Just across the Namkhan river from peninsula area of Luang Prabang so quiet but only a 10 min walk into town across the old French bridge or the more interesting Bamboo bridge. Excellent buffet breakfast and clean pools in tropical garden surroundings on the river. Staff were very helpful, going out of their way to get hold of train tickets. I would book again without hesitation.
Spacious room. Comfy bed and excellent breakfast. Staff are so nice and friendly. Big garden right at the river band. Free shuttle to the arirport and free bicycle to use. Money for value. Just a bit noisy at night as there was a festival the couple of day I stayed there.
Stayed for 5 nights and our stay was perfect. This was our second visit here and once again we had a comfortable stay. Rooms are clean and the grounds are lovely. All staff go out of their way to assist you and with a smile. Restaurant as before offers a good selection of local Vietnamese food. Food and drinks are the best. Breakfast is included and offers many options for your taste. They offer free bikes and we used them on two different days. Pools are relaxing and sparkling clean. This resort offers a peaceful setting after your travel. Again, a thank you to all staff. We will be back again.
A very disappointing experience. We chose this hotel after looking at all the overwhelmingly positive reviews. I feel this place is comparatively overpriced for the quality it offers. Firstly, the positives. I liked it’s location on the quieter side of Luang Prabang and the staff were wonderfully helpful. Now for the negatives. The Wi-Fi is atrocious. I was attempting to remote work from Luang Prabang but the Wi-Fi was so bad that it was basically impossible. I had to go to places in town to get better connection. The hotel is also tired and in need of updating. The pool was closed for one day of our stay and even when it reopened it had weirdly cloudy water. Not enticing! The bathrooms are charmless and my door didn’t close properly to my room. We also kept having to remind them to clean our rooms as they seemed to get skipped. I honestly just don’t get the hype from other reviewers - this wouldn’t even rank in my top 50 hotels in SE Asia. I’ve stayed in other much better places in Luang Prabang and would not return here.…
My Dream is a beautiful place, run by the most professional team of kind, hardworking staff. My family of 4 stayed 4 nights and from the moment we arrived with the magical lantern lit entrance to the moment we left all was impeccable. Many hotels would do well to learn from the quality of hospitality provided here, especially from the generous and dignified Khamsaen (Sam) who help arrange our tours (pottery village, green jungle, mandalao elephant sanctuary, train tickets to Vang Vieng) and personally offered to drive us to the alms giving ceremony at 5:30am even though by then we would be staying at another hotel. The staff showed a level of care and help that is exemplary. I was also preferring to stay somewhere where we wouldn’t get woken by 4am monastery bells. It was hard to know this in advance as monasteries are everywhere, but I we couldn’t hear bells from My Dream. So good sleeps! From my daughters “ everyone was so friendly, we love the cats, the pool, mango sticky rice, banana muffins.” I’ll add that the coffee was heavenly (strong) and the chicken fried rice (dinner) delicious. This hotel is lucky to have Khamsaen.…
My husband and I spent a wonderful 9 days at My Dream in December, staying in the resort's only private villa. We enjoyed every minute from the moment we arrived to the moment we left. Because of this, and because we feel the resort and its staff deserve it, I'll give a detailed review of our stay :) Upon landing at Luang Prabang airport we were met by a driver from the resort, who was happy to wait for us to buy SIMs at the terminal, and also exchange money (showing us where to do so), before taking us to the resort. There we were greeted by the friendly and attentive Reception staff, who led us into the restaurant to relax, as we had arrived just before lunchtime and the villa was not quite ready for us. (Incidentally, there was no pressure for us to pay up front, despite the length of our stay and us staying in the resort's most expensive lodgings - they were happy for us to pay upon departure.) We were welcomed in the restaurant with a local juice - I think it was hibiscus - and fresh mango, and since we were still a little peckish we also ordered some spring rolls and fruit shakes from the restaurant menu. Both, and indeed all the other things we ate and drank at the restaurant during our stay, were delicious. Once the villa was ready, we were taken to it by the lovely lady who seemed to be in charge of Reception. She gave us a brief tour of the villa before leaving us to unpack and unwind. The villa itself was very spacious for two people. It has a large and comfortable bed, with a sofa and coffee table in front of it and