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Khoun & Khone Bungalows
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“A beautiful spot and fantastic hosts”
Reviewed 7 December 2012 via mobile

We stayed for three nights and only wish it could have been longer. Set on a hillside out of town, there are half a dozen or so basic shack style bungalows, each with balconies and views over the small valley and nearby hills. The bungalows are simple though quite spacious and clean.

Best of all though are the owners Khoun and Khone, who are friendly and helpful. On our last night we wanted to organise a BBQ, which usually requires a minimum of four people. Khoun said no problem, and he and Khone ate with us, like we'd been friends for years. The story behind how they got their business up and running is quite inspirational.

  • Stayed November 2012
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perth australia
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Reviewed 6 September 2012

We also stayed with Khoune and Khone after reading about them in trip advisor. As usual trip advisor didnt let us down. We had been in Laos for 2 weeks and had booked to stay for 3 night. Due to a few hic ups we could only stay for the 2 nights. These were 2 of the most enjoyable and informative 2 days of out trip.We could not have asked for a more relaxing stay or better hosts.
The bungalows are not the ritz but charming bungalows on the hill side just out of town.
I agree with the sentiments expressed about Khones cooking. We had some of the best food there for the whole trip.(ask Khone to make her sticky rice and mango dessert) The laos b-b-q is also a treat.
Khoune and Bow (spelling?)took us to the big waterfall and the hill village.
To see and hear what Khoune and Khone are about with their extended family and their interaction with the hill village is quite humbling.
All I can say really is stay here with these wonderful people for a real Laos experience.
We wish them all the best for the future.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Brussels, Belgium
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Reviewed 3 April 2012

We stayed in Khoun & Khone Bungalows for 4 nights in February 2012. The location is a bit far from the town, but we wanted to spend some time in the quiet nature. The bungalows are nice and clean. The bathroom is big made with stones, which also gives a nature atmosphere. Since only few cars are passing by during the day, we could really relax and enjoy the scenery around. In our bungalow there was a giant gecko which we could see and hear often. Also other small insects came to visit us (amantis, big spider, many ants...) it was pure nature! But the Mosquitos net was good to protect us :-) The owners are very kind and also offer the transport to the city every day. Unfortunately, they are not allowed anymore to do the trekking tours with the guests, so we had to organize it by ourselves. During dinner time we had the chance to talk to Khoun and Khone and learn about the Lao culture and people - that was a nice experience-. The food is good - the pancakes are recommended-.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 January 2012

Certainly one of our highlights of our trip to Laos. Khoune and his wife Khone and family are wonderful and warm people. There food was simply some of the very best we eat in all of Laos. It's a good 15min jeep ride out of Luang Prabang but that's very welcome and it's good fun being ferried around in one of their jeeps (included in the price). Try to do one of Khounes trips - we did a trip to a local village with him and were most struck by his care for the village people. He will recommend you buy a box of apples for the children of the village (he will organise the buying for you) rather than the usual sweets and pens. Khone checks on the villagers saving apples for the more old or those struggling and enquires after people as you go round. The rooms are nice and it's a peaceful surrounding. Highly recommended for those who want peace and quiet, a local feel and great food!

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 November 2011

I just got back from 3 nights here. It is as all the others say, a wonderful stay. Khoun and his lovely family make you feel so welcome and at home. The food is delicious and there are animals everywhere - cute kittens, dogs, fish. The bungalows are well maintained, clean, and the bathrooms are nice too with hot water. However, if you go in the winter, at nights it does get very cold, so be sure to take extra layers! Although it is a bit of out of town, it never was an issue for us. If you come back from town after 6pm, please do take a tuk tuk back to the guesthouses as Khoun will not say no, to a pick up, but i think it is preferred. The service is the best you'll find in Laos. The staff is Khoun's family, and they are always on time, and always responsive, and always so friendly.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with friends
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Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2011

Khoune and Khone really know how to make their guests feel at home - Khoune ferried us around in his ex-army American jeep whenever we needed to get to town and Khone made amazing home-cooked food (try the fresh spring rolls!)

We were part of thier family for three days and when we left for Muang Ngoi, they bartered with the boatmen to ensure we didn't get overcharged.

They went above and beyond the normal service. A few more places like this in Laos would be very welcome.

NB: the most amazing setting and a beautiful view to boot!

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 August 2011

As you bounce up the dirt track 10 mins from town in one of their cool old jeeps you ponder on whether you've made a mistake. If you want a sterile novotel with minibar and trouser press, you have. If you want to stay in a beautiful teak floored, thatched bungalow with fresh air shower room, a wonderful warm family, a host who has a million stories and a hostess whose attention to service is surpassed only by her amazing cooking- then you haven't. Our kids played with the kittens until all were exhausted and K&Ks kids took my 9 year old fishing on the Meekong with home fashioned bamboo poles specially created for the trip. Priceless.

  • Stayed August 2011
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Property: Khoun & Khone Bungalows
Address: Ban Na Dad, Luang Prabang 0600, Laos
Region: Laos > Luang Prabang Province > Luang Prabang
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Ranked #57 of 146 Speciality Lodging in Luang Prabang
Number of rooms: 6
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