This is our first stay at an Orient Express property and it was everything and beyond what we expected. We arrived at the Luang Prabang airport and the driver was practically waiting next to luggage belt to help us with our luggage.
As soon as you arrived in the lobby there was a very unique scent which brings you back in time.
We were accommodated in the Prabang room which had views of the lush tropical garden full of frangipani flowering trees. The balcony looked into the hills of Luang Prabang.
The team at the hotel was professional and very genuine as well. On the second morning we got up early to attend the alms-giving ritual but we forgot to book the shuttle the night before. We went to the lobby at 5.30am and lucky for us the driver was already there. He took us to the place where the ritual takes place and he also helped purchased the rice and arranged for the mat so we could participate. (One note : it was advised that travelers do not buy the rice from the vendors on the streets).
Apparently April - September is the low season. However from our experience this is the best time to go as you can really enjoy the property. Actually I don'tt know why this beautiful time of the year should be the low season as the weather was perfeclt sunny for the 3 days while we were there.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Belmond La Residence Phou Vao nestles atop the Phou Vao (Hill of Kites) in Luang Prabang, the ancient capital of Laos. Overlooking the confluence of the Mekong and Nam Khan rivers, this luxury hotel and spa offers breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and numerous temples ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Hotels.com, Expedia, Belmond, Agoda, Tingo, Despegar.com, Odigeo, TripOnline SA and Jetsetter so you can book your Belmond La Residence Phou Vao reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- La Residence Phou Vao By Orient-Express Hotel Luang Prabang
- La Residence Phou Vao Hotel
- La Residence Phou Vao Resort