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I really fell in love with the family-run Thongbay Guesthouse in Luang Prabang!
Thongbay Guesthouse in Luang Prabang
The Thongbay Guesthouse is situated two kilometers from the center of Luang Prabang on the bank of the Nam Khan, a tributary of the Mekong, and is composed of small bungalows with private veranda on the garden or the river. The furnishings is very basic, but comfortable and practical, ideal for to feel on holiday.
Thongbay Guesthouse in Luang Prabang
Thongbay Guesthouse in Luang Prabang
The shower is well worth a note, with its hot water and with a good pressure. A detail not to take for granted around here!

I stayed five nights in total, four before and one after the three days hike to discover the Laotian tribal villages, and I felt pampered by the staff and the surrounding peace.

I spent hours in the morning and then in the evening writing and musing while lying on my terrace overlooking the river and the mountain Phousi behind it and I was happily distracted by the monks that come down on the bank to do their laundry, to bathe and to play with the neighborhood children.

Thongbay Guesthouse a Luang Prabang
Thongbay Guesthouse a Luang Prabang
I also appreciated the quality of the Lao dishes served in the evening on the bamboo porch in front of the front desk area, not to mention the breakfast! In the evening you can choose what you want for breakfast and at what time you want it and in the morning, stealthily, everything is carefully arranged on your terrace and only when everything is ready and you get notified by a gentle tap on the door and a sweet sa-bai-Dee don saow … a delight!
Thong bay Guesthouse in Luang Prabang

Besides the unfailing smiles and endless availability towards the guests, the guesthouse offers free transportation to and from the airport and to and from downtown, every hour in the morning and late in the afternoon. There are also bicycles available or, if you prefer to walk like I did, count about a half hour taking time to see local shops, schools and any other detail along the way.

If I’d really need to find a lack, the wifi is only available near the reception area and then only in the bungalows adjacent to it, but in that peace I really did not miss it …

Upon check-out I was given a bracelet for good luck and a raw silk stole and on my part it was just a goodbye.

Thongbay Guesthouse a Luang Prabang
If you wish more information, this is their website:

Personal Note

Thanks to my previous job and often for pleasure, in the last seventeen years I spent almost more time in hotels than at home. Here are those I consider special places not to be missed. Those I truly hope to come back to again and again…

These posts have nothing to do with sponsorships.

These are just places where I stayed and that I loved and feel like have to be recommended to everybody.

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Silvia's Trips

Hi there! My name is Silvia and after 15 years between the Paris Opera and the Palau de les Arts in Valencia I now run a boutique hotel in Cinque Terre, deal with tourism management and blogging, sail, horse-ride, play guitar and write about my solo trips around the world. For more info about me and my travel blog check my full bio.