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Villa King Khan

Good location but overpriced

Photo of Villa King Khan, Kingkitsarath Rd (road along the Nam Khan River), Luang Prabang. , Luang Prabang

What we say: 3 stars

We were shocked when we revisited Villa King Khan. What we had once described as a “good cheapy” at 150,000 kip per night is now an expensive guesthouse offering mediocre value as the rates have soared while the rooms have remained the same. The hotel is under new ownership, the same owners as the adjacent Nam Khan Riverside Hotel; the two are almost identical and they share a reception. The rooms are more modern than budget places in town and feature wooden floors and air-con. The beds are as hard as concrete (which is the norm in Laos), the bathrooms are clean, the showerheads have a bizarre five-nozzle design and there is free WiFi. The location is convenient and the view of the river from the second-floor rooms is nice, but is it worth $60? Not unless everywhere else in town is full, and that does sometimes happen. For this price you should at least get a shower curtain and service. Villa Merry III and Aham Corner Guesthouse are just a few blocks up the road; the rooms are comparable in quality but are cheaper and the service friendlier. Or if these rates are within your budget, consider Lotus Villa, Ammata Guesthouse or Villa Saykham located in the historic quarter. Try elsewhere before settling on this one.

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Contact details:

Kingkitsarath Rd (road along the Nam Khan River), Luang Prabang.  T: (020) 2222 4888 

What we were quoted

Type of room Low season High season Notes
Dbl air-con private b'room 50 50 $60 for riverview

Added to Travelfish on: 19th February, 2013
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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Kingkitsarath Rd (road along the Nam Khan River), Luang Prabang. 
T: (020) 2222 4888 

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