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Belmond La Residence Phou Vao

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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Luang Prabang, Laos
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great to finally find a very well equipped gym in Luang Prabang. Towels, water & fruit complimentary and in abundance. Relax after the workout around the very private outdoor spa pool while sipping fresh Maktum Tea. Last Friday had drinks in the Lobby Bar with snacks and then invited to guests reading room for a viewing of the latest movies.... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed in Belmond La Residence Phou Vao to end our SE Asia trip and a little treat for our anniversary. The staff were well informed about it and welcomed us by congratulating us and there was a cake in the room too!! What a perfect and detailed service! From the front desk manager to the waiters were all friendly,... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After sweaty days in Siem Reap, Luang Prabang is a prefect place to end our trip. We made a right decision to stay with Belmond and it did exceed our expectation. Beautiful property with flower decoration everywhere, staff are always ready to help you and the treatment in spa is just fantastic. Thoughtfully they provide complimentary shuttle to night market... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was confident that according to my prior experiences The choice of a Belmont hotel could have been best in Luang Prabang. NOTHING AT ALL !!!!! I spent 4 nights,each at 450 US Dollars to have : 1-a noisy aircon room quite far from what normally a Suite is supposed to be . 2- BREAKFAST is SIMPLY ridicolous !!!Chewing-gum bread... More 

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LRPV, General Manager at Belmond La Residence Phou Vao, responded to this review

Dear Kim M, with great regret we received your review and the highlighted concerns described with vehemence. I am truly very sorry to see that your memories of beautiful Luang Prabang have been marred by the experiences you found at our establishment and that neither our staff or our Operations Manager were able to appease you prior to departure. Unfortunately... More 

Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the best we ever visited in south east asia Perfect service, beautiful location and incredible scenery All rooms have fruits and coffee with nice terrasse Staff is very nice and speaks english Spa is wonderful! Very close the city where one can discover temples and old town as well as cruise on the mekong Un havre de paix!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everything was perfect from my point of view. I would love to highlight the service at reception, always helping. They have close schedules to take you to the night market although if you need to go at some other time they will always have a shuttle bus available within ten minutes to take you or pick you up whenever, wherever.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Belmond La Residence was absolutely beautiful, quiet, and charming with stunning views. The grounds were well maintained as well are the rooms. If you have time I would recommend the spa. They have daily activities everyday (5k runs in the morning). The furniture is of rich dark woods and dark wood floors as well. The rooms were spacious and... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a charming hotel with an outstanding service. Our room was lovely, impressive views and colonial style forniture. All the staff have a permanent smile in their face and make you feel at home. Gourgeous breakfast served by the infinity swimming pool. Free shuttle available to luang prabang downtown. We really enjoyed our stay there, and understand why is... More 

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LRPV, General Manager at Belmond La Residence Phou Vao, responded to this review

Ola jmb009, Cómo estás? Thank you for sharing your views with the world and commenting on our outstanding service. All of us here consider this the most important part of our job so I'm happy to read that the team managed to raise it's service to match your expectations. Best hotel in Laos....wauw! We do get a lot of nice... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visiting Laos in the summer "off season" we had the rare good luck to have this gem of a hotel almost all to ourselves for a three night stay. The grounds and decor are everything one could possibly imagine about a top notch hotel in the tropics, honoring the finest features of colonial decor. Staff are friendly, supremely courteous and... More 

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LRPV, General Manager at Belmond La Residence Phou Vao, responded to this review

Dear TravelDocToronto. thank you for this glowing review! I'm particularly happy with the fact that you enjoyed our F&B offerings. We have indeed a dedicated kitchen brigade that is happy to cater to any off the menu requests. I hope your onward journey to the beautiful temples of Angkor was an unforgettable one! kind regards, Thomas Moons General Manager More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited the hotel for 5 nights in the beginning of July. I had chosen this hotel in particular due to the colonial style architecture to get a real feeling of Laos. I was not to be disappointed, the moment I went to the restaurant and had a sit on the terrace I was surprised with the magnificent view over... More 

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