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The Apsara

2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Banks of the Nam Khan, Luang Prabang, Laos
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Ranked #19 of 66 hotels in Luang Prabang
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
18 reviews 18 reviews
8 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is wonderful - recommend you treat yourself and stay here. The rooms are beautiful and the breakfast is great. Definitely go to the restaurant - one of the best we had been to in Laos. Make sure you get the buffalo braised cheeks. Drooling thinking about it now.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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60 reviews 60 reviews
26 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a lovely boutique style hotel, when you enter you come in to the restuarant cum lounge cum receptiondesk, and a lovely breeze comes through the open huge doors. The rooms are very clean and beds are very comfy, nicely decorated. Our room had a terrace and a huge bathtub. The only drawback, is the lack of television, but... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Apsara was nicely renovated spot i Luang Prabang on the more quiet side of town I liked the design and simplicity. The only downside seemed to me the aircon which was extremely loud. The satff was a bit spaced out but I guess most staff around LP was a bit spaced out.

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Rochester, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Clean, comfortable (The A/C is very effective) rooms with a friendly staff. The restaurant is very accommodating to food allergies (Gluten free) and the quality is excellent. Breakfast is excellent as well. Laundry service was prompt, well done, and cheap. The only negative is the lack of a pool but this will give you a reason to check out La... More

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Helsinki, Finland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

This hotel is really wonderful, price-quality wise. The room was small, but clean and comfortable. The breakfast was nice with the view to the Mekong. I had a room towards the river in the first floor. It was nice to have a small terrace, but it was a little noisy as it was next to the street. I felt a... More

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Nice, France
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151 reviews 151 reviews
29 hotel reviews
239 helpful votes 239 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

What a wonderful relaxing place to be in. Our room was No 14, next to Tamarind, but we were not bothered by any noise other than the usual street noise. Huge walk-in shower. Two lovely generous sized soaps, plus shower, shampoo and body lotion. Flannels, tissues, a fridge, what more could you want. The bed was comfortable, not quite as... More

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London, United Kingdom
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22 hotel reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014 via mobile

We had a classical colonial room on the first floor which was charming. Bid bath, shower is close to the toilet but works fine. Bed was quite hard but this seems to be the case in most hotels in the area. Friendly and helpful staff handled everything in a positive and efficient way. Better value that the sister hotel across... More

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Peregian Beach, Australia
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Of course, this is a great boutique hotel as others mention but I have to add that the room notes are the funniest I have read in a hotel, as well as being informative. They reflect the friendly style of the English owner. And the restaurant here is an absolute find. Excellent modern Asian fusion from an Australian chef with... More

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32 reviews 32 reviews
20 hotel reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

All three hotels where my wife and I stayed during our recent trip to Laos did not rate a "very good" based on our years of traveling in Nepal, Vietnam, and Cambodia. At all three hotels, the problem seems to be management. Although we had some problems with email connections, Ivan handled our reservations in an acceptable manner. Upon arrival... More

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Gibsons, Canada
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113 reviews 113 reviews
33 hotel reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Wonderful location. Lovely conversion. Lots of real character. Upstairs room was charming. Staff and management were friendly, attentive and informative. Breakfasts were good. The evening meal we ate there was tasty, nicely presented and surprisingly inexpensive. Oh, the WIFI was horrible in the room. And don't drop peanuts on the bedroom floor, they drop between the old ,wooden boards and... More

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Address: Banks of the Nam Khan, Luang Prabang, Laos
Location: Laos > Luang Prabang Province > Luang Prabang
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Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Apsara 2.5*
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Apsara Luang Prabang
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The first and still one of the most beautiful boutique hotels in Luang Prabang, the Apsara was originally a rice warehouse situated on the banks of the Nam Khan [The quieter side of town]. The Apsara is also right in the heart of the heritage village, making it the perfect place to stay. From the comfort of its large, airy bedrooms, rated by the Washington Post as "an inch beyond decadence", it's easy to explore temples and the lanes of Luang Prabang. After which you can relax on the river terrace and enjoy the spectacular views and a refreshing Beer Laos. But that's not all, our restaurant is well known for having one of the most interesting menus in town as well as a superb wine list and the driest martinis in Laos. As Hip Hotels said "Both the restaurant and bar reflect a refined sense of taste" and who are we to argue with that. ... more   less 
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