Just 4km east of Luang Prabang international airport, and a few minutes from the of the town itself, a World Heritage Site with many beautifully preserved temples an d pagodas, markets and restaurants, Belmond La Residence Phou Vou is an idyllic retreat from the hustle and bustle fo every day life. Built on Phou Vao hill, it has panoramic views of the stunning countryside and lush gardens planted with fragrant bougainvillea, papyrus and frangipani trees. So far, so good.
The Residence is designed in the traditional style with the emphaisis on local styles and materials, such as teak, silk and fresh cotton. Accommodation is divided into Junior Suites and Phou Vao Garden Suites, but all accommodate just two adults with king sized or twin beds, and are luxuriously furnished with rosewood and natural textiles,. Junior Suites have private terraces with garden, mountain or mountain and pool views, and all have expresso coffee machines, home docking system, satellite TV, complimentary bottle water and a welcome fruit basket. The lavish bathrooms feature terrrazo free form baths and hairdryers. The Phou Vao Garden Suites are situated on the first floor, overlooking the tropical gardens. And feature separate living rooms with a plush cotton covered sofa. All is cool comfort and serenity.
The Mekong Spa offers wonderful treatments blending ancient techniques with modern knowledge, and area based on Laotian herbal remedies which use only pure botanical ingredients from local organic farms and gardens. Choose froma huge range of massage, foot rituals and deep cleansing body treatments as well as facials and packages for two people. If you can tear yourself away form the beautiful swimming pool and gardens, the hotel also offers all kidns of different thigns to do, from cookery classes , cycling and Laotian farm experiences, to village tours, picnics and sunset cruises. And of course, visits to the beautiful town of Luang Prabang.
Eating at the Residence is a special experience, sicne it has one of the best restaurants in Luang Prabang. Phou Savanh sserves a blend of traditional Laotian and French cuisine, either indoors in sophisticated surroundings, or outside in the glow of candlelight and with a view of the stunning Mount Phousi. For drinks, the Doc Champa bar is the pace to relax, in large comfortable armchairs or outdoors, where you can enjoy the sunset with a delicious cocktail.
P.O. Box 50, Luang Prabang,