Surprisingly good rooms
Set in a big courtyard with a fountain, Sabaidee's unattractive entrance doesn’t do the rooms inside any justice.
If you can ignore the heaps of building material rubbish and sad attempt at scrap metal garden art, the rooms in this tall colonial-style building are more than okay. On offer are standard or deluxe rooms with air-con, all with attached bathroom, TV and free WiFi. Standard rooms have the option of fan or air-con and are simple and furnished with the basics including bedside tables and vanity. The bed has decent linen and thin as pancake pillows. The deluxe rooms have been done up with nicer furnishings and the bathroom actually has a separate shower area, a surprising feature at this price. You’d be hard pressed to find this quality for $35 elsewhere in Luang Prabang. Rooms at the front of house get lots of sunlight in the afternoon. Though Sabaidee looks older than its 14 years, the cleanliness is passable and the front desk staff speak excellent English. There are extra services available such as laundry, bus tickets and tours. Rates include breakfast which you can enjoy in their outdoor patio, a pleasant spot to also write some postcards or enjoy a beer.
By Cindy Fan
Last updated on 3rd June, 2015.