Its prime position on Kite Hill gives this sumptuous hotel the best views in town. Traditional Lao touches are everywhere, and create a sense of exotic luxury in the rosewood-furnished rooms. In the evening you can relax over cocktails at the Dok Champa Bar and soak in the restful garden surroundings. The restaurant ($$$$) is among Luang Prabang's best, serving authentic Lao food and rich French dishes. Seven different therapies are available at the spa; guests staying
a full week can try a different treatment each day. The hotel provides free shuttle service into town for its guests. Very expensive during high season but substantial discounts offered during low periods.
Phu Vao Hill 3, Box 50, Luang Prabang, Laos
071-212530-up to 33