Luang Prabang

The Cold River Guest house

Lunag Prabang Town, P.O.Box 854, Laos

Phone: (856-71) 252 810 Mobile:(020) 5778 749

The Cold River guest house is Lonely Planet's top pick, and I can readily see why. The service is warm and welcoming, the place is squeaky-clean, some of the rooms probably the best situated ones anywhere, and the price is reasonable. The kitchen is open most of the day and meals can be had anytime. I ended up with one their best rooms with a veranda overlooking Na Khan River, a local tributary to the Mekong River. If I should find myself in Luang Prabang again in future, there is not qustion in my mind where I would stay. It is maybe a 15 minute walk from the town center, a situation I did not mind at all, since it kept me from the noisy and bustling, totally touristy part of town. On the other hand, nothing in town is very far, and the town is very simple to navigate.

They arranged a day trip on the Mekong to the Pak Ou Caves and the Khung Xi Waterfalls.

Laundry service is available, as are free bananas & water, and the guest house will arrange airport drop-off.

Reservation strongly suggested.

Highly Recommended

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