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"Tranquility amongst the tropical gardens and rolling hills of Laos"

Need to know

    • 24 rooms
    • Located in the UNESCO heritage city of Luang Prabang, north Laos
    • A French colonial home offering a sanctuary of peace and relaxation

We love

  • The tropical fruit platter, freshly squeezed pineapple juice and bread and pastry basket for breakfast.
  • The hotel offers a pillow service in which guests can choose between the type of filling and size for extreme, personalised comfort.
  • The 20 meter freeform swimming pool, surrounded by tropical foliage.
  • The tremendous terrace from the bedroom, with the breath taking views of Laos.
  • The impeccable service offered by all the staff.

Top Secret

The resort has its own Tuk Tuk, running a free shuttle into town every day for its guests.


From the beginning 
The city was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1995 because of its religious and colonial significance. Luang Prabang only began welcoming tourists in 1989. Before that, the city was cut off from the world and therefore remained untouched by western influences.
Built in 2010, the Luang Say Residence resurrects the legacy of Henri Mouhout, a French explorer and naturalist who arrived in Luang Prabang almost 150 years ago, describing it as a “delightful little town”

The Review

Still unknown to mass tourism, the Luang Say Residence is a hidden gem amongst the treasure that is Luang Prabang. With beautiful temples and a place steeped in French colonial history, there is beauty and tranquility at every turn. From the Buddhist monks strolling around, to the backdrop of lush gardens and mountain views, visitors become immediately immersed in the natural aura of this beautiful area.
As the French colonized Laos, it seems fitting that the design concept of the hotel has adopted this key period in history.  Based on the personalities of four French explorers who visited Laos in the turn of the 19th century, the ambiance reflects the colonial architecture of that time. The rooms are beautifully laid out with large terraces overlooking the hotel gardens and beds so comfortable that guests are just as delighted to linger just a bit longer before exploring the stunning surroundings in the day ahead.
The resort boasts a beautifully designed outdoor swimming pool with wood decking. Guests can go for a leisurely swim or find a shady spot in the tropical gardens and relax, surrounded by lily-filled ponds, banana palms and exotic flowers.
The hotel’s restaurant “La Belle Epoque” portrays the true essence of the French colonial era – elegance, with a timeless feeling.  Set within exquisite gardens, there is an outdoor alfresco area, overlooking where most of the vegetables and fresh herbs are grown. The menu offers both European and local cuisine.  The display and presentation is done to French style perfection – Dainty but substantial at the same time.  Guests can also relax in the 1861 bar, offering an extensive range of cocktails and with dark woods and smoky velvet interiors, a suave ambience is created.


Luang Say Residence

  • Address: 4-5 Ban Phonepheng, P.O. Box 507. Luang Prabang, Lao Pdr
  • Travel info: Luang Prabang Airport is only 5km away, approximately a 10 minute drive. The hotel also supplies an airport transfer for a small fee

Key Features

  • Spa

  • Restaurant

  • Bar

  • Car Parking

  • Airport Shuttle

  • Free Wifi