La Résidence Phou Vao A Belmond Hotel Luang Prabang

La Résidence Phou Vao A Belmond Hotel Luang Prabang

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Phou Vao Suite 2-3
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Infinity pool with stunning views of the surrounding mountains
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Location
4.6
Cleanliness
4.9
Service
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Value
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HOTEL CLASS
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5.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Family Resort
Green
Languages Spoken
English
Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Bicycle tours
Free airport transportation
Business Center with Internet Access
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Poolside bar
Free shuttle or taxi services
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Car hire
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Head massage
Massage
Baggage storage
Concierge
Sun umbrellas
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
Shoeshine
Room features
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms

Location

Lao PDR, Luang Prabang 84330 Laos
5.0
5.0 of 5 bubbles1,005 reviews
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The La Résidence Phou Vao, A Belmond Hotel in Luang Prabang, is often described as a peaceful sanctuary by many guests, who are impressed by its harmonious mix of traditional charm and contemporary luxury. The hotel's service is exceptional, with a professional staff delivering attentive care that guests find enhances their stay. Visitors are consistently satisfied with the cleanliness across the property, from the immaculate rooms to the well-kept grounds. Reviewers also find great value in the luxurious experience provided by the hotel. The amenities, including a beautiful pool and a serene spa, alongside spacious and well-appointed rooms, earn high praise from travelers.
Atmosphere
Tranquil
Rooms
Spacious
Value
Exceptional
Cleanliness
Pristine
Service
Attentive
Amenities
Outstanding

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jmb12345 wrote a review Jan 2020
NJ3 contributions6 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
When visiting the royal capital of the country until 1975 you must stay at the Belmond La Residence. The grounds are lovely and the staff is wonderful. While the location is just outside of the main market area, transportation is provided to and from the hotel property. Say hi to my friends including Cathy the concierge.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Belmond La Resi... P, Manager at La Résidence Phou Vao A Belmond Hotel Luang Prabang
Responded Jan 11, 2020
Dear jmb12345, Thank you for your time on reviewing us. We are delighted to learn that you had a wonderful experience with us. Thank you for recognizing the great work extended by Cathy which we are very proud of her as well as the rest of the team Please stay in touch and we are looking forward to welcoming you back to Laos in the not too distant future. Sincerely yours, Sai Keuthbounmany Hotel Manager
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Kobarito wrote a review Apr 2021
Vientiane, Laos11 contributions
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
when you check in, hotel staff escort us to the lobby sofa and bring luang prabang regional snacks.that already have unforgettable moment in my mind. rooms are extremely clean and view of the room from day bed at my room's balcony is also relaxing. they have great spa and steam sauna by cozy swimming pool and hotel guest can use it by notifying spa 10minites before you use. Main swimming pool also quiet with BGM of little birds chirping. when you have your poolside bed and staff also bring ice water and berry juices are the best treat after swimming. For my experience of stay, most impressive thing at this hotel is Breakfast. Buffet style breakfast has so much variety of sections . egg omlette you must try. because of the flavor and tenderness inside and some texture outside has great harmony.
fresh squeezed lemon, orange, mango juice. luang prabang sausage, ham, everything has one of the best. especially Khao soi here is the best in luang prabang. I would say I can stay here just to have this particular Khao soi. it worth it for sure. over looking world heritage phousi hill is also only the advantage of this hotel !
Enjoy it.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Sai Keuthbounmany, Other at La Résidence Phou Vao A Belmond Hotel Luang Prabang
Responded Apr 24, 2021
Dear kobad2020, Thank you for spending time to review us here on TripAdvisor. Needless to say, we are pleased that you had a memorable experience and that you found yourself very much impressed on the arrival experience offering in our hotel, swimming pool servicing, the cleanliness of the room as well as room feature, facilities and the great food offering we have as specially our signature dish Khao Soi (traditional noodle soup). We look very much forward to welcoming you back to La Residence Phou Vao, a Belmond Hotel in not too distant future! Sincerely yours, Sai Keuthbounmany Hotel Manager
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Simon R wrote a review Mar 2020
Funchal, Portugal126 contributions135 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is the perfect hotel for Laos and fits in so well. I loved the staff who's attention to detail and general attentiveness seemed so warm and genuine.

