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Sayo Guesthouse Xieng Mouane

Old-world elegance on a flashpacker budget

Photo of Sayo Guesthouse Xieng Mouane, Xatikhoumman Rd, Ban Xieng Mouane, Luang Prabang. , Luang Prabang

What we say: 4 stars

This guesthouse has a lot of character at a flashpacker price. You can tell it's something quite special from the moment you enter and see the lobby’s pretty vintage tiled floor, bookcase of antique documents and hallways full of old black and white family photos and colourful painted portraits. The highlight of this charming guesthouse are the rooms located in the main colonial building, which oozes old-world elegance. The rooms have antique furnishings including a vanity, table and chairs. They feature large French windows, hardwood floors, air-con, fridge, cable TV, WiFi and rock hard beds. The bathrooms are nothing to write home about but they are large, have a mirror, hot water shower and they’ve made some effort with decorative tiles. The best rooms have acres of space and high lofty ceilings. The upstairs rooms have views of Wat Xieng Mouane across the road where you’ll see monks come and go throughout the day tending to their business.
The cheaper rooms are in a separate building at the back garden of the property and should be skipped. The cubbyhole sized rooms don’t get a lot of natural light and feel dingy. The exposed brick walls do give it character but actually cause the room to feel damp and cold.
The more expensive rooms are a great place to stay for those on a budget wanting a heritage feel. Breakfast is included in the tariff. You’ll find this guesthouse on a fabulous rarely trafficked lane, just a road up from the Mekong.

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Xatikhoumman Rd, Ban Xieng Mouane, Luang Prabang.  T: (071) 252 614 
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What we were quoted

Type of room Low season High season Notes
Standard - Double 25 35 Garden
Deluxe- Double 65 80
Suite 45 60 Downstairs. $50/$70 upstairs with balcony.
Superior - Double 30 40 Downstairs. $40/$60 upstairs.

Added to Travelfish on: 8th September, 2004
Last visited or updated on: 3rd June, 2015

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Cindy Fan is a Canadian writer & photographer living in Laos since 2011. She's the author of So Many Miles, her blog about diving in, discovering and creating a narrative about the world, one story and adventure at a time.
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Sayo Guesthouse Xieng Mouane
Xatikhoumman Rd, Ban Xieng Mouane, Luang Prabang. 
T: (071) 252 614

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