Sofitel Luang Prabang
- UNESCO-listed building
- Library lounge
- Luxury private rooms
Located a quiet ten-minute walk from Luang Prabang centre, Sofitel Luang Prabang was formerly a governor’s residence. Recently renovated, this UNESO-listed building has managed to maintain much of its original charm – its fortified watchtowers and walls have been transformed into a luxury hotel boasting a range of amenities.
A stunning mix of French elegance and Lao tradition, the century-old mansion includes original details and is enclosed by lush botanical gardens. Private suites are complete with outdoor plunge pools and stylishly-crafted furnishings, offering visitors a tranquil setting for relaxed getaways. Families are well catered for too, with each room boasting private gardens, iPod docks and even flat screen TVs.
The focal point of the Sofitel Luang Prabang is its vast swimming pool, adorned with ornate tiles and located in the hotel’s garden. There’s also the authentic spa, with plenty of treatments to choose from. Indulge in a full body treatment, facial or relaxing massage. Elsewhere, you’ll find a fully-equipped fitness centre and sauna.
For those seeking some peace on their getaway, the hotel’s library provides the perfect setting. Low-lit and furnished with comfortable seating, the venue boasts floor-to-ceiling collections of everything from historic reference books to popular novels. It is also a prime spot for a lingering cocktail come sundown.
Looking to savour some of Lao’s most mouth-watering cuisine? The Sofitel Luang Prabang has its own restaurant, The Governor’s Grill, housed in a safari pavilion in the courtyard. World-class chefs prepare delicious dishes, from local Buffalo meat specialities to decadent desserts. For sunset drinks, there’s the adjoining bar too. Sink into an armchair with a book and something long and lingering, or take a refreshing cocktail into the gardens as you watch the sky change colour.
Sofitel Luang Prabang offers a historic setting and peaceful atmosphere that you can’t help but fall in love with. While the outdoor pool and decking serves as a great spot to lap up the sunshine, the real hidden gem is the hotel’s library lounge, a great space to relax with a book and a drink.