Service: Like all other Aman holdings, Amantaka is a boutique property that features top-notch service in a contemporary, tasteful setting
History: Set in a former French hospital that was renovated, Amantaka combines yesterday's luxury with today's comforts
Location: Amantaka is located extremely close to Luang Prabang's myriad atractions, particularly its busy, atmospheric night market - accessible on foot from the grounds of the resort
Amantaka is set south of Phousi Mountain and close to the banks of the Mekong River and the Luang Prabang Night Market. The resort, an old French colonial building, is surrounded by a spacious courtyard, and has 24 suites – eight deluxe suites, four pool suites, eight Khan suites, two Mekong suites and two Amantaka suites, all with spacious interior and exterior living areas. Facilities include a spa, a fitness center, a library and a boutique art gallery. Amantaka is little more than a ten- minute drive from Luang Prabang International Airport (LPQ).
Amantaka’s 24 suites range from 70 to 120 square meters in size. The suites with separate living, sleeping and relaxing quarters, are entered through louvered doors from the central courtyard and pool area. All suites have high ceilings, four-poster king size beds, a work desk, seating areas, chaise lounge and cabinet containing a private bar. The en-suite bathrooms have twin basins, dressing area, large walk-in shower, toilet, and deep bathtub. The room décor is classic and elegant with white walls punctuated by photographs of local Buddhist monks by Hans Georg Berger, painted wooden shutters and hand-made Laotian textiles. The private outside space, accessible from the lounge and bedroom, is shaded by mango trees and also offers sunbathing loungers and large umbrellas.
There are two detached Amantaka Pool Suites. The suites have large verandas and living room areas, as well as a private relaxation sala and pool.
There are eight Khan Pool Suites, featuring a private pool and spacious outdoor lounge area overlooking the gardens of the central courtyard.
Named for the river that brings life to Laos and the rest of southeast Asia, the bright, airy Mekong Suites feature private pools and large lounge areas for relaxing, dining and sleeping. The rooms are furnished with classic furniture evocative of the bygone days of French rule, from canopied beds to comfortable living rooms with antique furniture.
The four pool suites have private pools located in front of their living rooms.
There are a total of eight suites with separate bedrooms, lounges, en-suite bathrooms and private verandas, all the suites have access to the large main pool and sundeck.
The four dining options at Amantaka are centered around authentic Lao and French-influenced cuisine: the Dining Room, with its airy colonial ambiance; the Lounge Bar, which serves up aperitifs and other drinks; the Pool Terrace, with its casual dining atmosphere; and private dining, which can be arranged at secluded locations throughout the property.
Serves wines, beers, spirits, cocktails, cigars and light snacks. The restaurant has a casual-chic vibe, well-lit with white walls and high ceilings. Current newspapers are available for perusing over a cup of coffee.
Light meals and casual all-day dining, alongside a majestic pool that gets a lovely breeze.
Private dinners can be arranged in guest suites or various secluded locations around the estate, for those in search of a more intimate dining experience. In-room dining can also be arranged.
Authentic Lao and French-influenced cuisine in an airy colonial ambience.