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Luang Prabang River Lodge
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Reviewed 14 July 2014

The hotel is located in a very downtown area, walkable to the market, night market, Phusi Mount, the palace, the museum, and so on. And of course, next to the Kong River.

As for the great location and its low pricing (50-60 USD), its rooms are quite small, about 16-20 sq.m. The bathroom has no bathtub nor dryer. If you get the room B03 or B04 (B for the 2nd floor and A for the first floor), you will get a good view of the river. However, that is compensated by a little noisy road at night as the hotel is located at a t-junction and a pier.

The hotel is on par for its bedding and cleanliness. The receptionist at day time was quite friendly. However, that at night time was a bit laid back.

Here are nice tips that may be helpful;
1) Wireless in the lobby is much stronger than the 2nd floor, so if you need an internet go to first floor.

2) The hotel is closed at night at around 23.30. Therefore, get back prior to then or get some difficulties.

3) At a little before 6 a.m., a group of monks will walk past the hotel. You can make your merit there. Sellers are waiting to sell their sticky rice there too.

4) The breakfast is served at 7a.m. Therefore, you will miss the meal if you have to catch a flight of Laos Airlines at 7.40. This is as you shall leave the hotel by 6.30. It takes about 15 minutes to the airport. The tuktuk fee is about 50,000 kib or 7 USD.

5) The hotel has its own subsidiaries, called "Luang Prabang River Lodge 2", which is just a block away. The subsidiaries is also located next to the river but newer, more elegant, and more expensive (appx. 100 USD). Also, there is another hotel called Luang Prabang River Lodge Resort, which is not at all in my radar. So, make sure that you book the one that suits you.

Stayed: July 2014, travelled with friends
3  Thank Nhoom
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Reviewed 24 June 2014

Fantastic location overlooking the Mekong. Short walk to the main street in Luang Prabang. Great air con and clean room. Hotel served breakfast but if you didnt want to eat there, there was plenty of places up the road. Dont expect much in terms of Wifi here or in Laos in general.

Stayed: February 2014, travelled with friends
Thank CaptainPlanet10
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Reviewed 22 June 2014

Our rooms faced the Mekong river so we had a great view . The French doors opened so we felt part of the outside life as well .Of course that meant early morning noise from the tut tuts plus the noise of life in the morning . This didn't really bother us at all . Our bed was comfortable , the air conditioner worked well and our bathroom was big . Our breakfast was adequate and all staff were friendly and helpful .
The only downside to this hotel was no bar fridge in the room . ( but they allowed us to use the kitchen fridge ) and not enough storage for clothes . We stayed here for 5 nights so it would have been good to access our clothes easier . The Internet access was spasmodic but the television reception was okay . We also had the bonus of monks walking pass the hotel early in the morning .

Room Tip: We had a front river view . This was a little noisy even though we didn't mind this some people might
  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Erica M
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Reviewed 30 March 2014

Location quite central and close to night market. We enjoyed a wonderful view from our terrace onto the Mekong River.
Pro's:
- good hotel, service oriented
- bathroom clean and well equiped
- service 24/7, friendly
- good choice of breakfast
Con's:
- wifi slowly

Room Tip: Choose a room on the front sidewith a river view and private terrace.
  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank sabinebergjes
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Reviewed 26 February 2013 via mobile

I booked a room for 3 nights and after the 2 day they kicked us out of the hotel to the other river lodge 2. Because they had a group of Thai people coming and they were full booking. Unbelievable!!! Never again would I even recommend this hotel to a friend!

  • Stayed: February 2013
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2  Thank LOLITA015
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