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My Dream Boutique Resort
Ranked #4 of 260 Luang Prabang B&B and Inns
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plymouth
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“Brillaint”
Reviewed December 10, 2013

We stayed here for four nights at the beginning of November. This place was/is stunning - good sized clean rooms; excellent breakfast; attentive staff; clean swimming pool; tranquil gardens and at a good price. We had to move somewhere else for the last two days of our stay as the Hotel was full and we did therefore have a comparison on what we looked at and where we stayed - suffice to say there is no comparison - book here. Don't worry about the location the hotel will get a tuk-tuk for you and it does not cost much and you are helping the economy as well.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed December 9, 2013

My Dream is a lovely hotel, my husband I loved it. It is a 10 minute walk to town over the bamboo bridge, or otherwise take the free bikes the hotel has on offer and cycle. We stayed in the bungalow suite and it was pure relaxation. A terrace overlooking the well kept gardens, comfortable beds, sitting area and a large spacious bathroom with bath overlooking the bungalows private garden and separate shower.
The staff are very helpful and nice and nothing is a problem for them to help you with.
The breakfast is excellent with fruit, muesli, muffins, different types of bread, cheese, tomatoes, fresh squeezed juice as well as a selection of hot Asian dishes. You could also order eggs.
The hotel has a nice pool area where we also hung out for an afternoon where you can order drinks and snacks.
Wifi works in the restaurant and next to the pool and they have a laptop for guest use in the reception. The only very small negative I have is that the wifi doesn't work in the bungalow and the TV is very old. Both things not a big deal for me. I would definitely recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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bristol
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Reviewed December 7, 2013 via mobile

Lovely quaint hotel with a personal touch. Free use of push bikes and 3 free daily transfers to town per day- although the first one was after midday. As the bamboo bridge wasn't constructed at the time - 25 nov, we chose to walk- the quickest way ( a good 20 min) was via the "old" bridge. Which maybe safe to drive across - only motos and bicycles allowed (not cars / tuktuks- they have to go the long way round; walking across was hairy to say the least- some planks definitely need nailing down, it was high and very unsafe. That said if you like a beautiful retreat and don't mind fitting in with the transfers or riding a bike then it's a lovely hotel with good staff of which communication could sometimes be a problem but generally the manager was there to translate. The tomatoes and jam at breakfast was to die for! All in all good hotel, shame about the location- maybe the bamboo bridge would have made a difference to our experience.

Stayed November 2013
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SomnuekLuangPrabang, Owner at My Dream Boutique Resort, responded to this review, December 9, 2013
Dear guest,

We appreciate your comments on our hotel and that you cherished the food and kindness of our staff in particular. The location of MY DREAM BOUTIQUE RESORT is only a little bit far from the city center during the high water level season of the Namkhan River. From December onwards (it has been opened recently) the bamboo bridge is a convenient shortcut from our hotel until the rainy season sets in. However, it takes some time to construct it. For the rest of the year we offer our free-of-cost-bicycles and the car shuttle service. Furthermore we would like to mention that our WIFI system has been improved to meet the latest available technical standard.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed December 6, 2013 via mobile

We booked this place as it was a great budget option for LP. I'm so glad we did, a true gem just by the river. LP town is a 5-10 min walk just across the old bamboo bridge. It's a great location, has a pool and the breakfast is of good quality. Wifi is available, but intermittent in downloading and the rooms clean. The local Buddhist monks walk past the entrance to the b&b every sunrise. I would recommend this place and didn't forget to arrange a free pick up from the airport.

Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thailand
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Reviewed December 2, 2013

Don't miss it ! this IS the best ever value for money you'll get and no need to spend 200 US staying in a fancy place, as you will get the same amount of luxury and pampering here for less than half.
Having been many times to Luang and having stayed at many hotels, from 2 to 5 star, THIS is the place. Set in a beautiful and peaceful garden overlooking the river, My Dream offers all you can ask, from traditional wooden rooms with balcony, to a great breakfast buffet, via a lovely swimming pool, free wifi, bicycles and airport transfers. The staff goes out of it' way to help and though not in the middle of town (thank god...), it's a 5 minute bike or tuktuk ride or a 15 minute walk to downtown. Luang has become a bit of a circuls over the last few years. Still lovely to visit, but dozens and dozens of hotels and guesthouses in town, very close to each other, many with karaoke, was not my idea of a peaceful night. So yes, My Dream become also my dream. Besides, the owner sponsors local students, helping them with language courses and internet access. So, one more reason to go for it !

Room Tip: The Deluxe rooms, with a view, are worth the extra few dollars, but regular rooms are just as good...
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 24, 2013 via mobile

Beautiful garden and pool, good breakfast and service, clean and comfortable rooms with natural feel (all wood, pastel colours and natural fabrics). Out of the main touristy area yet 15 mins away walking.

Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
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Great Malvern, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 16, 2013

Had three nights here earlier this month. For the first two we were in a standard room which was very good. Comfortable bed tea, coffee etc, good toiletries provided and a nice balcony. We then went "upriver" for a night and on our return were upgraded to a bungalow room for the night. This was massive with a sofa and more comfortable chairs on the balcony and a larger bathroom. We had no problem with the location even though the bamboo bridge was not there. It didn't take long to walk over the metal bridge and reach the centre of town and we liked being in a more local area on our return. The only night we heard Utopia was in the bungalow room and it stopped at about 11.30. Maybe we were lucky. Breakfast was great in the attractive restaurant and we loved resting in the cabana by the river with a delicious mint and lemon smoothy. The staff were very helpful and nice to think it is locally owned. I would recommend it as excellent value for money away from the more touristy parts of town but on the whole Luang Prabang also gets 5stars from me. A great stay

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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: My Dream Boutique Resort
Address: Ban Mougga Village, Mougaga Street, Luang Prabang, Laos
Location: Laos > Luang Prabang Province > Luang Prabang
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
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Ranked #4 of 260 B&Bs / Inns in Luang Prabang
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — My Dream Boutique Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 21
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Nestled in a peaceful garden, leading down to an uninterrupted view of the Nam Khan river, My Dream is an oasis of tranquility, just minutes from Luang Prabang's bustling town centre. Rooms and furnishings of natural woods and woven Lao fabrics blend seamlessly into lush surroundings. Sunshine streams through floor-to-ceiling glass doors, which open out to private balconies. You may choose a room in Sala, Chandara, or Latsana, or select your own bungalow – or bungalow suite. All are light, airy, and a reflection of Lao culture and design. ... more   less 
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