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MuongLao Riverside by Villa Xandria
Ranked #149 of 268 Luang Prabang B&B and Inns
Reviewed 11 January 2008

Luang Prabang was the last stop on my two month journey through Viet Nam and Laos. I arrived late evening on the bus from Vientiane and stayed one night at a guesthouse recommended by some traveller I'd met. It was very basic and on the busy main road. The next morning I went for a walk along the river to find something more to my liking. There are plenty of small guest houses on that street; some where already full. Then I spotted this traditional corner house with a discreet sign "rooms available". I stepped into the lobby of Muonglao Riverside Guesthouse and was immediately taken by the genuine hospitality of the friendly manager and his staff. Had a look at the two available rooms on the first floor; spacious, spotlessly clean, beautifully polished teak clad walls and floors, simple, traditional furnshings, aircon and tv, small but well appointed white-tiled bathroom with hot shower and a balcony overlooking the street and the gently flowing waters of the Mekong beyond. I didn't have to look farther; I booked room no.4
I'd planned to stay 3 days, ended up staying for nearly two weeks.

The outdoor restaurant across the street is owned by the same guesthouse, offers excellent food throughout the day, local fare as well as some western dishes to wash down with a cold BeerLao, lovely pancakes and good cappuccino. For a change of venue for breakfast, lunch or dinner, there's a string of other restaurants along the riverside. Cafe Mekong Fish became one of my favourites.

Temples, shops and art galleries abound in the vicinity. The street, by the way, is neither too busy nor noisy. By 9.30pm the whole of Luang Prabang starts shutting down for the night, with few locales staying open till late, still only a short stroll away but on the opposite side of town.
With so many guesthouses in the area the choice ultimately comes down to "location", "comfort" and "quality of service" at "reasonable rates". Muonglao Riverside scores on all counts. I
wholeheartedly recommend it.

  • Stayed: December 2007, travelled solo
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Reviewed 16 March 2015 via mobile
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Stayed: March 2015, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 January 2015
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  • Stayed: December 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 April 2014
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  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 27 March 2014
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Room Tip: Рекомендую номер с балконом на Меконг. Очень хороший вид.
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  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Stlei
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Reviewed 7 January 2014
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  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 17 September 2013
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  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Tschonni76
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Address: Watnong Village, Souvanakhampong, Luang Prabang 1234, Laos
Region: Laos > Luang Prabang Province > Luang Prabang
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Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service
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Ranked #149 of 268 B&Bs / Inns in Luang Prabang
Price Range: £26 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
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