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Avalon Hotel - Vientiane

Posted by austral31 on 9/2/2009 at 13:37

The Avalon Hotel has recently opened in Vientiane with prices starting at $15 per night for a single room with air con but no TV. I stayed here for a week and found the staff to be very kind and helpful, the beds to be the most comfortable I have had in Laos and was the 1st place in a month in Laos and 3 weeks in Vietnam to have a shower recess. There is also free wifi in the rooms (the speed is decent), breakfast included in the room price and they don't charge a commission for using visa. Th ...

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Vansana Riverside Hotel - Vientienne

Posted by esedransk on 1/9/2009 at 21:26

We found this place after finding out the Beau Rivage was sold out. Its about 100 meters past it along the dirt road. It was a little out of our budget, we paid $45 per night but it was well worth it. The manager Khampou (canadian) was by far and away the best hotel manager I have ever met. He drove my gf to a spa and then me to a golf course just to make sure we were happy. The hotel offers a driver anywhere in town free of charge. Also has a nice pool overlooking the mekong and free wifi and ...

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Saoban handicrafts in Vientiane

Posted by ellenagger on 23/8/2009 at 21:25

If you're interested in supporting village-produced handicrafts (bamboo baskets, handwoven textiles - some with natural dyes, silver jewellery and more, visit Saoban Shop in Vientiane. Set up with help from PADETC, a Lao NGO, it helps village artisans market their work. Staff are lovely, helpful and can arrange craft village visits (a new service). Saoban Contact in Vientiane: Mr. Bandith Ladpakdy email: phone/fax: (856-21) ~ 219130 97/1 Ban Watchan of ChaoAnou Road ~ ...

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Accommodation in Luang Prabang

Posted by Loretta on 25/7/2009 at 07:55

Hoping someone can give me some advice on some good places to stay in Luang Prabang around the $20 US mark with private bathroom. Any feed back would be greatly appreciated. ...

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Luang Prabang - Hotel De Lyon (MyLaoHome Hotels & VIllas)

Posted by MyLaoHome on 23/4/2009 at 13:18

Tucked away from the bustling streets of Luang Prabang City, Hotel De Lyon is a new hotel furbished in Lao‐Colonial style opened only in March 2008. A 24 ‐ bedroom boutique hotel, rooms are decorated in classical European colonial style with a touch of Lao‐Oriental taste. The Hotel is a short distance away from the airport and definitely the first which one will see upon entering the city. ...

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Luang Prabang - Jade Hotel (MyLaoHome Hotels & Villas)

Posted by MyLaoHome on 23/4/2009 at 11:29

Just 15 minutes away from the airport and located along the widest road in the city, Phu Vao road, Jade hotel is where the charm of Lao styled living blended with Oriental furnishing lies. This dynamic hotel features offers wall mounted flat screen TVs with custom made furniture as well as Chinese ornamental furnishing. Be amazed at the mini gallery of items or paintings brought in especially from China and Hong Kong. Guests will be pleased to sit back and relax with a cold beer or coffee in our ...

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Luang Prabang - New Daraphet Villa (MyLaoHome Hotels & Villas)

Posted by MyLaoHome on 23/4/2009 at 11:27

Located in the prime area of Ban Hua Xieng, New Daraphet Villa is just within a few minutes’ stroll away from important attractions in Luang Prabang. Featuring one of the best rooms in the area, New Daraphet Villa adds a twist to boutique hotels with its large spread of flora, as well as a generously spaced balcony terrace. Be awed with the view of the Mekong River nearby as we pamper you with our warm Lao Hospitality and a selection of fine foods at our al fresco style restaurant. http://www ...

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Make your own Lao Handicrafts - Houey Hong Vocational Training Centre for Women

Posted by Traveller01 on 18/2/2009 at 11:52

Why not make a difference this holiday, and support the women of Houey Hong? Houey Hong, located in Vientiane, offers visitors tours of the Centre, and introductory sessions in the use of natural dyes and silk weaving. The Centre offers half and full day tours, with visitors able to dye their own silk scarf or try traditional Lao weaving. Weaving and dyeing activities are suitable for all ages, with no prior experience necessary. Lunch and transport to the Centre can also be arranged. ...

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Phonsavan - Banna Plain of Jars House

Posted by Ramblergirl on 11/2/2009 at 18:22

This hotel is located about 1 km from the centre of the town, but still a walking distance away from the restaurants. It is a nice hotel, maybe not targeting western tourist as much as Chines one, therefore the English is not spoken by the staff. But we managed! We had a huge room, TV, fridge, very comfortable beds with warm doonas (mid December)and the view to the farm yard and rice paddies. The bathroom was newly decorated with A SHOWER CURTAIN, the only place during our two month trip i ...

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Petanque in Luang Prabang

Posted by breaknews on 3/2/2009 at 19:08

Petanque is the most popular sport in Laos. For those who find it difficult to join the locals in their game there is a new answer. The HOUSE Restaurant and Bar has a Petanque alley in the garden. It's free for every customer ! Enjoy this popular game with a drink or a meal. We serve Belgian and Italian Cuisine at reasonable prices, a wide range of BELGIAN BEERS, wines and cocktails. Relax and enjoy groovy background music and a great holiday ambience. The first welcome cocktail is ON THE ...

