The best hotels in Luang Prabang
Luang Prabang is well – known ancient town in Laos. A trip to Laos cannot be completed without few nights spent in this beautiful town. As contrast to modern cities like Bangkok or Shanghai, most of hotels in Luang Prabang are boutique ones setting in nice gardens. It brings the tranquil atmosphere to travels just like the town itself. Below are our top picks basing on our customers’ reviews. Please have a look and find the right one for you.
The Top 15 Hotels in Luang Prabang
Best Top Luxury Hotels
Amantaka is one of Luang Prabang’s most luxurious hotels. Formerly an old provincial hospital, it was renovated into a luxury hotel with ample lush gardens for strolling hidden behind high white walls
The hotel has 24 suites (ranging from the Suite, Pool Suite, Khan Suite, Mekong Suite and Amantaka Suite) and 16 of them have private swimming pool. The heart of the property is a pool surrounded by a well-equipped gym and an Aman spa. The hotel also sets up its own library, Buddhist Learning Centre and organic farm to satisfy all clients’ taste.
This serene hotel is close to the heart of Luang Prabang city, overlook to Mount Phousi. It takes only five minutes to walk to the Night Market and Mekong River.
The hotel is friendly with people who have difficulty in walking. It is largely flat and wheelchair ramps can be laid for guests.
Price: from US$ 400 per night in low season and US$ 700 per night in high season
Belmond La Residence Phou Vao Resort
Belmond La Residence Phou Vao is an upscale hotel located on top of a hill overlooking the ancient town. So, guests can enjoy the best views of mountain and nearby countryside. The hotel is designed in a traditional style. It is gemmed with teak, silk and fresh cotton accents.
It is the first luxury hotel in Luang Prabang. Although the town is surrounded by many boutique hotels, it is still it still sits on most connoisseurs’ lists thanks to its wonderful French-influenced local cuisine and an open-air spa beside a water lily pool.
Hotel has 34 rooms which are all suites, with fine wood floors, sofas, and Terazzo baths plus modern amenities such as flat-screen TVs and iPod docks. The hotel has two infinity-edge swimming pools, a fitness center, and a charming spa with private treatment rooms.
The resort is about 2km from the center of town. Guest can use free bicycles and shuttle to come to the town.
Price: from US$ 400 per night in low season and US$ 600 per night in high season
Sofitel Luang Prabang Hotel
Sofitel Luang Prabang Hotel was French Governor’s mansion 100 years ago. It was turned into a luxury hotel in 2010. The hotel has 25 elegant villa suites that range in size from spacious to palatial. The facilities have traditional Lao architecture as well as French Colonial style. The property covers a manicured garden that also has lily ponds, pools, and an outdoor fire pit.
It takes 10 minutes to walk down a quiet street from the centre. Guests can borrow a bike or catch the free hotel taxi to downtown.
Price: from US$ 300 per night in low season and US$ 500 in high season
Luang Say Residence
The Luang Say Residence is an upscale and refined historic boutique hotel in Luang Prabang. It is set on 14,000 sqm of land in lush and tropical gardens with great mountain views. The hotel has 28 elegant suites set in five French colonial pavilions and 4 Suites at the main residence.
As it is located outside the center of town, guests can access to town by 10-minute bicycle ride (provided free by the hotel) or a quick drive in the free tuk tuk shuttle.
The resort has a charming and stylish restaurant serving Lao and western cuisine and a nostalgic 1861 Bar, themed like the rest of the hotel. The Luang Say has one of Luang Prabang’s nicest pools
Price: from US$ 300 per night in low season and US$ 400 in high season
Best 5-star hotels
Satri House is an art lover’s dream come true. This enchantress of a boutique hotel has fine art on its walls, an ornamental pond laced with lilies and a beautiful swimming pool. The property used to be the house of the Lao royal family. It was converted into a five-room guest house in 2002 by Mrs. Lamphoune Voravongsa, the Lao-born and French-raised owner. During 2008, the hotel has been enlarged with the addition of six more colonial style buildings consisting of 14 Deluxe Rooms, 14 Junior suites and 3 Satri House suites.
Hidden down a side-street in a quiet neighborhood, it takes10 minutes’ walk from the night-market and Mekong Riverfront.
Price: from US$ 150 per night in low season and US$ 300 per night in high season
Avani + Hotel
Avani+ Luang Prabang is a modern boutique hideaway right in the town. It is steps away from attractions such as temples and the night market. It is housed in a 1914 building that once served as the quarters for French officers. There are 53 rooms in the hotel which boast natural and light decor, using neutral tones and clean lines. Every room at this hotel is full of modern amenities including a TV, tea and coffee making facilities, a mini bar, and wi-fi.
