Situated on a serene stretch of the Nam Khan River, Burasari Heritage is one of the few luxury properties right in the peninsula/historic areas of town and its location is unbeatable.
The 22 rooms, some with river-facing balconies, are protected with trees and tropical gardens.
The French-Lao colonial style building was purchased, renovated and reopened in 2012. The hotel is furnished with antiques and whimsical old-world traveller touches like trunks, porcelain sinks, chaise loungers and natural-dyed indigo cushions. The rooms have air-con, WiFi, fancy toiletries, coffee/tea maker, king beds and soft linens. This hotel is for romantics and dreamers, not for those who want practicality over fantasy. You will either love or absolutely hate the dim lighting and the round old-timey freestanding shower.
The balcony/terrace rooms are the most expensive and not surprising, they are the biggest and best. In contrast, the riverview rooms feel a bit smaller and darker from all the wood – wood floors, wood walls and high wood ceiling.
Perks include airport pick-up (sometimes in their classic Mercedes), bicycles, big breakfast at their riverside restaurant and a pool table. The hotel also has an in-house spa. Burasari Heritage is pricey and you are paying a premium for the location. The low season rates are more reasonable.
Compared to other boutique luxury hotels in the peninsula, Burasari Heritage faces the Nam Khan and is about style and romance, while Victoria Xiengthong Palace, The Belle Rive and Mekong River face the Mekong and go for a classic hotel feel.
Address: Kingkitsalath Road, Ban Khili, Luang Prabang
T: (071) 255 031, (071) 213 331;
Coordinates (for GPS): 102º8'35.54" E, 19º53'44.94" N
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Room rates: over US$100
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Standard double room|
|Deluxe double room|
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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