Belmond La Résidence Phou Vao

Belmond La Résidence Phou Vao • Luang Prabang, Laos

JW Signature Hotel

Positioned on top of a mountain overlooking the revered Phousi Temple and surrounding mountains is one of Luang Prabang’s best 5 star properties. The hotel is an exceptional blend of modern western conveniences and simple Eastern charm. Even though there are 34 rooms, the hotel gives one a feeling of seclusion in a tropical paradise. The rooms are spacious with private balconies and giant windows offering picturesque views of either the surrounding mountains or the manicured gardens. The hotel has an inviting 13 meter infinity pool overlooking the old town and Phousi Mountain, a spa offering top quality treatments and the best restaurant in town.

Website: Belmond La Résidence Phou Vao

Rating: Everything Off Ratings Guide

Upside: As one of the oldest 5 star properties in Luang Prabang, you are assured to have excellent service.

Downside: It is located on top of a mountain and requires 5-10 minute transfer to town center.

Insider Tip: The hotel’s restaurant offers some of the best cuisine in town. If you really want to make dinner a special occasion, book the 500 candlelight private dinner.