If you choose to stay downtown in picturesque Luang Prabang then there are many good small hotels and guest houses to choose from- but mostly without swimming pools and perhaps a little cramped.
Out-of-town (10 mins by shuttle bus) THE place to stay is at the Shinta Mani! Set on a hill-top with 360degree views of the valley and surrounding mountains, the hotel offers very comfortable and spacious rooms (choose the mid-price ones for a better position and views). The huge infinity pool is an absolutely wonderful place in which to relax and recover after a day out on the Mekong river or after wandering around the town.
Excellent service and helpful staff; good breakfast available on the open air balcony overlooking the town below.
We did not use the hotel restaurant as there is such a great choice of places to eat in town (the '3 Naggas' is strongly recommended).
The small criticism is that the last return hotel shuttle bus returns at 9.15pm, which makes for a rush. A 10.15pm bus would be more convenient but then you can always catch a 'tuk tuk' ($5) which can be fun, especially it it fails to get up the hill to the hotel!
One of the best places we have stayed on our SE Asia travels. Highly recommended
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The charming hideaway of Luang Prabang is one of Indochina’s gems and the showpiece of Laos. Designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1995, the well preserved city is more of a sleepy backwater than a modern metropolis. Wedged into the confluence of the mighty Mekong and lesser Khan river, Luang Prabang's peaceful location sets the pace for the unhurried way of life in the second largest city in Laos. Its grid-like road network makes it virtually impossible to get lost, and the entire town can be covered on foot in a day. ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Hotels.com, Agoda, Travelocity, Priceline, Expedia, Orbitz, HotelsClick and Despegar.com so you can book your Luang Prabang View Hotel 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:
- Shinta Mani Hotel Luang Prabang