Luang Prabang – Mekong Riverview Hotel
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Luang Prabang – Mekong Riverview Hotel

Luang Prabang – Mekong Riverview Hotel

Our checking in process at the Mekong Riverview Hotel was wonderful – greeted by the hotel manager Bounvone Keonida, with hand towels and a tropical drink.  We sat down with us going over all the details of the hotel and the city.  We gave us a map of the town going over in detail all of the best places to visit.  Also at this time we met the owner of the hotel Urban Paulsson (you can read more about him here).

The first thing Urban did when he met us was to invite us for wine in the “Viewpoint Cafe” at 6:30pm that evening (more on this a little later).  After this Bounvone showed us to our room.  Our room was a suite on the second floor overlooking the Mekong river.

Wine at Viewpoint Cafe – We did take Urban’s offer to join him for wine that evening at the hotel’s Viewpoint Cafe.  This was a wonderful experience as we got to meet talk with Urban but with other guests as well.  One person in particular that stood out just also happened to be the United States Ambassador to Laos, Daniel A. Clune, who was also staying in the hotel.  Daniel is in town for the towns celebration of the 20th Anniversary of its inscription as a UNESCO World Heritage Site which happens on this coming Wednesday the 9th.  It was a very nice evening and we enjoyed it very much.

20th Anniversary of UNESCO – The big highlight of this celebration will be a Elephant Parade in Luang Prabang which takes place on tomorrow (Dec. 9th).  We plan to be there taking plenty of pictures and video!

 

Hotel

The five buildings that make up the hotel grounds are all fairly new but built to look older using the old traditional Lao architecture.  The town of Luang Prabang is much like a peninsula, with the hotel on the lower end facing the Mekong river.  The beds! – yes the wonderful beds here are Tempur-Pedic from Sweden (owner of hotel is from Sweden) and each side has their own controls.

 

Gallery – Hotel / Grounds

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Gallery – Our Room

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Gallery – Breakfast Viewpoint Cafe

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Mythical Dean

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