Houayxai Riverside Hotel (Phonevichit Guesthouse)
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7.4
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Please note that the property offers a free transfer from Houayxai Airport and The 4th Thai-Lao Friendship Bridge (Lao side) to the property. Guests are kindly requested to inform the property in advance if they wish to make use of this service. Contact details can be found on the booking confirmation.

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7.1
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Cleanliness7.7
Facilities6.4
Location9.0
Room comfort and quality6.0
Service6.2
Value for money6.5
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9.2
Birute from United States
Couple
Superior Double or Twin Room
Stayed 2 nights in February 2017
Wonderful stay
Very close to the boats but a bit of a walk to the center of town which was fine with us but maybe not for others. Had a terrific quiet stay!
Reviewed March 02, 2017
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10.0
Birute from United States
Couple
Superior Double or Twin Room
Stayed 2 nights in February 2017
Enjoyed our stay
Very nice hotel we are staying here twice and great staff. Wonderful view of the river.
Reviewed February 11, 2017
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7.2
Julien from France
Couple
Superior Double or Twin Room
Stayed 1 night in December 2016
Beautiful view on the Mekong
We stayed one night in Houayxai to transfer to the Gibbon Experience. The room was decent and clean for the price we paid. The highlight was the view on the Mekong - very nice! Location wise it is very convenient if you plan to take the cruise between Luang Prabang and Houayxai but a good 15min walk from the Gibbon Experience office and the main areas for restaurants and bars.
Reviewed January 03, 2017
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8.0
Simon from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Superior Double or Twin Room
Stayed 3 nights in December 2016
Good place to stay
Everywhere recently modernised; new, large open sided restaurant overlooking the river - good Thai food and English breakfasts. Located just next to the slow boat pier. Helpful owner and staff.
Reviewed December 30, 2016
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8.0
John from South Africa
Couple
Superior Double or Twin Room
Stayed 1 night in December 2016
Perfect overnight stop at the slow boat pier
Clean good rooms restaurant serves adequate food at reasonable prices
Reviewed December 08, 2016
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5.6
Denise from Germany
Couple
Superior Double or Twin Room
Stayed 1 night in November 2016
Cancelled on us night before. After several phone calls did get room. Don't expect nice service
We were taking a boat from Luang Prabang and the night before arriving at Houayxay (we were in Pak Beng and lucky to have internet access at all) at 8pm! Got an E-mail that the hotel is cancelling our reservation. Because it is full. We booked almost 4 months before.. Spent the whole evening calling the guy, who insisted he would never cancel on Germans (after I told him I was German), he just cancelled on a British person. After 3rd call figured out that "British" person was me after all.. Since one ruined evening was enough for us and we didn't want to spend our next evening finding a place to stay we insisted on getting our room. Upon arrival we were told we got free breakfast and transfer to tour office in town the next day. But no sorry or anything. Room was okay and clean and location is perfect if you come from a boat or take a boat the next day as it's right at the boat landing. But service is lacking and better double check your booking a couple of days before.
Reviewed December 01, 2016
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9.2
Tommy from Canada
Solo traveler
Superior Double or Twin Room
Stayed 1 night in November 2016
Excellent location for an evening in Houei Xay before cruising the Mekong
There are a lot of offers on the Thai side, in Chiang Kong, but we wanted to be in Laos the night before we left on our Mekong Cruise (Louang Say Mekong Cruises). Since we didn't want to wake up at 6 AM to rush to immigration and then to the pier on the Laos side, we decided on this hotel, giving us time to get a cheap Lao Sim card, which provides 3G for a nice portion of the mekong cruise. This Hotel is very well maintained, has good service, was pretty clean, and had decent food and drinks as well. Nothing fantastic, but quite alright. It's right next to the pier, so you can have your breakfast in the morning and wait for the cruise staff to pick you up, or go down to the pier by yourself (100 metres away). If you choose to stay on the Lao side, this is the best you can get, IMHO.
Reviewed November 30, 2016
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3.6
Barbara from United States
Solo traveler
Superior Double or Twin Room
Stayed 1 night in October 2016
Horrible place
Stick to the guesthouses along the Main Street. They are a much better deal. This place is cheap on everything they give you. /Staff has a horrible attitude. Hotel is run down for the price. Room was dirty. I have no other description for this place other than the word DISGUSTING.
Reviewed November 03, 2016
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4.8
Barbara from United States
Family with teens
Superior Double or Twin Room
Stayed 1 night in October 2016
Not worth the price at all
The hotel is rundown, not clean, short on amenities and staff is unfriendly. The only good thing is location. If you are traveling through Houayxai you are better off in one of the Guesthouses.
Reviewed October 31, 2016
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10.0
clifford from United States
Couple
Standard Double or Twin Room
Stayed 1 night in October 2016
spectacular views
Stunning views of the Mekong through a glass wall. The management provided transportation which we were not expecting and there was no charge for. There is an excellent inexpensive restaurant next door. I recommend it highly.
