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Khoun & Khone Bungalows
Reviewed January 15, 2012

Certainly one of our highlights of our trip to Laos. Khoune and his wife Khone and family are wonderful and warm people. There food was simply some of the very best we eat in all of Laos. It's a good 15min jeep ride out of Luang Prabang but that's very welcome and it's good fun being ferried around in one of their jeeps (included in the price). Try to do one of Khounes trips - we did a trip to a local village with him and were most struck by his care for the village people. He will recommend you buy a box of apples for the children of the village (he will organise the buying for you) rather than the usual sweets and pens. Khone checks on the villagers saving apples for the more old or those struggling and enquires after people as you go round. The rooms are nice and it's a peaceful surrounding. Highly recommended for those who want peace and quiet, a local feel and great food!

  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 28, 2011

I just got back from 3 nights here. It is as all the others say, a wonderful stay. Khoun and his lovely family make you feel so welcome and at home. The food is delicious and there are animals everywhere - cute kittens, dogs, fish. The bungalows are well maintained, clean, and the bathrooms are nice too with hot water. However, if you go in the winter, at nights it does get very cold, so be sure to take extra layers! Although it is a bit of out of town, it never was an issue for us. If you come back from town after 6pm, please do take a tuk tuk back to the guesthouses as Khoun will not say no, to a pick up, but i think it is preferred. The service is the best you'll find in Laos. The staff is Khoun's family, and they are always on time, and always responsive, and always so friendly.

  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 11, 2011

Khoune and Khone really know how to make their guests feel at home - Khoune ferried us around in his ex-army American jeep whenever we needed to get to town and Khone made amazing home-cooked food (try the fresh spring rolls!)

We were part of thier family for three days and when we left for Muang Ngoi, they bartered with the boatmen to ensure we didn't get overcharged.

They went above and beyond the normal service. A few more places like this in Laos would be very welcome.

NB: the most amazing setting and a beautiful view to boot!

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 7, 2011

As you bounce up the dirt track 10 mins from town in one of their cool old jeeps you ponder on whether you've made a mistake. If you want a sterile novotel with minibar and trouser press, you have. If you want to stay in a beautiful teak floored, thatched bungalow with fresh air shower room, a wonderful warm family, a host who has a million stories and a hostess whose attention to service is surpassed only by her amazing cooking- then you haven't. Our kids played with the kittens until all were exhausted and K&Ks kids took my 9 year old fishing on the Meekong with home fashioned bamboo poles specially created for the trip. Priceless.

  • Stayed: August 2011
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Reviewed July 7, 2011

I can't say enough abouy my time at Khoun & Khone's place in Laos. It really was a fantastic experience. From riding down a dirt road to their beautiful property, to going on day trips with the family, to eating home cooked (and delicious meals) at night, this stay really made our SE Asia trip. The beautiful bungalows and a peaceful property were also highlights. For someone looking for an authentic experience, I would highly recommend this place.

  • Stayed: August 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 18, 2011

We found this little gem on Trip Advisor and were not at all disappointed. We were picked up from the airport in a little jeep and after 2 months of travel, were immediately excited about the prospect of not staying in a city centre. We stayed in a beautiful little cabin at the back of the property for 4 nights and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We loved getting to know the family, and being able to ask our hosts all sorts of questions about Laos history and culture. Khone's cooking is yummy and Khoun is a great story teller. We also did a bit of culture sharing and showed Mimi and Khone how to make little chocolate puddings. Transport in and out of Luang Prabang was easy and simple to organise with K&K. On our last day we went on a little trip to the waterfalls with Mimi and the driver Sunpawn (we think that's how you spell it) and then stopped in at a local village, (both of which we would recommend). K&K actually support a lot of the local community with things like malaria tablets, assistance with fresh water, nutrition etc. We would also HIGHLY RECOMMEND that you have the Laos BBQ one night for dinner - this was an absolute highlight and we loved being able to share a meal and a few drinks with the whole family.

This is not a place to be worried about checking your emails (too hard) or watching TV (you can't). Instead, you should be soaking up the beautiful location and enjoying the company of a genuine Laos family.

  • Stayed: September 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 14, 2011

Myself and 3 friends stayed with Khoun and Khone for 2 nights in January and it was the best decision we have ever made. We wanted to do something a little different than staying in hotels our whole trip through Asia, so after reading the reviews we went ahead and booked it.

We got picked up in their Jeep from town, and driven through the dirt roads back to their place, even that ride was a lot of fun! It was very relaxing, the bungalows are very nice inside with a double bed or two beds, and a big stone walled bathroom out the back. Khone cooks amazing lunch and dinner dishes for a few dollars, there are hammocks outside the bungalows to chill out on, and for a small fee, Khoun will take you up through the mountains to the waterfalls, which are exquisite, and he took us to the hilltribe village and showed us around, which was something we couldn't really do without him. He is very knowledgeable and taught us so many things about the Lao people and his country. They will give you a lift into town at no extra cost, and can pick you up before 9pm aswell.

Staying with Khoun and Khone will enhance your Lao experience so much. I highly recommend staying in their bungalows and getting to know them over a few days, they are so friendly and accommodating, and will make your holiday so much more enjoyable.

  • Stayed: January 2011, traveled with friends
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Address: Ban Na Dad, Luang Prabang 0600, Laos
Location: Laos > Luang Prabang Province > Luang Prabang
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Ranked #65 of 163 Specialty Lodging in Luang Prabang
Number of rooms: 6
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