The owner of this place and the four other associated guesthouses and hotels is laughing all the way to the bank in his expensive 4WD. Accommodation in Luang Prabang is pricey and this is the cheapest place in town (that we could find) so they have a constant flow of customers. They quoted us 130,000kip for a double room but we haggled down to 100,000kip based on the the fact that there was no TV, air con, wifi, breakfast, or view. This is still a hell of a lot more than we would usually pay in SE Asia. (The staff are all on commission by the way, so you should definitely haggle - we overheard them quote somebody else 160,000kip for the same room).
The room was not clean, floors hadn't been swept, cobwebs everywhere, bathroom very dirty. The pressure from the shower was ridiculous, you could lick yourself clean faster, and there was hardly ever any hot water. The staff weren't exactly rude, but they were pretty unhelpful and disinterested.
We stayed two nights before heading off an an overnight tour, and foolishly booked another night for when we got back for convenience. They wouldn't give us anything in writing and, needless to say, when we arrived back they told us they had let our room and we would have to take a more expensive room instead, 150,000kip. He showed us the room and it was identical to the one we had been in before! What a joke!
If we went to Luang Prabang again we would save up and pay extra - 170,000kip (US$20) should get you something nice.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Very nice, clean and comfortable rooms near the city center and the river side. The guesthouses are removed from the hustle and bustle of the city but still an easy walk to the night market, cafes and temple. We just had a change in management and keen to make you stay as good as possible. ... more less
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