Reviewed October 06, 2016
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5.2
derek from Singapore
Solo traveler
Standard Double or Twin Room
Stayed 1 night in June 2016
renovation
probably best room with great view.. but no internet and constant construction noise as they were renovating in the offseason.
Reviewed June 25, 2016
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10.0
Hong from Hong Kong
Business traveler
Standard Double or Twin Room
Stayed 2 nights in May 2016
Good service and nice place
Comfortable and clean
Reviewed May 26, 2016
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6.4
Michael from United States
Couple
Superior Double or Twin Room
Stayed 2 nights in March 2016
Could be a nice place
Staff seemed confused...as we kept having to deal with different people. Didn't instill confidence when we had to give $90 cash at the beginning of our two night stay. They are remodeling what used to be their restaurant so it makes it feel like you are in the middle of a construction zone...but the hammering stops at night. Place likely will return to its former standard once construction is done. Rooms are nice. Location is 20 minute walk from downtown and tuk tuks and songtaews are hard to find. Interesting view of slow boats loading and unloading below hotel.
Reviewed April 02, 2016
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7.7
Mark from Canada
Family with young children
Standard Double or Twin Room
Stayed 1 night in March 2016
Great Location and beautiful view
Location, breakfast, view
The stay at this hotel was acceptable. They were doing construction building three new rooms when we were there. It was over bearing with noise but it was a bit of an inconvenience. It is about a 10 min walk from center town which was ok, but we just got a tuk tuk driver's number and called him to take us wherever we needed to go, including the airport. The hotel was clean and rooms were adequate.
Reviewed March 30, 2016
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6.0
Leo from United States
Family with teens
Superior Double or Twin Room
Stayed 1 night in March 2016
Not great but stil the nicest in Houay Xai
Location on the river. Quiet away from the town. Breakfast included
Cleanliness and staff training not up to Thai or Luang Prabang standards. Like lower class hotels, the shower is right in the bathroom with the toilet rather than in a separate stall. Still, probably the nicest place to stay in the very shabby border town that is Houay Xai - the only reason to overnight here is because one has to for the Gibbon Experience and/or the slow boat to L.P.
Reviewed March 14, 2016
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8.8
Jill from Australia
Couple
Superior Double or Twin Room
Stayed 1 night in February 2016
Good location for slow boats
The guesthouse overlooks the Mekong and the slow boat landing and is a little north of the main town. There are restaurants and shops nearby so this is not a problem. Our room was on the end, with windows and balconies on 2 sides, offering great views. The owner was friendly and spoke good English - we were very happy that we chose to stay here and recommend.
Reviewed February 14, 2016
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5.0
Jean from France
Couple
Superior Double or Twin Room
Stayed 1 night in January 2016
dommage! quel gachis!
l'emplacement, l'emplacement, l'emplacement !!
en dehors de son emplacement, hotel sans saveur ,sans odeur,comme son personnel a la limite nous avons le sentiment de deranger!! nous avons voulu diner afin "faire plaisir" :une catastrophe!! rien de notre cde n'est présent a la carte!3 personnes pour prendre la cde et 3 pour livrer! pour finir avec des fines tranches de porc frites ! mention bien pour le petit dej mais le lait servi avec parcimonie car "il n'y a pas de vache au Laos!!! precision de la gerante (ou proprietaire?)
Reviewed January 15, 2016
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8.0
Anton from Switzerland
Couple
Superior Double or Twin Room
Stayed 1 night in November 2016
Die Begrüssung könnte freundlicher und kompetenter sein
Bei der Ankunft wurden wir zurückgewiesen, doch nach einigen klärenden Worten wurde unsere Buchung akzeptiert. 1. Eindruck unfreundlich und nicht kompetent! 2. Eindruck wir haben uns wohlgefühlt, das Zimmer war sauber und die Atmosphäre angenehm. Die Lage am Pier ist super und man kann das ganz geschehen am Mekong hautnah erleben.
Reviewed November 28, 2016
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6.8
Tony from Switzerland
Couple
Superior Double or Twin Room
Stayed 1 night in April 2016
War eine suerlagep
Einrichtung etwas zu süss
Reviewed April 20, 2016
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3.3
Susanne from Germany
Solo traveler
Superior Double or Twin Room
Stayed 1 night in January 2016
Viel zu teuer, mieser Service
Lage, Lage Lage was anderes hat dieses Hotel nicht zu bieten. Die Nähe zum Bootsanleger ( die haben aber auch andere Hotels) und der umwerfende Blick auf den Mekong sind toll. Der Rest ist zu vergesse
Unfreundliche Rezeption, Türen und Fenster undicht keine warme Dusche und ein sehr einfaches Badezimmer- das alles für 45,-$!! Viel zu teuer
Reviewed January 29, 2016
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