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TravelPod Member ReviewsVilla Champa Luang Prabang
We arrived at Villa Champa not having booked it after a long two day slow boat from Thailand. We got a really decent price for what it was one of the best rooms we had in our 2 month trip. After a few days roughing it up a bit, it felt very luxurious. The young man at reception was friendly and sweet and the nice big shower felt amazing; no wet bathrooms, aleluia!
The location is great, close to everything in the centre of town and we even got a nice balcony which we should have used more. Breakfast was not included but there are some great places in Luang Prabang (not that cheap though!).
Would recommend Villa Champa to any flashpackers arriving in Luang Prabang!
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