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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

We stayed at Thongbay Guest House from January 8 - 13, 2014 on the recommendation of both my son and daughter who had stayed there on different visits to Luang Prabang. I had tried to book directly through Thongbay but they were already full for the dates we needed so I went to Agoda rooms and was able to book... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014 via mobile

I traveled solo here and really wished I was closer to town. The shuttle service is a bit limited and it was just a hassle to have to tuk tuk back and forth. I also spent extra for a riverside bungalow and while it was lovely and clean I couldn't get hot water so my showers were quick and chilly.... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

Luang Prabang is amazing, but it's difficult to find a quiet spot to sit and just enjoy the Mekong flow past in town. Thongbay is five-ten mins cycle ride out of the picturesque old town (you can rent a bike here for free) and situated right on the river side. The setting is beautiful, nice and secluded. I took one... More 

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Kilauea, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

I'm embarrassed that it's taken me 8 months to review this place. I am a solo professional female traveler, who stayed at the guesthouses for 10 days last spring. In a country of ridiculously friendly people, even the staff at Thongbay stands out. Yeah, it's a bit out of town, but the short cycle in on the bikes they provide... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

We stayed here for 3 nights and would definitely recommend it. It's worth the extra money to have a river view--it was great to sit on our bungalow porch each morning and eat breakfast overlooking the river. The bungalow itself was full of character and comfortable. Just a warning that there's not much hot water to be had for showers.... More 

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Hobart, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

We are a family of 4 and stayed in a family bungalow facing the river in January 2014. The bungalow has a traditional Lao feel with a grass roof, and a verandah looking out onto the nam khan river. The bathroom is western and the accommodation is clean, comfortable and full of character. The setting is beautiful with well maintained... More 

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Bremen, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

No doubt: This was the most beautiful place we have stayed in on our trip to Thailand and Laos. This amazing guesthouse is just like paradise. The garden around which the bungalows are situated is so beautiful and so well taken care of. The terrace offers superb views onto Nam Khan River. The bungalows are so beautiful, beds are perfect,... More 

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Phnom penh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014 via mobile

You will be welcomed and farewelled like family. Amazing breakfasts and location. Nothing is too much trouble. Be aware that in mid jan the temperature here was see-your-breath cold In the morning so bring warm clothes. After being shoulder to shoulder with half of the tourists in Laos in the central area it's great to be able to walk back... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

My husband and I spent 5 nights at Thongbay Bungalows and would have to say it was one of the most magnificent places we have ever stayed! Every single staff member from the van driver who picked us up from the airport to the young women who brought us breakfast each morning to our room as well as the receptionists... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

I stayed at Thongbay for 4 nights in December. It was really tranquil and felt very special, I had a bungalow overlooking the river which was well worth the extra expense. The staff were really friendly and hospitable and interested to talk and to organise expeditions for a very reasonable price. It is true that the hotel is some way... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
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Additional Information about Thongbay Guesthouse

Address: Ban Vieng May, Vat Sakem, Luang Prabang 0600, Laos
Location: Laos > Luang Prabang Province > Luang Prabang
Price Range: $32 - $74 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 16
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