are mentioning once in the afternoon. Maybe I just slept too well to hear them.
The hotel area is very beautiful. I especially liked the the restaurant in the middle of the gardens, where breakfast and meals are served. The rooms are lovely and spacious. The staff is extremely friendly and helpful. For me the only downside was the location. It's a bit further of town than other hotels. But you can still walk or borrow one of their bicycles.

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled solo
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2  Thank zexplore
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Reviewed January 30, 2012

Yes, this hotel has a lot of charm and this is probably the only positive aspect of it.
Insulation between the rooms is non-existing and the karaoke place next door makes it difficult to sleep early. And, on the top of it, it's quite expensive for beautiful Luang Prabang.

Stayed: January 2012, traveled with friends
3  Thank kukuMatter
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Reviewed November 7, 2011

I read sometimes that people are not happy with various aspects of their hotel.
Everyone has a view and some like what others don't. This hotel epitamises luang prabang, it is part of the whole experience. Yes the monks next door rise at 3.50 to to the call of a gong but the whole city is given over to buddhist worship,architecture and history. To be so close to the culture is a bonus not a downside!
The rooms are good, the staff friendly and the breakfast tasty.
All in all a perfect place and if you get tired from the 10 minute walk to the centre,you will find a friendly tuk tuk driver to take you home.
No complaints at all.

Room Tip: Room 12 was great
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  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank ludditenorth
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Reviewed July 24, 2011

Wow I am so surprised at the amount of reviewers who have complained about the noise! I just stayed here for 4 nights and I had no problems. It was so quiet and peaceful.. Maybe because the hotel was not full as it is their quiet season I think? Anyways I slept easily and was never woken once. The service in the hotel was excellent, the staff ate so polite and friendly. I loved breakfast , they cook it fresh for you- you get a fruit salad, juice, tea/ coffee, a selection of bread , toast and croissants and then eggs and bacon.
The location of the hotel is nice. at first I thought it was a bit of a distance but Luang Prabang is such a small place and it is only a 10 minute walk to the main street.
I didn't eat in the hotel restataunt but there is a really nice German restataunt very close to the hotel- you come out of the hotel little lane and go left , then cross the road and go right and it's on the right maybe a two minute walk from there. The food is lovely and home made! The pancakes are fab!! And so is the ice cream :o)
overall, I would recommend this hotel, I really liked it and have no complaints!

  • Stayed: July 2011
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3  Thank champkis
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Reviewed May 7, 2011

The location of the Villa Maydou is very convenient, not in the very center of Luang Prabang but since it's a pretty small city you can go everywhere easily. It's located next to a Temple but I don't agree with those who say it's noisy. It's a very quiet place with a very nice garden where you can have a drink, dinner etc.
Rooms are spacious and nicely decorated. The staff is very friendly and they always try to help you. Food at the restaurant is also very well prepared and served. I highly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled solo
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1  Thank Hoasenhan
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Additional Information about Villa Maydou

Address: Ban | Meuna, Luang Prabang 0600, Laos
Location: Laos > Luang Prabang Province > Luang Prabang
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#5 Spa Hotel in Luang Prabang
#15 Romantic Hotel in Luang Prabang
Price Range: $80 - $119 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Villa Maydou 3.5*
Number of rooms: 29
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Villa Maydou is located in the historical center of Luang Parabang former royal capital of Laos. Villa Maydou shelters four buildings, they are located inside a large tropical garden. Two of them are registered by UNSECO Word Heritage; thanks to the renovation they give the opportunity to live the authentic experience with a modern comfort. The other two recent buildings maintain the traditional charm of the property. It offers a salt pool, free bicycle rentals, free WiFi and a 24-hour front desk. Free parking is provided. Villa Maydou Boutique Hotel is a 4-minute walk from Phousy Hill and a 10-minute walk from Royal Palace. It is a 15-minute walk from the city centre. Luang Prabang Airport is a 15-minute drive away. Rooms are decorated in wooden furniture. A fridge and minibar are provided. Bathrobes, a hairdryer and free toiletries are included. Mail and currency exchange services are available for convenience. Airport shuttle service is offered at a charge. Staff can provide laundry and ironing service. Guests can enjoy a selection of local Laotian dishes, as well as Asian and French cuisine in Villa Maydou Bar and Restaurant. A selection of wines, coffees and teas are also featured. ... more   less 
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