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Kiridara
Ranked #10 of 70 Hotels in Luang Prabang
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Singapore
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3 reviews
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“Wonderful place to stay!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2012 via mobile

I stayed at Kiridara with my family in October of 2012. It was a perfect place for us - close to town, but not right in the middle; easy access to action with the free tuk tuk service, but far enough away to feel at peace in the evenings; nice pool for the kids; top notch service and food (the breakfast was wonderful!); and above all, a warm and friendly place for our whole family. The manager, Francis, did everything possible to make sure our stay was a great experience. It's a great choice for families, as they have some interconnecting rooms that were perfect for us. It's a beautiful hotel, and it helped to make our stay in Luang Prabang very memorable.

Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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FrancisLaos, Hotel Manager at Kiridara, responded to this review, October 29, 2012
Thank you for the time that you have taken to share your experiences and comments in the Trip Advisor Review following your recent stay at our resort.

Your valuable and encouraging comments will certainly motivate us to continuously strive for excellence and achieve our vision to become the finest hotel in the world.

In the meantime, wishing you all the best and looking forward to welcoming you back to our beautiful hotel in the not too distant future.
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Airlie Beach, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2012

My husband and I stayed at this lovely hotel from 1st-4th July this year. The manager, Francis and his staff were friendly and helpful. It was a very peaceful place to stay and an easy walk into town. We also used the free bikes to get into town and had no problem getting tuktuks back. The views across the valley are just lovely. My husband and I arrived in Luang Prabang with Laryngitis so were unable to do much sight-seeing but will return to lovely Luang Prabang and will definitely stay at Hotel Kiridara.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank flutterbysue
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FrancisLaos, Hotel Manager at Kiridara, responded to this review, October 14, 2012
Thank you for the time that you have taken to share your experiences and comments in the Trip Advisor Review following your recent stay at our resort.

Your valuable and encouraging comments will certainly motivate us to continuously strive for excellence and achieve our vision to become the finest hotel in the world.

In the meantime, wishing you all the best and looking forward to welcoming you back to our beautiful hotel in the not too distant future.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2012

Pros:
- Great staff! Right from the manager (Francis) to the chef (Roberto) to all other people - were extremely helpful. The manager would often stop-by to engage with people and help with arrangements
- Great pool and wonderful deck for breakfast or evening drink
- The restaurant has limited menu (like most others in the town) but the food is really good. Chef Roberto is very kind to customize the dishes for you. They were very helpful to make special food for my toddler son
- Good Spa. Was more expensive than the ones in the town but definitely very clean and trained staff
- Can arrange baby-sitters on demand
- Offer free tuk-tuk service to the town within a 5 min notice

Our stay good even better as we got upgraded to a suite.

Cons:
- For a hotel that is just 1.5 years old the facility could be better maintained. Still very clean and good but doesn't feel like as new as it is!

Room Tip: take rooms on the higher side - more privacy compared to the rooms around the pool.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank innate-traveller
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FrancisLaos, Hotel Manager at Kiridara, responded to this review, October 14, 2012
Thank you for the time that you have taken to share your experiences and comments in the Trip Advisor Review following your recent stay at our resort.

Your valuable and encouraging comments will certainly motivate us to continuously strive for excellence and achieve our vision to become the finest hotel in the world.

In the meantime, wishing you all the best and looking forward to welcoming you back to our beautiful hotel in the not too distant future.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2012 via mobile

Our first town on the first trip to Laos and could not fault Kiridara. This hotel is of the highest standard for cleanliness and service. The views are fantastic and you can spend many hours around the pool and sun deck admiring them. The service was outstanding and so friendly were all of the staff. A highly recommended stay in LP...

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Newtsonvacation
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FrancisLaos, Hotel Manager at Kiridara, responded to this review, October 14, 2012
Thank you for the time that you have taken to share your experiences and comments in the Trip Advisor Review following your recent stay at our resort.

Your valuable and encouraging comments will certainly motivate us to continuously strive for excellence and achieve our vision to become the finest hotel in the world.

In the meantime, wishing you all the best and looking forward to welcoming you back to our beautiful hotel in the not too distant future.
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2012

The Kiridara in Luang Prabang is on the more expensive side for Laos but worth every penny. Situated about 15 mins walk from the waterfront, the resort offers a complimentary tuk tuk to pick you up and drop you off when you want. They also organized a day trip for us to the Pak Ou caves and there were bikes free to use.

