Le Calao Inn

Khem Kong Rd., Luang Prabang, Laos

Fronting the Mekong and just down the street from Wat Xieng Thong, this small hotel was resurrected from a ruined mansion built by a Portuguese merchant in 1904. Four guest rooms upstairs open onto a colonnaded veranda to views of the river and the hills beyond. The two rooms on the lower floor, each with three beds, are larger and have private terraces, but are a bit dark. Because of the hotel's small size and popularity, it's highly advisable to book ahead November through April or ask about the owner's similar properties nearby.

PROS

  • quiet spot on the Mekong
  • upstairs rooms have private balconies with river views
  • atmospheric

CONS

  • almost always booked
  • interiors not as elegant as exterior
  • some rooms have unpleasant smell

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 071-212100

HOTEL DETAILS

6 rooms
Rate Includes: Breakfast

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