Villa Suan Maak

92 Noradeth Rd, Ban That Luang, Luang Prabang, Town Center, Luang Prabang, Laos, 6000 - See map
2.5-star Guesthouse/bed and breakfast
Free Wi-Fi
7.7
Very good
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Breakfast9
Housekeeping8
24-hour front desk1
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Excellent cleanliness
8.0 rating for cleanliness
Very good comfort
7.9 room quality and comfort
Fantastic breakfast
79% positive mentions
Very good service
7.8 rating for service

Great staff and food fabulous old building in peaceful garden

Janice | 6 March 2018

  • Airport transfer

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Air conditioning

  • Garden

  • Laundry service

Value for money7.8
Distance to city center0.6 KM
Location rating7.2
Nearest airportLuang Prabang International Airport (LPQ)
Distance to airport4.2 km

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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 king bed
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  • 2 single beds
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      What people love about Villa Suan Maak

      • 7.6
        Very good
        Breakfast

        "Breakfast included and quite good."

        Shee W.

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        31 July 2017

      • 10.0
        Exceptional
        Location

        "Good location ! Good breakfast !!"

        lola

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        14 June 2017

      • 9.2
        Exceptional

        "Would highly recommend."

        Brad

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        1 June 2017

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      Overall rating:
      7.7
      Very good
      369 reviews
      Cleanliness
      8.0
      Facilities
      7.4
      Location
      7.2
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      What travelers say they love:
      Quiet stay slightly away from the main city centre.
      Ze W. from Singapore
      Group
      More about Villa Suan Maak

      More about Villa Suan Maak

      Nestled in the heart of Town Center, Villa Suan Maak is an ideal spot from which to discover Luang Prabang. The city center is merely 0.6 KM away and the airport can be reached within 15 minutes. For sightseeing options and local attractions, one need not look far as the hotel enjoys close proximity to Wat Manolom, Ma Te Sai, Whisky Village.

      Villa Suan Maak also offers many facilities to enrich your stay in Luang Prabang. The hotel provides free Wi-Fi in all rooms, luggage storage, Wi-Fi in public areas, car park, airport transfer to ensure our guests the greatest comfort.

      11 rooms spread over 2 floors provide a warm and pleasant home away from home. Modern comforts such as towels, non smoking rooms, air conditioning, desk, toiletries can be found in selected rooms. The hotel's recreational facilities, which include massage, garden are designed for escape and relaxation. Enjoy unparalleled services and a truly prestigious address at the Villa Suan Maak.

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      What they offer

      7.6
      Very good

      "Overall it was a pleasant stay, value for money."

      Shee W.

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      31 July 2017

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      Reviews of Villa Suan Maak from real guests

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      7.7
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      10
      Cleanliness8.0
      Facilities7.4
      Location7.2
      Room comfort and quality7.9
      Service7.8
      Value for money7.8
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      9+ Exceptional (57)
      8-9 Excellent (74)
      7-8 Very Good (103)
      6-7 Good (59)
      <6 Below Expectation (51)
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      9.3
      Exceptional
      David from Australia
      Group
      Standard King Bed
      Stayed 3 nights in April 2012

      Great place to stay in Luang Prabang”

      Nice garden, good breakfasts, clean rooms

      We stayed at Villa Suan Maak for four nights and really enjoyed it. The staff were friendly, our room was basic, but perfectly fine and clean and the breakfasts were good. lt is surrounded by a lovely garden, somewhat of a haven. We couldn't fault it in any way. Some people might prefer to be closer to the tourist centre of Luang Prabang but it is only a ten minute or so walk and we liked being in a bit of a 'suburb' of this wonderful city as it meant an interesting walk taking in a bit of local life en route. You can also hire bikes from the villa if you'd prefer a quicker trip into town.

      Reviewed September 06, 2012
      9.0
      Exceptional
      Julius from Australia
      Solo traveler
      Standard King Bed
      Stayed 3 nights in April 2012

      Great hotel with warm service.”

      Clean, large rooms, and great service.

      I booked in to Villa Suan Maak for three days and regret not staying longer, especially with nice Agoda discount. I got a king bed room and there was heaps of room for all my gear (travelling with a lot of camera equipment). The room condition is still good. Only thing that could be better would be the bathroom. Looks a little bit worse for wear. Breakfast included, although this is just standard baguette with jam + butter, eggs, coffee and fruit salad. Owner is lovely and really relaxed. I arrived in the morning in Luang Prabang and turned up at 8:30am and she let me check in so early as my room was already ready. Fantastic service!!

