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Mekong Holiday Villa by Xandria
Reviewed 9 June 2016

Pros: Good location. Overlooking Mekong river. Easy access to the night and morning market. Spacious room. Shower curtain in the bathroom and good water pressure. Lao traditional architecture.

Cons: Very dark room. Windows but no balcony. Not cool air-con. No ceiling fan.
No breakfast (paid $25), Front desk was often empty.

I've been to Luang Prabang twice and have stayed at quite many hotels. This was actually my least favorite stay. It was our mistake as we were rushing into unpacking after 4 hr ride from Muang Ngnoi under the strong sun. We didn't check the fan and air-con. I am sure that there are much better ones around with breakfast and balcony.

Perhaps this place will be my first one that I wouldn't want to return as Luang Prabang has plenty of choices.

  • Stayed: November 2015, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 December 2015

Hi all
A decent hotel in the heart of LB, some little points to Consider
Free cofee and bananas, friendl staff, relly central, organize taxi etc.,
Shower, size of room, etc was OK
Apart from all the good Points
Little bad smell in my room(had not outside window )
Wifi was very slow but this is normal

Would go to this hotel again!!!
Enjoy one of the most charming towns in Asia ;-)

Stayed: December 2015
1  Thank Schlampi
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Reviewed 9 December 2015

Pros: I loved the rooms. The bedroom was so cute and the ambiance was so nice. The location was great. The river view from the room was excellent. The staff is great and friendly and had given me the room as I had requested them through mails. I am very happy and content staying there. Also, the breakfast was extremely tasty. I would highly recommend this stay.
Cons: I wish there would have been a restaurant. Though there are plenty of eateries around, but sometimes I just like to relax and eat right where I am staying. Also, the wifi is kinda slow - it needs attention.

Room Tip: Second floor riverfront please
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  • Stayed: December 2015, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 23 November 2015

I have stayed here for the last 4 years but will never stay again. My previous visits were fantastic and we could not fault anything. The young man in charge all those other times was a chap called Mike and he was fantastic. We were all disappointed this year ,to find out Mike no longer worked for them and that a new manager was in charge. On arrival we were greeted by 2 young guys who had very little English and absolutly no clue that we were arriving and in fact we had to find ourselves on his list of incoming guests. English not spoken isnt an issue (Mike had excellent English) the staff were lazy and we had to ask them to make up room, saw one of the girls resting on a bed in a vacant room !! The breakfast was cold and once the guy serving breakfast tried to give one of us anothe ladies breakfast which she didnt want and had been in front of her for 15 miinutes despite her asking him to take it away ! The new manager Mr Anousith , never showed his face the 3 days that we were there , just left the job to the two totally incompetant boys that tried to check us in. I was extremley disappointed and and will never return to that hotel again. The original owner/manager Dan also asked us to call him the next day but despite several calls to the number he gave us he never answered or called us back. VERY DISAPPOINTED that this previously well managed place has gone downhill.

  • Stayed: October 2015, travelled with friends
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Mekong H, Manager at Mekong Holiday Villa by Xandria, responded to this reviewResponded 31 December 2015

Dear Sandra,

I am terribly sorry that Mike decided to leave the Mekong Holiday Villa so he would have more time for his studies at the University. We miss him as much as you did.

May I apologise if we were in the transitional stage during your visit in October? In addition to Mike’s departure, we also lost two other staff members during the time you were here. My new staff is much better with English than you experienced. If you would come back next year, you would see the progress we’ve made on improving service. We most certainly will be able to give you a welcome that will be warm and friendly rather than the one that you describe.

Mr. Anousith is not the manager of the guesthouse. He is the head of Lao JungleVine® Development Company Limited, a social enterprise working to reduce poverty, promote the miraculous JungleVine® natural fiber, save an ancient craft from extinction and to share EarthsGreenestBag™ to help mitigate global warming. Lao JungleVine® Development operates the Mekong Holiday Villa guesthouse to generate funding for its social improvement activities.

My staff shared with me your disappointment in not seeing Mike’s friendly face as you expected. My name is Khen, and I am from the Khmu tribe, which is the focus of our poverty reduction efforts. I also am one of the owners of Lao JungleVine® Development. My primary responsibility is managing the guesthouses. If you will give us another chance in 2016, I’ll be personally involved in making your stay as good as those that you remember from previous years.

Khen, the manager.

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Reviewed 9 November 2015

Staff were good. They were very helpful. Breakfast was good. Clean and comfortable rooms, clean toilet dan powerful shower. Close by to the hotel there is all of atraction in Luang Prabang. Definite recommend this place

Stayed: November 2015
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Additional Information about Mekong Holiday Villa by Xandria

Address: Mekong River Road (next to museum), Luang Prabang 0600, Laos
Region: Laos > Luang Prabang Province > Luang Prabang
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Ranked #65 of 160 Speciality Lodging in Luang Prabang
Hotel Class:3 star — Mekong Holiday Villa by Xandria 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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