The palatial Angsana Maison Souvannaphoum is set in the former residence of Prince Soubanna Phouma, within easy walking distance of the World Heritage Site of Luang Prabang, with its wealth of beautiful temples and pagodas, markets, restaurants and boutiques yet a million miles from the bustle of every day life.
An elegant blend of colonial French and native Laotian, the spacious rooms at Maison Souvannaphoum are decorated in classic style, with French windows leading out to a pretty furnished balcony where you can sit in the sun and admire the lush gardens or the pool depending on whether you are in a Garden Wing Room, or La Residence King/Twin. All of the rooms have a king-sized bed, and interconnecting rooms for families are available. All the rooms have complimentary Wi-Fi, television and mini bar, as well as a writing desk, electronic safe and tea and coffee making service. And the lavish bathrooms have hairdryers. The Champa Suite comes with a bathtub, separate living and lounge area, and guests in this room can expect a romantic herbal bath on arrival – featuring rich honey, herbs, a salt scrub, tropical flower petals, scented candles, canapés and white wine. If you want to feel like royalty, book the Laos Room, which once belonged to the queen, and has clear views of the garden a
As well as a beautiful pool set in the lush tropical gardens, where you can dream away your days, the Maison has a wonderful spa offering a whole range of treatments to refresh and recharge you. All of the treatements use natural ingredients that are mixed before your treatment – try the Sesame Ginger Brilliant Body Polish, or relax with the fragrances of exotic rosemary, lavender, jasmine and frangipanani. If you can tear yourself away from the hotel, all kinds of adventures await, from river boat trips down the Mekong and kayaking down the Nam Khan River, to Temple Trekking, swimming in the Tad Se Waterfalls, or visiting the Royal Palace Museum. The hotel can also arrange business meetings and conferences, and if you’re thinking of tying the knot somewhere special, it doesn’t get much more romantic than the Maison Souvannaphoum.
La Maison’s restaurant, Elephant Blanc, serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily in either air-conditioned comfort or pretty al fresco setting. Expect delicious Laotian and Indo-Chinese cuisine, accompanied by an excellent wine list, and, on some evenings, traditional Laotion dance and music.
Rue Chao Fa NgumBanthatluangPO Box 741Luang PrabangLaos