      Reviewed April 23, 2012
      8.3
      Excellent
      Ben from United Kingdom
      Couple
      Standard Twin Bed
      Stayed 3 nights in March 2012

      Quaint, simple hotel on the edge of everything”

      Breakfast area, friendly staff, quiet neighbourhood

      We really enjoyed an extended five day stay in Luang Prabang at Villa Suan Maak. The town is an absolute delight - laid back, pretty, excellent cafes and restaurants and a couple of worthy museums. The hotel itself is situated just south of the main are and is a good ten minute walk to most sights. This was not an issue, however. The standard rooms were small, basic and clean. The ensuite bathroom was very small. The breakfast was lovely and served in a nice patio area out front. We saw a lot of guesthouses nearer all the action but these tended to be a lot more expensive ($30-60 a night). However they were stunning. All in all we found the hotel adequate and a pleasant place to spend the week.

      Reviewed March 16, 2012
      10.0
      Exceptional
      tara from Belgium
      Solo traveler
      Standard Twin Bed
      Stayed 4 nights in January 2013

      Lovely guesthouse with clean rooms ”

      Nice breakfast, lovely sitting area

      i stayed in villa suan maak for 4 nights. clean rooms, cleaned every day. nice breakfast, very friendly staff, nice sitting area and not too far from the centre. this hostel made my trip in luang prabang an enjoyable few days. thank you guys!!

      Reviewed February 06, 2013
      10.0
      Exceptional
      John from New Zealand
      Couple
      Standard King Bed
      Stayed 7 nights in September 2011

      Relaxing and homely”

      Owner/Manager, Viang, and her dog, HommePom, are both delightful

      we loved our stay here and viang is a lovely person and hostess. she keeps villa suan maak extremely clean and tidy and all-in-all she runs the place very well. her staff are polite and helpful. breakfasts are adequate and balanced, i.e. fruit, eggs cooked to your liking, warmed baguette and delicious coffee or tea. this is an excellent value for money guesthouse and really not too far from old town. viang rents out bikes which are in very good condition.

      Reviewed October 10, 2011
      8.7
      Excellent
      Shaun from United Kingdom
      Solo traveler
      Standard King Bed
      Stayed 5 nights in April 2012

      A lovely guesthouse in Luang Prabang.”

      Service, communal area, price

      I stayed at the Villa Suan Maak for a few days after sailing on the slowboat down the Mekong. The guesthouse is a short walk to the centre of LP, and is perfectly safe at anytime. The gentle owner is very helpful and friendly. I had one of the cheaper rooms just off the reception area, the window looks out on the reception area so you keep it curtained all the time - not a problem. The main place to relax is on the big sofas or the massage chairs a lovely quiet haven really. The breakfast is very nice and sets you up for the day. I wouldn't hesitate to stay here again and recommend this guesthouse.

      Reviewed June 01, 2012
      8.0
      Excellent
      Synne from Norway
      Couple
      Stayed 3 nights in October 2011

      Clean and good looking villa. Friendly staff.”

      The deluxe rooms were large and beautiful.

      we stayed in two different room-types in villa suan maak. the deluxe triple and a first floor room. the deluxe room was easily one of the best rooms we have had on our trip in south east asia. it was big and it felt like staying in an apartment. it was nicely decorated and had a few extra furniture (table with chairs, desk, etc). the small room downstairs was ok for the much cheaper price, but did not have a view of anything (a corridor) and there were not much more space than to fit a couple of beds. there were other first floor rooms that might be bigger and better though. the breakfast was ok, and the staff was friendly and helpful. the villa is a little bit out of town, although it is possible to walk to the city center in 10-15 minutes. the do rent out bicycles which were nice enough, if only a bit small.

      Reviewed December 01, 2011
      10.0
      Exceptional
      jesper from Sweden
      Couple
      Standard King Bed
      Stayed 1 night in December 2012

      Clean and cozy family-run hotel”

      Good location, very friendly staff,

      We had a great stay at Villa Suan Maak. The location is perfect, around the corner from the main street but still very quite and relaxing. The staff was very friendly and helped us to rent motorbikes, washed our clothes and helped us to book a trekking tour which was great. We recommend this place!!

