Rosewood Luang Prabang
What We Love
- Complimentary car service
- Designer Bill Bensley dedicated each room here to a famous traveler from the early 20th century
- Bottega toiletries in all guest bathrooms
- Traditional Laotian hot compress massages at the hilltop spa
What To Know
- The grounds include an organic garden, which supplies the fruits, vegetables, and herbs for the resort’s restaurant—a hat-tip to Laos’s foraging culture
- Traditional local cuisine served family-style at the hotel’s Great House
- Bamboo dancing, river fishing, and weaving classes are available for younger guests
- The oval pool here overlooks a natural waterfall
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Choose between a riverside suite, waterfall villa, or hilltop tent at this safari-chic retreat in northern Laos from luxe resort designer Bill Bensley
This rainforest hideaway, sprawled on the outskirts of Luang Prabang, promises French Colonial grandeur, tropical trimmings, and best of all, total seclusion. With just 23 rooms scattered across a gushing Nam Dong river, the imaginative interiors here are positively Kipling-esque. Carved wall panels, silk lanterns, claw-foot bathtubs, and teak are everywhere you look, while elegant accents (like French flea market-sourced antiques and framed copies of turn-of-the-century newspapers) lend it an Instagrammable je ne sais quoi. Local culture abounds in the form of Hmong treatments at the tented spa, and the copious use of indigo, a color favored by the area’s hill tribes. Hints of its indigenous roots are also detectable at the resort’s farm-to-table restaurant, The Great House, which serves Royal Laotian fare such as sticky rice and grilled river fish with eggplant and kefir leaves in a lavish, manor-inspired space. It’s the after-hours cocktail bar, a former working bridge, that really steals the scene, where guests sip on vintage Negronis in the company of 210 hand-carved elephant statues.
In the Area
Despite its far-flung feel, the resort is just ten minutes from Luang Prabang’s dynamic historic district (the airport is about half an hour away). If the property’s on-site facilities seem light, it’s intentional. The Rosewood prides itself on an extensive menu of bespoke local excursions, ranging from meditation sessions with Buddhist monks to guided walks to the working farms of neighboring Nadueay. The concierge is happy to arrange a visit to the pottery village of Ban Jarn, where you can try your hand at vase making before hauling your ceramic creations back home.
How to Get There
I was staying in Rosewood Luang Prabang last week with the family. Our wonderful journey started from airport where we were picked up by hotel driver. He was very friendly and informative. Once we arrived we were greeting by Lao style Sabaidee so make us feel touch with the local.Khun Waranad and Team looked after us very well like we are their family. Front desk Lith take special care of us by attention every detail . Preparing our itinerary perfect despite we have only 2nights and 3 days. We all visit most of attraction in Luangprabang smoothly by transportation they was organized. Special thanks to Tay Tony Ott and Noi to all love and care. Bf is the things you should not missed. Room are specious and the view is unforgettable. We will definitely visit again .
I don't usually write reviews but the Luang Prabang Roswwood hotel has won my heart. Apart from having the best facilities( as is expected) , it has the best service, with the most attentive and caring staff.
Pilot specifically has a won a place in our hearts, inviting us to various activities and making everyone of them a memorable moment. He is a man with so much passion which is shared by all of his team.
Congratulations! We left gagged with joy and eager to come back.
Jose and Paola
We had an amazing stay at the Rosewood. Service is impeccable, and the property is beautiful. The lounge is perfect for a drink over the waterfall! Breakfast in the restaurant was delicious, we would go back in a second!!
The resort was absolutely amazing. Service was top notch. We went during the super hot season which I don't recommend, but the hotel tried their very best to make us feel comfortable in the heat. The rooms were beautiful and luxurious. The main pool was quite small, but the deck chairs by the river were so relaxing. We stayed 2 nights at the Tree Top and one night at the villa with pool, such a relaxing holiday. The city was very charming, and everywhere we went, the hotel was there to assist us. I will definitely go back again.
We loved the property, its staff were all so very gracious, efficient, and so friendly to us all, it was a magical place. We enjoyed the lovely pool, breakfast daily which was delicious and our rooms were fabulous and funky!! We highly recommend this gem of a boutique luxury property!!