In addition to its natural beauty and cultural attractions, Laos is a great place to visit for those who are interested in food. Lao cuisine is known for its delicious and unique flavors. Some of the most popular dishes include larb (a spicy minced meat salad), papaya salad, and khao soi (a noodle soup). These Laos hotels offer this cuisine other onsite or nearby, with easy access to the best of their surrounding areas.
The Top Laos Hotels in Luang Prabang and Beyond
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Don Chan Palace Hotel in Vientiane
- Address: 06, Rue Fa Ngum, Sisattanak District, 01000 Vientiane, Laos
- Rates from: $41 per night
This 5-star hotel sits along the Mekong River, hosting five different dining options, luxurious guest rooms, and a myriad of professional business facilities. It’s just a 15-minute drive from Wattay International Airport (guests can inquire about the property’s airport shuttle service), and is easily accessible to the main business district and other sightseeing spots in Vientiane. Attractions like Hor Phra Keo, Wat Sisaket, and Laos National Museum are all within a 10-minute drive. After a day of exploring the city or networking in meetings, guests can spend time at the fitness center and swimming pool, or make an appointment at the on-site Healing Hands Spa, which hosts an extensive list of treatments to relax the body.
Rooms have views of the Mekong River and the city, featuring contemporary decor, and are outfitted with private bathrooms, a mini-bar, a TV, computer ports, and a dedicated workspace with high-speed internet access. Dine at Riverland restaurant which is open all day, serving a variety of international dishes. Or, visit Chuan & Xiang Love Restaurant which serves Chinese cuisine and specializes in Sichuan & Hunan Style dishes. The Top Club offers international cuisine and features panoramic views of the city. And guests can grab a cup of coffee and some freshly baked pastries at the on-site coffee shop and lobby bar.
Rosewood Luang Prabang
- Address: Rosewood Luang Prabang Nauea Village, Luang Prabang, Laos
- Rates from: $840 per night
Perched on the outskirts of Luang Prabang’s old town district, flanked by the majestic mountains and lush jungles of Laos, Rosewood Luang Prabang is a luxurious home base offering guests individually designed, air-conditioned rooms with impressive views of the local scenery.
Dine at The Great House, which serves French and local cuisines including vegan and gluten-free options available on request. Relax with afternoon cocktails at The Elephant Bridge Bar, which has a spectacular view of the river. Or, sink into a daybed or cabana and soak up the sunshine at the oval-shaped on-site pool. Book a massage at Sense Spa, where treatments take place in one of the separate tented spa villas that are tucked intimately into the hillside.
Each room is decorated in a French-Indochina style, inspired by traditional Luang Prabang designs. Every room has its own private terrace, and some villa rooms have their own private pool. It’s a perfect spot to relax and enjoy warm hospitality while exploring the gorgeous local scenery.
Avani+ Luang Prabang Hotel
- Address: Setthathirath Road, Hua Xieng Village, Luang Prabang 06000, Laos
- Rates from: $338 per night
The 53 rooms-and-suites Avani+ Luang Prabang Hotel, is located within a UNESCO World Heritage Site, in the center of the relaxed old town neighborhood, surrounded by spirited temples and quaint cafes. Local attractions include the Night Market, Mount Phousy and the National Museum – all within walking distance.
On-site, the property boasts amenities like a lush central garden and an impressive 25-yard-long swimming pool. Dine on-site at the Main Street Bar and Grill, a social spot that sits on the street and serves French and Lao fare. Or, for a more private meal, dine and enjoy all-day sips in the courtyard at the Poolside Bar.
Book a treatment at the intimate Anantara Spa, which offers services inspired by ancient Thai techniques blending modern technology with traditional holistic therapies. After a day of exploring, guests can retire to their air-conditioned room which features its own flat-screen TV, electric kettle, mini-bar, and private bathroom and relax.
Sofitel Luang Prabang
- Address: V4JP+R6F, Ban Mano Rd, Luang Prabang 06000, Laos
- Rates from: $450 per night
This elegant, two dozen suite 5-star property is just a 5-minute drive from the city center, bordered to the north by the Mekong River. It’s housed in a former French colonial fort built on a heritage site in Laos’ former royal capital. Travelers can admire the charming old-world architecture and on-site garden which is outfitted with a gazebo and a smattering of local plants — blended with contemporary technologies (each room has its own flat-screen TV, DVD player iPod, and free WiFi). Guests are greeted with a cocktail upon arrival before being shown to one of the property’s spacious suites outfitted in rich wooden furnishings and bathrooms with relaxing soaking tubs.
During the stay, be sure to book a treatment at the luxurious on-site spa — or visit the fitness center to get a workout in. Lounge at the large pool which is nestled into the garden or grab a drink at The Library — a cozy, colonial-style bar with a crackling fireplace and a real library with books for guests to borrow. Dine at Governor’s Grill which boasts a farm-to-table menu serving some of the finest grilled dishes in Luang Prabang (really – the chefs are proud to sizzle the selections right in front of you).
