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Gavle, Sweden
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31 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2012

We spent three nights in this guest house. the first two in room nr. 6 which is very small, and the last night in room 4 which is about twice as big as the first room. The rooms are nice and clean in basic condition with aircon... the beds are a bit hard though. The location is good up north... More 

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3 Thank Skantz
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2012

We stayed here for 5 nights, and it was a great change having arrived from Vietnam. We were initially put in room3 (the back room on ground floor). As the air con was extremely noisy (and the window was too small to be considered a 'window' room), we requested to be placed in another room. The manager willingly reshuffled his... More 

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1 Thank Alec-Ava
Manchester
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15 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2012

We enjoyed our stay there. The guy working there only started his job on 1 January and we were there on 8 January and he was extremely nice. Everything is fine. The water for the shower sometimes just stop but it does come back so don't worry about it. The taxi driver from the airport sometimes can be very doggy.... More 

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2 Thank JessyCManchester
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2010

We have spent three nights in Symoungkoun Guesthouse and had a great time! We arrived at 3 am without reservation and woke up the guy from the reception who offered us a room. Nice clean room, good price and close to al the facilities of town. There is no bar or common TV-room, but there is no need to because... More 

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3 Thank joost1980
Hanoi, Vietnam
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35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2010

I'm not sure if my less positive review (versus the other reviews on this page) is purely due to being significantly overcharged for our room at New Year but as far as I know, most places were charging a premium and there were better value places about. If I'd only paid $10 - $15 then it would have been an... More 

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Thank Burntwood
Auckland, New Zealand
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121 reviews
82 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 217 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2009

This guest house is located at the northern end of the peninsula very near the tourist part of the town and directly opposite the Wat where the monks gather alms. We arrived on a slowboat from Pak Beng at 5:45pm and found a tuk-tuk at the top of the pier to take us straight to the place. We had room... More 

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1 Thank charliechariot
New Zealand
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18 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2009

Not really much more I can add,good value for money,5min walk to river,friendly staff. Staff it appears have been told not to be so enthusiastic over trying to book tours. If tours are booked,they are the same price as travel agents etc. Also the hotel arranges pick up service to take you tour bus or boat,no extra cost. Airport pick... More 

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2 Thank Rayko
Chicago, IL
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29 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2009

I stayed at Symoungkoun Guesthouse for 4 nights in July 2009 with my girlfriend. Our room was good but basic - we had a bed for two, a private bathroom, a TV and an air conditioner. We found everything to be very clean and safe, and the staff at the front desk was very friendly and helpful in general. Contrary... More 

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3 Thank axcxtxixoxn
Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 May 2009

I second all the previous reviews: quiet yet relatively central location, cozy rooms, very clean. Symoungkoun lost points, though, due to the sporadic availability of running water. It felt like there were more times without water than with, making it sometimes difficult to wash our hands, brush our teeth, and take showers. Symoungkoun lost even more points due to constant... More 

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3 Thank GoLizard
Los Angeles, California
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15 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 May 2009

Overall, this hotel is clean, cheap, and nice as all the other reviews have said. The AC in the rooms work well and the satellite TV is a nice perk to have in a foreign language since there is not much to do here at night. There isn't a big party scene here. My one complaint is that everytime we... More 

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  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Symoungkoun Guesthouse is located along the mainstreet of Sisavangvong. It has 6 rooms right in the city and near to amenities such as banks/ATMs, restaurants/pubs, spa/massage, internet cafe, tourist office & tour agencies. Other famous attractions such Royal Palace Museum, Phousi Hill, Night market and a dozen of temples are all within walking distance. Every morning there are not less that 500 novices/monks walk past this guesthouse for the traditional alms giving, unique in Luangprabang. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Symoungkoun Guest House

Address: Sakkarin Road | Ban Khili, Luang Prabang 06000, Laos
Region: Laos > Luang Prabang Province > Luang Prabang
Price Range: ₹ 1,302 - ₹ 2,399 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Symoungkoun Guest House 2*
Number of rooms: 6
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“Get the front rooms, a good view of the street, temple opposite and you can observe daily Alms giving ceremony”
 of 5 bubbles TekTeh, 14 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Rooms on the ground floor MAY be noisier”
 of 5 bubbles redhotchili09, 5 Jul 2012 | Read review
“rooms are quieter and sunny.”
 of 5 bubbles phoebe634, 22 May 2012 | Read review
“if you want to see the monks parade, then choose the front room, but abit noisy in the morning (bell sound from the Wat).”
  • the morning alms about to start, view from window at my room
  • my bed, clean and comfy
 of 5 bubbles Anggiajenny, 13 May 2012 | Read review
“If possible, chose a room facing the main street.”
 of 5 bubbles rope_ka, 26 Feb 2012 | Read review
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