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“Refinement down to the finest detail” 5 of 5 stars
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Villa Maly
4.0 of 5 Boutique Hotel   |   BP 78 | PO Box 158, Luang Prabang, Laos   |  
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Ranked #20 of 67 Hotels in Luang Prabang
Hamburg, Germany
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Refinement down to the finest detail”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

Villa Maly was our destination after two days going down the Mekong river and we welcomed it as an oasis of refinement and refreshment! From the first second we were received by the nicest and most helpful personnel ever. The rooms are furnished and decorated with a lot of taste, the breakfast is full of fresh produce and just delicious, the setting is quiet and the garden as green as it can get. The pool is of course the icing on the cake of this lovely place that has not stopped charming us! We could also enjoy the offer of cocktails and our only regret is that we did not try the Lao bbq that we saw other guests try:it looked just gorgeous! Definitely a great place that we would highly recommend.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

Fantastic hotel in Luang Prabang, beautiful setting, great rooms, fantastic breakfast, and great location. Staff was 5 stars!!! Can't say enough about the great service and friendly staff.
Can't wait to come back!!!

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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VillaMaly, General Manager at Villa Maly, responded to this review, February 13, 2014
Dear bennettag23,
Sunny greetings from Luang Prabang...
Many thanks for your kind review and we all are delighted to read that you had a good time with us...
We look forward to welcoming you again in a near future, and in the meantime I wish you a very good day.
Warm regards
A. de Boynes
General Manager
Appletree Hospitality Laos: Villa Maly, Nava Mekong, Kamu Lodge
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Suva, Fiji
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85 reviews 85 reviews
37 hotel reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

My first visit to Laos and did not expect a lot. Villa Maly provided an unexpected surprise. A beautiful villa with a touch of a rain forest. Old colonial but spacious rooms. A modern pool coupled with amazing breakfast and friendly staff make it a surprise. Really enjoyed my two days. Villa and the heritage city got lot to offer than one would expect. Definitely my next family vacation.

Room Tip: Room no. 1 to 5 offers a greater colonial experiance
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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VillaMaly, General Manager at Villa Maly, responded to this review, February 13, 2014
Dear Nouzab F,
Sunny greetings from Luang Prabang...
Many thanks for your kind comments about your stay. I am sure that the employees here will be very happy to hear that you had a good time with us.
Definitely, we will be delighted to welcome you back with your family.
Thanking you again, I wish you a fantastic day.
Warm regards,
A. de Boynes
General Manager
Appletree Hospitality Laos: Villa Maly, Kamu Lodge, Nava Mekong
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Hadlow, England, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

We stayed here on 20/21 January. It is a delightful place furnished with antiques and set in picturesque gardens. Location wise good for the sights, town and markets. We were welcomed with wine and towels which were welcome after our flight. Bathroom was small but very quirky which made it enjoyable. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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VillaMaly, General Manager at Villa Maly, responded to this review, February 13, 2014
Dear Judith M,
Sunny greetings from Luang Prabang...
Thank you very much for your kind review about your stay with us.
I will definitely share your comments with our employees whom I am sure will be very happy to know you had a good time.
I wish you a wonderful day and hope that we will welcome you in the near future.
Warm regards
A. de Boynes
General Manager
Appletee Hospitality Laos: Villa Maly, Nava Mekong, Kamu Lodge
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Munich, Germany
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

I can really recommend Villa Maly for all travelers, who enjoy European standard hotels. Room, bed, breakfast, service, etc. are excellent! The only "problem" is the cock next door (bring ear plugs with you!) - but hey, you are in Asia! Lady Maly herself was lovely. Prices are high for Asia, but fair if you consider the efforts made to build this wonderful place.

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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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VillaMaly, General Manager at Villa Maly, responded to this review, February 13, 2014
Dear kaupa,
Sunny greetings from Luang Prabang...
Thank you very much for your kind review about your stay with us.
I will definitely share your comments with Marie-Helene whom I am sure will appreciate.
I wish you a wonderful day and hope that we will welcome you in the near future.
Warm regards,
A. de Boynes
General Manager
Appletree Hospitality Laos: Villa Maly, Nava Mekong, Kamu Lodge
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Hanoi, Vietnam
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

This was really a good experience. Nice decor, spacious rooms nice garden setting and good location. Nice pool as well, pitty it isnt heated.

For improvement: breakfast is simple for the price range; restaurant has basic options which are a bit pricey.

We liked the location arpund 10 mins wall from nationaluseum.

Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
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Beirut, Lebanon
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13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

This places oozes with taste. Every little detail makes perfect sense. It's very clean, very well maintained. Breakfast is very good. You can see that the place was made with love. The owners are very sweet and welcoming.

Two very small issues that I hope they will look into: the internet is extremely slow and does not reach the room. Also, I ordered a sandwich to my room and it was bad. I really appreciate the difficulty of operating at high standards in a small town, but I just hope that they will look into this matter in order to perfect their hotel.

  • Stayed January 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: BP 78 | PO Box 158, Luang Prabang, Laos
Location: Laos > Luang Prabang Province > Luang Prabang
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#9 Family Hotel in Luang Prabang
#11 Luxury Hotel in Luang Prabang
#17 Romantic Hotel in Luang Prabang
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Villa Maly 4*
Number of rooms: 33
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Once the home of Lao royalty, today Villa Maly is an exquisite boutique hotel, ensconced by a profusion of tropical flora. Its rooms evoke the subdued elegance and creative flourishes of yesterday's aristocrats. The hotel's 33 guest rooms are each subtly created to incorporate the time-honored Laotian architecture with an essence of the Colonial past. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
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