The Best Places to Stay in Luang Prabang for All Budgets
by Seni World Sep 09, 2019
Renowned as the 'Jewel in Laos Crown', Luang Prabang is one of the must-visit destinations in the Kingdom of a Million Elephants, which was once the ancient capital of Lan Xang during the period from the 13th century to the 16th century. This town not only well-preserves its rich traditional culture and history but also is a perfect combination of outstanding UNESCO World Heritage natural and manmade attractions.
If you are planning to head to this charming mountainous town, especially if you are first-time visitors, finding where to stay in Luang Prabang must be in your top-concerned list, right? To make the task of finding accommodation way easier for you, below are our recommendations of best places to stay in Luang Prabang Laos. Check it out, shall we?
I, WHERE IS THE BEST AREA TO STAY IN LUANG PRABANG
It is necessary to know what exact areas you can stay before your trip to Luang Prabang. The town is situated on a peninsula where the mighty Mekong River meets the Nam Khan rivers. Therefore, there are three main regions for your consideration: the Old Town, Mekong Riverfront and Nam Khan Riverfront. Each region has its own advantages and disadvantages.
II, THE BEST PLACES TO STAY IN LUANG PRABANG
Depending on your budget and preference, you can choose where to stay in Luang Prabang Laos with an appropriate option from luxurious hotels to lower standard one. In this article, we will focus only on three categories: 5-star hotels, 4-star hotels, and 3-star hotels in Luang Prabang province.
BEST 5 STAR HOTELS IN LUANG PRABANG
1. SATRI HOUSE
- Address: 57 Phothisarath Rd Ban That Luang, Luang Prabang 85671 Laos
- TripAdvisor: Satri House
It is no coincidence that Satri House is on the top list of where to stay in Luang Prabang Laos. Attracting with a combination of unique Lao traditional style and "green" environment, this guesthouse is regarded as one of the most delicate places in the Old Town area.
Satri House has 14 deluxe rooms, 14 Junior Suite Room and 3 Satri Suites, all of which is bright, airy and equipped with full 5-star standard facilities such as air conditioning, large balcony, hairdryer, WIFI internet ... There are also free tea and coffee in each room. Here, you can enjoy a relaxing moment while immersing yourself in luxurious services the Satri House Luang Prabang offers you.
2. SOFITEL LUANG PRABANG
- Address: Ban Mano, Luang Prabang, Laos
- TripAdvisor: Sofitel Luang Prabang Hotel
Sofitel Luang Prabang is another high-class option for you. Once built as a French Governor's residence, this hotel not only possesses classic French Colonial Style with a botanical garden, amethyst-tiled pool but also has a special central location, where you can easily get to the majestic Mekong, the famous Pak Ou Caves, as well as some local temples and museums within a short distance.
Apart from the unique position, another highlight of Sofitel Luang Prabang is that the hotel also provides you authentic cooking classes to discover Lao traditional cuisine as well as its spa treatments for your relaxation.
3. PULLMAN HOTEL LUANG PRABANG
- Address: Ban Pong Wanh, Luang Prabang, Laos
- TripAdvisor: Pullman Hotel Luang Prabang
Unlike Sofitel Luang Prabang Hotel, Pullman Hotel Luang Prabang is a brand new 5-star resort of AccorHotels family. This hotel boasts to offer the most lavish services in the area with Luang Prabang's biggest conference center, three swimming pools, a luxurious private spa, and an amazing lakefront restaurant.
Situated only 10 minutes from the heart of Luang Prabang, the first Pullman in Laos will make you feel like you are walking in a small stunning village with picturesque landscapes of the surrounding region. You can easily book the Pullman Luang Prabang via some famous websites such as Tripadvisor, Agoda or booking.com.
BEST 4 STAR HOTELS IN LUANG PRABANG
1. VILLA SANTI HOTEL
Recommended in a lot of travel blogs about Luang Prabang Accommodation, Villa Santi Hotel is one of the most popular 4-star boutique hotels in Laos. This alluring boutique hotel is positioned in the city center where was well-known as the former royal mansion for King Sisavangvong’s queen.
After being converted into a high standard accommodation, Villa Santi Hotel in Luang Prabang includes totally 12 Deluxe Guestrooms, 2 Junior Suites, and 6 Royal Suites, all of which has glamorous decoration in a mixture of French architecture and Lao Royal Style.
