From the street one could never imagine that Maison Dalabua hides a secluded oasis with a beautiful lily pond and lush gardens filled with a great range of tropical climate flora including many varieties of orchids. Such a pleasant surprise. Our over-water bungalow was the perfect place to relax and enjoy the serenity of the lily pond and the peacefulness of Luang Prabang. I also highly recommend that when staying at Maison Dalabua you book a table at the adjoining restaurant. Independently run, but connected to the hotel it offers magnificently presented Laos traditional and fusion choices all served with great finesse. The hotel is also conveniently located to wake early and walk up to the main road to observe the alms collecting of the saffron robed monks - a 'must do activity' in Luang prabang.