The rooms are generously sized and furnished sensitively to local tastes so you certainly didn't feel like you were in a generic hotel room. The poolside was wonderful.
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Date of stay: March 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: The rooms above reception overlooking the pool seemed brighter.
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Response from Belmond La Resi... P, Manager at La Résidence Phou Vao A Belmond Hotel Luang Prabang
Responded Mar 9, 2020
Dear 759simonr, Thank you for sharing your thoughts about your stay at Belmond La Residence Phou Vao here with fellow TripAdvisor travelers. I am truly flattered to hear such kind compliments you had given to our hotel – location, staff’s warm hospitality. Should you wish to recreate another wonderful experience with us, we remain at your disposal. Sincerely yours, Sai Keuthbounmany Hotel Manager
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HCdines wrote a review Jan 2020
Singapore65 contributions13 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
What a gorgeous property. Lush foliage giving the impression of it being a hillside retreat, though you're only 5 mins from town. The rooms are large and classy, with four-poster beds and a massive terrace. The daybed is perfect for kids, my eight-year old was very comfortable there.

We did the sunset cruise which was unreal. The boat is so well equipped, and truly luxurious.

The hotel manager, Sai, is very helpful and always on-hand to help, and the food is absolutely delicious. Highly highly recommend.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Belmond La Resi... P, Manager at La Résidence Phou Vao A Belmond Hotel Luang Prabang
Responded Feb 10, 2020
Dear HCdines, Thank you very much for your time sharing your experience at Belmond La Residence Phou Vao. It is very much pleasing to learn of your wonderful experience and know that our exemplary services had exceeded your expectations in all possible ways Mekong River cruise had been highlighted as a must to do when visiting Luang Prabang. Looking forward to welcoming you back to Laos again. Sincerely, Sai Keuthbounmany Hotel Manager
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Flaviechan wrote a review Nov 2020
Luang Prabang, Laos1 contribution2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This was my first time to experience the luxuty SPA in Luangprbang, the location of SPA in the hotel was very quite and private, as soon as you entered the SPA area, you would be covered by a gentle wooden scent which came from the aged wood structure architectures of the hotel. It's nature, vintage, luxury and relaxing...The SPA receptionist and therapist was very gentle, professional, experienced and patient, she would offer the service as per your preference. I would like to recommend to have a SPA experience in Belmond for sure.
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Date of stay: October 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Sai Keuthbounmany, Other at La Résidence Phou Vao A Belmond Hotel Luang Prabang
Responded Nov 9, 2020
Dear Flaviechan, Thank you so much for your lovely review and taking the time to share it with our TripAdvisor readers. I am delighted to read about your excellent luxury spa experience including the architected, location, your compliment on the professionalism of our team members and deliver the exceptional service. Please take care and stay healthy. We look forward to your next visit. Kind Regards, Sai Keuthbounmany Hotel Manager
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Kiran wrote a review Oct 2020
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This was my first experience of a 5-star hotel in Lao PDR and it was a memorable one. I will definitely want to spoil myself again when I can afford to do so. This time the deal due to COVID 19 helped me.
All the staff learnt my first name and were welcoming and accommodating. The chef ensured that I was provided vegetarian food at breakfast and could select from the different menus.
I was also upgraded to a bigger room with a great view.
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Date of stay: October 2020
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: The rooms facing Mount Phousy are the best but beware the swimming pool may be used early in the...
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Response from Sai Keuthbounmany, Other at La Résidence Phou Vao A Belmond Hotel Luang Prabang
Responded Oct 11, 2020
Dear LuangPrabang_Oct, Allow me to thank you for taking the time to write a review on your pleasant experience at Belmond La Residence Phou Vao! We are delighted to learnt that you were spoil during your stay and would like to spoil again. Once again, thank you very much for your generous comments. Sincerely, Sai Keuthbounmany Hotel Manager
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Laurent G wrote a review Aug 2020