a desk and chair behind it; a kitchenette with a fridge, tea/coffee-making facilities and a modest array of cutlery and crockery; a dining table; a decent-sized wardrobe; and a large bathroom with two sinks, a toilet and both a shower and wonderful bath. The living area and bathroom both opened onto a balcony of sorts overlooking the courtyard, with a table and chairs and a daybed, and the courtyard itself features the pool and two loungers with an umbrella. There's also a lot of greenery, and high(ish) fences keeping out (most) prying eyes. While the villa featured a telephone, TV and radio, we didn't use any of them, as in any case there was reliable WiFi with which to keep ourselves occupied and entertained. Other facilities and amenities included a mosquito net around the bed, but since it was the dry season with very few biting mosquitoes and it was awkward (for us) to get the net around the bed, we ultimately left it unused. There's air conditioning as well, but we didn't use it, relying only on the ceiling fan. We did make use of the fridge to store our own drinks, but water is provided free of charge (and replenished daily) and a range of mini-bar drinks - soft drinks and beer - are available for a modest price. A bowl of fresh fruit awaited us on arrival as well. The bathroom was well stocked with towels and toiletries (bath gel, shampoo & conditioner, cotton buds and various other essentials) as well as a hair dryer. Overall, we were very happy with the villa. For the sake of balance though, there were a few minor things it would be fair to mention. One was that the sliding door into the living area was heavy and quite difficult to move, with a lock that was hard to operate. Another was that throughout the villa, none of the curtains were quite the right size for the windows. Something we only found out relatively late into our stay was that the lights inside the wardrobe are only switched off by closing the sliding doors fully so that little button things high up in the frame are depressed. Also, the safe in the wardrobe would only work using the key, not electronically, but thankfully the Reception desk was happy to give us the key to use for the duration of our stay. And one gripe in the bathroom was that there was no shower curtain or glass divider, which is inconvenient since the shower is right next to the toilet, so each time we used it we had to move the toilet paper away so that it wouldn't get soaked through, and also dry the toilet and the floor around it after the shower. None of these things ruined our stay in any way, I hasten to add, but might be things the resort wants to address. Incidentally, although we didn't drink the tap water at any time, we did use it to brush our teeth, wash our hands, etc. and had zero problems with it. Oh, and speaking of water, the pool is unheated - and since it gets very little direct sunlight throughout the day (due to the overhanging trees and surrounding buildings), the water in it is therefore rather cold :D Otherwise it's a lovely feature, and I at least made use of it every day. Oh (again), and speaking of surrounding greenery, we did find at times that we weren't alone in the villa: we were joined occasionally by local lizards and millipedes, both perfectly harmless, but we shooed them outside nonetheless. There are also cats that call the resort at home, and the somewhat noisy tom came to sit on (and in) the villa roof at times. Not that we minded! Slightly bothersome noise did come early in the morning from the surrounding rooms and neighbouring buildings, but this is unavoidable and never troubled us too much. Services also offered in the villa/at the resort but which we didn't avail ourselves of were laundry (charged separately) and room service (free). We did make use of the free bikes, of which there are about a dozen to choose from, although I found most to have something not quite right with them (flat tyre, the kick-stand not working, etc.). It's therefore a bit of a lottery as to whether you find a reliable one. I was lucky enough to each time I went out riding though - and Luang Prabang is perfect for it, with only a few steeper climbs. The resort staff are also happy to arrange tours, transfers, bookings and the like for you, which we made use of when we wanted to organise a daytrip out to the Kuang Si falls. It was all very easily done, and reasonably priced as far as we were concerned. The resort itself is set back from a relatively quiet road (just 5-10 mins' ride from the airport), accessed down a short laneway. This opens out into a grassy area in front of the main building, the open ground floor of which features Reception on the right and the restaurant on the left. Here breakfast is served - see below for more details of that - and a full menu is also available at lunchtime and for dinner. Reception is, naturally, open round the clock. The accommodation buildings then spread out across and down a slope towards the Nam