55/3 Kingkitsarath Rd., Ban Thongchaleun, Box 1090, Luang Prabang, Laos

The queen of resorts in Luang Prabang, this gorgeous and tranquil oasis occupies an old French colonial building surrounded by leafy gardens and shaded verandas. The spacious suites, which have louvered doors, claw-foot tubs, and private patios, are clustered around an enormous courtyard and huge pool. Lao and French cuisine is served in the colonial dining room, and there's a well-stocked library, state-of-the-art fitness center, and self-contained spa specializing in all types of relaxation packages. Best of all, this serene haven of exclusivity is a 10-minute stroll from the center of town, near all the wats, markets, and restaurants. Attention to detail and personal service are the hallmarks of this temple of opulence. Be prepared to blow the bank, though. At nearly $1,000 a night, not counting the 20% service charge, this is by far the most expensive accommodation in Laos.


  • perfectly situated and close to everything
  • spacious and private suites
  • excellent food served in the atmospheric restaurant
  • huge pool


  • extra 20% service charge
  • on the flight path into the LP airport, so jet noise when planes fly in
  • absurdly expensive


Phones: 071-860333


24 rooms
Rate Includes: Some meals