Amantaka, Luang Prabang: Situated on an historic garden estate, Amantaka’s serene luxury accommodation draws on Luang Prabang’s ancient Buddhist heritage to offer peaceful sanctuaries close to nature. Entered via a courtyard through louvered doors, suites have high wooden ceilings, large windows and four-post king-size beds. All luxury accommodation options offer outdoor living areas and a number include private swimming pools. The spa offers holistic massages and healing therapies. Laos and French fare feature prominently on the menus served in the Dining Room or Pool Terrace.
Satri House, Luang Prabang: This hotel is one of the most exquisite places in this ancient city, designed with a style inspired by Lao culture and set in a truly relaxing environment. Here you can enjoy private moments to yourself and really unwind or sit and watch the everyday life of local people from your balcony. The rooms are furnished with superior crafted wood furniture, oversized balconies and spacious bathrooms with a rain shower. Facilities include a restaurant, garden bar, library, outdoor swimming pools and spa.
Hotel Sofitel, Luang Prabang: This hotel, originally built as a French Governor’s residence in 1900s, is located in a quiet residential quarter and protected as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The luxury hotel offers suites with five-meter-high ceiling, private garden and a pool or gazebo with oversized bathtub. Guests are invited to discover the warm hospitality of Laos and French ‘Art de Recevoir’ in an enchanting setting with botanical garden, amethyst-tiled pool and a tented restaurant.
Riverside Boutique Hotel, Vang Vieng: Located on the Nam Song River, this is a boutique hotel with charm. It is laid out around an inviting pool, and offers stunning views of the surrounding landscapes and forest-clad mountains. The rooms with large balconies are located within the gardens. An herbal spa is also part of the hotel. The town center is a ten-minute walk away, and a nearby bamboo bridge leads to a quiet village. It is a perfect departure point to explore the countryside on foot or bicycle.
Settha Palace Hotel, Vientiane: In the heart of Vientiane stands a remarkable hotel. Built in the last century, circa 1932, and painstakingly restored to its former glory, the Settha Palace serves as a testament to the long lost era of classical elegance, gracious service and French colonial charm. Whether you are relaxing by the pool or dining, friendly service is delivered with warm smiles and discrete attention to all your needs.
The River Resort, Champasak: From concept to implementation, the intentions remained firm: The River Resort would be integral to its natural environment. The native flora and fauna on 7.4 acres of private parkland were preserved; all mature indigenous trees were protected. This is an eco-friendly resort! More than 90% of the staff are local villagers. The hotel shows respect to local traditions by inviting guests and staff to participate in local cultural activities. Each of Riverfront Rooms offers panoramic Mekong views. The Garden Rooms have wide front terraces.
La Folie Lodge, 4000 Islands: Located on charming Done Daeng, a car free island, and part of the Champassak natural heritage, this lodge sits along the Mekong River, on a beach facing the UNESCO World Heritage Wat Phou. The rooms are set in wooden bungalows, each with private balconies and magnificent views of the river or garden. Enjoy the exceptional beauty and charm of Southern Laos, together with wonderful facilities. Relax by the pool, refresh with a cocktail or discover the tropical garden before a Lao or Western meal by the chief, Mrs. Ohn.
Please Note: The above luxury hotels are only suggestions. Alternative accommodations can also be arranged, depending on your style and budget.