Hotel feel, guesthouse price
On the same charming quiet lane as Ammata Guesthouse and Lotus Villa, Ancient Luangprabang Inn is an elegant guesthouse that represents excellent value.
The room interiors feel like that of a hotel, with new, modern fixtures, sleek furniture, good lighting and polished cherry wood-stained floors. The 12 rooms are spread over two buildings. They have big beds, flat screen TV, air-con, hair dryer, minibar, WiFi, tea/coffee and safety box. Each room has its own wee terrace, a good spot to watch the morning alms without the tourist-turned-paparazzi madness that occurs on the main street. Breakfast is also included and there are bicycles available for rent.
The one quirk is the open-concept bathroom. A sink, vanity and big stone tub with a ceiling-mounted rain showerhead are part of the room. Incredibly, there’s no shower curtain, which means water splashes all over the bedroom floor. The good news is at least there’s a separate toilet room.
There are very few places to stay in town that offer so much at this rate so you can overlook the shower annoyance. Ancient Luangprabang Inn in Ban Phoneheaung village is a good deal and a great location.
Address: Kounxoua Rd, Ban Phoneheuang, Luang Prabang
T: (021) 260 804, (021) 260 806;
Coordinates (for GPS): 102º8'30.22" E, 19º53'47.16" N
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Room rates: US$50 to 100
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Standard single room||US$50||US$60|
|Standard double room||US$55||US$65|
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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