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
- 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
Just love the hotel. True self indulgent and private. Not too tourist area or city center. I literally recommended the hotel to all my friend right after I got back to Bangkok. Would love to visit again with longer stay.
Attentive services from the staffs all the way from pick up to preparing surprise birthday greetings for my hubby big 50 birthday. Special thanks to Pop for assisting us n always greet us with a smile. We love that we can just cycle to town or they will arrange free shuttle to bring us to town. We also enjoyed the half day tour of elephant ride n Kuangsi Falls. The breakfast was really good n we had two dinners at the restaurant which were surprisingly good as well. My hubby n I enjoyed our stay n we love the suite. They have vegetable garden n also lilies pond. It’s French colonial building is also very comfortable n premium looking. Overall we love this hotel. Highly recommended for those visiting this UNESCO town of Luang Prabang.
Suites are just lovely with amix of French provincial and Asian charm. Spent three nights here in February. The grounds are elegant and immaculate. The service is impeccable, friendly and attentive. The bar and food service was wonderful with perhaps the best breakfast menu and delivery we’ve seen. Try the eggs benedict and the fresh oatmeal. Quiet garden and infinity pool, lush and lovely.
I knew I was going to love this hotel the moment our tour group was welcomed in the lobby by the entire staff. The grounds are spectacular, and include a large infinity pool nestled in the foliage. The room was one of the best I have experienced in my travels. From the four poster bed, large balcony with scenic views and separate sitting area, everything was perfect! Since this was our last stop before returning home I really appreciated the large built in shelf for luggage. It easily held my two suitcases (opened) so I could repack my clothes and many purchases so they would fit in my bags. In the evening the turn down service included a lovely gift from a local artisan. I got a notebook with a hand made cover, a lip moisturizer, and a hand made ornament ( see photo)
This was the perfect hotel for the last 3 nights of our tour to Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia.
Awesome atmosphere, friendly staff and lovely breakfast. GM and his team very helpful in recommending activities restaurants etc
We hope to return soon.
The rooms are a great size and the food and drinks by the pool fantastic