Crowne Plaza Vientiane, an IHG Hotel
- Address: Samsenthai Road, 1000 Vientiane, Laos
- Rates from: $114 per night
Crowne Plaza Vientiane, an IHG Hotel, is conveniently located in the city center of Vientiane, the capital of Laos. The property boasts 198 well upscale rooms and suites that feel like a classic blend of traditional Lao culture mixed with modern luxuries. It’s a great home base for both leisure travelers and business travelers alike. Each guest room has its own flat-screen TV, a separate seating area, and a private bathroom.
Relax by the outdoor infinity-edge pool, visit the well-equipped, 24-hour fitness room, or sign up for a relaxing spa session. Visitors won’t go hungry — because in addition to in-room dining, there are multiple on-site restaurants that serve a range of tasty international dishes. Mosaic is an all-day restaurant, with a live, interactive cooking station and a European-inspired a la carte menu. The spirited, upscale 3 Merchants restaurant serves Indochina cuisines and an impressive selection of luxury wines and beverages. The Elephant Lounge by the lobby features a welcoming atmosphere, serving afternoon tea, pastries, and an array of refreshing drinks. And at the Beer Garden outside, there’s an international selection of beers available with a backdrop of live acoustic music and tasty bites.
Pullman Luang Prabang
- Address: Ban Pong Wanh, 06000 Luang Prabang, Laos
- Rates from: $185 per night
The 5-star Pullman Luang Prabang is situated 10 minutes from downtown Luang Prabang, just 2.9 miles from Mount Phousy, boasting amenities like free bikes, three swimming pools, a spa, and a well-equipped fitness center. There are 123 elegantly decorated rooms, suites, and a two-bedroom Pool Villa. This property is known as the biggest resort in Luang Prabang. Each room feels spacious with vaulted ceilings and a balcony that looks out onto the serene rice paddy fields — and is equipped with air conditioning, WiFi, and a private bathroom.
Dine in L’Atelier’s stylish dining room and covered terrace, which is open all day — offering guests the chance to dine with views of the lilypad coveted pond and rice paddy fields, and mountains off in the distance. The Junction serves goodies like freshly brewed coffee, fresh squeezed juices, wines, and light bites. This spot is meant to be paired with a book from the adjacent library for an afternoon of unwinding. Finally, there’s the H20 pool bar, which is in close proximity to all three swimming pools, serves drinks, snacks, light meals and sweet treats.
The Belle Rive Boutique Hotel
- Address: 99 Baan Phonehueang, 06000 Luang Prabang, Laos
- Rates from: $135 per night
Sitting along the Mekong River, The Belle Rive is located in the historic center of the peninsula, just a 5-minute drive from attractions like the Night Market and National Museum and within walking distance to many iconic temples.
The property is made up of four houses with 14 rooms and five suites outfitted with air conditioning, WiFi, and private bathrooms. Each house features its own character — and all of the rooms overlook the river. Rooms are approachable but comfortable, feeling like a home with an inspiring view. Guests can enjoy Lao and international cuisines served at the property’s restaurant, The Belle Rive Terrace, which emphasizes using local ingredients and boasts stunning views of the Mekong River and the mountains.
Villa Santi Hotel
- Address: 90 Unit 01 Sakarine Road, Ban Wat Sen
- Rates from: $321 per night
The 4-star boutique Villa Santi Hotel Laos is one of the top hotels in Laos — offering guests the opportunity to spend the night in a charming, original 19th-century French Colonial Villa (it actually was once a former residence for King Sisavangvong’s wife).
The hotel is located in the heart of Luang Prabang, and since its colonial days has been transformed and revamped into a luxurious, picturesque hotel with six royal suites, two junior suites, and 12 deluxe rooms. Every room is outfitted with a contemporary but tastefully traditional blend of French Colonial Style and a Charming Royal Lao theme.
Relax in the plunge pool, or dine at Princess restaurant — located in what was formerly the royal master bedroom and today serves a blend of authentic local specialties and international cuisine. There’s also the Lobby Bar, which is a casual spot to grab a refreshing drink at any time of day.
- Address: Oupalath Khamboua Road. Ban That Luang, Luang Prabang, Laos PDR, Town Center, Luang Prabang, Laos, 06000
- Rates from: $100 per night
The name Dalabua means “Lotus Princess” — which is meant to describe the royal feeling of this Luang Prabang boutique hotel that’s surrounded by three UNESCO-classified lily ponds and set in an acre of tropical lush garden. It’s just a 5-minute walk from the Night Market and the Royal Palace.
On-site, guests can relax in one of the spacious, air-conditioned rooms outfitted with private bathrooms, free Wi-Fi, and TVs — or cool off in the on-site swimming pool. There’s also an on-site spa with treatments like massage services. Guests can dine at the property’s restaurant, Manda de Laos, which is located around the UNESCO-classified Lily Pond and features Laotian Family Cuisine specialties from all regions of Laos, open daily for lunch, dinner, and drinks.
Offsite, guests can use the property’s free bicycles to get around or speak with the hotel’s dedicated tour desk which offers assistance in organizing activities and access to local attractions.