Not long back from a holiday in Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam (February 2009). Laos was a highlight not only because of the friendly people and the amazing countryside, but in a large part the stay we had at the Muonglao Riverside Guesthouse. Like many travellers we had booked a couple of nights accomodation for when we arrived (at MRG) but were so impressed with the quality, price, location and staff we stayed for a week.
The guesthouse is located on the Mekong riverside of the peninsula of Luang Prabang, it overlooks the river, in a quieter part of town, but close to the centre of town. There are a lot of choices for guesthouse accomodation in LP, but everytime we saw any of the others we were so pleased we had chosen MRG. We stayed in the balcony rooms, overlooking the street, cafes and river, and they were great. A good size room, with AC, TV, separate bathroom and screens and shutters (for sleepimg in or daytime ZZZZZ' s) on the windows.
The GH is only a couple of blocks from the centre of town, and is surrounded by great little laneways, temples, and an array of shops (great bookshop around the corner). The riverside road the GH is on comes alive in the evening with great choice of places to eat and drink, although the GH cafe opposite was a favourite for great Loa coffee and banana pancakes for breakfast.
The staff at the GH were so helpful; airport transfers; laundary; bookings; and always happy to see you - plenty of laughs. I cannot recommend MRG highly enough, for value for money, location and staff. It is not 5 star, but that is why it is great, if you travel a bit then you will appreciate MRG.
Would go back in flash, hope this helps to assist in GH choices for Luang Prabang!?
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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- Also Known As:
- Muonglao Riverside By Villa Xandria Hotel Luang Prabang