“Ock Pop Tok: Where East meets West, by name and by nature, for perched on the banks of the Mekong is the Mekong Villa, a charming colonial style dwelling, decorated with stunning local hand-made textiles. The villa houses four bright and airy bedrooms each uniquely decorated. Two rooms look onto a balcony and across the river from where guests can enjoy gorgeous sunsets. The other two look over the tropical gardens across to the Ock Pop Tok weaving centre where busy hands work to produce award winning silks and weaves. Guests are invited to sign up for weaving classes, batik sessions and natural dye lessons. Air-conditioned rooms and bathrooms are rustic, but exceedingly comfortable and without modern distractions such as televisions, radios and mini-fridges. In-room massages and treatments are available upon request. The Silk Road Cafe serves up delicious breakfast, brunch and lunch. The hotel conveniently provides a free tuk-tuk shuttle service to and from town, 2kms away, as well as complimentary bicycles.”
Written by Emily Townsend
“Why do people love staying in your hotel?
People love staying at the Mekong Villa because it's like being immersed in a true artisan village. The sights and sounds provide a unique experience in Luang Prabang, and our location right on the Mekong river only add to the ambiance. Our property is located 2km far from town, so we are in peaceful location with easy access to the town with our free shuttle service. On our property, besides the Villa, we have a restaurant, a shop, our weaving studio, and we are close to the main Food Market as well, so guests do not need to find or go further for buying essentials.
What is there to do in the area?
There are many interesting activities for both adults or children to choose from, such as: Natural Dyeing, Family Class, Textile Weaving, Bamboo Weaving, Silkworm and Natural Dyes Workshop and Seminar. We also have a free tour around our centre for all guests who come to visit us, it is always available every half hour from 08:30am - 17:00, and it takes around 30mins.
What kind of breakfast do you offer?
Our 'best in town' Breakfast & Brunch, we serve both Western and Lao styles.
Do you offer other meals? And can you recommend good places to eat out locally?
Our restaurant is open from 07:30am - 17:00, we also do dinner service upon request. We have a concierge service as well, so guests can know the good places to visit or eat. Besides our restaurant, we like to recommend Tamarind, L'elephant, Blue Lagoon restaurants…..
Which are your most popular room types, and why?
Tai Lue Room and Hmong Room are the in demand rooms, with both having a shared private balcony with a majestic view overlooking the Mekong River, they can enjoy the Sunset during stay.
What facilities do you have for children and can you fit extra beds in your rooms ?
We have a baby cot to provide into each room on request. We have 1 room which is the Tai Lue room has a day bed, so the 3rd person can occupy with a surcharge at $25 per night. No extra bed fitted into 3 rooms.
What message would you like to give Hotel Guru readers?
Please be assured all guests will have a great experience during their times spending with us, we are friendly and we service guests by heart.”