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Greater Perth, Australia
Reviewed 28 May 2015

We stayed here a couple of years ago [ for the 2nd time ] and found it very good . OK if you like all the bells and whistles its not for you. But we found it very rustic and original. Definitely a great location, and we will be happy to return any time

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 4 January 2015

This guest house has, I think, a better position than a number of other more swank-looking places in Luang Prabang, overlooking the Mekong River. It was just delightful to cross the road, order a coconut and sit there, just sipping, and watching the activity on the river. Breakfast was included in the tariff and consisted of nice fruits and good...

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2Thank Davo55_11
Luang Prabang, Laos
Reviewed 14 December 2014 via mobile

Great location rooms ok rates vary according to season long stays can be negotiated. Third time I have stayed here this time for three months.love watching the river. Manager Mr Nith very helpful. Breakfast adequate.

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1Thank Chrisie66
Apucarana, PR
Reviewed 6 April 2014

Good location in the riverside area, although our room was on the ground floor and we didn't get a river view. Big and clean rooms, with excellent breakfast. Good price as well. The staff was not very nice, but everything went on just well and we enjoyed our stay.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 February 2014

We stayed for 4 nights and opted for a ground floor room with small, private sitting out area. The room was spacious and clean but the pillows were very hard. Tea and coffee freely available at all times but the reception staff tended to be disinterested (they would continue a mobile phone conversation or game whilst you stop and waited)....

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1Thank Poppyslane
Ballarat, Australia
Reviewed 31 January 2014 via mobile

We enjoyed our stay at sayo river guesthouse. I chose the guesthouse based on the lonely planet review and because so I was a little disappointed at the so called 'brisk' service. I'm not saying they were rude, but we're just not as friendly or helpful as other hotels. The street was quiet and close to town as well as...

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Thank Kditch
Eden
Reviewed 26 January 2014

We were not given the room we had booked months in advance. The manager is quite indifferent and lazy. Some of the staff try but are clearly untrained are not given any direction from the manager who seems to spend most of his time on the phone - my wife and I started referring to him as 'Basil' after the...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 January 2014

Having booked our room, we were greeted by a rude man who spent more time on the phone than dealing with us. We were then told we could not have the room we booked unless we paid more money. When we looked at the alternative room it was filthy and not worth a fraction of the price. We complained showing...

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2Thank nakedastronomer
Paris, France
Reviewed 5 January 2014

We chose this guesthouse for the room upstairs with balcony and Mekong view but the staff changed our reservation and gave us another room without telling. The rooms are not particularly nice, the staff doesn't even speak good english. The only good point is good location and hot water when showering.

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2Thank Tristan S
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 December 2013

We returned to the hotel to find about 25-30 staff having a drunken, loud party immediately in front of the hotel complete with loud music and screaming. When I asked how late the party would last I was told," maybe 11:30pm or midnight." Then I was informed that the party had been disclosed to all guests at the time of...

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Address: Vat Xieng Thong area, along the Mekong River, Luang Prabang 0600, Laos
Region: Laos > Luang Prabang Province > Luang Prabang
Price Range: $29 - $49 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Sayo River Guest House 3*
Number of rooms: 39
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“I liked upstairs for the private balcony but they're all large”
  • View of the street/river
  • Upstairs balcony room - large and full of charactr
 of 5 bubbles HafodBlueMountains, 27 Nov 2015 | Read review
“As you look at the building choose the top right with the balcony left of the main stairs.”
 of 5 bubbles goodtogo46, 28 May 2015 | Read review
“Nice if you can get a verandah”
 of 5 bubbles Davo55_11, 3 Jan 2015 | Read review
“Rooms started at $35. We paid $45 for end room on ground floor. Upstairs $60 didn't seem worth the extra”
 of 5 bubbles Poppyslane, 6 Feb 2014 | Read review
“Whatever room you choose, it will probably be 'unavailable', so little point really.”
 of 5 bubbles BrendanR808, 25 Jan 2014 | Read review
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