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Sofitel Luang Prabang
Luang Prabang

Rebranded from Hotel De La Paix to Sofitel Luang Prabang in 2016, this property has evolved from its original status as a French Governor’s residence in 1900’s to a luxury hotel, which successfully fuses colonial charm with contemporary elegance.

Built on a heritage site against a backdrop of green mountains, this hotel sits in an enchanted spot and has been carefully designed to stay true to its unspoiled setting. Touches like its botanical garden, amethyst-tiled pool and tented restaurant blend into the idyll and preserve its rural beauty.

Formerly the city's prison, the hotel maintains a lot of its original character from 100 years ago, with parts of the traditional building now reincarnated as distinctive features: the old entrance gateway heightens the sense of arrival, and guests can dine in the former Guard's Tower, overlooking the site. Beautiful old trees have also been tended to and integrated into the landscaping. At the same time, the hotel's newer buildings that have been sensitively designed to pay homage to local Laos architecture, and the contemporary Asian interior design that runs throughout the property make Sofitel Luang Prabang one of the most luxurious and sleek hotels in the capital.

Large courtyards and landscaped gardens create a sense of space, whilst the individually-designed suites offer private sanctuaries of sumptuous comfort. The hotel has 25 inviting suites with five-metre high ceilings, private gardens and a pool or gazebo with oversized bathtubs.

Dine at the scenic tented restaurant ‘Governor’s Grill’ to taste the very best grill food in the city, or relax in the ‘The Library’ and enjoy international cuisine in a lighter, more traditional European setting. While staying here, try your hand at the bi-weekly cooking classes on offer, where you will be escorted to the local markets to choose your fresh produce before being taught the art of creating the local dishes. Or, if you are after a more secluded experience, take part in a cooking session at the picturesque Kung Si Waterfall. Treat yourself in the hotel’s spa too by indulging in the specialised treatments on offer with natural and organic products to enrich your memorable stay.

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