Belmond La Residence Phou Vao, Luang Prabang
Long considered Luang Prabang’s finest hotel, Belmond La Résidence Phou Vao is a member of the prestigious Belmond hotel collection. A luxury boutique Spa hotel with just 34 rooms, it combines the old world French colonial charm of Luang Prabang with a true sense of style.
Situated on Phou Vao Hill (translated as the Hill of Kites), around a twenty minute (2km) walk from Luang Prabang town, its unique vantage point ensures that guests enjoy panoramic views over the surrounding countryside, rice paddies and rivers. The hotel’s stunning infinity swimming pool takes full advantage of its cliff-edge setting and looks out over the verdant valley below towards the distant mountains beyond.
Belmond La Residence Phou Vao
The style of the hotel is unmistakably Lao, with low, dark wood furniture covered in tasteful silks. Vibrant wall hangings add a splash of colour which is complemented by rich wooden flooring and elegant Lao artefacts.
The spacious guest rooms all have a private terrace or balcony with either garden views, mountain views (across the old city of Luang Prabang) or mountain pool views – overlooking the dramatic infinity pool towards the magnificent Phou Si Temple. Simply yet elegantly furnished, the stylish dark rosewood contrasts beautifully with the natural cotton fabrics, white linens and artfully draped mosquito nets.
The bathrooms are a highlight and the huge stone bathtubs are a signature feature – the perfect place to relax after a fascinating day’s exploring in Luang Prabang!
You will enjoy traditional Lao cuisine (as well as European dishes with local influences) in the hotel’s renowned restaurant which offers both indoor and outdoor seating – the al fresco seating is on a breathtaking terrace, overlooking Luang Prabang’s sacred mountain and the hilltop temple.
Belmond La Résidence Phou Vao also boasts the first luxury Spa in Luang Prabang. Inspired by the concept of a typical Lao village, it has a series of Spa pavilions set around a lush water lily pond – and the custom-designed treatments are based on age-old Lao herbal remedies, with pure botanical ingredients from organic Lao gardens and local farms. There is also a traditional Lao steam room.
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