Time seems to stand still in this sanctuary of serenity. Formerly the town’s hospital, the French colonial building with shady verandas and tidy lawn seems to naturally lead one into quiet contemplation. The resort mirrors its tranquil surrounding, its name derived from aman meaning ‘peace’ in Sanskrit and taka from ‘Tipitaka’, meaning ‘the teaching of the Buddha’ in Theravada scholastic literature.
Positioned atop a hill, with stunning mountain views, 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. This Orient-Express hotel is known 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.
La Résidence Phou Vao is set within three hectares of lush gardens, rich with bougainvillea, palms and frangipani shrubs. Perched on the small hill of Phou Vao (the Hill of Kites), the hotel offers beautiful views overlooking Mount Phousi, Luang Prabang's sacred mountain, and the golden dome of the wat Chomsi.
Verdant gardens fringe the hotel's stunning infinity-edge swimming pool, which stops dramatically on the cliff edge.
The boutique at La Résidence Phou Vao features a wide range of attractive items you will fall in love with.
La Résidence Phou Vao is perfectly placed to accommodate your meeting needs.
The hotel's catering team is experienced in arranging and hosting events in the most exotic and unique settings that Luang Prabang has to offer.
ROOMS & SUITES
The rooms are furnished simply and elegantly, with emphasis on local styles and materials. The shimmering rosewood of the furniture contrasts beautifully with the rich, natural cotton fabrics. The large bathrooms have roomy freeform marble baths.
GARDEN VIEW JUNIOR SUITES
Located on the ground floor of the hotel, these easily-accessed suites are surrounded by frangipani trees. The view over our tropical gardens creates a sense of tranquility.
MOUNTAIN VIEW JUNIOR SUITES
These suites offer dramatic views of the Old City of Luang Prabang and of the occasional rooftop amongst palm and coconut trees. You'll find the best view of the Phu Si Temple from your window.
MOUNTAIN & POOL VIEW JUNIOR SUITES
The Mountain & Pool View Junior Suites overlook both our dramatic infinity pool and the magnificent Phu Si Temple, which hovers over the town on a steep hill.
PHOU VAO GARDEN SUITE
Located on the first floor, overlooking our tropical garden, the suites are serene and spacious, ideal for long breaks or where space is a prime concern.
RESTAURANTS & BARS
Our experienced and talented team of chefs, create delectable dishes that perfectly blend Laotian and continental European cookery traditions.
PHOU SAVANH RESTAURANT
Offering a choice of indoor and outdoor seating we serve traditional Laotian cuisine alongside European dishes with local influences.
DOC CHAMPA BAR
The hotel's cocktail bar offers a comfortable indoor lounge and outdoor seating, with fabulous views over the swimming pool and beyond, the perfect place to enjoy an aperitif as the sun sets.
THE MEKONG SPA
The Mekong Spa at La Résidence Phou Vao is the first luxury spa in Luang Prabang, Laos.
Built in traditional local materials, the spa pavilions are decorated in an inviting mix of ethnic craftsmanship and modern comfort. Each is decorated in a contemporary style with Laotian accents using wooden furniture and elegant wall panelling made of hand woven local silk.
The Mekong Spa offers a full range of face and body treatments including facials, massages, body scrubs, body wraps and packages for individuals and couples. The custom-designed spa treatments are based on traditional Laotian herbal remedies aimed at healing and nurturing, and use only pure botanical ingredients from local organic gardens and farms.