It's a toss between excellent and very good; maybe the only thing which stopped me from going to excellent was the decidedly very western menu at the restaurant: hamburgers and fries! Some Lao items -which were excellent; try the stickyrice and banana dessert!- but not too many. That's a pity given the rich Lao cooking tradition. Having said that, for Christmas eve we were treated to a magical cocktailh music, dinner on the terrace overlooking the Mekong -with thousands of lights in the trees- which was delightful and lantern release in the sky! Can't recommend enough for a Christmas evening event!
The room we got was large and very pleasant overlooking the interior garden; fruit plate; little gifts every night taken from Lao culture...Very pleasant staff; bicycles; Very clean. Close to everything...
Great breakfast with delicious little coconut custards, fresh fruits, croissants etc
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the heart of Luang Prabang, surrounded by the golden spires of the town’s famous Buddhist temples is Victoria Xiengthong Palace, the last residence of the Laos Royal Family. This beautiful boutique property has been lovingly restored to its former glory, and once more sits proudly on the banks of the Mekong River. The 26 elegantly appointed rooms and suites capture the essence of Laos’ unique culture and style, with local materials and fabrics used throughout. Look out upon the majestic Wat Xiengthong – the town’s most famous temple, or simply sit back and soak up the ambience of this UNESCO protected palace, the perfect place to discover the wonder and charm of Luang Prabang – the Jewel of Indochina. ... more less
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