Breath of fresh air
Their business card summarises: “A nice and comfortable lodging in the Centre of the World Heritage City,” and you know what, it’s spot on.
In a pretty French colonial-style building, Villa Saykham’s cosy rooms and welcoming staff are hard to resist. Guests enter through a charming pale yellow heritage building with blue shutters and a Spanish-tiled entryway into a quiet, green courtyard. The rooms are in a new building and have hardwood floors, air-con, mini-fridge, WiFi and a small TV. The beds are soft by Luang Prabang standards and decorated with local textiles in warm colours. Bathrooms are squeaky clean and have enclosed showers. Breakfast is also included, enjoyed in the garden. Villa Saykham is a breath of fresh air in a town full of midrange family-run options which sometimes lack professionalism. The location is fantastic and they haven’t overinflated their price because of it. Take ten steps and you are on the main street, right in the thick of all the restaurants, agencies and shops. A top pick.
Address: Sisavang Wattana Rd, Ban Xieng Mouane, Luang Prabang
T: (071) 254 223; (071) 254 232; F: (071) 254 214
Coordinates (for GPS): 102º8'18.24" E, 19º53'36.6" N
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Room rates: US$20 to 50
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Standard double room||US$45||US$55|
|Deluxe double room||US$50||US$60|
Add $3 for a baby cot
Cindy Fan is a Canadian writer/photographer and author of So Many Miles, a website that chronicles the love of adventure, food and culture. After falling in love with sticky rice and Mekong sunsets, in 2011 she uprooted her life in Toronto to live la vida Laos. She’s travelled to over 40 countries and harbours a deep affection for Africa and Southeast Asia. In between jaunts around the world, she calls Laos and Vietnam home where you'll find her traipsing through rice paddies, standing beside broken-down buses and in villages laughing with the locals.
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