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The Apsara

2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Banks of the Nam Khan, Luang Prabang, Laos
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Ranked #16 of 66 hotels in Luang Prabang
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
HudsonS16 Nice, France
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Nice, France
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134 reviews 134 reviews
26 hotel reviews
191 helpful votes 191 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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202 reviews 202 reviews
18 hotel reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 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
55 helpful votes 55 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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New York City, New York
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Loved the hotel and the staff. This is one of the most elegant hotels we stayed in during our 3-week trip and service was impeccable. We stayed in a 2nd floor double superior room with a front-facing balcony over the Nam Khan river. Beautiful! Great location, within walking distance of everything but close enough to the tip of the peninsula... More

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13 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

We stayed here for four nights over Christmas. the food was superb, the service friendly, the room very comfortable. The hotel, centrally located with a view over the river, provided free bikes for guests. They arranged a great boat trip for us on the Mekong. We simply loved Luang Prabang, and the Apsara certainly contributed to our enjoyment.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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28 reviews 28 reviews
22 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

We stayed for 4 nights in this well appointed hotel. The bed and pillows are very comfy & super soft, and lovely big bathroom. Just have to be careful not to use up all the hot water too quickly, as flows like a torrent from the high ceiling fixture. The breakfast is very tasty- every day there are a different... More

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Beechworth, Australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

We popped in to Apsara after meeting some people who raved about the food and wished we had chosen to stay there, as the accommodation looks amazing. We had a wonderful meal cooked by Melbourne born Chef Luke Clarke. I had the pork neck which was tasty and delicious, the complimentary starter was a yummy lentil soup like no other... More

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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

Everything here is lovely. The location - quiet, but central. The view of the river. The staff - nothing too much trouble. The food - breakfast every morning was delicious and a la carte, so you could choose what you felt like. The restaurant has delicious dinners too - loved the beef cheeks. We had a downstairs room next door... More

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Also Known As:
The Apsara Hotel Luang Prabang
The Apsara Hotel
Apsara Luang Prabang
Apsara Hotel Luang Prabang
Address: Banks of the Nam Khan, Luang Prabang, Laos
Location: Laos > Luang Prabang Province > Luang Prabang
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
#18 Family Hotel in Luang Prabang
#21 Romantic Hotel in Luang Prabang
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Apsara 2.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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