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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Reviewed 17 April 2014

Loved the location, overlooking the river. Lovely relaxing on the balcony on the mattresses. A little bit out of town, but I think worth it. The breakfast is HUGE and very good. Book bikes in advance if you want to use them, as they didn't have any available when we wanted to use them. If you're there on a Sunday...

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Bonn
Reviewed 14 April 2014

We enjoyed 3 nights in a river side bungalow at Thongbay Guesthouse in Luang Prabang. Having breakfast in the morning served on the balcony was just great. The staff is friendly and attentive. We can really recommend staying at this Guesthouse! The only thing you have to be aware of is that the bungalows are equipped with fans but not...

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Muenster, Germany
Reviewed 13 April 2014

Staying at Thongbay was an excellent choice. The rustic but yet comfortable riverside bungalows offer a great view of the river and the wat on the mountain, you can watch Lao life on the river banks, the atmosphere is totally relaxed. Well worth mentioning is the great staff: everybody does its very best to be welcoming, helpful, and professional, and...

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Sydney
Reviewed 10 April 2014

We spent one week at Thongbay Guesthouse in a river view bungalow. The bungalows are set in a beautiful garden full of flowering orchids. We loved sitting on our balcony overlooking the river eating our breakfast each morning watching the fishermen and the farmers on the opposite bank. The staff (especially Neth, Vanh and Lai - all who had wonderful...

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 3 April 2014

The cabins are basic at best and definitely not soundproof. Besides, there are several big noise producers in the vicinity that wake you up and will keep you awake without proper earplugs; the thongbay hotel rooster (!), various other roosters, and a buddhist monastery that rings their bells at 4 AM. Apart from that the hotel is far from town...

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Philipp E, Inhaber at Thongbay Guesthouse, responded to this review

Dear Guest, My name is Lay Inthavong and I am the owner of Thongbay Guesthouse. I was very surprised by your rather negative review. Now I would like to use the opportunity to respond to your complaints. You write about the noise of the roosters. Here it is common that most neighbors have a few chickens and roosters. We do...

Kelowna, Canada
Reviewed 3 April 2014

My wife and I stayed 5 nights at the Thongbay Guesthouse and absolutely loved it. Our River View Bungalow over looking the Nam Khan river provided a very relaxing and tranquil setting. Although the Guesthouse is a little bit out of the town center, the free transportation provided by the Guesthouse, or the free bikes or the 20 min walk...

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Brussels, Belgium
Reviewed 2 April 2014

We stayed a couple of days in this outside of town guesthouse which turned out to be great. There are free bicycles available and shuttle bus to town (5 min). We had a river view bungalow with our own little porch where we enjoyed taking the delicious and filling breakfast to kick off the day. Except from the coincidental renovation...

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Prague
Reviewed 26 March 2014

We stayed in Thongbay Guesthouse riverside bungalow for 2 nights in March, 2014. Staff was very friendly and attentive to every detail during our stay, the location was very convenient (25 minutes walk or 5 minutes by a shuttle minivan). Highly recommended.

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 March 2014

We stayed in a riverside view bungalow for 2 nights and had a very pleasant stay. Having read about the noise from the karaoke bar, we requested beforehand to have a bungalow further away from the bar which was taken into account. The beds were comfortable enough, considering the prevalence of hard mattresses in Laos and the bungalows themselves were...

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Philipp E, Inhaber at Thongbay Guesthouse, responded to this review

Dear Guest, My name is Lay and I am the owner of the Thongbay G.H. in Luang Prabang. I just have discovered your Review in the Tripadvisor site. I appreciate a lot that you took time to write a feedback about our Thongbay Guesthouse and I would like to say many thanks to you. About the transfer fee to the...

Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 17 March 2014

Stayed with family and friends - split between two rooms - for 3-4 days. A couple of us took the bus up from Vientiane, and three flew in directly. Overall it made for a good home base, with nice views along the river, quality breakfast, and good service. Taking the shuttle in/out of town was easy, and they arranged for...

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

Address: Ban Vieng May, Vat Sakem, Luang Prabang 0600, Laos
Region: Laos > Luang Prabang Province > Luang Prabang
Price Range: $74 - $106 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 16
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“Choose a room overlooking the river”
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“View of river if possible”
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“The bungalows over-looking the river are exquisite. The ones along the garden seemed peaceful and lovely.”
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“Recommend at bungalow along the river.”
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