My wife and I were fortunate enough to spend several days at Luang Say Residence in September. This is a wonderful boutique hotel and the staff have a happy knack of making you feel very special. We cannot fault the Luang Say, its staff and facilities - from the spacious rooms, to the delightful bar for evening drinks, to the wonderful restaurant with its glorious food, to the large pool that we so enjoyed, this is a special hotel in a special part of the world. The colonial architecture of the hotel, so familiar around Luang Prabang, just adds to the overall charm of the experience. My birthday occurred while we were at the hotel. That evening, to my great delight, I answered the door to our room to be greeted by many staff members, including the General Manager, all singing me Happy Birthday and presenting me with a huge cake and candles! That night we enjoyed the special tasting menu in the restaurant - it was delightful! On our last morning I wanted to make a quick trip into town to visit a book shop. The hotel kindly arranged a car and driver who not only took me to the shop but waited while I completed my purchases and then visited the post office. These are just two examples of of the service that makes Luang Say residence a special place to stay. We were so enthralled with Laos that we are planning another trip next year - and we will definitely be booking a few more days at the Luang Say Residence.
paul 'n trish