"Positioned atop a hill, with stunning mountain views, Belmond La Résidence Phou Vao is an unforgettable place to stay."

Overlooking the idyllic town of Luang Prabang you will find Belmond La Résidence Phou Vao. Its calm, tranquil ambience echoes that of the sleepy World Heritage town of Luang Prabang—former royal capital of Laos—spread out below.

This luxury hotel is known for its wonderful French-influenced local cuisine and an open-air spa beside a water lily pool. Relax, soak up the atmosphere and enjoy stepping back into a more gracious era. You will delight in uninterrupted views of the sacred mountains and the beautifully verdant valley below, with glimmering gold pagodas and shrines scattered across the hillsides. Luang Prabang itself is beautifully-preserved, featuring traditional Lao architecture and European colonial buildings, set at the remote and peaceful confluence of the Mekong and Nam Kam rivers. The hotel is unique as the only one in Luang Prabang built on Phou Vao hill - translated as the hill of the kites. This vantage point affords panoramic views looking out over the countryside.




The hotel's suites are elegantly furnished with emphasis on local styles and materials. The combination of parquet and traditional Lao textiles creates an immediate sense of peace and space in our Junior Suites. Large windows provide plenty of natural light and open onto the exotic gardens. A conveniently arranged terrace offers privacy, comfort and tranquility.


Perched over Luang Prabang, the hotel is the perfect starting point to discover the many treasures of Laos. There are also delights found within the resort - the hotel's 13-metre, freshwater swimming pool stops dramatically on the cliff edge. The in-hotel boutique features a wide range of attractive items you will fall in love with. Authentic handicrafts, jewelery, textiles, silks and other objets de art are just some of the items you'll want to take home with you. The Library meeting room is perfect for your business needs. It readily accommodates 30 people in a classroom-style meeting or 50 in a theatre-style setting. Facilities include wireless internet connection, multimedia projector and use of flip charts.

  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Boutique
  • Library 
  • WiFi
  • Business centre



The talented team of chefs create superb dishes that blend Lao and European traditions. From tiger prawn fricassee to Lao-Lao whiskey, the hotel's restaurant and bar are the perfect place for culinary indulgence.

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There are two rainy seasons in Luang Prabang - between April and July and during September and October. However, during these times there is only likely to be a brief afternoon shower, which as it turns out is quite refreshing, and so travelling during these times can help you avoid the crowds. The most popular time to visit is during the cool season, between November and January, when temperatures are mild. Be warned that tourist numbers are likely to be high during these months.

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