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Ban Saylom Mekong River Bank, Luang Prabang 0600 Laos
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#32 of 126 in Luang Prabang
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Mekong Estate lives up to its name with five stately Lao-colonial style villas, all with a stunning vista of the majestic Mekong River and mountains. Each of the property's 10 well-appointed rooms and suites has a river view, private terrace and kitchen, and is designed to be your home away from home. Founded in 2005 as the first residence service in Luang Prabang, guests get to discover a local atmosphere and home-style comfort, an experience unparalleled to staying at a hotel in town. The rooms boast ample space, light, character and charm. Spacious living extends to the outdoors with verandas, immaculate tropical gardens, a 25m long swimming pool and of course, the property's namesake river. Quite simply, we have the best view of the Mekong in Luang Prabang; watch the world drift by and let time stand still.
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Bicycles available
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confucius73 wrote a review Jun 2019
Singapore, Singapore501 contributions103 helpful votes
The property is situated slightly out of town, is off the main road and up an unpaved driveway. Which makes it nicely quiet and away from everyone. The villas by the river provide an idyllic morning experience when you get up. The slow boats making their presence felt every morning, together with the birds make it a joy to have breakfast on the verandah. Walking in and out is a soft challenge, but the quietness is worth is.
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Date of stay: February 2019
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Khosi Ferris wrote a review May 2019
Phuket, Thailand172 contributions44 helpful votes
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Absolutely gorgeous....unspoiled Mekong Riverviews....until you get within the estate you have no idea how breathtaking this hidden gem is....we were lucky enough to meet the owner and very friendly staff here....rooms facing the Mekong River are just the BEST!!! I highly recommend this place for groups as well as each Villa has 2 bedrooms or more very spacious as well. Estate is located not far away from the city excellent for relaxation and time off to just enjoy yourself by the pool and connect with your loved ones. So tranquil and zen. Definitely taking a River boat for the sunset is a MUST!!! I will definitely do it again
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Date of stay: April 2019
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Geranium1 wrote a review Jan 2019
London, United Kingdom30 contributions41 helpful votes
The best thing about this place was the evening views across the Mekong, we stayed in the Jade Apartment which was ok, we were somewhat disappointed with the very damp, musty smell in the bedroom, and the shower room is very dark with no natural light, we also had problems with the mosquitos, being so close to the river and the net on the bed wasn’t very effective! We found it very noisy, too many boats on river with very noisy engines, in addition to the cockerels crowing from 4am every morning, not as peaceful as we were expecting, plus the property is near a karaoke club and the music at the weekend was terrible, so we checked out 3 days early and found a much quieter hotel so we could get some sleep! The breakfast was ok, but boring after a week so we had breakfast in town which was great, the property requires a Tuk tuk to get into town but easily available. Overall we were disappointed with our stay here, there are so many other places in LP that are more comfortable and quiet.
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Date of stay: January 2019
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Response from MekongEstate G, Manager at Mekong Estate
Responded 24 Feb 2019
Dear Geraldine, Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experience at Mekong Estate Residence. We are sorry that your experience did not meet your expectations; please allow me to express our sincerest apologies. At Mekong Estate, we strive to provide a superior service experience for every customer; therefore your feedback is very important to us. Please rest assured that we are taking the appropriate measures to address the problem and prevent future occurrence. We appreciate your sharing your concerns, and it is our hope that you will give us the opportunity to better serve you in the near future. Sincerely, Sone and Mekong Estate Team
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Veronica E wrote a review Jan 2019
Geneva, Switzerland30 contributions3 helpful votes