2. VICTORIA XIENGTHONG PALACE
- Address: Kounxoau Road, Ban Phonehueng, Luang Prabang 0600 Laos
- TripAdvisor: Victoria Xiengthong Palace
As the name suggests, Victoria Xiengthong Palace is the most charming hotel in Victoria Group's Hotels & Resorts Collection. It has a unique location in the heart of Lao former capital, therefore, you can easily reach the famous Buddhist temples in the area as well as the city’s attractions.
Besides a comprehensive range of services from the room to the dining, massages, and treatments, Victoria Xiengthong Palace Luang Prabang also has an outdoor cinema where you can enjoy the movie of Chang - A Drama of the Wilderness, a 1927's blockbuster about life in the Southeast Asian Jungle. The highlight is that it is shown every night and there is no entrance fee.
3. MAISON DALABUA
- Address: Oupalath Khamboua Road. Ban That Luang, Luang Prabang 0600 Laos
- TripAdvisor: Maison Dalabua Hotel
If you’re looking for a fantastic and pleasant place to stay, Maison Dalabua in Luang Prabang is a perfect option. Attracting with three lotus ponds and lush gardens, this charming retreat promise to offer you a truly Laotian experience.
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Equipped with full facilities and Lao traditional style in decoration, Maison Dalabua hotel comprises different room categories such as Classic Rooms, Deluxe Rooms, Grand Deluxe Rooms, Grand Deluxe Heritage Rooms, and even Over-water Bungalow. It also has a 15 meters swimming pool and a spa for you to relax after a long-day discover the city.
BEST 3 STAR HOTELS IN LUANG PRABANG
1. VILLA CHITDARA HOTEL
- Address: Khounsua Road Ban Vat Nong, Luang Prabang 0600 Laos
- TripAdvisor: Villa Chitdara Hotel
If you are looking for a more affordable option, Villa Chitdara Hotel is regarded as where to stay in Luang Prabang backpacker's favorite choice. It is not only situated in the city center but also near the most renowned attractions in the UNESCO world heritage town.
Operated in 2017, this hotel possesses 25 elegant rooms (15 standard and 10 superior rooms) with full equipment and a lush tropical garden that will ensure to provide you the most comfortable relaxation. Villa Chitdara Hotel also gives you an opportunity to experience the local life while admiring the traditional Alms giving ceremony every early morning.
2. THE BELLE RIVE BOUTIQUE HOTEL
- Address: 99 Baan Phonhueang, Luang Prabang 0600 Laos
- TripAdvisor: The Belle Rive Boutique Hotel
Another amazing 3-star accommodation for you is The Belle Rive Boutique Hotel. Different from other hotels in the area, all the room in this hotel overlooks the Mekong River and free minibar which will be replenished every day.
Moreover, The Belle Rive Boutique Hotel also offers a complimentary one-time one-hour cruise to witness the beautiful sunset on the majestic Mekong as well as free bicycles for you to discover the surrounding area. These special services are all included in your stay so come and enjoy.
3. MEKONG RIVER VIEW HOTEL
- Address: Mekong Riverside Road Xieng Thong Village, Luang Prabang 0600 Laos
- TripAdvisor: Mekong River View Hotel
Mekong River View Hotel is the last option in our today list. It is a quiet and charming accommodation located on the tip of the peninsula and near the popular Wat Xieng Thong Temple.
When staying in this boutique hotel, you will feel like you are in an authentic Lao village with a peaceful atmosphere in 24 wooden furnished rooms and an organic garden. Besides, the Mekong River View Hotel also provides you Palm Tree Health Spa as well as private boat cruises service to explore the local life here.
III, WHY NOT TRYING AN OVERNIGHT CRUISE ON THE MEKONG?
Whether you choose to stay in high-class hotels or in lower-quality options, on-shore accommodations sometimes cannot make you satisfied. They only provide the same room services every day with few indoor activities and it is considered not convenience if you want to explore the surrounding areas as you have to book a tour or do it all by yourself.
Instead of that, why don't you try another type of accommodations which can offer you a life-time experience? In recent years, taking Laos river cruises are becoming a popular travel option with tourists all over the world. With fascinating itinerary including exciting on and off-shore activities, there are many tour operators boast to provide cruising voyages on Mekong River, in which, Top Mekong Cruises will meet your expectations. Consider some amazing journeys on the mighty Mekong right here.
Cruising on the less-traffic part of Mekong River on Mekong Pearl Cruise
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