Belmond La Residence Phou Vao

The Belmond La Residence Phou Vao sits at the confluence of the Mekong and Nam Khan rivers, nestling on the Hill of Kites, overlooking the majestic Mekong and just a 10-minute walk from the centre of Luang Prabang.

The design and decor of the spacious bedrooms and suites, in rosewood and cotton, reflect the style and heritage of Lao architecture. With a large swimming pool, views over the mountains and town and a small spa, the Belmond La Residence Phou Vao is one of the best hotels in the town.

Why we like the Belmond La Residence Phou Vao

This hotel is an original in the town and has always maintained its excellent service and sense of class, while new properties are springing up all the time.


La Residence Phou Vao is the perfect base for exploring the charming and fascinating UNESCO town of Luang Prabang. Golden pagodas, local markets and the monks at sunrise all absolute highlights. Partake in a traditional Baci blessing Ceremon. Venture out of town to see the local villages or cruise down the Mekong to the Pak Ou Caves. Time should also be spent relaxing at their lovely pool and a treatment in their peaceful spa.


  • Dine at the outstanding Mountain Terrace and Bar
  • Take advantage of their Dine-Around excursion
  • Spend a few well-earned hours in the Mekong Spa
  • Take a bike on some lovely cycling routes
  • Relax by the pretty pool in the three-acre gardens


The Belmond La Residence Phou Vao is two kilometres from the centre of Luang Prabang and around four kilometres from the airport.

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