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The Apsara

2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Banks of the Nam Khan, Luang Prabang, Laos
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Ranked #17 of 66 Hotels in Luang Prabang
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2009
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2009

In Luang Prabang, we stayed two nights at Le Bel Air (great) and two nights at Apsara (hopeless). I just don't understand where the "hip" comes in. Our room was very ordinary. The nearest thing to "hip" was the badly designed bedside clock. There was no tea or coffee making facility (which every other hotel on our trip had). When... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2009

I still don't understand why Luang Prabang is sooo expensive. We spent 5 nights at The Apsara. The room was big and nice and the breakfast was included. But for that little town, 130$ a night is really expensive. We have our part of responsability ...nobody was forcing us to stay there but...We taught that for that prince in Laos... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2009

After reading the reviews here and the recommendation in HIP HOTELS Asia, I was quite disappointed of the Apsara. Staff appeared not really interested in a special “welcome” and also the room in the extension was quite disappointing. Dark, not well cleaned and lots of mosquitos...hotel itself has a nice atmosphere, breakfast is served à la carte (not many options).... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2009

One night was one night too many in this hotel. After a long days travel we arrived and were led 50 yards up the road to an extension to the hotel.On arrival at the room we were greeted by the stench from an outflow from a noodle factory next door. The light was not working over the steps and it... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2009

We stayed in Luang Prabang for 4 days at the Apsara and found it was the perfect location, just off the main street, so it is a little quieter and you have a view if you are on the front. The rooms are spacious and have a Laotian feel with lots of dark wood (teak?) and a little balcony upstairs.... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2009

We stayed in three different hotels in Luang Praband (it's so small that each hotel was pretty much a hop and a skip away) - La Residence Phou Vao, Apsara and Lotus Villa. We thought the Apsara was perfectly fine and comfortable, though we had perhaps expected more design-wise (the book "Hip Hotels: Asia" had raved about it). But the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2009

nice hotel that we would reccomend. Good staff and attention to detail. As mentioned by a previous reviewer the laundry was nice, and we also thought the bathroom good- we did get fleeced by a taxi from there- but not one the hotel orgainised, best to go with someone they trust.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2009

Management and staff were helpful and friendly. Room was both spacious and nicely furnished. The teak floors were very nice. Hotel was very quiet. Bathroom was quite spacious. Easy access to town, just a few blocks away. Don't miss the night market - high quality textiles. The only drawback was that the hotel did not provide Internet access. However, plenty... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2008

Nice spot, quieter part of town, but still handy. Helpful staff. Had downstairs balcony straight onto street type room. Did have some security anxieties but had no problems. Well equipped though would have liked mossie screens on the windows.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2008

We spent four nights at Apsara and loved it. We had a ground floor room that had a lovely front porch that looked out over the road to the river. We spent a lot of time just watching the people go by - tourists, locals and monks. The room was huge and beatifully decorated. The bed was the most comfortable... More

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Address: Banks of the Nam Khan, Luang Prabang, Laos
Location: Laos > Luang Prabang Province > Luang Prabang
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Apsara 2.5*
Number of rooms: 13
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