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Address: Ban Phong Pheng Village | PO box 805, Luang Prabang 0600, Laos
Phone Number:
+856 71 260 943
Today
10:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 - 22:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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La Pistoche Swimming Pools and Bars is the only private and public swimming...

La Pistoche Swimming Pools and Bars is the only private and public swimming pools in Luang Prabang. It is a complex of 4 swimming pools, 2 small one with water toys for kids and 2 bigger one for everybody. The 2 bigger swimming pools have 2 bars, one jaccuzzi and a small slide. If you are looking for a refreshing break from the heat, after sightseeing or an exhausting bicycle tour, jump into our pools and enjoy delicious cocktails. Away from the tourist traffic, you can find us nestled within a typical Lao Neighborhood in Ban Phong Pheng Village. We offer Happy Hours on Cocktails from noon to 7 pm. It cost 30,000 kips per persons (adults and kids) for entrance fee and you have to leave a deposit of 50,000 kips that will be refunded to you if you dont drink or eat anything, or will be substracted from your bill. Please be aware that in hot season, we do have a lots of locals, specially on Saturday and Sunday. Which means a lots of kids! We love the fact that foreigners and locals laotians can mix together. However, if you are looking for a very quiet place, we don t suggest our place. In hot season, there are some hotels that let visitors go. Also, be aware that week ends are very very busy. We suggest that you come early, we open at 10 am, if you wish to have some quiet time. Just a small note, we also have a lot of backpackers, some families have made some complains about this. Up to now, the backpackers that comes to the pool have been very kids friendly. My 7 years old daughter always end up making new friends that throw her up in the air. We also have a lots of Lao families. We do have free wi-fi, but we are not an internet cafe, so it is possible that our internet doesn t work... We priorize people having fun together and chatting together, than playing with their internet!!! Hope you enjoy!

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Great for a hot day

Me and my boyfriend came here on a hot day to chill out. Great area to come to had a mix of couples, families, locals and westerners. Has three pools which children all play in... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
chayes987
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Essex, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Recommended to visit this place on a very hot day in LPB. Entrance is 30k kip and 50k separate deposit to spend on drinks. The Pools are nice and cooling, it can be quite busy especially in the weekends. Tuktuk driver offer you to bring you there for 50k and 50 back from town center but its expensive (its a1,5km... More 

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Essex, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Me and my boyfriend came here on a hot day to chill out. Great area to come to had a mix of couples, families, locals and westerners. Has three pools which children all play in but clean and nice temperature to cool off in. Lots of sun beds and chairs to choose from. Also had lots of food and drink... More 

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Big swimming pool restaurant and bar under the plan trees. Not very friendly and efficient staff. You don't get why you have to pay 50.000kips deposit at the entrance. Is a bit far from the center (about 20min walk). Nice concept to relax and take the sun in the city.

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Luang Prabang, Laos
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Yummy cocktails, great swimming pool, a quiet place in LP, one can easily spend a whole day there. Happy hour (2 for 1 drinks) all day long

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

I would truly recommend this place for warm and sunny days. There's three different pools and many sun chairs spread around the place. There's changing rooms, showers and toilets. They offer lockers for 5.000 kip and they also have a bar and restaurant with western and Asian food. The prices depends on what you order. Make sure to bring enough... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

We needed a day out of the heat and this small oasis was perfect. I had read some of the other reviews about water quality, music ect but my experience was perfect. The water was fantastic, cool and very clean. It wasn't too busy. We arrived at 10.30 and had the place to ourselves for the first hour. With a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

We arrived at 10am and we were surprised and very pleased to see that there was only 1 other person at the pool! We had our choice of sunloungers and chose 2 with a big umbrella to shield us from the heat. The Loungers were really comfy which was great. The pool was nice and clean and also a really... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Just to clear up some reviews for people... Everything looks like the pictures, with the pools being very clean. We did visit outside of the peak season which may help as it wasn't very busy. Unfortunately you have to pay a deposit and you are not aloud to bring in your own food and drink.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

I had mixed feelings about this pool, after reading many reviews, however I'm so glad we went! We ventured in on a quiet mid-week day and pretty much had the place to ourselves, along with a handful of backpackers. 2 for 1 cocktails from 12-7pm and a pretty big mix of food on offer. We liked it so much we... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

After reading mixed reviews we were pleasantly surprised- loads of seating, pools were clean and beautifully presented- a very relaxing day. If you're looking to go for cheap then simply eat/drink elsewhere before arriving but the costs are fine in my opinion. The cocktails/smoothies were nice and food was good too. Definitely good for a chilled day! In answer to... More 

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