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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 High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Airport Transportation
Dry Cleaning
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Non-Smoking Hotel
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Non-Smoking Rooms
Refrigerator in room
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My family and I stayed at the Apsara for a week in February 2019, and we were extremely pleased with this hotel. It's an old building but beautifully renovated, set in a charming area right next to the river. There are lots of restaurants and shops close by. All the staff are
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Response from Christopher L, Manager at The Apsara
Responded 3 days ago
Dear HansLad, Thank you for choosing The Apsara Hotel for your holidays and thank you for you fantastic review. I am very happy you enjoyed your stay at our hotel and we do look forward to host you again in a near future.
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This quaint boutique hotel has many fine attributes, the position is perfect and very quiet. The rooms are large but could do with a little more storage, such as drawers. The bathroom/ shower was different but fine. The squeaking floor boards were not great at night and would
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Response from Christopher L, Manager at The Apsara
Responded 3 days ago
Dear Beltayne, Many thanks for choosing our hotel during your recent stay in Luang Prabang and thanks for reviews for The Apsara Hotel and Paste at The Apsara which i've shared with the whole team. Concerning the floor boards, we have investigated and have to add on some rubber, thanks for bring this to our attention.
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The hotel is quite charming, a restored old rice warehouse. Rooms are simple, but ok Breakfast not impressive but ok, based upon this I would date it at 3 The hotel is quite charming. Rebuilt old rice warehouse right on the river front. Rooms simple but ok From the first minut,
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Response from Christopher L, Manager at The Apsara
Responded 1 week ago
Dear AB-Denmark, I am sorry to read your review of our hotel and apologise that we did not meet your expectations during your stay at The Apsara Hotel. Your comments are taken seriously so that we can improve the quality of service to our guests, so indeed your feedback is very important. You brought these problems to our attention whilst you were there and we are going to look into our drainage pipe problem in more detail as during the day when we checked the room we found no trace of any unpleasant odours. And the air-conditioning was working but the settings were incorrect on the remote control. You have noted in your review that the hotel is nice and quiet, which is much appreciated. May I take this opportunity to let you know that all feedback is gratefully received since to enable us to be attentive and sensitive to all the needs of our guests and to continuously enhance our standards of service. Thank you again for your reviews. Best, Christopher Lim
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The Apsara provides an excellent Services and advices, like a bike service. The room are very clean. The location is perfect along the river. You will find good restaurants very close from the hotel too
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Response from Christopher L, Manager at The Apsara
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear daddinhoo, Thanks very much for your glowing feedback and I am delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay. We hope we will have the chance to welcome you again.
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Situated on the banks of the Nam Khan River and a short walk to where it flows into the mighty Mekong River and just off Sakkaline Road where many of the restaurants and shops are located. Also easy walking distance to many of the temples, museums and the night market. But for
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We asked the hotel to arrange a car to pick us up. It was more expensive than a taxi (maybe it cost $15) but we did not want to haggle. We were initially concerned that taxi drivers would try to take advantage of travelers, but we did not find that to be true in Laos or Cambodia.
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"Upstairs rooms have good views; downstairs rooms are cheaper and more recently renovated so both types of rooms are good options"
"Rooms 1 and 2 are good"
"upstairs has the view, downstairs is good for people watching"
"we had room 11. It was on the ground floor overlooking the river. Perfect for us."
"Definitely the upstairs rooms. Street level rooms can all be looked into from the street."
$58 - $159 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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