Luang Prabang Accommodation

Discussion in 'Accommodation - Laos' started by DavidFL, Feb 1, 2008.

  1. DavidFL

    DavidFL Administrator Staff Member

    Not quite a tip, but 3 days ago got "stung" at the Phousi 1 Guesthouse in Luang Prabang.
    Our original rooms bookings were US$20 a night, down from US$25 a night because we were not interested in the breakfast.
    What a surprise then when checking out after 5 days, that the room rate was suddenly US$30 a night.
    After complaining, they explained we could have the room for US$25 as indeed we had not had any breakfasts, and that the reason for the higher tariff was that we had been given the wrong room & had stayed in a more expensive room - so had to pay more.
    Not impressed at all!
    We reluctantly paid up, but in Luang Prabang make sure you avoid the Phousi 1 guesthouse, or if you do stay there - pay in advance when you check in, so that there are no touch ups & scamming.
     
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  3. DavidFL

    DavidFL Administrator Staff Member

    LUANG PRABANG ACCOMMODATION.

    Oudom Souk
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    Air con rooms 90,000 kip a night. with cable TV: BBC - CNN - Oz etc "the works."

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    Very friendly family & staff. Excellent value for money!

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    Above L to R: Clemente, Pikey, Helen, "Miss Oudom Suk," Happy Feet.
     
  4. sib

    sib Member

    Hi - any got contact details for the Oudom Souk Guest House in Luang Prabang as featured on this page?

    Cheers
     
  5. Moto-Rex

    Moto-Rex Ol'Timer

  6. DavidFL

    DavidFL Administrator Staff Member

    Moto-Rex
    You little beauty. The Oudom Souk finally as a biz card. Thanks a million kip. I will be there in about 10 days, all being well.
     
  7. brian_bkk

    brian_bkk Ol'Timer

    Hi Fellas,

    Is this still a good place to stay?

    Cheers
    Brian
     
  8. DavidFL

    DavidFL Administrator Staff Member

    Yep the Oudom Souk is still a winner for me in LPQ.
    Jurgen too just stayed there for a few nights. I was there again for 4 nights for the boat racing last month.
    I think the price is now 100,000 kip a night too.
     
  9. TonyBKK

    TonyBKK Ol'Timer

    I stayed here a couple years ago and was quite happy with the place-
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  10. DavidFL

    DavidFL Administrator Staff Member

  11. Jurgen

    Jurgen Ol'Timer

    I stayed at Oudomsouk, as always, during my sojourn in Luang Prabang this December. I am quite amazed about the theft reports in Tripadvisor and can only say that I never experienced something bad in this guesthouse (my biggest theft, including camera, computer and other valuables, lately, was only in a Swiss train).

    Some common sense about watching valuables in a hotel room (any hotel … I had once the whole safe stolen in a 5 star Manila hotel), has to be used. Oudomsouk has a small safe for valuables in the rooms and people should remember what they put in and out of it.

    And, finally, I am very cautious about Tripadvisor reports and tend to rely far more on GT-Rider experiences.

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  12. Javawa

    Javawa Guest

    I could swear that there was yesterday a reply to this post but it looks like it has disappeared. Also from "TripAdvisor" this tidbit about the Oudomsouk: It seems as if the owners have added security measures since some of the past reviews. There are now cameras all over the property and safety boxes in the room. I stayed here a while back when these things weren't there. It's a decent little guesthouse, great location right in the center of Luang Prabang.
     
  13. brian_bkk

    brian_bkk Ol'Timer

    Lovely place..
    Also a good place next doors on the right if standing in the front looking straight in to the guest house..

    Only problem I ever had with the safe.. was remembering my code. LOL

    Cheers
    Brian
     
  14. DavidFL

    DavidFL Administrator Staff Member

    Well two GTR favourites the Oudom Souk & the Kok Jing seem to be really popular nowadays.
    Most of the Kok Jieng rooms are now rented out by the month to the road construction crew working on the Hongsa - Chomphet/ Luang Prabang road.
    The Oudomsouk now has a parking problem getting in & out with your big bike because their parking space is cluttered with scooters of the staff & customers. BTW rooms # 11 & 5 are the go at the Oudomsouk because they are double the size of the other rooms & room # 5 upstairs is whisper quiet if you want an unplanned sleep in. I only stay at the Oudomsouk if I can get either room 11 or 5!

    However it's time for a new convenient joint to hang out in LPQ.

    The main problems with a big bike in Luang Prabang is parking, getting a decent sized room so you're not tripping over your gear & getting in & out of the room; plus getting a fair deal.

    Enter the Sayo Naga
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    a classic old, beautifully restored building
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    Loads of parking space
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    Nicely appointed clean, fesh, aircon-fan "old world" rooms
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    Table top space for working on your laptop
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    Spacious bathroom
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    Depending on the season room prices are US$20-60.
    Upstairs is more expensive than the downstairs rooms; & if you are lucky the ground floor room at the back has a nice courtyard.
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    I'm nicely impressed for US$20 a night.
    Its got ample parking.
    It's quiet without the masses.
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    Highly recommended!
     

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