Hotel de la Paix exceeded our expectations. Really lovely place in a lovely city. Not smack center in the town, but very easy to get to the river either by walking or tuk tuk. The hotel surrounds a central courtyard onto which all rooms face. We stayed in a pool suite which was on one corner. The room was very large and well-appointed with a small private pool in the back and outdoor space. We were in LP in December so it was quite chilly, so we just sat outside rather than use the pool, but it was a nice option to have. The main pool in the courtyard is very nice as well and the other guests did hang out there. If we were to go back, I may try a different room. The restaurant could be better. We had some nice dishes, but overall not amazing. Breakfast is included which is nice, but it wasn't great.
The service at the hotel and in LP was very friendly and warm, but English is not great, so I think we experienced some lost in translation moments. Don't hesitate to repeat your order if your fruit platter seems to have gone missing en route to your table. But if you come to Laos with a laid back attitude and you won't be disappointed by any service oversights. The staff were truly friendly and great.
We both got massages our last afternoon -- if we'd known how amazing our massages would be, we definitely would have scheduled one every day of our trip. We live in Singapore where you can get massages relatively cheaply and conveniently. I rarely get massages on trips at hotel spas b/c i'm usually disappointed. But these were amazing and well-priced. The Spa is at the back of the hotel in traditional Laos structures -- very lovely. Plus the receptionist we met is really bubbly and it was really nice chatting with her.
Over all a great trip and I'd certainly recommend this hotel!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Once the French Governor's Fort, the "all-suite" Sofitel Luang Prabang now oozes colonial style and splendour fused with contemporary elegance in one of the finest resorts in the region. Situated on a heritage site in the former royal capital of Laos, the hotel is close to the major tourist attractions. Large courtyards, landscaped gardens, a reflecting pool and fireplaces provide a welcome retreat in all seasons. Individually designed suites create sanctuaries of private space and sumptuous comfort, revitalising the soul. Natural LeSpa therapies and gourmet dining at the Governor's Grill capture the essence of Laos, drawing on its culinary and wellness traditions. ... more less
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