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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 September 2013

We stayed there for two nights and although we loved the character of the place there were certain things that we didn't like. Firstly, if you pay 35 dollars for a room you expect it to have aircon, our room had a ceiling fan and when it was used it sounded like a helicopter taking off so we turned it...

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

Dear guest, thank you for your review in the TripAdvisor. We regret that you could not fully enjoy your stay in our guesthouse. We understand that there are guests like you, who prefer to have air conditioning. Our bungalows are built of wood and have a roof made ​​of straw. Therefore it is hardly possible to install air conditioning. We...

Hanoi
Reviewed 6 September 2013

This is my second time staying in this guesthouse (first time was 2008 new year eve), but I feel the same with its garden, the bangalows, big rooms with bacony, and of course, the hospitality and services. We got a long driving from Vientaine and arrived the village very late, the lane was not in good condition but when we...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 September 2013

We stayed at the Thongbay guesthouse as part of our visit to northern Laos. It was certainly the highlight of our entire trip. We couldn't have asked for a better bungalow than the family one we had overlooking the river. It had everything we needed and more. The garden and the views were wonderful, and the balcony was the perfect...

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London
Reviewed 25 August 2013

Stayed there for 3 nights and aside the almost constant monks chanting from the temple opposite ( nice to hear for an hour or so, tedious after a while especially at 11pm) and the awful karaoke on the river bank opposite, this is truly a gem of a gesthouse. The owner Philippe, is extremely welcoming and helfpul and he got...

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Paris, France
Reviewed 23 August 2013

The Thongbay guesthouse is a cute little hotel, made up of wooden, thatched bungalows around a lusciously green garden, along the Nam Khan river. It has a boutique feel to it, staying cheap and cheerful, a sort of cross between a backpackers mini heaven with its whiteboard breakfast ordering board and its cool vibes, and a relaxing, green and natural...

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Reviewed 23 August 2013 via mobile

We've been traveling for five months and the staff at Thongbay are the nicest we've met. The grounds are beautiful with many relaxing options to sit and enjoy the scenery- on your balcony, in the garden, by the river, you name it. The food is great (especially the curries) and less expensive than options in town. But the best part...

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Saratoga, New York
Reviewed 18 August 2013

I recently stayed at Thongbay Guesthouse on a 3 day, 2 night trip to Luang Prabang. I picked this guesthouse to stay because of the Trip Advisor reviews. I was not disappointed--in fact I had a great stay at Thongbay. The friendly staff greeted me at the airport with my name on a sign. Airport pick-up is included with the...

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Bucharest, Romania
Reviewed 14 August 2013

The guesthouse is located somewhat away from the city and the night market but it makes it up with the beautiful river view. The nights can be a little bit noisy because of the discos that locals organize, with music speakers at full blast :). The airport pickup was free and the service excellent, the people working there were extremely...

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Leeds
Reviewed 11 August 2013

Guide books will tell you that Luang Prabang stays in the memory for a long time. I wouldn't disagree. Apart from the area around the Main Street, which has an odd mix of beautiful restaurants and Western style bars playing chart hits it is serenity at its best. Thongbay epitomises exactly that serenity. Flying in from Ha Noi, we were...

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Sheffield
Reviewed 30 July 2013

Thongbay deserves its accolades. The family and staff who run it are welcoming and helpful, the garden is beautiful and our riverside rooms ideal. We loved having breakfast on the verandah above the Nam Khan. Its distance from town is a plus as far as we were concerned, and there are free shuttles and bicycles to bridge the gap. There's...

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  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Minibar
  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Room Service
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Thongbay Guesthouse

Address: Ban Vieng May, Vat Sakem, Luang Prabang 0600, Laos
Region: Laos > Luang Prabang Province > Luang Prabang
Price Range: $76 - $107 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 16
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“Recommend at bungalow along the river.”
 of 5 bubbles 360kenk, 18 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Pay the extra money for a river view room!”
 of 5 bubbles angie68350, 15 Jan 2017 | Read review
“ALL nice! The River views are more expensive but we tried both and we loved being on the river.”
 of 5 bubbles Fidelclan, 12 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Bungalows that overlook the river are more private and have lovely views of the Nam Khan River.”
 of 5 bubbles linda009, 11 Jan 2017 | Read review
“stay as close to the water as you can so you have a nice mountain view”
 of 5 bubbles danieladV1170RT, 22 Dec 2016 | Read review
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