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Customers like this hotel for:
    Nearest transport:
  • Luang Prabang Southern Bus Station (1.1 Km / 14 min walk)
    Area recommended for:
  • culture
  • sightseeing
    Distance to airport:
  • Luang Prabang International Airport (2.5 Km / 30 min walk)
    Customer comments:
  • "Amazing views", "Good food", "Quiet and relaxing"
    Top nearby attractions:
  • Dara Market (1.2 Km / 15 min walk)
  • Tad Sae Waterfall (1.2 Km / 15 min walk)
  • Joma Bakery Café (1.3 Km / 16 min walk)
  • Khan River (1.3 Km / 16 min walk)

Note: Distances are measured as a straight line.

Belmond La Résidence Phou Vao

3 PO Box 50, Phu Vao / Phu Meo, Luang Prabang, Laos 84330 (Show on map)

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Features of Belmond La Résidence Phou Vao

Hotel Facilities

  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour security
  • airport transfer
  • babysitting
  • bar
  • bicycle rental
  • business center
  • coffee shop
  • concierge
  • currency exchange
  • daily housekeeping
  • dry cleaning
  • fireplace
  • gift/souvenir shop
  • laundry service
  • library
  • luggage storage
  • meeting facilities
  • newspapers
  • photocopying
  • poolside bar
  • postal service
  • printer
  • restaurant
  • room service
  • safety deposit boxes
  • shops
  • shuttle service
  • smoking area
  • tours

Sports and Recreation

  • boats
  • fitness center
  • games room
  • garden
  • massage
  • outdoor pool
  • spa
  • steamroom


  • free Wi-Fi in all rooms
  • Wi-Fi in public areas


  • car park
  • valet parking

Languages Spoken

  • Burmese
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Dutch
  • English
  • French
  • Italian
  • Khmer
  • Lao
  • Thai

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Resort Description
Being the only hotel located on Phou Vao Hill, the Hill of Kites, this luxurious property redefines...see more Being the only hotel located on Phou Vao Hill, the Hill of Kites, this luxurious property redefines the standards of relaxation. Enjoying breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains, the hotel oozes sheer tranquility. The world-class spa has a menu as diverse as the landscape and is an ideal way to relax the mind, body, and soul. Built with local and traditional Laotian materials, the organic structure adds to the relaxed nature of the hotel. All 32 elegantly furnished Junior Suites offer a private terrace, spacious bathroom with free-form terrazzo bath, free WiFi, complimentary bottled water, Espresso coffee machine and iPod docks. The cozy Phou Vao restaurant resides next to the 24-hour accessible infinity pool. The mountainous backdrop, trees with hanging lanterns, and romantic setting makes this an ideal vacation for couples and spa lovers. Belmond La Résidence Phou Vao is indeed a unique place of stay!
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Ann R. Families with older children
United States of America, July 10, 2013
Great hotel to experience luang prabang

Location, excursions, food
It was our first time in Laos and The Residence made our experience very enjoyable.
Roberto B. Couples
Switzerland, March 05, 2013
Splendid Hotel with beautifull view

Position, view, rooms , swimminpool ,Spa
Very nice stay : 4 nights in a wery quiet and luxury resort
Danielle L. Couples
Australia, November 13, 2012
Amazing views and perfect service

Service and views
This hotel is amazing! We had a Garden View Junior Suite and the view over the town / mountains – including the Mount Phousi temple – was wonderful. The room was massive with a lovely bath and private balcony, the bed was decorated with flowers on arrival and the nightly turn-down with Macaroons was a nice touch. We ate at the restaurant every night and the food and buffet breakfast were excellent. Of course the hotel is a bit out of town, but really there is no reason to leave the hotel (and the hotel shuttle bus is free and convenient). The spa lived up to its reputation – exceptional menu and the massages were great. Oh, and the infinity pool is lovely!
Edward C. Couples
United States of America, October 30, 2012
Beautiful Hotel with impeccable Service

