This was a great little find, like a little piece of home in far away Asia. We felt welcome from the moment we were greeted at the airport (paid the extra $) until we departed. Although the English is minimal, it was enough for us to get everything we needed, including booking a car and driver to take us to the beautiful Kuang Si Falls.
Most attractions were within walking distance and it was a pleasure just to wander the neighbourhood and tour at a more relaxed pace. Walking along the river is a lovely stroll. Make sure to walk the night market to be serenaded by the ladies saying "Madam" in their gentle voices. The magical sound of the monks chanting at the nearby temple only added to the ambience. Take a climb up Mount Phousi for great views over the market, river and city.
Our room, by request, was street facing with a balcony overlooking the street where the monks walk by for morning Alms. I had given monks food at the morning Alms in Thailand and choose just to view this procession from a respectable distance. The owner of the hotel was out on the street by about 5:30 am waiting with other neighbour ladies with the rice baskets. She would have prepared rice for me if I had wanted to take part in the ceremony. I was approached by a lady trying to sell me poor quality food for the monks and the owner advised me not to buy from them as the food will make the monks sick.
The balcony was a peaceful place to sit and sip a drink and watch the comings and goings in the quiet neighbourhood.
Breakfast was basic, but there was plenty to eat, including eggs prepared to our liking and delicious fresh fruit and bread. The breakfast area is surrounded by gardens.
This is a special little place in a peaceful location, yet near to all the sights...we are so glad we found this little treasure at such a reasonable price!
- Also Known As:
- Villa Chitdara Hotel
- Villa Chitdara Hotel Luang Prabang
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Villa CHITDARA is a new refined family guesthouse located in the heart of the old district Luang Prabang. You will not find a more central place to enjoy your stay here.All the staff will be very glad to welcome you at VILLA CHITDARA. ... more less
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