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Lemongrass Sauna and Traditional Massage

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Address: Sisavangvong Rd. | Ban Xeing Muan, Luang Prabang, Laos
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Local experience in the most unlocal of places

Enjoyed the herbal sauna here- it felt good to be amongst locals doing something "everyday" in Luang Prabang, which is quaint and lovely but about 90% foreign visitors. The sauna... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2014
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Rosendal, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Thanks for a wonderful foot massage! Me and my husband enjoy places that are used by locals. I loved the zen feeling with the dark wood interior, music and the delightful scent from the herbs. Just should have wished I had time for a steam bath!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

This is not exactly a "traditional massage" place as advertised, if you know what I mean... The "masseuse" kept trying to touch me in unmassagy ways, which was not what I was there for. She only stopped when I left. On top of that, she wanted to charge me 40% more than what was announced!

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I visited this sauna/massage place twice during my stay in Luang Prabang. The first visit went fine, I had a sauna and 30-minute massage. It was obvious the staff have not been trained in massage, but I enjoyed it anyway. The sauna is very good. The second time I went back (June 14), the owner, a man, encouraged me to... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 via mobile

Enjoyed the herbal sauna here- it felt good to be amongst locals doing something "everyday" in Luang Prabang, which is quaint and lovely but about 90% foreign visitors. The sauna is totally basic, but still pleasantly set down an alley with foliage and soft music. When we arrived around opening at 4pm it was really chill. By 5, it was... More 

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Lemongrass is a great deal if you can get past the rustic facilities. It's all wooden, open air, and the facilities are all mixed-gender except for the two small herbal steam rooms. They give you basic cloths to wrap around yourself to attempt to cover up, but they end up getting pretty soaked from the steam/sweat, so it may not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

I was referred to the place by our tour agency Jewel and couldn't be more happy. We came in December and it was chilly, so I was tired and cold in the evening. I came for lemongrass sauna and it was my personal paradise! :). I spent my evenings there before going to dinner to revive, heat up and relax... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

we came across the Lemongrass when we were wandering around and decided to give it a go. We were welcomed by the friendly owner who explained everything in English very well. Since it was hot enough for us, we decided to go for just a massage. It was a very well performed massage. The ladies who massaged us were a... More 

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Campton
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2012

Just off the main street, we used only the herbal steam room (10k kip) for the experience but not the massage. Interesting but bit odd lemongrass smell, maybe colored by heavy use. Experience depends on who else is in the room chattering away loudly. Changing and shower (pail and scooper) rudimentary

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Killarney, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2012

Discovered this place by accident while wandering about looking for a sauna. Talked to the owner who was very passionate about his business and his services, he offered alot of advice and wasnt pushy at all. decided to return in the evening for a sauna and full body oil massage. The atmosphere was very relaxed and they never rushed us... More 

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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2012

This was my first herbal steam bath experience and although interesting, was rather average. We were told we had to have massages before using the steam room when it should really be the other way round. During the whole massage all we could hear were loud, drunk backpackers from the guesthouse next door. It was extremely off putting. The massage... More 

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