The Hotel

Relax, unwind, and embrace the tranquil spirit of Luang Prabang

Positioned atop a hill, gazing across the sacred mountains, La Résidence Phou Vao is an unforgettable place to stay. Designed in a traditional style, this intimate hotel is gemmed with teak, silk and fresh cotton accents.

With a reputation as one of the most serene Luang Prabang hotels, La Résidence Phou Vao is a haven of peace. Relax, soak up the atmosphere and enjoy stepping back into a more gracious era.

At a glance

  • ACCOMMODATION 34 suites
  • DINING Restaurant serving traditional Lao cuisine and bar
  • FEATURES Infinity pool, three-acre gardens and the Mekong Spa with alfresco treatments
  • ACTIVITIES Cookery classes, bespoke Mekong River cruises and local blessing ceremonies
  • LOCATION 2km from town centre, 4km from Luang Prabang Airport


Every step brings a new discovery



A Warm Welcome

Step inside the traditional-style retreat and let your spirits soar. Our location on Phou Vao hill was where Lao princes once came to fly their kites.


Legendary Laotian Cooking

Our stylish restaurant is the perfect place to enjoy classic Laotian dishes, while the bar is a laidback lounge ideal for sipping classic cocktails.

Meeting Room & Library

Memorable Meetings

Add some extra shine to your meetings at our light-filled library-stylevenue, fully equipped for all your business needs.

Boutique Shop & Fitness Centre

Within our Walls

Find local handicrafts and traditional textiles at the boutique, or maintain your health regimen at our fully equipped fitness centre.

Mekong Spa

Paradise Found

Relax and unwind at our award-winning spa, offering a range of treatments rooted in ancient Laotian therapies.

Swimming Pool

Endless Blue

Our 13-metre freshwater pool is truly stunning, ending in a dramatic infinity edge overlooking the breathtaking Laos mountains.

Starlit Romance

Enlightened Tastes

Whisk someone special away to a private table in our UNESCO-heritage gardens, and dine by the light of hundreds of flickering candles.

Rice Farming Experience

A Look into Local Life

Take an immersive look into the Lao way of life and learn how rice, a key part of the culture, is grown and harvested.

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Different. Better. Special.

Staying with us turns a trip to Luang Prabang into an unforgettably unique escape. Here are just some of the features that make us stand out from the crowd.

Belmond La Résidence Phou Vao Swimming Pool

Swimming pool

The hotel's 13-metre, freshwater swimming pool stops dramatically on the cliff’s edge.

Take a cooling dip after a day exploring Luang Prabang, or simply sit back in a lounger, order a classic cocktail, and soak up the sun with the company of a good book. It’s the perfect place to marvel at the uninterrupted mountain views.

A gift shop with tables and shelves of traditional Laos fabrics, jewellery, vases and bowls, and richly woven wall hangings.


The boutique at La Résidence Phou Vao features a wide range of attractive souvenirs, including handicrafts, jewellery and textiles.

Browse through and pick up the perfect memento to cherish your time in Laos, or find a wonderful gift for family or friends.

U-shaped banquet tables in a light and airy room set for a meeting


The calm atmosphere of La Résidence Phou Vao also makes it the perfect place to conduct business. This meeting room is perfect for all your needs. It readily accommodates 30 people in a classroom-style meeting or 50 in a theatre setting.

Facilities include wireless internet connection, multimedia projector and use of flip charts.


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