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Dondet Islands

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    • River Garden UTOPIAN VERIFIED JUL 2020
        +856 (0) 20-7770-1860, email

        Just before the old French bridge to Kone Island. Gay-owned guesthouse and restaurant located in the 4000 Island region (Champasak province) and offering a relaxed and homey atmosphere. Five riverside bungalows with hammocks and big windows to view the Mekong River and Donkon. Enjoy the quiet and relaxed atmosphere, ride or walk through rice fields to impressive waterfalls, or take a boat to see rare fresh water dolphins. The lovely hardwood bungalows have nice, clean bathrooms. Friendly owner, Mr. Aek, will tell you stories about the local people. The Cambodian border is only 10km away. Very inexpensive. Call in advance for free pick up from Don Det North pier or Don Khon pier.
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LUANG PRABANG -- area code +856-71

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    • The Apsara UTOPIA VERIFIED MAR 2023
        Kingkitsarath Rd, Baan Wat Sene
        071-254-670, email

        Right in the heart of the old city, on the banks of the Nam Khan river (the quiet side of the peninsula). The Apsara offers seven rooms, all with air-con, fan, bathroom and terrace with a view to die for. Also has a restaurant serving modern European and Asian food and the driest Martinis in town. Room rates include full American or continental breakfast.
        Utopia Member Benefit: 10% DISCOUNT on accommodation for members who book directly and show their card on arrival.
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    • Hotel de la Paix UTOPIA VERIFIED JUL 2020
        Manomai Rd, Ban Mano
        +856 7126-0777, FAX +856 7126-0776, email

        Gay-managed luxury hotel occupying a heritage mansion, built in the 1900s for the French Governor's family, perfectly reflecting the cultural heritage of Luang Prabang UNESCO World Heritage Site. The hotel offers 23 suites for leisure and relaxation in exclusive accommodation with 5m high ceilings, private gardens, and some with plunge pools. Hotel de la Paix offers the tranquility, serenity and romance that travelers exploring the exotic Indochina dream about.
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    • Sanakeo Boutique Hotel UTOPIA VERIFIED JAN 2023
        Phu Vao Rd
        +856 71-525-055, email

        Gay and lesbian-friendly accommodation. Outdoor pool and free wifi in all areas. Guests may enjoy relaxing treatments at the hotel's spa and wellness center. Bicycle rentals are also offered to explore the nearby attractions and the ancient city.
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    • Saynamkhan Hotel River View UTOPIA VERIFIED FEB 2023
        Ban Vat Sene King Kitsalath Rd
        212-976, FAX 2537-19, email

        A chic, warm, gay-owned, G&L-friendly hotel located in the heart of the peninsula of Luang Prabang, across the river with close proximity to ancient temples, Phousi Mountain and the Night Market. There are 16 beautifully furnished river view rooms with flat screen TV, free Wifi, aircon, and mini bar. Four rooms with private balconies.
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    • Villa Deux Rivières UTOPIA VERIFIED JUL 2020
        Kingkitsarath Rd, Ban Khily
        020-737-8575, email

        Gay-friendly boutique accommodation. Located in the heart of the old city, on the banks of the Nam Khan river (the quiet side of the peninsula, with all places of interest within walking distance). Sixteen comfortable rooms, decorated in traditional Lao style, yet equipped with all modern facilities. Your choice of Standard, Deluxe or Garden/River View Suite comes with aircon, fan, mini-bar, safety box, 32" LCD TV, hot water rain shower, free Wi-Fi.
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Pakse / Champasak

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    • The River Resort UTOPIA VERIFIED JUL 2020
        Ban Muangsean, Muang Champasak
        +856 30-956-8306, email

        G&L-friendly, stylish and modern resort bordering on the Mekong River in the south of Laos, 45 minutes from Pakse International Airport, with regular international connections from/to Bangkok and other cities. The resort has 28 very private and large guest rooms in Villa style (22 riverfront rooms and 6 pond/garden rooms). Each guest room has chic contemporary furnishings, all the customary amenities, an indoor and romantic outdoor rain shower, and a very wide terrace facing the Mekong River for relaxation and enjoyment of spectacular Mekong sunrises. Natural landscaping with rice paddy, ponds, organic and hydroponic gardens and ancient native trees. Two lovely infinity swimming pools on the riverside. Spa for relaxing Thai and Lao massage. Cocktails and dining (continental and Thai/Lao cuisine, and homemade desserts) in their dining sala or al fresco on the riverside. Romantic Mekong River sunset cruises available. Wonderful location for relaxation and nearby sightseeing by tuk-tuk or bicycle to Wat Phou UNESCO World Heritage site, day trips by van and boat to the famous 4,000 Islands in the Mekong, or to waterfalls and coffee culture on the Bolaven Plateau.
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Vangvieng -- area code +856-23

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    • Riverside Boutique Resort UTOPIA VERIFIED JAN 2023
        +856 (0)23-511-726, email

        Gay-friendly, elegant boutique hotel ideally located on the banks of the Nam Song River, within walking distance of the city center. An ideal departure point for excursions and activities in the countryside. The resort comprises 28 Deluxe rooms with aircon, free Wifi, wooden furniture, and private balconies. They all have beautiful decor inspired by eight different Lao ethnic groups. The rooms. as well as the restaurant and the swimming pool. offer stunning views over the limestone mountains of Vangvieng.
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