      Reviewed December 07, 2012
      8.3
      Excellent
      Katie from United Kingdom
      Group
      Standard Twin Bed
      Stayed 5 nights in June 2011

      Lovely hotel”

      peaceful, nice garden, good breakfast, friendly staff, short walk into town

      we had a lovely stay at villa suan maak- it was peaceful without being too far away from town. rooms were nice with aircon and hot water but no tv. there were frequent power cuts but that is common in laos. free computer was a nice bonus. the staff were really friendly too and helped us to book tuk tuks and tours to places we wanted to go. definately good value for money.

      Reviewed July 03, 2011
      9.3
      Exceptional
      Emma from United Kingdom
      Couple
      Standard Twin Bed
      Stayed 2 nights in May 2013

      Comfortable, Friendly, Quiet”

      Location, Terrace areas, Friendly staff

      We were due to be in Luang Prabang for only a few days but found that we loved the town so much we couldn't leave. The staff at the hotel were attentive, helped us to arrange extra nights and even held on to our bags for us when we went on an overnight trek, leaving them in our room for us upon our return. The hotel provides a laundry service with same day return, and this too was often simply waiting for us in our room when it was done. They helped us arrange tuk tuk's to anywhere we needed to go and were generally very accommodating and full of smiles. It's a little out of the way, not directly on the main peninsula where the night market is, but it's no more than a 10 minute walk away, and this makes for a quieter nights sleep, in my opinion, anyway. I would recommend it.

      Reviewed May 29, 2013
      6.7
      Good
      Nichole from United States
      Couple
      Standard Twin Bed
      Stayed 3 nights in March 2012

      room worth no more ”

      quiet location, nice grounds, pleasant breakfast

      we arrived late at night after a 27 hour bus ride from hanoi so nothing could have disappointed as long as it included a bed, haha. everyone here was very friendly and the rooms were clean. we liked being in a quiet area, although it's not really necessary since luang prabang isn't a very loud town. we enjoyed the pleasant 7-10 minute walk into town each day. breakfast was good: eggs to order, a bowl of fruit, a baguette, and coffee/tea. the grounds of the hotel are also very pleasant. the only drawback to villa suan maak's location is that it seems a farm is located directly behind it. we were awoken every morning at 5 by roosters crowing straight through the early afternoon. not the hotel's fault, but less than enjoyable to wake up to. we liked villa suan maak but after traveling around the area, we'd say it was a bit overpriced. with no tv, shotty wifi, a small room, and very, very small bathroom, it seemed more like a $12 room than an $18. after three days, we found a bigger room with aircon, tv, and fan right in the middle of town.

      Reviewed April 07, 2012
      9.2
      Exceptional
      Bethany from United Kingdom
      Couple
      Standard King Bed
      Stayed 3 nights in April 2017

      Great stay”

      Couldn't fault this place. It is in a great location, just 5-10 minute walk from the main area of Luang Prabang so nice and quiet. We booked 3 nights, and then extended another 3 due to food poisoning (not from the hotel). The young guy who runs the hotel (Sen I think his name is) was extremely helpful and kind. When I had food poisoning I couldn't leave the hotel to get food and only wanted plain bread. He brought me a tray with a warm baguette, jam, butter, fruit, tea and water. It is this kind of service that sets a hotel apart from others. Breakfast every morning of baguette, jam, tea, fruit and eggs made to order. Wifi was okay. Hotel was clean. Sen also helped us organise a motor bike rental and was so helpful. Would happily stay here again and highly recommend it.

      Reviewed May 10, 2017
      9.3
      Exceptional
      Ahcene from France
      Solo traveler
      Standard King Bed
      Stayed 2 nights in June 2011

      Great guesthouse for a lovely stay in L. Prabang”

      Spacious and clean room, lovely garden, kind staff

      There is something special about this guesthouse that matches exactly with the overall atmosphere of this amazing town of Luang Prabang. It is so charming with a beautiful garden in a quiet environment that you will feel at home. The biggest asset of this guesthouse is by far its super kind staff especially its female owner that will do everything to make your stay unforgettable and always here to hep you out if you need any guidance. You can trust my words, this is the perfect place, so do not hesitate.

      Reviewed June 27, 2011
      8.3
      Excellent
      Laura from Italy
      Solo traveler
      Standard Twin Bed
      Stayed 2 nights in August 2013

      a short but really confortable stay”

      very kind staff, laundry service fast and precise, very nice location

      Villa Suan maak has been a really confortable place to stay and the city of luang prabang is simply amazing.

