Luang Prabang is a hot tourist destination in Laos so it offers a wide range of accommodations for you choose. In this article, we will introduce to you the next hotels in the list of top 10 hotels and B&Bs in this ancient city.
All eight rooms of this old Lao house are decorated with textile wall hangings: one a vision of gold, red and black made by the Lao Lue people, another an embroidered creation in blood red, green and silver. Miss Oui, Miss Oet, and Miss Oot prepare breakfast under the white awning and can give advice on how to get about town. But you could just kick back with a Beerlao and a book on the balcony overlooking the Nam Khan river, or nip round the corner to the hidden Kiri bar for wine and snacks.
The appeal of this charming, higgledy-piggledy collection of guesthouses facing the Mekong is that the Cottage, the Ban Lao, the Villa and the Sala Xangkeo properties feel like private homes. Pared-down living in the Cottage sees Shaker-style furniture in white surrounds, while the Ban Lao’s rosewood decor and terracotta-tiled balconies offer a different feel.
Villa rooms cluster around the main hotel reception and have exposed stone walls, pretty stencilling and teak balconies that embrace the Mekong and its views. The interiors of Sala Xangkeo rooms are stylish with brick walls in alternating white and beige stripes and are cooled by white ceiling fans and illuminated by paper lanterns. Guests gather for coffee in the main reception – patterned with old French tiles and books piled up on an old armoire; while breakfast is served across the road at the riverfront Na Dao restaurant.
The Dalabua feels like a sanctuary in its position away from the busy Luang Prabang main street. A boardwalk winds through a lotus pond teeming with fish. Behind the pond, guests retreat to 26 rooms with individual flourishes: wooden beds with carved feet, lime green cushions and gorgeous framed spools of coloured silks the walls. Corridors feature the personal antique treasures of the owner, Miss Sisouphanthavong, including a gramophone with an enormous trumpet. Fusion-food meals are served on decking wrapped around the trunks of frangipani trees that have been colonised by hot-pink orchids. A new spa and a swimming pool have also recently opened.
The Sanctuary Hotel is a peaceful heaven close walking distance from the temples, boutiques and popular restaurants of downtown but set off a main road in manicured gardens that shield guests from the noise and bustle. Much of the handsome architecture once belonged to the Lao royal family and there’s still a stately air about the place. The enormous first-floor deluxe rooms are adorned with bamboo furniture and black-and-white photos of Laos’ ethnic minorities. After a day wandering the temples and town, sip sundowners on the deck in the central lotus pond.
The Belle Rive oozes French colonial charm. It’s the kind of place where you imagine a Laos prince, Graham Greene and French flaneurs mingling on the terrace over a glass of mint and lime followed by harder liquor. The Belle Rive’s three knockout houses – Tamarind, Mango and Frangipani – stand along the Mekong and have been restored and resurrected by six Germans who fell in love with Laos’ former royal capital. The glamorous rooms are scented with rosewood and have four-poster beds with dove grey drapes and yellow ribbons, chaises longues and handpainted bathroom sinks. Some quirkier rooms have mezzanine bedrooms and bathrooms with saloon doors.
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