Khan River, with the large pool for the use of all guests on a terrace below the restaurant, then steps and walkways down to the resort's gardens, which are worth exploring (and relacing in - there is seating here and there) and reach all the way to the riverbank. Speaking of location, the resort is a little further afield from the centre of Luang Prabang than most tourist accommodation, but nevertheless within easy distance of everything you want to see. As we were there in the dry season, the bamboo bridge across the river to the centre of the town was operating, and is only 5 or so mins' walk from the resort. Alternatively, as an experience in itself you can ride bikes or mopeds (but not drive cars) across the old French bridge on the other side of the resort and take the slightly longer way round to the centre. Otherwise it's a car, bus or tuktuk the even longer - but still not very long - way round. In any case, the city is an easy (and fascinating) one to traverse however you choose to do so. (Note that if you're arriving in and/or departing from Luang Prabang by train, the station is rather a long way out of the city - about half an hour - and, as far as I'm aware, is not linked to the centre by any form of public transport or dedicated transfer service. Tuktuks are probably your best and possibly your only bet if you haven't organised to be picked up or taken there.) Back at the resort, the wonderful breakfast is buffet style and served in a separate building just across from the restaurant, except for one day when a slightly more modest spread was served in the restaurant itself. There's something for everyone: fresh fruit, a wide range of bakery and confectionery items, 'Western' staples, hot local dishes, and various options that are made to order: mostly eggs, but also Laotian food. The lady who runs the kitchen is a delight, as indeed are all of the restaurant staff - always friendly, helpful and polite. The restaurant manager, like the two men who were I think the overall resort and operations managers, enjoys a chat, and they all made a point of greeting and talking to us each day, without being at all overbearing or overdoing it. Incidentally, hot drinks can be ordered separately (for free) with breakfast, and it only took a couple of days for the staff to realise we had the same thing each morning - black tea with honey - and to bring it to us each morning thereafter without having to be asked :) Overall, everyone at the resort - without exception - was a delight. So much so, in fact, that on the day we left and were waved off by half the core staff, it actually brought a momentary lump to the throat: I felt very sad to be leaving! By all accounts they (and Luang Prabang as a whole, being Laos' #1 tourist destination) had a tough time of it during the pandemic, so seeing them doing everything so right to make the most of being open again was wonderful. I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending My Dream to anyone looking for a relaxed stay in quality accommodation operated by a dedicated, hard-working and delightful team of people. I would - and hopefully will - return here to stay again in a heartbeat!…
We stayed here for 3 nights in a deluxe room which was comfortable with a balcony. Wifi is a bit slow but it is what it is. For a westerner the breakfast is a bit limited, but we ate for 3 nights and had a lunch which was fine. What really let's it down are the cats in the dining area. One jumped on my lap which was really off-putting as I am allegic to them. If you are going to let cats roam in your dining area then feed them to stop them wanting the diners food. Apart from that the staff are polite and very helpful.
PROS: - peaceful place - good restaurant with a nice view of the pool - nice pools - good services. the staff is helpful. they provide bicycles for free and scooters to rent - they provide transport to the city center if you need Not necessary a CONS, depends on the traveller type, but the city center is about 15 minutes walking on a quite dark street and the bamboo bridge. I must admit that I would preffer a place closer to the bars and restaurants. But, if you want to stay in a chill place, this is the one.
This is one of my favourite hotels, it was my fourth visit to Luang Prabang and My Dream over the last 8 years. Luang Prabang as always is beautiful and the My Dream resort is a very friendly, quiet and relaxing place to stay across the river from the old town but still within easy distance to walk or ride. Rooms are very comfortable with large beds and even soft enough for me. Good aircon and bathrooms, along with very good food and friendly welcoming staff.
Beautiful boutique hotel a short drive away from the hustle and bustle of the city center. Miss Cristina got us settled right away and was amazingly helpful! Delicious breakfast, beautiful grounds and comfortable rooms made for the perfect visit.
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