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“Belmond La Résidence Phou Vao has a widescreen view of Mount Phousi and the surging mountains beyond. A former royal summer house, it’s as grand as it is intimate, with two serene pools to cool off in and the main infinity pool sitting by the restaurant. The rooms are furnished in a traditional style incorporating local materials such as rosewood - opt for rooms 504 or 501 for some fantastic views of the lush valley. Extra points go to the quality of the service here; staff are super attentive and nothing is too much to ask."
This colonial hotel located on a hill with views overlooking the World Heritage site of Luang Prabang is the ideal spot to base yourself.
The hotel consists of 32 spacious rooms and two suites. All are furnished in a traditional style, incorporating local materials such as rosewood, and are finished in rich cottons.
Phou Savanh Restaurant serves Lao food and French dishes in a dramatic location. The Doc Champa Bar offers poolside drinks amongst bougainvillea and frangipani trees. Nestled nearby, the fabulous infinity-edge pool affords spectacular vistas of the shimmering temple spires.
The luxurious Mekong Spa delivers treatments based on Laotian herbal remedies, using only pure botanical ingredients from local organic gardens and farms.
Enjoy observing the day to day life of farmers, learn the secrets of Laotian food from expert chefs and explore the sedate and laid backed culture of Laos on a bicycle ride.