Positioned atop a hill, gazing across the sacred mountains, Belmond La Résidence Phou Vao is an unforgettable place to stay. Its calm, tranquil ambience echoes that of the sleepy World Heritage town of Luang Prabang—former royal capital of Laos—spread out below. Designed in a traditional style, this intimate hotel is gemmed with teak, silk and fresh cotton accents. It is famed for its wonderful French-influenced local cuisine and an open-air spa beside a water lily pool. Relax, soak up the atmosphere and enjoy stepping back into a more gracious era.


Only 4 km east of Luang Prabang International Airport and  a few minutes from the old town of Luang Prabang, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Free scheduled return transfers are available to all guests.


The hotel’s junior suites are elegantly furnished with emphasis on local styles and materials. The combination of parquet and traditional Lao textiles creates an immediate sense of peace and space in the Junior Suites. Large windows provide plenty of natural light and open onto the exotic gardens. A conveniently arranged terrace offers privacy, comfort and tranquillity. 

Garden View Junior Suites are located on the ground floor of the hotel and are easily-accessable whilst surrounded by flourishing bougainvillea, papyrus and frangipani trees. They enjoy views overlooking the tropical gardens, or offer a private terrace shaded by tall trees. Mountain View Junior Suites offer dramatic views of the old city of Luang Prabang and swaying palm and coconut trees.

Further away, the magnificent Phousy Temple rises over the town. Your window offers the best view of this monument. Mountain & Pool View Junior Suites overlook the infinity pool and the magnificent Phousy Temple, which hovers over the town on a steep hill. Located on the first floor, the Phou Vao Garden Suites overlook the tropical garden. They feature a double bedroom as well as a separate living room with a plush cotton sofa. A spacious bathroom offers first-class amenities and a separate water closet. The suites are serene and spacious, ideal for those who wish to indulge in a longer break.


Spend your morning at the hotel's 13-metre, freshwater swimming pool stops dramatically on the cliff edge. The absolute perfect place to soak up the uninterrupted mountain views. Take some time out at the Mekong Spa, the award-winning luxury spa consistently ranking as one of the best in Asia. Custom-designed treatments are offered in a picture-perfect alfresco setting by the expert therapists. Needing to get a bit of work done? The Library meeting room is perfect for your business needs accommodating 30 people in a classroom-style meeting or 50 in a theatre setting. Facilities include wireless internet connection, multimedia projector and use of flip charts.



Charlotte Travel Exclusives

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Daily full breakfast, for up to two in room guests
  • A complimentary 50-minute massage for two
  • Complimentary one-way private airport transfer (from airport to hotel)
  • Early check-in/late check-out

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