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Manila, Philippines
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice hotel. The room is cozy. Near the Mekong river. Quiet area. walking distance to central area (night market, Phousi Hill). Very friendly staff. No downpayment needed. We were glad we choose this hotel.

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Reviewed 14 December 2016

We stayed at Sayo River last year and were very pleased. So we decided to come back this year, this time with two other couples. Despite written confirmation, only one of the promised three rooms were available. It seems that the owner handles the booking correspondence and that he promised the rooms without checking the availability with the staff at...

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

Just down from Wat Xien on the Mekong River and near the main tourist drag is this beautiful even though a wee dated Sayo guest house. Each room has a river view and there are three price ranges / grade of room to choose from. I initially took the superior / awesome / delux (top price) room as it was...

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Blue Mountains
Reviewed 28 November 2015

I was a bit concerned about staying here given recent TA reviews but it was fine. The location is pretty well perfect; quiet, riverside but easily walkable into town - nowhere is far from anywhere in the main centre. Room was large with small fridge, a/c and fan and a bath and the private balcony upstairs was great for watching...

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Cairns, Australia
Reviewed 11 November 2015

Long street frontage made up of three buildings made it difficult to book room as we were confused by all the different photos. Paid over $60US for a big double room we thought was 40 square meters. Doubt the room was that big, but it was quite roomy and had a private balcony overlooking the Mekong. The room suited our...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 August 2015

Luckily we only stayed here one night. Whilst it did the job, it was very tired and dated, but worst of all was the indifference of most of the staff. They lounged around the reception area watching TV ignoring their guests. Breakfast - we got some - just about! They provide you with a tick sheet in English to make...

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Greater Perth, Australia
Reviewed 28 May 2015

We stayed here a couple of years ago [ for the 2nd time ] and found it very good . OK if you like all the bells and whistles its not for you. But we found it very rustic and original. Definitely a great location, and we will be happy to return any time

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 4 January 2015

This guest house has, I think, a better position than a number of other more swank-looking places in Luang Prabang, overlooking the Mekong River. It was just delightful to cross the road, order a coconut and sit there, just sipping, and watching the activity on the river. Breakfast was included in the tariff and consisted of nice fruits and good...

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Luang Prabang, Laos
Reviewed 14 December 2014 via mobile

Great location rooms ok rates vary according to season long stays can be negotiated. Third time I have stayed here this time for three months.love watching the river. Manager Mr Nith very helpful. Breakfast adequate.

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Apucarana, PR
Reviewed 6 April 2014

Good location in the riverside area, although our room was on the ground floor and we didn't get a river view. Big and clean rooms, with excellent breakfast. Good price as well. The staff was not very nice, but everything went on just well and we enjoyed our stay.

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Address: Vat Xieng Thong area, along the Mekong River, Luang Prabang, Laos
Region: Laos > Luang Prabang Province > Luang Prabang
Price Range: ₹ 1,634 - ₹ 2,383 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Sayo River Guest House 3*
Number of rooms: 39
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“I liked upstairs for the private balcony but they're all large”
  • View of the street/river
  • Upstairs balcony room - large and full of charactr
 of 5 bubbles HafodBlueMountains, 27 Nov 2015 | Read review
“As you look at the building choose the top right with the balcony left of the main stairs.”
 of 5 bubbles goodtogo46, 28 May 2015 | Read review
“Nice if you can get a verandah”
 of 5 bubbles Davo55_11, 3 Jan 2015 | Read review
“Rooms started at $35. We paid $45 for end room on ground floor. Upstairs $60 didn't seem worth the extra”
 of 5 bubbles Poppyslane, 6 Feb 2014 | Read review
“Whatever room you choose, it will probably be 'unavailable', so little point really.”
 of 5 bubbles BrendanR808, 25 Jan 2014 | Read review
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