Fodor's Expert Review Amantaka

55/3 Kingkitsarath Rd., Luang Prabang, Louangphabang, Laos

The queen of resorts in Luang Prabang, this gorgeous and tranquil oasis occupies the old French colonial hospital and is surrounded by leafy gardens and shaded verandas. The spacious suites, which have claw-foot tubs and private patios, are clustered around an enormous courtyard and huge pool. Lao and French cuisines are 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, as this is by far the most expensive accommodation in Laos.

PROS

  • spacious and private suites
  • excellent food served in the atmospheric restaurant
  • huge pool

CONS

  • decor a bit too minimalist
  • rooms near a local school can be noisy at times
  • absurdly expensive

QUICK FACTS

Resort
Historical
Sophisticated
Central
$$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 071-860333

HOTEL DETAILS

24 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast, Rates also include lunch or dinner

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