The dinner resturant is the best in Luang Prabang with service to match
From the minute we were picked up at the airport by one of the staff from the La Residence Phou Vao Hotel we knew we were going to enjoy our holiday. The hotel is absolutely beautiful and has a fantastic view of the mountains across the Mekong River. There are many fine hotels in SE Asia but this one situated in the wonderful little town of Luang Prabang is not to be missed. Hopefully the addition of a new runway at the airport will not change things too much. The hotel offers a sunset cruise which is not to be missed. The Captain motored our private teak craft up the river, turned off the motor and allowed us to drift back along the river in time to catch the sunset between two mountains. Just a sample of the detail of the service the staff has been educated to provide. Visit now before anything changes.
Alexandre M. Families with young children
France, October 27, 2012
Amazing hotel, amazing service

staff kindness
We simply loved the week we spent in this unique hotel. Because we felt at home. Because the staff was so nice with us, and especially with our 9 months old daughter. It's really worth the price.
SHirley K. Couples
South Africa, September 18, 2012
Heaven on the hill

geat personalised service
La Phou as the hotel is lovingly called, is a very special place. An air of calm is apparent and it was a great place to start our overdue holiday. The room was gorgeous with no detail missing. Flowers, fruit trays with the makings of coffee and tea right next to loungers on the veranda. The breakfast beautifully presented and as fresh as..... The general manager John knows all the guests and is always present. As to the Spa, now theres a special place for a weary body. I had one of the best massages ever. Especially designed for bone and muscle pains. Wish I had more time to have another.
Kitty M. Solo travelers
United States of America, August 27, 2012
Perfection in a resort, ideal for the off season

Peace and quiet, spa, food, service
this mountain-top resort gets everything right- from flower petals on the bed and toilet-paper dispenser (!) to the lovely asian, continental, magreb cuisine. the staff are lovely and the location is perfect - enjoy the spa, the quiet and the views in isolation if you like, or dip into the sight-seeing of luang prabang just minutes away if that's what you fancy. i already gave this hotel a glowing review in june; the proof of my sincerity is that i returned only six weeks later and stayed much longer.
Kitty M. Solo travelers
United States of America, July 04, 2012
Hard to imagine a more perfect hotel

Attentive service, gorgeous location, amazing spa, phenomenal food from Tunisian chef, excellent wine selection
many of my friends had stayed here and raved about this luxury hotel, but i was always reluctant to stay at a self-contained resort outside of town because i so enjoy being in the centre of luang prabang. on this holiday my friend and i chose the best of both worlds -- three nights at the three nagas right in the centre followed by one night of total pampering at la residence phou vao. it was the right order, because nothing can top la residence phou vao and indeed we never left the grounds because it was pure heaven. i can hardly wait to get back. absolutely everything here is perfect. the suite itself had me giggling at all the lovely touches -- flowers on the toilet and the toilet paper holder??? the spa was perfection and the food was absolutely perfect. one could run out of superlatives here. just one tiny detail sums it all up: i travel with some small dolls that my little niece gave me to photograph all over the world. when i came back from dinner, the person who had done the turn-down service had arranged them sitting up on their own little seat made from a linen towel, complete with a red carnation. now that kind of attention to detail spells a great hotel!
Peter T. Couples
United Kingdom, May 08, 2012
Beautiful Hotel. Fabulous staff

The location. The Pool
a wonderful stay. lovely room, which was spacious and well equipped and had the spectacular view over luang prabang. the hotel is quite small and feels very intimate, with nothing being too much trouble for the excellent staff. we loved being able to flop into the pool after the heat of the day's activities. although the hotel is slightly out of town, the hotel's transport options worked seamlessly and we never found this to be a problem. if i had one complaint it would be that some of the pricing on trips seemed a bit on the high side, perhaps because everything is rounded in usd. however all the excursions we took were sensational. mainly just the two of us plus a guide, terrific organisation and lovely picnic lunches
Gregory E. Couples
France, January 26, 2012
Fabulous hotel with fantastic service

Quiet & very relaxing
Great place for a short break. Fabulous historical city, beautiful temples. Great staff very smily & welcoming. Other than that: Tad Sae waterfall, night market, sunset on top of mount Phousi, cruise on the Mekong... plenties of activities for a WE. Rent a motorbike, most convenient to travel around

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