We had decided to split our week in luang prabang into three days out of town and four in town. We choose Khoun and Khone after reading the online reviews and still felt some unease about the desicion on the plane ride, esp about whether the kids (ages 18, 14 and 7) would be bored.. However, from the first ride in the jeep from the airport, we never gave it a second thought. The kids (esp our 7yo) were treated like family. The food was the best we ate on our nearly month long holiday, my husband still has cravings for the red curry.
Travelling in the open top jeep was enormous fun (except for when the welding gave way on the front passsenger seat and left the 18yo with a very sore shin... The waterfalls are a highlight but we very much enjoyed being taken around the Hmong village and whisky village as well.
The kids were never bored, even though there was no tv and we didn't bother trying to access the internet. I think we could have stayed happily for one more night (esp as the hotel we moved to was completely awful) but it was good to spend some time in town as well.
We had two bungalows between the 5 of us. The kids bungalow was closest to the dining bungalow and the water pressure in the shower was far better than ours which was up the hill a bit. the views were wonderful however and more than made up for the dodgy showers. We spent a lot of time kicking back on balconies, reading and playing cards.
Khone and Khoun also have very friendly and well looked after pet cats and dogs. Very much a family home.
I wouldn't recommend it if you like travelling in airconditioned comfort, like access to the internet constantly and need large crowds of tourists around you. But if you have kidsa(or not), like really good food and great hosts, then stay here. Could not recommend it highly enough.
- Also Known As:
- Khoun & Khone Bungalows Hotel Luang Prabang
- Khoun And Khone Bungalows