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February 13, 2008

Boutique Hotels in Luang Prabang, Laos

 Boutique Hotels in Luang Prabang, Laos (Room in La Residence Phou Vao, Luang Prabang, Laos)
Luang Prabang is the jewel of Indochina, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1995. The ancient royal city is surrounded by mountains at the junction of the Mekong and its tributary, the Khan river. In the center of the city is Mount Phousi with stunning views of the surrounding temples and hills. Luang Prabang is a magical place where time seems to stand still; it's becoming increasingly popular these days as travelers discover its old time charm and serenity.

This guide provides the complete list of boutique hotels and resorts in Luang Prabang, Laos. As Luang Prabang is small, you can practically reach everywhere by foot. Plan your vacation well and you can probably stay at all the resorts below and you probably should!

Boutique Hotels in Luang Prabang

La Residence Phou Vao, Luang Prabang - ForeverBee Recommended

La Residence Phou Vao is probably Luang Prabang's best hotel. La Résidence Phou Vao boasts breathtaking views of the mountains and the sedate World Heritage town of Luang Prabang. La Résidence Phou Vao boasts 3 hectares of lush gardens, rich with bougainvillea, palms and frangipani, which fringe the breathtaking infinity swimming pool overlooking Mount Phousi.The Spa at La Résidence Phou Vao is the first luxury spa in Luang Prabang. The Spa offers a full range of face and body treatments including facials, massages, body scrubs, body wraps and packages for individuals and couples. In addition, the resort's restaurant serves authentic French cuisine as well as local Laotian cooking.

Deluxe Room starts at US$120++ per night.

Satri House, Luang Prabang - ForeverBee Recommended

Satri House was the residence of Prince Souphanouvong when he was a child and was refurbished in 2002. This boutique lodge is the most exquisite place in the city. Decorated with a unique colonial style, it has an air of refinement, calm, and bliss one will never forget.With only 7 rooms and each with its own design and decor, Satri House beckons to those looking for the best and most unique accomodation experience.

Maison Souvannaphoum Hotel, Luang Prabang

This beautiful and enchanting hotel will take your breath away as soon as you step into it. Maison Souvannaphoum Hotel has won many awards, most recently, in Condé Nast Traveler (US Version) Hot List 2005. It has also won PATA Gold Awards 2006.Maison Souvannaphoum Hotel features a celebrated Angsana Spa as well as a choice of intimate rooms and luxurious suites for its guests. The Elephant Blanc restaurant in the hotel is the ideal place to be tempted by a variety of mouth-watering French, Laotian and Indochinese dishes, all served up in a causally chic poolside setting.The former residence of Prince Souvannaphouma in the 1960s and 70s, Maison Souvannaphoum is the perfect place to unwind after a day of exploring the ancient temples and enchanting scenery of Luang Prabang.

Room starts at US$170++ per night.

The Apsara Hotel, Luang Prabang

If you like your hotel uber hip, funky, yet affordable, you will love The Apsara Hotel in Luang Prabang.The Apsara hotel is located in the heart of the heritage center of Luang Prabang, on the banks of the Nam Khan. Each room in The Apsara Hotel are individually designed and unique in its own sense with some rooms overlooking both the Nam Khan river and the mountain and offer spectacular sunrise views. The Apsara also offers the best (and most beautiful) restaurant in town with its French-Laotian fusion menu.

Room starts at only US$55++.

Villa Savanh, Luang Prabang

If you want to experience true Laotian life in Luang Prabang, you can rent the whole house at Villa Savanh. Managed and run by the same people at The Apsara, Villa Savanh has three double bedrooms, three bathrooms, an open-air dinning area, a very large living room, and maid service.Done in a simple but traditional style and surrounded by a large garden, Villa Savanh is furnished with local made fabrics and furnitures. The villa is very comfortable, cosy, and with maid services included, it feels like a home away from home.

Rate starts at $210 (November to April) or $165 (May to October).

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