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The Belle Rive

Colonial luxury

Photo of The Belle Rive, Ounkham Rd, Luang Prabang. , Luang Prabang

What we say: 4.5 stars

The Belle Rive’s stunning cream and blue French colonial facade stops people cold and makes them instantly whip out their camera. This hotel is spread over three buildings along the Mekong River road and in this case, you can judge a book by its cover because the interior is just as elegant as the exterior. Rooms are classy, with a mix of modern and colonial style using wicker and wood furniture, polished hardwood floors, painted porcelain sinks and all the modern trimmings that you would expect at this price tag including minibar, writing desk, air-con, WiFi and sitting area. Interesting quirks include separate rooms for shower and toilet, which is clearly a result of the original architecture and design. It’s a grand choice and the hotel also has a riverside terrace, an ideal spot for a sundowner. The only drawback is that at this price, you would expect a swimming pool and perhaps a spa but alas, it’s the choice you have to make between location and amenities. And even though it is the least expensive category, we are particularly fond of the superior rooms featuring loft bedrooms and separate lounge area.

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Ounkham Rd, Luang Prabang.  T: (071) 260 733/44 
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What we were quoted

Type of room Low season High season Notes
Standard - Double 95 130
Superior - Double 115 160 Add $10 for a balcony
Deluxe- Double 125 200 Add $30/$20 for a balcony

Added to Travelfish on: 18th February, 2013
Last visited or updated on: 3rd June, 2015

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Cindy Fan is a Canadian writer & photographer living in Laos since 2011. She's the author of So Many Miles, her blog about diving in, discovering and creating a narrative about the world, one story and adventure at a time.
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The Belle Rive
Ounkham Rd, Luang Prabang. 
T: (071) 260 733/44

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