Imperial boutique hotel with echoes of its French colonial past.

Once the home of local nobility, this imperial boutique hotel is an amazing mix of Laotian character and French colonial heritage. It's set in the centre of the charming UNESCO World Heritage town Luang Prabang, within easy walking distance of historic landmarks. Stroll around the beautiful tropical gardens, admiring orchids, gardenias and lillies before finding a tranquil spot under the shade of a fragrant frangipani tree. Ornate rooms sit around the outdoor pool, and the small poolside spa offers a selection of soothing treatments.

Le Vetiver Café is in tranquil gardens with a wooden decked main pool and warm rosewood furnishings, sheltered by a canopy and the perfect al fresco dining experience. Choose from a selection of delicious meat, seafood and vegetables and then grill them to your liking at Sindad: Lao BBQ & Hot Pot which also offers a steaming hotpot and selection of wines to complement your dishes. Enjoy all-day energising cocktails and  beverages at Mouhot's bar.

Don't miss the chance to dine on the Mekong aboard the Nava Mekong, a traditional river cruise boat. Embark at 10.30am for a four-hour lunch cruise that stops at the Pak Ou Caves, renowned for the collection of 4000 Buddhist statues and images that can be found in the limestone grottos. Every evening, the cruise embarks at 5.30pm and journeys downstream to moor at a traditional village. Enjoy performances from local dancers before returning at 9pm.

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Key information

In the heart of Luang Prabang, close to temples and the night markets. Approx. 15 minutes from Luang Prabang airport.

Airport transfer time: 15 minutes
Rooms: 33

TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards 2019
Villa Maly, Luang Prabang is one of our favourite hotels, but don’t just take our word for it – TripAdvisor reviewers agree and have voted the resort 4th in the Top 10 Hotels in Laos.

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Accommodation information

33 rooms are set in five low-rise buildings and are furnished in traditional Laotian style with parquet floors and tropical hardwood. Each features air-conditioning, minibar, flat-screen television, Wi-Fi and tea/coffee making facilities.

Superior Rooms (24m²) are uniquely designed and feature two double beds or a kingsize bed, bath with shower and balcony with garden or pool view.
Deluxe Rooms (37m²) are set in the Plumeria building – a former royal residence – and are more luxurious with elegant furnishings crafted by artisans, kingsize beds and pool or mountain views.

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