Villa Maly, Luang Prabang
- Art-deco style interior
- Tropical garden setting
- Luxury day spa
Formerly a royal residence, Villa Maly offers both style and substance. While the building has been renovated into a comfortable hotel with a range of amenities, its alluring art deco design remains. Just a ten minute drive from airport and a short jaunt from the main centre of Luang Prabang, you’ll have plenty of opportunity to enjoy a laid-back break while making the most of the surrounding area.
Surrounded by lush tropical gardens, the centrepiece of Vila Maly is its outdoor pool. A great meeting place for families, couples and groups, you can take a cooling dip or unwind on the sun terrace on one of the many loungers. Rated as one of the best hotel swimming pools in Luang Prabang, you’ll certainly find it hard to tear yourself away.
Elsewhere in the hotel is the laid-back lounge area in the lobby, where you can read a book or relax with a drink. For those keen to unwind in style, there’s the Villa Maly’s day spa. Situated by the poolside, the spa is kitted out in style – complete with vibrant tropical colours and rustic hardwood floors. There’s plenty of treatments to be had too, with everything from traditional facials and massages to full body treatments on the menu.
Villa Maly’s restaurant, La Vetiver is a royal treat too. The ultimate in al fresco dining, it’s located on a wooden deck and sheltered by a canopy, boasting delicious Laos cuisine and an enticing mix of flavours. Or why not make the most of poolside dining? There’s a designated grill for this reason, so you can help yourself to delicious meats and fresh seafood cooked how you’d like it. Afterwards, take a stroll into the hotel’s renowned garden – there’s plenty of comfy seating and quiet corners to linger in with a cooling drink as the sun begins to set.
While Villa Maly offers scenic tropical gardens and art-deco detailing, its crowning glory is its outdoor swimming pool. Decked out in monochrome tiles, it’s no surprise it's considered one of the best hotel pools in Luang Prabang.