My husband and I spent 4 days in Mekong Estate as part of our trip around Laos and Cambodia. We really liked Mekong Estate and had a wonderful time in Luang Prabang, but we believe the high price is not really justified. Below a list of the things we liked and disliked so you can assess for yourselves. We adored the garden and the view over the Mekong. The small villa (we stayed in Bamboo Villa) was really spacious thought a bit dark. Breakfast was served directly in the room, which was convenient, and the quality was excellent (everything was freshly made and you could select fresh fruit, different fruit juice, eggs, potatoes, etc.). Another plus is the kindness of the hosts. The managers were always available directly on their cell phone and since there is no reception desk, we were given a small cellphone to call them if needed. There were, however, a number of things we thought were not up to the standard of the price we paid per night. First, the mattress of the bed was terribly hard and uncomfortable. Other hotels of similar standards in Laos and Cambodia had more comfortable beds than this hotel. Moreover, the mosquito net was not in a very good shape, which is important since the beautiful garden brings about mosquitoes. Another important point is that the hotel is located outside the old part of Luang Prabang and it is not as close by as explained by the hotel. We went every day to the old town by bike and it took us some 10/15min by bike. Not sure if it is walkable distance really since a portion of the way is on the main route without sidewalks. For us, this was fine as we had planned to bike around and enjoyed the ride, but I think it would be important to clarify this in Booking and other sites. Related to this, a good point for the hotel is that they lend you bikes for free (some other hotels in town do). Note however, that the free bikes provided by the property are in very poor shape (flat tires, some don’t have locks or carry on), and are not assigned for the duration of your stay, so if you stop in the way to fix your bike (like we did the first day for like 30 min) you may be benefitting someone else :). Finally, the Villa we stayed in (Bamboo) could use some dusting and refreshing as some parts of it (the toilet and terrace, for example) are quite old.
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Date of stay: December 2018Trip type: Traveled
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Response from MekongEstate G, Manager at Mekong Estate
Responded 20 Jan 2019
Dear Valued guest, We very much appreciate your comments regarding your stay at Mekong Estate Residence. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback. I will share your comments with our team. I am sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services. Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we hope your next visit will be as pleasant as the previous one. Sincerely, Sone and Mekong Estate Team
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CliveSanders wrote a review Dec 2018
Brighton, United Kingdom61 contributions35 helpful votes
Mekong Estates is a cluster of stylish villas overlooking the Mekong River a mile or so from the historic parts of Luang Prabang. Our villa was called Jade and it was lovely and spacious with a large veranda overlooking the river. The grounds are really lovely and there’s a 25 metre pool which was perfect for exercise or sunset drinks. A maid comes to the villa in the morning to make breakfast in our own kitchen which we enjoyed on our veranda. The manager also come every morning to check on our needs and was extremely helpful. He arranged a driver to take us to the waterfalls and an boat excursion to the Pak Ou caves. Both trips we really enjoyed. The location of the accommodation does mean taking tuk tuks into town but this never presented a problem as tuk tuks are easy to get. As to the access road it is a dirt track with chickens, dogs, two local shops and is certainly characterful as others have said. But again not a problem. In summary for the price of just a room in One of the more centrally located hotels you get a fabulous villa by the river. So for us it turned out to be the perfect place to stay. On the negative side there are no onsite facilities except the pool as it is not a hotel. As for improvements I think management should think about putting hammocks on the villa verandas which would make this place even better.
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Date of stay: December 2018Trip type: Traveled
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Response from MekongEstate G, Manager at Mekong Estate
Responded 20 Jan 2019
Dear Sanders, We very much appreciate your comments regarding your stay at Mekong Estate Residence. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback. I will share your comments with our team. I am sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services. Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we hope your next visit will be as pleasant as the previous one. Sincerely, Sone and Mekong Estate Team
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Frequently Asked Questions about Mekong Estate
Which popular attractions are close to Mekong Estate?
Nearby attractions include Ock Pop Tok Living Crafts Centre (0.5 km), Pha Tad Ke Botanical Garden (1.1 km), and Sky Garden Bar (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Mekong Estate?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Mekong Estate?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a minibar, and air conditioning.
What food & drink options are available at Mekong Estate?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Mekong Estate?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Mekong Estate?
Conveniently located restaurants include La Belle Epoque at The Luang Say Residence, 525 Cocktails & Tapas, and Governor's Grill at Sofitel Luang Prabang.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Mekong Estate?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Mekong Estate have airport transportation?
Yes, Mekong Estate offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Mekong Estate?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Mekong Estate?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, and Thai.
Are there any historical sites close to Mekong Estate?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Wat Manorom (1.0 km) and Wat Tat Luang (0.7 km).