The rooms are beautiful and the room service was fantastic leaving little things like fruit and muffins behind. The pool area was a definite highlight providing welcome relief from the heat

The staff are all very friendly and helpful. Sometimes their English is limited but they always greet you with a smile. I have to say I think the service was the best I've ever had.

I'm already planning on going back to Luang Prabang and when I do I'm definitely staying at the Kiridara

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank HenriJane
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FrancisLaos, Hotel Manager at Kiridara, responded to this review, October 7, 2012
Thank you for the time that you have taken to share your experiences and comments in the Trip Advisor Review following your recent stay at our resort.

Your valuable and encouraging comments will certainly motivate us to continuously strive for excellence and achieve our vision to become the finest hotel in the world.

In the meantime, wishing you all the best and looking forward to welcoming you back to our beautiful hotel in the not too distant future.
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Munich, Germany
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21 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2012

We just stayed at Kiridara for the second time, with our three kids and another couple of friends. Just like the firts time a year ago: the rooms were perfect and beautiful, the view magnificent, the SPA treatments great, but best of all the service remained the same: Fantastic!. All the staff is super friendly and always willing to help, wether if it is to take you into town in their confyTuk Tuk ( just a 5 minute drive), pick you up when you tell them or arrange tours. Our kids had a lovely time as well, they really enjoyed the nice pool, the tuk tuk rides nad the muffins left in our rooms evry afternoon!!. It was also very convenient to have our two rooms interconnected. We had a lot of space for everyone. And
Congratulations to the manager Francis and all the team! Looking forward to returning some time soon to the beautiful Luang Prabang and the fantastic Kiridara!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Paulina P
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FrancisLaos, Hotel Manager at Kiridara, responded to this review, October 5, 2012
Thank you for the time that you have taken to share your experiences and comments in the Trip Advisor Review following your recent stay at our resort.

Your valuable and encouraging comments will certainly motivate us to continuously strive for excellence and achieve our vision to become the finest hotel in the world.

In the meantime, wishing you all the best and looking forward to welcoming you back to our beautiful hotel in the not too distant future.
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Oslo
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14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2012

Kiridara is a modern, elegant new hotel. The service is really good, and thay are so helpful. We saw the monks in the morning, went to the waterfalls and to the elephant champ. They arranged transport and trips for a good price. They have free tuk tuk from the hotel to the center. It is a nice, short drive or you can walk. It is no problem that the hotel is a bit outside the center, and you get a beautiful view from the hotel. Transport back to the hotel in the night is very cheap and its easy to find a tuk tuk. We went to the nightmarket every night. Here you can try different type of food and buy clothes, souvenirs. They do not speak good english in laos, but we were able to communicate anyway. I loved the cute, cosy winebar (s) in the center. We ate a lot of Laos food, very good. The breakfast in the hotel is good and presented in a delicate way. You can choose pancake, waffels, eggs (in different ways), fresh juice.

And the SPA! What an experiense. We took a foot massage in the center (recommanded by loney planet) and we were so disappointed. So we decied to try the spa in the hotel, it is more expensive, but compared to cambodia and thailand it is a good price. We good a 3 hour couple treatment. First sauna, shower, body scrub and massage. Love it!! Too bad we did it the last day!

I will reccomand this hotel to families, couples and people looking for a nice hotel, good service and food.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank christineskjaeran
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FrancisLaos, Hotel Manager at Kiridara, responded to this review, September 25, 2012
Thank you for the time that you have taken to share your experiences and comments in the Trip Advisor Review following your recent stay at our resort.

Your valuable and encouraging comments will certainly motivate us to continuously strive for excellence and achieve our vision to become the finest hotel in the world.

In the meantime, wishing you all the best and looking forward to welcoming you back to our beautiful hotel in the not too distant future.
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Property: Kiridara
Address: 22/13 North Road | Ban Naviengkham, Luang Prabang 0600, Laos
Phone Number:
Location: Laos > Luang Prabang Province > Luang Prabang
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#4 Spa Hotel in Luang Prabang
#7 Family Hotel in Luang Prabang
#8 Romantic Hotel in Luang Prabang
#9 Luxury Hotel in Luang Prabang
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Kiridara 4*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Kiridara is an elegant, contemporary and luxurious boutique hotel located in the mystical city of Luang Prabang. Our 24 room boutique hotel scaled on a hillside and surrounded by native teak forests, offers panoramic views of Mount Phou Si, with easy access to central Luang Prabang and Luang Prabang International Airport. ... more   less 
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