      Reviewed September 04, 2013
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Sharon from Canada
      Solo traveler
      Standard King Bed
      Stayed 1 night in December 2011

      One of the best places I stayed at in Laos!”

      Clean, quiet, pleasantly decorated rooms. Friendly and helpful host. Beautiful garden to enjoy great breakfast (included). Extremely reasonably priced. Centrally located but still quiet and peaceful.

      Highly recommend. Tip: be as respectful of the staff as they are of you. They must wait for guests to come home before they can go to bed, and in Lao that means early. By law the curfew is midnight all over Lao, but it shouldn't be hard to make it an early night even if you're a die hard party animal because it's early to bed and early to rise to in Laos. All in all, one of the best places I stayed during my time in Luang Prabang, and very reasonably priced.

      Reviewed December 16, 2011
      7.7
      Very good
      Quentin from France
      Couple
      Standard King Bed
      Stayed 3 nights in January 2014

      Very good and relaxing stay in Luang Prabang”

      Quiet, great location, nice buildings

      Villa Suan Maak is a nice spot in LP, close enough to historical city center but just away to be quiet. however at this time of the year (winter, chinese new Year) the importance of tourism from CHina may complicate your stay as most of the places are booked by large groups. Very nice place to spend a quiet weekend in LP.

      Reviewed February 08, 2014
      9.0
      Exceptional
      Michael from United States
      Couple
      Standard Twin Bed
      Stayed 2 nights in February 2012

      Good for the Money”

      breakfast was great, and included fresh fruit

      we only booked for a couple nights which was a mistake as this place books up extremely quickly. so it is good to know how many days you'll need in luang prabang before booking. breakfast was great. although our room didn't have a problem with wifi other guests mentioned they had trouble with access. everyone is quiet for the most part. there is no partying here which was good for us. easy walking distance to everything. good place, and friendly staff.

      Reviewed February 14, 2012
      8.7
      Excellent
      Danielle from United Kingdom
      Couple
      Standard King Bed
      Stayed 2 nights in December 2012

      Hotel with a great relaxed atmosphere”

      Garden, eating area, breakfast, quiet part of town

      This hotel was really lovely. The entrance way with the garden and tables for breakfast felt like quite a posh hotel. The rooms were really nice, well decorated. The bathroom was good too (sometimes the shower would go hotter and colder but it would sort itself out). Also the staff were friendly and helpful. It was definitely one of the better places we stayed in Laos and a lot nicer than Liberty Hotel in Luang Prabang (which we had stayed at a few days afterwards).

      Reviewed December 31, 2012
      8.0
      Excellent
      Kelvin from Singapore
      Group
      Standard King Bed
      Stayed 4 nights in April 2014

      Quaint and Very Friendly”

      Beautiful grounds, nice old building, nice people

      In all fairness, this was a very pleasant place. The rooms are a bit small but if you're in Luang Prabang to tour and only need a place to sleep, it's great. They also have the nicest staff and owners. I just am not the kind of person who likes being around children at all, and we were already travelling in a group with a rambunctious little kid. Also travelling during the Lao New Year didn't make it pleasant as I do not like getting splashed or sprayed on. There were children running in and out of the property, and one of them insisted on spraying me even thought she had been asked very nicely earlier in the day not to do so by my staff (we were travelling together in a group, as mentioned before) so I was forced to move to a hotel that could guarantee I would not have to deal with the presence of children. With that said, this was a nice place, if you just need a room to crash and a scrumptious breakfast before departing for the day on your adventures, and of course can tolerate children...I'd day this would be the place for you. You'll be very pleased with the staff and the owners, the German lady who was there to help take care of her grandkids and her friend was the sweetest people in the world.

      Reviewed April 19, 2014
      7.3
      Very good
      SANDRA from Switzerland
      Solo traveler
      Standard King Bed
      Stayed 4 nights in December 2011

      friendly guesthouse in a quiet area”

      quiet neighbourhood, friendly guesthouse owner, great breakfast

      The friendly owner was very helpful. Room was clean and had everything you need for a pleasant stay. The rooms downstairs are very close to the reception area and it was therefore a lot of the time pretty loud! Make sure to reserve a room upstairs. Also, be aware that Villa Suan Maak is not centrally located - a walk of about 10 minutes away to the old part of town!

      Reviewed January 23, 2012
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