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Baan Watsene Kingkitsarath Rd Ban Wat Sene, Luang Prabang 06000 Laos
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#26 of 117 hotels in Luang Prabang
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The first and still one of the most beautiful boutique hotels in Luang Prabang, the Apsara was originally a rice warehouse situated on the banks of the Nam Khan [The quieter side of town]. The Apsara is also right in the heart of the heritage village, making it the perfect place to stay. From the comfort of its large, airy bedrooms, rated by the Washington Post as "an inch beyond decadence", it's easy to explore temples and the lanes of Luang Prabang. After which you can relax on the river terrace and enjoy the spectacular views and a refreshing Beer Laos. But that's not all, our restaurant is well known for having one of the most interesting menus in town as well as a superb wine list and the driest martinis in Laos. As Hip Hotels said "Both the restaurant and bar reflect a refined sense of taste" and who are we to argue with that.
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Free public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Airport transportation
Baggage storage
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Complimentary instant cofffee
Taxi service
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
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Air conditioning
Private balcony
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Non-smoking rooms
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English, Chinese, Thai
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Harold B wrote a review Feb 2020
London, United Kingdom559 contributions233 helpful votes
I have been going to The Apsara for years and it is always a joy to arrive and a sad matter to leave. It is located right in the middle of town, so ideal to explore the around 36 amazing temples and enjoy the charm of Luang Prabang.
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Date of stay: February 2020
Response from TheApsara, Manager at The Apsara
Responded Mar 2, 2020
Dear Harold, Many thanks for your kind reviews. I am delighted you enjoyed your stay with us. I hope to see you again in Luang Prabang. Best, Christopher
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NswAustraliaDidi wrote a review Feb 2020
NSW AUSTRALIA1,204 contributions383 helpful votes
Location is fantastic with all the peninsula has to offer right on your doorstep. Nice outlook over the Nam Khan River, staff friendly and professional, organising a car and driver etc. Room was extremely spacious, we enjoyed the option of a bath or a shower, was great to have a ceiling fan that negated the need to use the air conditioning. Breakfast was lovely served on the balcony, whilst off the street, still able to take in the view and local life. There were mosquitoes so did need to avail ourselves of the spray and our floor boards creaked which to be honest is the reason we are only giving a four. Whilst we do appreciate the age and charm of the hotel, living in an old home ourselves we know the work required to eliminate creaks and feel this needs doing.
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Date of stay: February 2020
Response from TheApsara, Manager at The Apsara
Responded Feb 27, 2020
Dear NswAustraliaDidi, Thanks for your complimentary review. Thanks for bring the floor creaked to our attention and we will work on this. We hope to welcome you back here on your next visit. With best regards , Christopher
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Nicholas V wrote a review Feb 2020
Nîmes, Languedoc-Roussillon, France11 contributions4 helpful votes
There are two Apsara hotels in Luang Probang. The one we stayed in is a small, slightly old-fashioned hotel, close to the centre, with a view over the Nam Khan river, quiet, large rooms with high ceilings, and with smiling and helpful staff. A local guide says that it has the best restaurant in this utterly delightful town. We dined there once, and the meal was indeed of Michelin star quality in its attention to detail, presentation, and full spectrum of ingredients.
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Date of stay: February 2020
Room Tip: Rooms with a view over the river are quiet even though they overlook a street.
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Response from TheApsara, Manager at The Apsara
Responded Feb 27, 2020
Many thanks for your kind reviews. I am delighted you enjoyed your stay and the meal at Paste at The Apsara. I hope to see you again in Luang Prabang. Best, Christopher
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Hayley_Chiba wrote a review Feb 2020
Bristol, United Kingdom12 contributions31 helpful votes
I stayed 4 nights in the Apsara and left feeling serene, peaceful and very well looked after. The rooms are extremely tastefully decorated, in keeping with the colonial style of Luang Prabang. I stayed in a superior room which was extremely spacious and the very large queen bed was extremely comfortable.So much so I slept over 8 hours on each night. The prices represent great value expecially given the location and all the extras that the hotel thoughtfully provides; European plug adaptor, plenty of bottled water, mini bar which doesn't rip you off on drink prices, mosquito repellent which was really effective. Finally the room had an overhead fan and air conditioning unit, ( your choice). I never needed the air conditioning unit and they tend to give me a sore throat if I sleep with them left on in the night, so the fan provided a refreshing movement of air during the night and was really effective in keeping me cool. Yes the floorboard creak abit but I felt this all added to the charm and ambience of this delightfully hotel, located on the side of the river, minutes away from all the shops and restaurants and definitely on the quieter side of the city. Being a seasoned travelled, I would highly recommend a stay in the Apsara.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
Response from TheApsara, Manager at The Apsara
Responded Feb 27, 2020
Dear Hayley, Thank-you very much for your five star review.I am very happy you enjoyed your recent stay with your friend at our hotel and we do look forward to host you again in a near future. Best, Christopher
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yuti2015 wrote a review Feb 2020
Mumbai, India2 contributions1 helpful vote
We selected the Apsara as it was listed on I-escape and their hotels have never disappointed us. Located on the Nam Khan river, you get a lovely view if you have a room on the upper floor. The street is quiet and there are a couple of restaurants on the riverside. The main markets shops restaurants and Wats are all within walking distance. The rooms are spacious with some lovely old wooden furniture including 4-poster beds. Just 2 negatives — the wooden floorboards creak all over the room and its loud enough to hear the creaking from the neighbouring rooms. Second, the breakfast, while delicious, is very limited. Those who’ve travelled to other hotels SE Asia and Indochina know how generous the breakfasts are. Cheaper hotels give you a lot more choice, especially Asian. But the coffee was delicious and the baguettes fresh.
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Date of stay: February 2020
Room Tip: Upper floor gives you the views from the balcony and you have no creaky floorboards above!
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Response from TheApsara, Manager at The Apsara
Responded Feb 27, 2020
Dear yuti2015, Thanks very much for your glowing feedback and I am delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay. Thank-you for pointing out the pluses of your stay – room, breakfast and the location. For the creaked floor, thanks for bring this to the attention and we will work on this. With best regards, Christopher
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Apsara
Which popular attractions are close to The Apsara?
Nearby attractions include Big Brother Mouse (0.07 miles), Wat Xiengthong (0.2 miles), and Garden of Eden (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Apsara?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at The Apsara?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at The Apsara?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Apsara?
Yes, free public parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Apsara?
Conveniently located restaurants include Yuni Yupoun Restaurant, Saffron Coffee, and Bouang.
Does The Apsara have an airport shuttle?
Yes, The Apsara offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is The Apsara located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.4 miles away from the center of Luang Prabang.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Apsara?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Apsara?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Chinese, and Thai.
Are there any historical sites close to The Apsara?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Wat Manorom (1.0 miles) and Wat Tat Luang (1.1 miles).