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The Apsara

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Banks of the Nam Khan, Luang Prabang, Laos
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Ranked #21 of 67 Hotels in Luang Prabang
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When in Luang Prabang last January I wanderedpast this place and thought next time I am in this great town,I will stay here. Good decision! Fabulous comfortable bed and pillows,great staff and service. The chicken noodle soup for breakfast was outstanding and the general ambiance restful. I didnt find it noisy at all but loved my stay here, why not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent 4 nights altogether at The Apsara in a triple room on the ground floor. The room was spacious (the bathroom had a large tub with lots of hot water) and tastefully decorated. The bed was comfortable (so much appreciated after numerous typically hard Asian beds) and we enjoyed sitting out on the veranda in the chairs just outside... More 

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Phoenix Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Apsara is nicely located right on the Nam Khan within walking distance of pretty much everything you would want. As others have remarked, it is pretty old, and while this has a certain charm, it also means that it can be potentially noisy if you are downstairs, as the floors are all pretty creaky. No need to worry much about... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

nice hotel with great location facing the Nam Khan river. Many rooms have balconies or front porches for sitting. To be on the street level with a porch make sure to ask. The staff is very friendly and efficient. Food was consistently good with nice variety of Laos and some western choices. Rooms were large, clean and and comfortable -... More 

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

The Apsara is located along the river on the Peninsula near the Wats and lovely shops. Ivan, the owner, is a gracious host, who greets new guests. His employees are very warm and attentive. Good restaurant, comfy bed, free bikes and airport transfer.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

We spent Christmas last year in the sister Rive Droite hotel on the opposite bank of the river, but decided this year we wanted to be nearer the main part of town, so chose the Apsara. It is much more basic than the Rive Droite, but also a lot cheaper. Much of the appeal for us from the previous year... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Maybe our expectations are high because of the other hotels we are staying in on this trip, but the rooms are ok, there is free wifi and the breakfasts are average. The staff are friendly but not particularly accommodating if you have special requirements. We stayed 3 nights not at peak season and found it somewhat noisy.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

We stayed here for 5 nights so we got to see the good and bad of this hotel. Firstly we really appreciated getting met at the airport at night. We didn't arrange it and there were no taxis available. The good was the location ( overlooking the Nam Khan river and short walk to temples and centre of town, bars,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

I loved to stay at this place in Luang Prabang. The hotel consists of a couple of old buildings that are very nicely renovated. Our room was well furnished and comfortable. All the points of interest are within reach.

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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We did not stay at the Apsara but did enjoy an amazing meal in the restaurant on site. The restaurant was not crowded and the food was as good as the meal we had nearby in a competing restaurant. We highly recommend you try Apsara... location is along the Namkhan River and the host was very helpful in describing the... More 

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