Le Calao Inn
Charming old hotel with old fixtures
We stayed here for five nights and were the only guests. The place has 5-6 rooms that are nice, but ...
What we say:
As soon as you walk up the stairs and in through the grand entrance of Le Calao Inn you know you’ve stumbled onto something good. This old colonial hotel has undergone far fewer renovations than many other colonial hotels in town and as a consequence it feels like you’re stepping back 50 years or so into a different age. Of course, with this unrenovated feel comes some issues like the rickety old doors to the balcony and the strange plumbing visible in the bathrooms. These issues for some will add to the charming nature of this grand old hotel while others will feel that it needs to be modernised to represent good value. Us? We think it’s magnificent and the perfect way to slip back in time. Free WiFi and big flat screen TV included.
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Contact details:Ounkham Road, Luang Prabang. T: (071) 212 100 F: (071) 212 085
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What we were quoted
|Type of room||Low season||High season||Notes|
|Standard - Double||80||80|
|Standard - Single||70||70|
Added to Travelfish on: 10th June, 2008
Last visited or updated on: 17th September, 2013
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Rated 4 out of 5
Based on 1 ratings and 1 reviews
We stayed here for five nights and were the only guests. The place has 5-6 rooms that are nice, but nothing spectacular. We checked the place out even after reading the OTT review in the Travelfish guide: Reviewer obsession with 'duvets' made us think that the place was too precious. But it's nice. We found the rooms furnished plainly, far from the Sino-Portugese elegance Travelfish described. The building and balcony was set back from the street, insulating you from the moderate street noise. The place is definitely overpriced at US$70 per night, but the staff are pleasant, earnest and accommodating. Breakfasts included. With all the midrange competition Le Calao will experience when several nearby places open, they will need to upgrade. One upgrade needed is the backup of sewer gases into the bathroom. Man! A couple of nights... the STENCH!
The key to Le Calao's attraction is the neighbohood location. It's close to the boat landing, close to Wat Xieng Thong, Wat Sene, Wat Nong, close to Tamarind restaurant, Monument Books, Tum Tum Cheng Restaurant. It's a very nice, local residential neighhourhood ambience getting rarer and rarer in old Luang Prabang with all the construction of guesthouses and conversions going on.
Le Calao Inn reviewed by scomoore1 (Total published reviews: 13) on
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Le Calao Inn
Ounkham Road, Luang Prabang.
T: (071) 212 100 F: (071) 212 085
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By scomoore1, 28 July 2009