Located on an idyllic hillside around 10 minutes from the centre of Luang Prabang, La Residence Phou Vao is a gorgeous boutique property. Set in 2 acres of tropical garden, the resort was built in traditional Lao style and has fantastic views of the surrounding countryside. The hotel's 34 rooms and suites all have wonderful views, either of the gardens, mountains or infinity pool. The two garden suites have separate living rooms. The hotel restaurant offers superb Lao-French cuisine and is located by the pool. The spa was the first luxury spa in Luang Prabang and also has a stunning 13m fresh water infinity pool.
Location: La Residence is located only a few kilometers east of Luang Prabang airport and only 2km away from the world famous historic town of Luang Prabang, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
History: Laos only reopened the country doors to tourism in 1989, after the fall of the USSR. In 1995, UNESCO named Luang Prabang a World Heritage Site, which dramatically helped raise the country’s international profile and helped to preserve this historic town.
Service: What guests enjoy most about this hotel is its tranquil atmosphere, and its keen attention to detail, with services like a romantic private dinner for two arrangements being easily arranged.
All rooms incorporate a traditional Laos design throughout the interior and exterior alike with shimmering locally-sourced rosewood and artifacts scattered throughout, providing guests with a true sense of place in the historic town. Rooms maintain a modern streak with the finest of cotton materials throughout and all luxury facilities and amenities.
The hotel’s Garden View Junior Suites, on the hotel’s ground floor, are surrounded by lush vegetation that can be easily viewed from the hotel room’s private terrace. Guests will enjoy the suites’ luxurious touches which include a welcome fruit basket, an espresso machine, an iHome docking system, satellite TV.
These suites provide stunning views of the hotel’s expansive infinity pool, with the iconic Phousy Temple as a backdrop, particularly magnificent at night, when the pool is illuminated and the temple glitters in the distance. Guests will enjoy the suites’ luxurious touches which include a welcome fruit basket, an espresso machine, an iHome docking system, satellite TV.
The Mountain View Junior Suites provide guests with panoramic views of charming Luang Prabang, with the iconic Phousy Temple in the background. Guests will enjoy the suites’ luxurious touches which include a welcome fruit basket, an espresso machine, an iHome docking system, satellite TV.
The facilities on offer at La Residence are sure to please even the most expectant of guests. The Mekong Spa will leave guests feeling rejuvenated in both mind and body, while the fresh water swimming pool is the ideal place to cool down with a cocktail after exploring the lush mangrove surroundings of the hotel. Guests can also catch up on some work in the hotel’s cutting-edge business center.
The hotel’s boutique sells a vast array of locally-sourced handicrafts, jewelry, textiles, and other such treasures that guests may purchase as presents or to bring home as a treat for themselves.
The hotel’s business center has a meeting room that can accommodate up to 50 people, while also providing WiFi access, as well as meeting equipment like a multimedia projector.
Guests can enjoy a day of complete pampering at the hotel’s Mekong Spa, the city’s first luxury spa, offering a wide range of treatments using the highest quality ingredients. The treatments have been custom-created based on traditional Laotian herbal remedies, combined with modern techniques.
One of the hotel’s most alluring features is its 42-foot freshwater pool, dramatically perched on the edge of a cliff. Stunning panoramas can be seen of Luang Prabang’s magnificent mountainous terrain and lush green valley.
Private dining arrangements can be made for two people in the resort’s UNESCO heritage garden amidst live Lao music. Couples can enjoy releasing floating lanterns into the sky - a romantic, spiritual, and beautiful act.
The hotel’s Doc Champa bar is a relaxed, open-air lounge that provides picturesque surroundings and a fabulous array of drinks to enjoy amongst good company.
One of Luang Prabang’s best restaurants, Phou Savanh serves up French cuisine with twists of traditional Laotian flavors. Guests may choose from the sophisticated comfort of the restaurant’s indoor section, or they may dine al fresco amidst views of the majestic Mount Phousi and the hotel’s lush gardens.
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