Vientiane, Laos4 contributions6 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We were delighted to stay @ Belmond La Residence Phou Vao and a special thank to all members of staff and management who greeted us to perfection. All with a kind word at all times.
WIFI is top and the fact that one does not need to reconnect manually to access again after leaving the hotel is much appreciated.
The property showed great flexibility on schedules of vans to/from town and that is a big plus.
Wishing you well in these troubled times.
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Date of stay: August 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Sai Keuthbounmany, Other at La Résidence Phou Vao A Belmond Hotel Luang Prabang
Responded Aug 18, 2020
Dear 87laurentg, Allow me to thank you for taking the time to write a review on your pleasant experience at Belmond La Residence Phou Vao! We are delighted to hear that you had been looked after so well by our team members. 87laurentg, once again, thank you very much for your generous comments. Sincerely, Sai Keuthbounmany Hotel Manager
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Helena S wrote a review Sep 2021
3 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Absolutely amazing. The staff are professional, discreet, and super nice, they go beyond their way to support and make your stay unforgettable. The rooms are spacious with a cozy balcony allowing a beautiful view. Two great pools overseeing the mountains and the garden. The breakfast is the best in Luang Prabang, if not in the entire Laos. The property is in a quiet location, but at the same within walking distance from the night market and the main touristic objectives, and the hotel provides transportation. I can not wait to be back.
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Date of stay: September 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Sai Keuthbounmany, Other at La Résidence Phou Vao A Belmond Hotel Luang Prabang
Responded Sep 11, 2021
Dear HelenaS2529, Thank you for choosing to stay with us at La Residence Phou Vao, A Belmond Hotel! There is nothing more encouraging than knowing that you had a wonderful time with us. We indeed accentuate the value of the experience at Belmond by delivering authentic experience, attentive service and the excellent location. Should there be anything else we can do for your on your future stays, we would be more than happy to be at your service. Please take care and stay safe until we meet again Sincerely yours, Sai Keuthbounmany Hotel Manager
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MRGSG wrote a review Feb 2023
Banbridge, United Kingdom21 contributions51 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This was our third attempt to visit Luang Prabang and we were delighted to finally have the opportunity of visiting Laos and staying at the excellent La Residence Phou Vao. The hotel is no more than 20 minutes from the Airport and approx 30 minute walk to the historic centre of the city, close to the Mekong and Nam Khan Rivers.
The setting is elevated with wonderful views across a tropical landscape to distant mountains with the landmark Mount Phousi clearly visible. Meals are served al fresco if preferred, looking across the infinity pool to the aforementioned views in the distance.
Everything about our experience was first rate and a large part was down to the immaculate service provided by the friendly staff from the moment we arrived at the hotel after a long day of travel. The food was outstanding with ingredients all sourced locally by the chef who explained options on every occasion and delivered by helpful waiting staff. Our room was everything we had expected and more besides, with those small, additional touches that signify an operation on its A game. Front of house were incredibly helpful and the hotel operates a free shuttle service to and from the centre.
A big thank you to all the staff with a specific mention to Minh the barman for his special Gin & Tonics and the legendary Lotus smoked Negroni; Bae and Andreij on Front of House and Saw, Neena and No in the restaurant.
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Andrei Latsepnev, Guest Services / Front Office at La Résidence Phou Vao A Belmond Hotel Luang Prabang
Responded Feb 10, 2023
Dear Guests, Thank you for choosing to stay with us at Belmond La Residence Phou Vao! There is nothing more encouraging than knowing that you both had a wonderful time with us. We indeed accentuate the value of the experience at Belmond by delivering authenticity, attentive service and the excellent location. On behalf of our team, we would like to thank you for your kind compliments in all aspects! Nevertheless, should there be anything else we can do for your on your future stays, we would be more than happy to be at your service. We look very much forward to welcoming you back to La Residence Phou Vao, a Belmond Hotel in not too distant future! Sincerely yours, Andrei
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Noah A wrote a review Sep 2020
