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Nong Khiaw Riverside - very uncorrect - be awere of

Posted by Giovanna on 4/4/2009 at 22:52

Hello travellers, I've been a guest in the Nong Khiaw Riverside in Nong Khiaw at the end of January (24/25 of january).
The place is nice but they are very uncorrect.
I've still got their mail in which they priced me the bungalow 30 USD.
On our arrival there they said "no, it's 38 USD, i've told you 30 euros".
But that is not true they said 30 USD.

They have done the same uncorrect thing whith a couple of franch and another couple of italian during my stay. They have made "the business" with the italians by phone. First 30 USD and then when you are there 38 USD.

you see it's not for the 8 USD, a breakfast for me, nothing more, but i found very uncorrect this way of working and I would like to put a bad advice on them in this forum that has been very helpful for me to plan my travel between laos, vietnam and cambodia



#1 Giovanna has been a member since 7/12/2008. Location: Italy. Posts: 9

Posted by brucemoon on 12/5/2009 at 14:12


I understand how you feel.

I went there and where they had said a price for a riverview room, when I was shown the room it was looking at the hill. They said I must have got a wrong idea. I went elsewhere, paid less, and had a much better experience.


#2 brucemoon has been a member since 27/12/2008. Location: Australia. Posts: 1,941

Posted by joe000 on 12/5/2009 at 14:56

Where did you stay? How much?

#3 joe000 has been a member since 9/5/2009. Posts: 9

Posted by brucemoon on 12/5/2009 at 18:20


I stayed at Sengdao GH.

I can't recall the exact cost, but I remember thinking at the time it was about 20% less than Riverside GH.


#4 brucemoon has been a member since 27/12/2008. Location: Australia. Posts: 1,941

Posted by Nongkiau on 1/1/2011 at 21:27

Dear Giovanna

The confirmation e-mail to you is copied and pasted below. You were confirmed 30 Euro.

Eskil Sorensen

Original Message
From: tata []
Sent: Monday, 05 January, 2009 2:06 PM
Subject: RE: booking reservation

Dear Giovanna Salis

I’m very sorry to inform you that on 25/Jan/09 is/are fully booked now.
We have vacancies on 24/Jan/09 only.
Our room rate is 300,000Kip(30Euro) for double/twin with breakfast.
All our rooms have private bath and coffee provided.

For more requests please contact me, thank you.

Best regards,
Nong Kiau River Side
Ban Sop Houn, Nong Kiau
Luang Phabang, Lao PDR
Mob : +856 20 5289888
Tel : 071-810004
Fax: +856 71 810062

#5 Nongkiau has been a member since 1/1/2011. Posts: 1

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