Pricey but with its charms
86/6 Ban Xieng Mouane, Luang Prabang T: (071) 252 152
Xieng Mouane Guesthouse is comprised of two buildings set around a lush garden.
Like its neighbour Sayo Xieng Mouane, it has old world touches like shuttered windows, French doors, old photographs and some antiques, but where Sayo Xieng Mouane feels like a heritage villa, Xieng Mouane feels closer to a guesthouse. At the front is an old colonial-style house whose lovely rooms feature hardwood floors and antique decorations. The bathrooms are up to modern standards with hot showers and Western toilet. Rooms in the newer annex are smaller and fewer in charms and not worth the price being charged. More luxurious rooms on the upper floors have balconies overlooking the garden. Drinking water is replenished daily and there’s free tea and coffee. Xieng Mouane's rates are high for such small rooms. But if you are set on that heritage feeling, just make sure you get one of the older rooms.
By Cindy Fan
Last updated on 3rd June, 2015.