The hotel has a bistro with drool-worthy desserts and the beautiful bar with its wooden ceiling has happy hour every night from 5 to 10 pm. It has a beautiful outdoor pool, a yoga studio and the spa offers pampering massages and world-class service.
Price: from US$ 200 in low season and US$ 300 per night in high season
Pullman is the newest and biggest luxury hotel in Luang Prabang. It has 123 guest rooms dividing into rooms, suites, and two-bedroom villa. The hotel also boasts two bars, a restaurant, an exclusive private lounge, three pools, a fitness centre and luxury spa nestled amid infinity pools, meandering streams, paddy fields, and shimmering pools.
It is situated 10 minutes away from the Old Town and offers free shuttle service
Price: from US$ 100 per night in low season and US$ 180 per night in high season.
Best 4-star hotels
Villa Maly is housed in a former royal residence. It includes refurbished structures built in 1938. The property offers 33 rooms built around an outdoor pool, surrounded by a lush abundant tropical garden
The rooms feature a mix of French and British colonial décor with timber floors, homey lamps and four-poster beds. Each room has a flat-screen TV, a laptop-sized safe, and tea/coffee making facilities. The en-suite bathroom has shower facilities.
Villa Maly is located in a traditional residential area to the south of the town centre. Guests can walk or ride a bike to explore the town.
Price: from US$ 100 per night in low season and US$ 190 per night in high season
Le Bell Air Hotel
The hotel is situated along the banks of the beautiful Nam Khan River, at the opposite side of the ancient town. Le Bel Air Boutique Resort offers 21 rooms in old wood houses looking out at a large garden and the river. The rooms here feature a balcony, air conditioning, tea/coffee making facilities, television, and a minibar.
It’s a long walk from the hotel to the temples and main sights of town, but the riverside location is a pleasant escape. You can enjoy meals in the riverside restaurant or enjoy a cocktail from the bar while relaxing poolside. To get around, you can use free bicycles. The hotel also has a city shuttle to take you into the town which runs on a schedule.
Price: from US$ 100 per night in low season and US$ 150 per night in high season
Victoria Xieng Thong Palace Hotel
This hotel is located at the heart of Luang Prabang, next to the famous Wat Xiengthong Temple. It was the last residence of the Laos Royal Family and enjoys beautiful views of the Mekong River. It provides pampering spa treatments, free one-way airport pick up and free Wi-Fi.
The hotel has 26 elegantly-appointed rooms and suites capturing Laos’ unique culture and style, with local materials and fabrics used throughout for a sophisticated yet comfortable stay.
Price: from US$ 100 per night in low season and US$ 200 per night in high season
Burasari Heritage Hotel
Although being located in the heart of town, Burasari Heritage remains relatively quiet. The rooms are designed in colonial style with teak floors and walls, campaign-style furnishings, and brightly hued traditional linens.
Located on a tranquil riverside lane, the hotel has a terrace restaurant with views over the Nam Khan river. Its location also makes it an excellent spot for participating in the famous morning alms ceremony.
Price: from US$ 100 per night in low season and US$ 170 per night in high season
Best 3-star hotels
Villa chitdara is located in the heart of Luang Prabang, near main attractions of the city. The hotel has 25 rooms including 15 Standard rooms and 10 Superior rooms. It was built in 2007 by the Chitdara’s, a Lao-French family in Luang Prabang.
From the hotel, guests can discover the Monks collecting alms every early morning. The hotel has open restaurant setting in its garden
Price: from US$ 50 per night in low season and US$ 65 per night in high season
Sala Prabang Hotel is right in heart of the town with easy access to attractions as Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre, Wat Manorom… It provides 49 comfortable rooms and some rooms offer views of the Mekong River.
Rooms’ facilities are satellite TV, a ceiling fan, Wi-Fi, air-conditioned room, an electric kettle, a dishwasher, tea and coffee making facilities.
Price: from US$60 per night in low season and US$ 80 per night in high season.
Another hotel straddling the banks of the Nam Khan river, Villa Maydou is beautiful boutique hotel within a mile from the night market. Its 29 rooms are spread across five traditional villas, two of which date to 1925 and 1936 and have been restored by a husband-and-wife team with guidance from UNESCO’s office in Luang Prabang.
All rooms feature a mix of locally sourced furnishings and classic embroidered linens with free Wi-Fi. It offers a salt pool, free bicycle rentals and a 24-hour front desk.
Price: from US$ 60 per night in low season and US$ 90 per night in high season
Villa Ban Lakkham
Villa Ban Lakkham has idea location with 3-minute walk to Night Market and Xieng Thong Temple. It offers modern air-conditioned rooms with river views from a private balcony. Guests enjoy free WiFi and free rental bicycles.
Price: from US$ 60 per night in low season and US$ 80 per night in high season.