Sofitel Hotel de la Paix

Ban Mano, Luang Prabang, Laos

It doesn't get much more elegant than this in sleepy Laos. More than a century ago this upscale heritage resort was the French governor's mansion. During the communist era it was a prison, and now it is one of Luang Prabang's most exclusive resorts. Slightly hidden away on a quiet side street, the hotel's historic buildings stand amid lovely courtyards. One building is a spa, one is a cooking school, and there is a swimming pool along with a sunken seating area with a bonfire for chilly nights. Rooms come with poster beds and have either hot tubs or plunge pools. The restaurant serves a Lao tasting menu.

PROS

  • exquisite spa
  • exclusive retreat
  • quiet location
  • spacious rooms all with plunge pools or hot tubs in their own private gardens
  • historic buildings

CONS

  • a trek to the town center
  • very expensive for Luang Prabang
  • not many shops or restaurants nearby

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 071-260777

HOTEL DETAILS

23 rooms
Rate Includes: Breakfast

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