Exceptional 9.2
Based on 40 reviews

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About this property


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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Internet access

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

Getting around

  • Airport transfer
  • Bicycle rental
  • Car park
  • Shuttle service
  • Valet parking

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Boating
  • Fitness center
  • Garden
  • Massage(s)
  • Spa
  • Steamroom
  • Swimming pool [outdoor]
  • Tours

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Bar
  • Coffee shop
  • Poolside bar
  • Restaurant(s)
  • Room service

Services and conveniences

  • Concierge
  • Currency exchange
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning
  • Fireplace
  • Gift/souvenir shop
  • Laundry service
  • Library
  • Luggage storage
  • Newspapers
  • Postal service
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Shop(s)
  • Smoking area

For the kids

  • Babysitting service


  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Pets allowed
  • Security [24-hour]

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Burmese
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Dutch
  • French
  • Italian
  • Khmer
  • Lao
  • Thai
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Child and extra bed policy
Children 0-12 year(s) Stay for free if using existing bedding.
  • Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose, please check the individual room capacity for more details.
When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
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Useful info

Check-In From: 02:00 PM
Check-Out Until: 12:00 PM
Distance from City Center: 2 km
Distance to Airport: 4 km
Internet Usage Fee: 0 USD
Non-Smoking Rooms / Floors: yes
Number of Bars: 1
Number of Floors: 2
Number of Restaurants: 1
Number of Rooms : 34
Room Voltage: 220
Time to Airport (Minutes): 10
Year Hotel Built: 1975
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Recent customer comments

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based on 40 reviews
  • Cleanliness 9.8
  • Facilities 10.0
  • Location 8.8
  • Room Comfort/Standard 9.6
  • Service 9.6
  • Value for money 8.4
  • Food/Dining 9.1
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Christian from Hong Kong
Mountain View Junior Suite
Stayed 4 nights in August 2016
enjoy the silence
a wonderful oasis to relax
Reviewed August 21, 2016

CHI from Taiwan
Solo travelers
Mountain View Junior Suite
Stayed 2 nights in July 2016
Good place to relax. Beautiful view, there is shuttle bus to town, very convenient.
Reviewed July 28, 2016

Sarah from United States
Mountain View Junior Suite
Stayed 4 nights in March 2016
Unique experience
This property is highly recommended if you are looking for a quiet and romantic place. Excellent service provided by a friendly staff, large rooms amazing view. This is THE place to stay in Luang Prabang
Reviewed March 28, 2016

Ann from United States
Families with older children
Garden View Junior Suite
Stayed 2 nights in July 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.
Reviewed July 10, 2013

Roberto from Switzerland
Mountain View Junior Suite
Stayed 3 nights in February 2013
Splendid Hotel with beautifull view
Position, view, rooms , swimminpool ,Spa
Very nice stay : 4 nights in a wery quiet and luxury resort
Reviewed March 05, 2013

Danielle from Australia
Garden View Junior Suite
Stayed 2 nights in November 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!
Reviewed November 13, 2012

Edward from United States
Garden View Junior Suite
Stayed 3 nights in October 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.
Reviewed October 30, 2012

Alexandre from France
Families with young children
Mountain View Junior Suite
Stayed 6 nights in October 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.
Reviewed October 27, 2012

SHirley from South Africa
Mountain View Junior Suite
Stayed 4 nights in September 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.
Reviewed September 18, 2012

Kitty from United States
Solo travelers
Garden View Junior Suite
Stayed 3 nights in July 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.
Reviewed August 27, 2012


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