Old hotel under renovation
The Villa Santi is well located in town which is why we chose it but that is probably the only thing going for it. The main building is undergoing renovations so we were put in the annex about 2 mins away. Not really a problem but I never thought I would one day wander about Luang Prabang side street wearing my swimmies and bathrobe!
Our room, though pleasant enough, did not have anywhere to sit except the bed. The window faced the back of local maternelle school and during the weekend it was nice and quiet but come Monday it was quite noisy. I love the sound of children playing but not during my hols I guess. I would have liked to be able to sit outside admiring the view but this was not possible except in the foyer of annex. We were also on first floor which had a breakneck ascent ... not ideal if you come back drunk, which luckily we weren't!
The pool was pocket handkerchief sized and although there is a free shuttle to their sister resort one could not shower after.
The breakfast which was included was sufficient but when you are there 5 days becomes a bit monotonous.
Service was generally ok but I sometimes felt Reception were not particularly helpful eg I asked if we could extend checkout to 1pm and were told no as the day was full. Asked another receptionist the next day and was told yes!
For what we got this hotel was overpriced and when we came back from our Mekong River Cruise we chose to stay somewhere else so I would not recommend it to anyone else.