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Luang Prabang Luxury Hotels, Laos

The luxury Luang Prabang hotels in this list offer the best possible experience of this sleepy UNESCO-awarded heritage town in Laos: access to the town’s markets and tourist diversions and luxuriously-appointed accommodations that evoke the bygone royal age in the days when Luang Prabang was Laos’ royal capital. (More information here: Religion Around the World - Laos Chronology.) Check into one of the luxury hotels on this list and see some of Laos’ most picturesque sights in style.

Chanthavinh Resort And Spa

Chanthavinh Resort and Spa is located in Ban Chan village, 30 minutes away by car and a short ferry ride from the airport. It offers an expansive view of the Mekong River from its rooms, gardens and restaurants. While you’re there, try your hand at traditional pottery (a Ban Chan village specialty) or enjoy a traditional Nuad Bouhaan massage after a day of sight-seeing.
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  • Address: Ban Chan Neu, Luang Prabang
  • Phone: +856-20-5772233

The Luang Say Residence

The Luang Say evokes the spirit of Western exploration – the six buildings on site are individually dedicated to different French explorers of the Mekong, each having a small memorial garden housing a bronze statue of its namesake. (They must have been brave people indeed to face the Mekong’s many dangers, including these Mekong arthropod finds.)

The buildings are arranged around a courtyard; the main building houses the lobby, bar, restaurant and a library. Hotel amenities include a hotel safe, currency exchange facilities, a children's playground, WLAN Internet access, room and laundry services and a car park.
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  • Address: 4-5 Ban Phonepheng, Luang Prabang
  • Phone: +856-0-71260891

Maison Souvannaphoum Color of Angsana

The Maison Souvannaphoum was once the mansion of the Prince Souvannaphouma, and the present managers have retained much of the charm of the original, blending colonial French architecture with traditional Laotian design.

Thanks to its convenient location in the Luang Prabang town center, the hotel can set you up with a number of Luang Prabang activities, including gold panning and silk weaving in nearby traditional enclaves, and riding a boat along the Mekong. After coming back from your voyages, you can relax in the hotel’s exquisite spa treatments.
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  • Address: Rue Chao Fa Ngum Banthatluang, Luang Prabang
  • Phone: +856 71 254609

Le Palais Juliana

The stylish Juliana’s location, just 10 minutes away from Luang Prabang’s town center, allows guests a certain remove from the action, but makes up for it in atmosphere, with rooms furnished in teak wood, restaurant meals made from produce grown on the premises, and large ponds nearby that provide a good fish catch. Guests get a taste of Laotian agricultural living minus the inconveniences; if they want to get out of the resort, Luang Prabang’s markets and restaurants are within easy reach.
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  • Address: Chao Phetsalath Street, Ban-Sangkalok, Luang Prabang
  • Phone: +856-712-60417

La Residence Phou Vao

La Residence Phou Vao is located on top of a hill abutting Phou Vao Road; its elevated location provides guests with expansive mountain views beyond the town of Luang Prabang. The La Residence’s architecture and interiors are a throwback to Luang Prabang’s bygone royal era. The rooms’ emphasis on Laotian styles and materials, with its use of rosewood and natural cotton fabrics, emphasize the hotel’s connection to the past. Guests get a choice of garden, mountain, and pool views; the latter overlooks a freshwater swimming pool with an infinity edge and a great view of the mountains beyond.
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  • Address: Phou Vao Road Navieng Kham Street, Luang Prabang
  • Phone: +856 71 212 530

3 Nagas

3 Nagas transformed a series of UNESCO World Heritage buildings in Luang Prabang’s Old Quarter into accommodations mere minutes away from the city’s major tourist attractions. The hotel has only 15 guestrooms and suites, divided between two separate heritage houses (the Khamboua House was built in 1903; the Lamache House was built in 1898 specifically for the Lao royal family).

All rooms and suites open onto spacious private terraces or verandahs, providing a view of the street or the hotel’s garden. Each room has traditional “torchis” walls, wooden floors, and clay tile roofs. Wifi is provided in every room. The restaurant on site serves Laotian fine dining; the hotel’s courtyard is located beside the Nam Khan River.
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  • Address: Sakkaline Road, Ban Vatnong, Luang Prabang
  • Phone: +856-71-253 888

Villa Santi Hotel

The Villa Santi Hotel is housed in a century-old royal mansion in the Old Quarter that has been transformed into a 20-room boutique hotel. The former tenants’ personal effects add a uniquely Laotian touch to the accommodations. Plenty of Luang Prabang must-see sights are mere minutes away by foot; the Villa Santi Hotel’s amenities include spa services, gym facilities, four dining choices and two-way shuttle services to the town proper. In-room Wifi available.
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  • Address: Royal Sakkarine Road, Ban Wat Sene, Luang Prabang
  • Phone: +856-7125-3470-9

Villa Deux Rivieres

The name of the Villa Deux Rivieres (French for “Villa of the Two Rivers”) refers to Luang Prabang’s location at the confluence of the Nam Khan and Mekong rivers; set on the shore of the Nam Khan, the hotel is close to the Xieng Thong Temple complex, five minutes’ walk from the main street, and not very far from Luang Prabang’s many historical places of interest.

The hotel’s 17 guestrooms are situated within five low-rise villas set around a compact, well-manicured garden. Some of the rooms overlook the Nam Khan River, while others offer a view of the garden. Nonsmoking rooms only; free Wifi available.
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  • Address: Kingkitsalath Road, Ban Khily, Luang Prabang
  • Phone: +856 207737 8575

Zen NamKhan Boutique Resort

If you don’t mind being a good 20 minutes away from the Luang Prabang town center in exchange for easy access to the Laotian nature scene, then stay at the Zen NamKhan, which offers hiking trips to the Tad Sae Waterfall and kayaking services along the Nam Khan River. From your bungalow, you can get 180° views of the Nam Khan River and the mountains beyond. You can also take a dip in the chlorine-free, eco-friendly swimming pool on the premises.
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  • Address: Box 082 Ban Xieng Lom, Luang Prabang
  • Phone: +856 20 55 57 11 20

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