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Luang Prabang WIRELESS CAFE - NEW as well Dec. 2008 - "Cafe 56"

Posted by marakusch on 18/1/2009 at 10:30

For Tapas and chillout music as well as free wireless including an upstairs space to work and hang out is the new "Cafe 56" which is between JoMa Cafe and Indochina Spirit Restaurant...little bit outside the tourist trap zone... 150 meters from the post office. try it! ...

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Staying longer in Luang Prabang

Posted by marakusch on 18/1/2009 at 10:23

As I come through LPB again and again I saw quite some people looking for an opportunity to stay a bit longer... I just met a guy who said he would know places and people who could use some help. Normally this is in fields which Lao people do not know so well. Website creation, English writing, Staff training, Sports and Adventure tour trainers...stuff like that. Another address I cam across was one of the staff of Tiger Trail. Another Volunteering thing could be ...

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New and Underpriced in Luang Prabang

Posted by alohafromjohn on 11/12/2008 at 13:31

I've just finished a very enjoyable two week stay in Luang Prabang, Laos. It was my first visit, and I was lucky enough to find a room at a newly opened hotel, Le Bel Air. The hotel is in a beautiful setting on the banks of the Nam Khan River just accross the "old bridge" from the town. It's super-cozy with just 10 units and an easy 15 minute walk to the center of town or 5 minutes on the complementary bicycles; a great trade for the peaceful countryside atmosphere. The grounds are beauti ...

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Boat from Don Khong to Don Det/Don Kon

Posted by narong on 15/1/2009 at 19:24

a smooth & scenic 1h1/2 trip with jumbo longtail (low noise & comfy 2 to 3p. seated next to each other on cushions);leaving at 8.30 am from the little pier near Pon's.Cost: 30.000. ...

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Don Khong - new excellent budget accomodation

Posted by narong on 15/1/2009 at 19:16

December 2008 - Say Kham's Guesthouse, next to Souk Sabay GH, just opened last October. 8 Clean,big & airy rooms, ensuite,cold water only, 40.000 kip.Motorbike 60.000 kip.Tel.020/7578265 & 020/5437220. ...

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Luang Prabang - SpicyLaos Backpackers

Posted by flopsydaisy on 14/12/2008 at 18:14

I've been staying at SpicyLaos Backpackers for a week now and finding it increasingly difficult to leave. I've had the best experience here so far. In the past week, I've been on a trip to the Waterfalls. Was taken to a local Wat for an Introductory talk on Buddhism and Monk life by the Hostel's director, Pong. We've been to a local Lao BBQ. We've had a hostel bbq and cocktail night. We've had a in Introduction to Laos history and culture, again by Pong. And we've been on a wood-collecting t ...

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Natural Sedation and the best beds in Luang Prabang

Posted by simonr on 8/12/2008 at 14:12

New hotel from footbridge I stumbled on this gem around two weeks ago as the hotel was preparing to open. There is an old foot bridge in town which spans a river named the Nam Khan .Walking across one afternoon I looked down to see a huge empty garden facing the setting sun, with some deck chairs and no one around. I am still here! Luang Prabang is a fairly tranquil town and this seems to be the epicenter of its tranquility. The hotel has only ten rooms (in two hectares of land) and even whe ...

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Nong Kiau Guest House - Nong Khiaw - Luang Prabang

Posted by redmill on 14/3/2007 at 16:44

Beautiful new guest house in Nong Khiaw. Up market and a bit more expensive but worth every cent after the long boat ride up the Nam Ou. $25.00 inc breakfast. Rooms are the biggest we seen in Laos and have seperate bathroom with good hot shower. Large balcony with hammock overlooks village and river. Hi-speed internet is available at avery reasonable rate. Lovely restaurant and very helpfull staff. ...

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Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam

Posted by thegypsy on 24/11/2008 at 21:01

My friend and I are looking at traveling as of the 26th of December 2008 from Beijing, China. We are wanting to head towards Laos, Cambodia then Vietnam finishing it off on glorious beaches for 3-4 days. Can anyone please suggest websites that we can look at or any info on the best and most affordable way to travel to Laos from Beijing and transport info on how to get to Cambodia then Vietnam. Also any suggested itineraries for the trip would be most helpful :-) I have read through the L ...

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Again Nong Kiau, Nong Kiaow...whats on offer there...

Posted by marakusch on 24/11/2008 at 09:03

Another file - information I got from Mr. Tia from Nong Kiaow Cinema up was this this. Whay should you stay longer up there.... Why should I stay longer in Nong Khiau, Nong Kiaow? Congratulation, you have arrived at a magnificent place but could not find any further information about it…yes, this is Nong Khiau, Nong Kiaow!!! Neglected by many guide books hardly anyone knows about this truly unique place which offers so much more than you would expect. You have made plans to go to ...

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