5 contributions5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Living and working in Laos for many years, there are few places that I have been that can compare with the Belmond in Luang Prabang. The staff are wonderfully attentive and friendly (with top-notch English) and were extremely helpful with any of our needs during our stay. The rooms are beautifully designed and extremely spacious and comfortable. My room had a direct view of Phu Si and the mountainous surroundings of Luang Prabang. Our breakfast selections each morning were expansive and delicious with enough coffee choices to satisfy anyone. I would highly recommend this hotel to any traveler who has the opportunity to go to Luang Prabang. Many thanks to the General Manager, Mr. Sai, and to Ms. Cathy for her help in arranging our stay and to all the wonderful staff at the hotel.
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Date of stay: September 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Sai Keuthbounmany, Other at La Résidence Phou Vao A Belmond Hotel Luang Prabang
Responded Sep 11, 2020
Dear Noah A, Thank you very much for sharing your wonderful experience at Belmond La Residence Phou Vao. It is very much pleasing to know that our exemplary services had exceeded your expectations in all possible ways The sacred view across of Phu Si mountain is a hotel's highlighting. Looking forward to welcoming you back again. Sincerely, Sai Keuthbounmany Hotel Manager
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BoysieW wrote a tip May 2
New York City, New York578 contributions125 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Rooms away from the beautiful pool are quieter. Spa treatment massage was great in special area with private huts."
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Jean-Louis M wrote a tip Jan 2024
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"A bit further away from the centre but a shuttle service whisks you into town near the night market."
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roober wrote a tip Mar 2023
new york city66 contributions70 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Be sure to take advantage of their convenient shuttle to go back and forth between the hotel and the main part of town (about ten minutes)."
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Kimberley wrote a tip Mar 2023
London, United Kingdom44 contributions83 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Book it - and always say yes if you're offered snacks, every single thing we ate here was utterly delicious!"
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Benoit C wrote a tip Jul 2021
6 contributions5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask for a room with a view on Mont Phousi and all the mountains around"
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PRICE RANGE
$388 - $467 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
la residence phou vao by orient-express hotel luang prabang, la residence phou vao hotel, la residence phou vao resort
LOCATION
LaosLuang Prabang ProvinceLuang Prabang
NUMBER OF ROOMS
34
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Frequently Asked Questions about La Résidence Phou Vao A Belmond Hotel Luang Prabang
Which popular attractions are close to La Résidence Phou Vao A Belmond Hotel Luang Prabang?
Nearby attractions include Vat Visounarath (0.7 miles), Ma Te Sai (0.5 miles), and Crazy Golf Luang Prabang (0.6 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at La Résidence Phou Vao A Belmond Hotel Luang Prabang?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at La Résidence Phou Vao A Belmond Hotel Luang Prabang?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at La Résidence Phou Vao A Belmond Hotel Luang Prabang?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at La Résidence Phou Vao A Belmond Hotel Luang Prabang?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to La Résidence Phou Vao A Belmond Hotel Luang Prabang?
Conveniently located restaurants include Governor's Grill at Sofitel Luang Prabang, Bamboo Garden Restaurant, and Manda de Laos.
Are there opportunities to exercise at La Résidence Phou Vao A Belmond Hotel Luang Prabang?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Does La Résidence Phou Vao A Belmond Hotel Luang Prabang have an airport shuttle?
Yes, La Résidence Phou Vao A Belmond Hotel Luang Prabang offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does La Résidence Phou Vao A Belmond Hotel Luang Prabang have airport transportation?
Yes, La Résidence Phou Vao A Belmond Hotel Luang Prabang offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is La Résidence Phou Vao A Belmond Hotel Luang Prabang located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.9 miles away from the center of Luang Prabang.
Are any cleaning services offered at La Résidence Phou Vao A Belmond Hotel Luang Prabang?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
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