Where to Stay in Luang Prabang: from Standard to Deluxe Properties

For many visitors to Laos, Luang Prabang is a must-go. A World Heritage City, Luang Prabang is full of charm. A comfortable stay in the city's hotel is essential to a wonderful Luang Prabang experience. From standard to deluxe, we've picked five of the best hotels to make your stay as enjoyable as possible.


1. My Dream Boutique Resort (★★★)

Location: Ban Meung Nga Village, Meung Nga Street

Located across the Nam Khan River, and set in lovely, peaceful natural surroundings, the TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice winner My Dream Boutique Resort offers excellent value and makes your stay in Luang Prabang in style and comfort.

The rooms are simple but extremely clean and comfortable. They are quaint, beautifully designed, and well-suited to their surroundings. Natural materials such as bamboo, wood, and stone are used, making the room look light and airy. Each room comes with a relaxing private balcony. Guests can enjoy excellent room amenities such as a safety deposit box, minibar & refrigerator, coffee & tea making facilities, etc. Free WiFi is available in all areas.

The restaurant overlooks the outdoor pool and is very pleasing. It serves a great variety of authentic local dishes in the open-air pavilion. In-room dining options are also available. Guests can take a body massage to relax, or spend some quiet reading time in the library.

The staff is well-trained, friendly and helpful.

To get to the town, you can ride one of the free bikes, or have a 10-minute walk. You can also take a free shuttle provided by the hotel.

Private garden boutique bungalow in my dream boutique resort

The private garden boutique bungalow in My Dream Boutique Resort

Private garden boutique villa-suite in My Dream Boutique Resort

The private garden boutique villa-suite in My Dream Boutique Resort

2. Lotus Villa Boutique Hotel (★★★)

Location:Ban Phone Heuang Kounxda Road

This charming, delightful small Lotus Villa Boutique Hotel nestles on a quaint street in the heart of the old town. The property enjoys a fantastic location. You are just a short stroll away from almost everything, including the morning alms, the Mekong River, and the main street. A stay here offers you a chance to get a sense of what it feels like to live in this UNESCO World Heritage Town.

Rooms are all well-equipped with air-conditioning, a refrigerator, and a safety deposit box. Each room has access to either a private or shared balcony or terrace. Most of the rooms are overlooking a courtyard with beautiful tropical plants and flowers. A bathtub comes with some rooms. Shower facilities are included in an en suite bathroom. Free WiFi is available in all rooms.

Delicious, hearty breakfast is included and served in a lovely quiet courtyard. The staff is very welcoming, friendly, and attentive to your needs. They always make sure you have the best time possible.

Its main amenities include a 24-hour front desk, laundry service, free use of bicycles, airport shuttle, etc.

Lotus room in Lotus Villa Boutique Hotel

The lotus room in Lotus Villa Boutique Hotel 

Orchid suite in Lotus Villa Boutique Hotel

The orchid suite in Lotus Villa Boutique Hotel


3. Victoria Xiengthong Palace (★★★★)

Location: Kounxoau Road, Ban Phonehueng

The last residence of the Lao Royal Family, Victoria Xiengthong Palace offers a wonderfully cultured yet relaxing stay in a unique boutique property artfully restored to its former glory. The hotel offers easy water and road access, ideally situated between the Mekong River (close to the Xiengthong Pier) and the town's most iconic temple, Wat Xiengthong.

This stylish boutique hotel features 26 spacious, elegantly appointed rooms and suites showcasing the essence of Lao culture with local textiles and materials used throughout. Rooms feature terracotta and natural wood floors, large bathrooms with separate tubs and showers, and many have balconies overlooking the Mekong River or the serene hotel grounds. Room amenities include complimentary high-speed internet, iPod dock and speakers, LCD television, and a personal in-room safe.

With sweeping views over the Mekong River, the Kitchen by the Mekong Restaurant serves beautifully presented local specialties and international favorites, complemented by a superb wine list. In-room dining and intimate private dinners within the palace grounds can also be arranged.

The contemporary-chic Ayu Spa offers a wide selection of rejuvenating treatments combining both Western and Eastern techniques. Other services include multilingual hotel staff, laundry service, and luggage storage.

Very popular year-round, book well in advance to avoid disappointment.

Palace Room in Victoria Xiengthong Palace

The Palace Room in Victoria Xiengthong Palace

Exterior overview of Victoria Xiengthong Palace

An exterior overview of Victoria Xiengthong Palace


4. Santi Resort & Spa (★★★★)

Location: Ban Na Duey, Na Duey Road

Situated on the outskirt of Luang Prabang old town, Santi Resort &Spa is set amidst peaceful rice fields, canals of lotus flowers, creeks, and waterfalls. Awarded a Certificate of Excellence by TripAdvisor, the resort features an outdoor pool and pampering spa services.

The resort has five room types: Deluxe Room, Deluxe Suite, Junior Suite, Royal Suite, and Regent Villa. All rooms are spacious and elegantly designed, and each has a private balcony with fantastic mountain views. Free WiFi is available in all rooms and suites.

The hotel is a 10-minute drive from Luang Prabang Airport and from downtown. You can take the free shuttle bus which provides a regular means of transport to and from town. And if you want to take a taxi, the helpful staff will happily book them for you.

The property offers a fabulous dining experience. Torseng Restaurant serves delicious Lao dishes as well as western food. A wide range of beverages, cocktails, and delicious snacks are served at Pool Bar and Sakuna Bar.

A deluxe room in Santi Resort & Spa

A deluxe room in Santi Resort & Spa

A royal suite in Santi Resort & Spa

A royal suite in Santi Resort & Spa


5. Luang Prabang View Hotel (★★★★★)

Location: Phou Meo, Thai Lao Friendship Road

A winner of the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence and Travelers' Choice, Luang Prabang View Hotel sits quietly on a hill overlooking the World Heritage City, with magnificent views of the lovely countryside. This fantastic resort boasts a large outdoor swimming pool with breathtaking views of the city. 

The property is only 2 km away from downtown. The hourly shuttle that transports to and from the hotel is really handy and efficient. Luang Prabang Airport is within a 20-minute drive.

The resort offers five types of rooms: Standard King/Twin Room, Superior King Room, Deluxe King/Twin Room, Terrace King/Twin Room, and Pool Villa. All rooms are equipped with air conditioning, a flat-screen TV, a DVD player, and a minibar. The rooms also come with an en suite bathroom and a private balcony with amazing views. WiFi works really well and is available throughout the resort. All these amenities ensure guests enjoy a perfect stay. The staff is very attentive and hospitable. Guests can feel it everywhere, at the reception, the restaurant, the bars, etc.

Perched on the top of the property is the Skyy Lounge where guests can enjoy a panoramic view of the serene countryside and valley while relishing food and drinks. At Som View Restaurant, guests can either dine indoors with air conditioning or outdoors with the natural breeze. The restaurant serves an international breakfast buffet, a la carte lunch and dinner, and a selection of good wines and drinks. Guests can relax and have a massage at Champa Hom Spa.

Deluxe king room in Luang Prabang View Hotel

The deluxe king room in Luang Prabang View Hotel

 Pool villa in Luang Prabang View Hotel

The pool villa in Luang Prabang View Hotel

You can consider booking one of these nice hotels for your stay in Luang Prabang. Don't forget to share this post with your friends who are planning a Lao trip and let me know if you have any questions about accommodations in Laos at .

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