Belmond La Résidence Phou Vao

Category: Boutique
Luxury - 5 Star Hotel
Luxury - 5 Star Hotel
Luang Prabang, Laos

General information

A Sanctuary of serenity in the mountains of Laos
Sink into a world of laidback relaxation just moments away from the treasures of Luang Prabang The hotel’s prized location in this UNESCO Heritage region affords spectacular mountain vistas. Sculpted grounds give way to endless cloud forest. Revive in the freshwater infinity pool, teetering on the cliff edge, or indulge in the Mekong Spa. Still, calm, quiet—every second here is a moment to cherish.

Positioned atop a hill, gazing across the sacred mountains, Belmond La Résidence Phou Vao is an unforgettable place to stay. 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. With a reputation as one of the most serene Luang Prabang hotels, Belmond La Résidence Phou Vao is a haven of peace. Relax, soak up the atmosphere and enjoy stepping back into a more gracious era.

In depth


34 suites

At Belmond La Résidence Phou Vao, be welcomed by a soothing ambience that mirrors the tranquil town of Luang Prabang below. Large windows flood rooms with light and let the outside in. Pad across polished parquet floors and out onto sun-soaked private balconies. Brightly-colored flowers, fruits and handmade local textiles dot spacious suites, reflecting the vibrant spirit of Laos. Breathe in the scent of native frangipani from your own secluded balcony. Then enter into colonial design and local architecture that nods to the regions rich heritage. Luxurious details and tactile textures soothe the senses and invite absolute calm. Inside and out, artistry is abundant.

Junior suites offer an elegant hideaway that brims with local charm. Echoing the natural décor of this Laos hotel, Junior Suites feature a combination of parquet and traditional textiles. Together they create an immediate sense of peace and space. Large windows provide plenty of natural light and open onto the exotic gardens. A conveniently arranged terrace offers privacy, comfort and tranquility. Garden View Junior Suites are located on the ground floor and surrounded by lush foliage, providing tropical views or a shaded private terrace. Mountain View Junior Suites enjoy views of the old city of Luang Prabang, across to the magnificent Phousy Temple. Mountain & Pool View Junior Suites gaze out across the infinity pool and the Phousy Temple. As night falls the views of the glittering temple and illuminated pool are beyond compare.

The Phou Vao Garden Suites are perfectly positioned for you to explore Luang Prabang. These suites are decorated with shimmering rosewood and rich natural fabrics, overlooking the tropical gardens. They feature a double bedroom as well as a separate living room.


Belmond La Résidence Phou Vao is home to some of the best Luang Prabang restaurants. Talented chefs weave a culinary spell in the kitchen, working fresh local produce into a fusion of Euro-Asian flavors. To keep things local, why not start the night with a Laotian whisky cocktail at the bar? With large armchairs and a laid-back, open-air lounge, Doc Champa Bar is an ideal spot for pre- or post- dinner drinks. Make yourself comfortable in our elegant interior for a sophisticated evening with friends or take to the terrace and enjoy libations in one of Laos’ many spellbinding sunsets. In the hands of our culinary team at Phou Savanh, inventive French cuisine is brought to life with delicate Laotian accents. Dine in the stylish interior or head outside for superb views of Mount Phousi. By night, tree-hanging candles and lanterns bathe the gardens in an enchanting glow.

In our intimate UNESCO heritage garden, take your seat at a private table for two, for a Loatian feast in the ambient glow of 500 candles. The flickering glow of the candles and enchanting sound of live laos music sets the mood for romance. Indulge in a Loatian or Western live barbecue, including tiger prawns with tamarind and cashew or a velvety soft Mekong roll with tomato fondant and basil foam. The 500 candles dinner is an affair to remember.


Mekong Spa blends ancient techniques with modern understanding, our award-winning spa invites you inside for lemongrass-scented escapism. Authentic Laotian therapies packed with locally sourced botanicals feature on a custom-made spa menu. Healing and harmonizing, step inside a wellness venue that’s been named one of Asia’s finest.

Mekong Spa’s signature experience, Sip Sen Lao Massage, is a sublime treatment that was previously reserved for royalty. Based on ancient Buddhist philosophy, this carefully choreographed massage relaxes, detoxifies and balances by freeing your body’s energy channels.

The spa features two single treatment rooms and two couples treatment rooms, a hot/cool bath and foot bath, infinity pool, conservatory and Spa boutique.

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