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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2011

I stayed for 6 nights in one of the cheaper "back" rooms at Sayo Xiang Mouane. The hotel location is excellent. The room was simple but large, clean and quiet. The hotel service was adequate and I had no problems (reported by other TA reviewers) about reservations not being held. I would stay here again.

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colorado springs
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2010

We chose this hotel because it was right on the riverfront at the boat launch area, but that turned out to be totally unneccessary as the town is fairly small. The rooms were quite functional, roomy, basic and comfortable, but there are also lots of more upscale hotels around. There was no breakfast, but the guesthouse is very close to... More 

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The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2010

Yes, it is clean, my room was big and they have WIFI (but so does every other place in town). The price (40 US) was too much as they do not serve breakfast. Just have a look around, and you can do much better for a similar price or less. Although guest houses in this range and this part of... More 

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Pinjarra, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2010

We stayed there for 4 nights at US$40 a night. Very large rooms with fridge, T V and A/C. The bathroom was huge and had a bath, but no shower curtain and try as we might, we still managed to flood the floor, with the floor waste being behind the toilet and the whole floor had to get wet before... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 13 November 2010

We are a gay couple who visited Luang Prabang. Firstly, there was a mix-up with the taxi at the airport picking us up. From then on, the staff at the guesthouse were extremely unhelpful and rude. We requested an upstairs room, but due to a lot of bookings (don't know why!) we had the room downstairs next to the reception.... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2010

The guest house is a bit worn down, and the price is on the rather high end for the standard offered (I was charged 40 USD per night for a single room upstairs). The bathroom was improvised (an open roof solution into the bed room, the bathroom floor was leveled with no real darin, so every time you take a... More 

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Hong Kong
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Reviewed 29 June 2010

At $50 US per night the Sayo River Guesthouse is not a great deal in Lao terms. Having said that we did stay there for three nights, had no problems with our stay and the location was quiet and we had a good view of the river from the little balcony out front of our room. The room itself was... More 

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Lennox Head
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2010

Aussie friends recommended Sayo River Guest House and we weren’t disappointed. In fact there were quite a few other Australians there when we stayed – but this wasn’t a bad thing! The room was a little cramped for 4 of us, but as we spent most of our time when in the room lying on our beds gasping because of... More 

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Cavan, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2010

huge room and bathroom with big bath - both clean. owners/staff had nothing going for them. the real problem with the place is that it had no atmosphere or character whatsoever and it wasn't particularly cheap. its main good point is that its right on the river.

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Falls Church, Virginia
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Reviewed 2 March 2010

We came looking for rooms after a one night, terrible stay in Rattana guesthouse. We looked at a lot of places- 3 Nagas (nice but at $190 per night much more than we wanted to pay), Apsara (our room at Sayo was larger & better, and theirs was over $100USD per night), Mekong Riverview (very nice rooms, we met the... More 

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Additional Information about Sayo River Guest House

Address: Vat Xieng Thong area, along the Mekong River, Luang Prabang, Laos
Region: Laos > Luang Prabang Province > Luang Prabang
Price Range: ₹ 1,909 - ₹ 2,386 (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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