Family-run, but overpriced
Lan Kham Guesthouse is a good little family-run guesthouse just across the road from the Mekong River and the multitude of restaurants that sit along the banks.
The look and feel of solid wood when you enter this guesthouse immediately points to a quality establishment and this is carried through to the bedrooms which are tastefully decorated with local fabrics. Bathrooms are still Lao-style wet rooms though and the rooms are smaller than we’d expect from a guesthouse in this price range, but they do come with satellite TV and free WiFi. Rooms #222, 299 and 289 on the second floor are the best as they have a skinny balcony overlooking the road and a partial view of the river through some trees. The thing we couldn’t get past was the price which was quoted at $45 – the same price as Mekong Holiday Villa which we highly recommend. If you’re having difficulty finding accommodation, this is an acceptable place but one that is overpriced.
Address: Mekong River Rd, Luang Prabang
T: (071) 212 726; (020) 2251 5151;
Coordinates (for GPS): 102º8'15.29" E, 19º53'40.29" N
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Room rates: US$50 to 100
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Standard double room||US$45||US$45|
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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