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Luang Prabang View Hotel
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Reviewed May 20, 2012

When we booked this hotel, it was still the Shinta Mani, affiliated with a property in Siam Reap (Cambodia). By the time we arrived, it had just re-launched as the Luang Prabang View Resort.

Despite everything (and everyone, it seems) being new, the staff were incredibly welcoming and eager to please.

There were a couple of things which impressed us particularly:

1. For those who do not wish to be in the relative hurly-burly of LP itself, this is possibly the absolute best location in which to stay. It is up at the top of a hill, with 360 degree views, serene by day and with little twinkling lights at night. It also catches a wonderful breeze, so quite cool for much of the day.

2. The pool is hands-down the absolute BEST I have ever encountered, anywhere in the world. At the top of the hill, it is HUGE and clean and feels like you're floating on a cloud. The pool is so big we spotted it easily from our plane on our way out!

3. The staff are tentative and young and still finding their way, but SO helpful, enthusiastic, willing to please that it is almost embarrassing! The level of English language spoken is remarkable, across every tier of staff, from front-of-house to restaurants to housekeeping. Well done, LP View Resort, for recruiting such a great bunch of people!

We were there in the midst of the Lao New Year celebration, and were forewarned that restaurant service would be at a minimum that day. So what happened? Well, incredibly, the staff warmly swept us into their staff party, where we had people thrusting plates of food into our hands, encouraging us to join in. We enjoyed the festivities, but more importantly, we were touched to have been included in what would normally have been out of our reach.

Other items of note:

The restaurant did some really lovely dishes, including a Lao sampler plate at dinner which was really delicious. Breakfasts were amazing, and included pretty much whatever you might have asked for.

The room - which was spacious and had a fantastic view - was serviced regularly and incredibly well.

Bicycles were provided, as was a regular shuttle into 'town', which meant little shopping and sightseeing excursions were easily accomplished.

As with so many Lao hotels, prices are quite high, but you get what you pay for. If you want immaculate room with amazing views, nice food, the world's best swimming pool and helpful, enthusiastic service, this is the place for you. If we ever return to LP, this will be our home for the duration!

And just a hint: there is much debate about whether to be a part of the early morning alms giving to the local monks in LP town. We are "a little bit Buddhist" so we felt it was something we should take part in (rather than just watching from a distance) and were very happy we did, although we DID get conned a bit by some local hustlers and overspent on the offerings. It was still a once-in-a-lifetime experience, and one which I will never regret partaking in.

Room Tip: Definitely opt for a terrace suite as these have wonderful views and are very spacious. Didn't try the pool villas, but they also looked very nice.
  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank maruschka
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Reviewed April 17, 2012

It is impossible to fault the Shinta Mani. A superb 5 star hotel in a breath taking location. The accommodation was superb. Unfortunately, the room safe was too small for my laptop. The hotel provides a shuttle into town, and that is where we ate out. The whole experience was great.

  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled on business
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Reviewed April 11, 2012

What a disaster! The only good thing about this hotel is the view, if you can see through the haze of smoke. The service is terrible and quality of food really not worth it. The pool area on the very top of the hill is so hot that you really cannot enjoy it - it has concrete all around the pool and you cannot walk barefoot as it is just too hot. There are many other hotels in the area in the same price range which will have a better location and better service. We checked out 3 Nagas - so sorry we did not stay there. Will stay there next time.

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Lee W
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Reviewed February 23, 2012

Shinta Mani hotel in Luang Prabang is a knock out. The hotel sits atop a small hill overlooking the outskirts of Luang Prabang and affords a breathtaking view of the nearby mountains.
The hotel design is beautiful. There is a central section that houses reception, cafe and restaurant, and an immense swimming pool.
Our room was large and luxuriously furnished. My poor husband was ill; he later said that being sick and remaining in the Shinta Mani bed almost made the illness worthwhile! Staff made him a special soup for his dinner that must have contributed to a speedy recovery.
While we would have preferred being in town, the hotel offered a frequent shuttle bus with a ride lasting about 12 minutes.
If we were to return to Luang Prabang, we would stay at Shinta Mani.

  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank Lorac
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Reviewed February 19, 2012

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

Room Tip: Our 'entry-level' room looked down on to the hotel boundary wall with glass on top and a rather scruffy plot next door. We upgraded to the mid-price rooms which are at a higher level, more spacious and the porch offered a wonderful view of the sunset over the distant mountains. Worth paying extra or check out all the options for the lower-priced room.
  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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