Top notch luxury
Although Accor, an international hotel chain, has taken over management of this property, the hotel retains its old world heritage charm.
Its best asset is undeniably its location, and not the two classic cars parked in front which draw a lot of attention but are out of service. Occupying two restored colonial buildings facing across from each other on the main street, this is the only luxury hotel located in the peninsula on the main street.
The design ethos for the 15 rooms is a modern take on traditional style, and restoration was overseen by a UNESCO architect. Every detail has been thought out, from the four-poster beds to the artisan wall hangings. Khamboua House, built in 1903, opens to a sprawling garden overlooking the Nam Khan and its eight rooms feature outdoor patios. But these rooms feel more guesthouse than hotel so we prefer and recommend the other seven rooms in Lamache House, originally built to house the royal family. This building has the main lobby and it suffers fewer old building quirks than the other. Prices include breakfast. Check online for discounted rates.
Address: 97/5, Ban Vatnong, Sakkaline Road, Luang Prabang
T: (071) 253 888; F: (071) 253 999
Coordinates (for GPS): 102º8'26.88" E, 19º53'41.28" N
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Room rates: over US$100
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Superior double room||US$105||US$174|
|Deluxe double room||US$125||US$250|
Cindy Fan is a Canadian writer/photographer and author of So Many Miles, a website that chronicles the love of adventure, food and culture. After falling in love with sticky rice and Mekong sunsets, in 2011 she uprooted her life in Toronto to live la vida Laos. She’s travelled to over 40 countries and harbours a deep affection for Africa and Southeast Asia. In between jaunts around the world, she calls Laos and Vietnam home where you'll find her traipsing through rice paddies, standing beside broken-down buses and in villages laughing with the locals.
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