The Luang Say Residence
What We Love
- The Jetsetter rate includes à la carte breakfast
- Luxe suites feel like private residences
- A friendly, well-trained staff
- The infinity pool and canopy lounge chairs take the sting out of the midday heat
- Afternoon tea is served daily at the 1861 bar from 4 to 5 p.m.
What To Know
- A 10 percent service charge per night will be collected at the Jetsetter checkout
- Not for party people; better for those looking for a quiet escape
- WiFi is free but can be spotty; high-speed cable Internet is also available for free
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
To step into the Luang Say Residence is to step back in time. This boutique retreat pays homage to the 19th-century French explorers who first settled in Luang Prabang and captures the Old World magnificence of this magical city. The property is made up of a main residence (which houses the restaurant, bar and library) and five detached villas, and the ornate interiors feature dark wood furnishings and antiques such as weapons and butterfly collections.
Bed and Bath
The 20 Pioneer Suites are more like condos than hotel rooms, with sitting areas, sofas and writing desks. The open terraces have views of the surrounding flora, including banana and foxtail palms. Once the heat and humidity of the city have driven you back to the resort, revel in your air-conditioned suite, hiding under the bed’s mosquito netting and surfing the many channels on the flat-screen TV.
A typical day here includes digging into the enormous breakfast of tropical fruit, fresh-baked muffins, omelets and more, then heading out to see the sights. La Belle Epoque serves a daily menu of fresh local favorites, including plenty of options for vegetarians. After a sumptuous meal, settle down for a drink and a cigar at the bar, which has its own fumoir and a fierce selection of scotches.
In the Area
In the predawn darkness, kneel along the route traveled by monks each morning accepting alms. Be sure to buy fruit, crackers or other food offerings the night before, then immerse yourself in this ancient tradition. Visit some of the 32 ancient Buddhist temples that are packed into the old city, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Browse the handicrafts night market, which sets up each evening along Sisavangvong Road in the old city. Be sure to check out the amazing array of street food in one of the side alleys near the south end of the market. The Luang Say Residence can arrange custom tours for guests to visit gorgeous local waterfalls, ride through the jungle on the back of an elephant or learn the art of Hmong batik and weaving, among other adventures (for an extra fee).
How to Get There
What a wonderful hotel! My husband and I traveled with good friends to Luang Prabang and we are all so happy we stayed at the Luang Say. The people who work there are wonderful, our rooms were great with four poster beds with mosquito nets; very spacious; and pretty porches. CAC. Everything was spotlessly clean. They also provided nice little touches like for example a converter plug. The grounds were really nice with a large swimming pool. Flowering shrubs everwhere. The food was delicious too, we had lunch by the pool several times, when it was too hot for sightseeing. We availed ourselves several times of the bicycles, it was a great way to get around town. I wholehearted recommend the Luang Say
Recently had the most terrific stay - cannot say enough good things about this hotel and it’s staff. It’s one of those little gems that you don’t really want to share but feel you must! Loved the breakfast choices - mine delicious porridge with caramelised bananas! So delicious. The staff were amazing, they just could not do enough for us. Fantastic library/bar....just like stepping back in time
If you want to know what is a 7 stars hotel, just go in Luang Say Résidence .
Staff, elegant and polite.
Details in every corner of the room.
We stayed in the main building, it was like a magic home.
The garden is a show room of Asian flowers and trees.
Then ,Architecture with a French touch could remind you any incredible residence on earth. Volume, space, peace , quiet , zen.
We will be back....