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.
Address: 70 Thammamikalath Rd, Ban That Luang, Luang Prabang
T: (071) 253 143; (020) 9999 5789; F: (071) 253 328
Coordinates (for GPS): 102º7'59.52" E, 19º53'1.68" N
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Room rates: US$20 to 50
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
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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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