We stayed at Ban Sabai for 2 nights during low season. We wanted a superior room but they were all booked and took the deluxe rooms. Upon entering there was no power which was due to a total shut-down for the day for both Vang Vieng and Luang Prabang so I cannot fault the hotel for that. Once the power came on, however, our a/c unit did not have a control with it and we were not able to cool it off suitably for at least 6 hours. The bungalow was on stilts and overlooked the river. It had a beautiful balcony with windowed doors that open. The doors were warped from moisture and opening and closing was difficult--probably not so much of a problem in the dry season. Our bathroom was large enough and clean. There was an armoire, but no TV or fridge which we enjoyed at all of our other hotels during our month long trip. There were gaping holes in the sides of the walls with the floor allowing mosquitoes and ants to easily get into the room. The mosquito netting helped if you could keep it around the bed. We heard one "thing" scratching on the outer wall and with a smack on the wall we did not hear it again (maybe a rat?) The ants were ridiculous and actually ate a hole in my pants! The restaurant was beautiful and overlooked the river. The food was adequate and service was the same. Overall, I believe it was a bit pricey for what we got and I surely did not enjoy the problem with the ants and the a/c but we survived. The town is definitely made for 20-somethings looking to party but it is picturesque and there is a beautiful village across the river you should visit.
- Also Known As:
- Ban Sabai Riverside Bungalow Hotel Vang Vieng