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Riverside Houay Xai

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Brazil
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place came with high recommendations from Lonely Planet, but one can see that this hotel saw better days. It is a bit run down, but the things worked. The shower was hot, the AC was working well, the bed was ok and the breakfast was okay (eggs, small sausage, bacon, bread, butter and marmalade, coffee). Maybe we should have...

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Helsinki, Finland
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed for 2 night and booked a "deluxe" room. What a joke, this is the kind of "hotel" where they have different rooms in the booking sites but when you arrive to the hotel all the rooms are the same. (Took a peek inside of other rooms when walking to our room at 4th floor) so you might book a...

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NYC
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Granted the room was questionably clean but that was quickly made up for by the gushing hot shower! After 3 days with the gibbons this is the shower you want! And the view from their restaurant makes the stay even better. This isn't luxury folks but it's a damn fine shower.

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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

This was the second guesthouse I stayed at in Huay Xai and although both were the same price for the same basic room, the Riverside was definitely better. The shower was properly warm, the door locked well and although it didn't have a river view from the room, it did from the outside balcony of the hotel (after you leave...

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Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Even though convenient location to ferry point and view over the Mekong River, the owner and staff are horrible unfriendly. They assumed we don't understand Lao , Thai but you wouldn't imagine how bad they talk about their foreign guests. Xenophobia pure. Place costs fifty percent more than other smaller guest houses not very clean and Internet even slower. Food...

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 7 December 2016

We stayed here for two nights - one before heading to the Gibbon Experience, one directly after it. The place is fine and is essentially what you expect - a little better than a hostel. Check in/check out was fine. The room wasn't very clean but the bedding seemed to be, which was basically all that we deemed important. There's...

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Bainbridge Island WA
Reviewed 29 November 2016

The only plus to this place is the location in a center of town that hopefully you'll never have to spend more than one night. Booked via hotels.com. at around $40 per night. Value = $4 per night. The desk clerk was not helpful upon check in at even verifying that we had a reservation. I think you could walk...

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3Thank Kat&John
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

For a one night stay, it is what it is - very basic as expected . The rooms are not thoroughly cleaned, with stained linen and and the window could not be fully closed. We used our mosquito net over the bed at night and just hoped for the best. However it is fine for a night stay before embarking...

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 November 2016

We stayed one night before gibbon experience. It is an average hotel. It's clean and centrally-located. The pricing is reasonable. We could see the river from our bedroom on 3rd floor (no lift) but there were buildings blocking the view. We had two power-cuts during a storm.

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Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Do not stay at this place. We booked online and were told when we arrived that my debit card had not been charged. On checking out we were asked to pay in cash for our 2 night stay so we did. 2 days later my debit card was charged $AUD 47.52 despite having already paid in cash. Have emailed the...

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Additional Information about Riverside Houay Xai

Address: 168 Centre Road | Ban Houay Xay Neua, Huay Xai, Laos
Region: Laos > Bokeo Province > Huay Xai
Price Range: $28 - $30 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 40
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“Choose a room in a different place”
 of 5 bubbles Kat&John, 28 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Overlooking the river - 109 or 209”
 of 5 bubbles RobynQ26, 20 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Maybe a higher floor to have a view and more quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles andydee2011, 31 Jan 2016 | Read review
“No elevators so lower floors are nicer”
 of 5 bubbles johnoD5232KM, 19 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Bring a universal plug”
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 of 5 bubbles Bignickandlittleted, 20 Nov 2015 | Read review
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