Situated on Old Prison Road, the property is set within a protected former mansion, which true to the road's name, was once a detention center but is now an elegant and graceful resort. Blessed with warm Lao hospitality and with beautiful mountains serving as backdrop, Hotel de la Paix Luang Prabang guarantees a private and sheltered stay in one of Southeast Asia's laid-back and picturesque towns.
With only 23 suites available, Hotel de la Paix Luang Prabang promises intimacy and privacy. Traditional Lao designs and accents seamlessly compliment the modern palette with soft-cushioned sofas and lounge chairs rounding out the interior. Suites either open up to a private pool or an outdoor pavilion, with two corner suites having access to towers, providing panoramic views of Luang Prabang. HD television sets, DVD players, IPod and WiFi connectivity provide the in-room entertainment.
Kaipen serves authentic Lao and French influenced cuisine, perfected by the resident chef Sebastian Rubis. Set within an authentic two storey house that overlooks the courtyard, the restaurant brings guests the Lao village ambiance along with a tint of contemporary atmosphere. The ingredients at Kaipen are fresh and picked straight out of the resort's organic garden or the nearby market.
Located in the central courtyard, the 25 meter outdoor swimming pool serves as an inviting sanctuary during Luang Prabang's warm afternoons. Spa Indochines' trained therapists provide unique Asian healing techniques aimed at stimulating, rejuvenating and balancing both body and mind. The secrets of Lao cuisine can be learned at the hands-on cooking course.
For a lavish and opulent take on living in the UNESCO Wolrd Heritage City, Hotel de la Paix Luang Prabang will not disappoint. Everything from the décor, warm hospitality, dining experience and surplus of amenities and in-room entertainment combine to form an unforgettable living experience.
- Alila Luang Prabang Restaurant - Authentic take on Lao cuisine in a traditional wooden Lao-style house
- Swimming pool
- Spa facilities
- Cooking school
- Yoga sessions
Who should go with Luxury Travel?
Classical elegance fills the Settha Palace Hotel. Situated in central Vientiane, this immaculately restored villa is one of the city's only luxury hotels. Whether traveling for business or pleasure, guests will be delighted with the gracious service, timeless charm, and peaceful atmosphere of Settha Palace. Modern amenities such as wireless internet and satellite television blend in seamlessly with the hotel's historic setting.
When to go?
From November to February the weather is cool and dry while March to June sees temperatures soaring in to the high 30s (Celcius). July to October tend to be very rainy, washing out some roads thus making rural areas inaccessible. The Lao are very sociable and if you happen to be in the country during one of their festivals, you are sure to get caught up in the lively atmosphere! Pii Mai, Lao New Year, is in April and the celebrations include parades and water fights. The magnificent That Luang Festival falls in November and thousands of people and monks travel from remote villages to participate in the religious celebration. Several times a year Vientiane has boat racing competitions, where long wooden boats are raced up and down the Mekong River.
Where is it?
Settha Palace is located in the center of Vientiane near the Nam Phu fountain, a few minutes walk from the town's main shopping and dining area. The Wattai International Airport is a ten minute drive from the hotel and the land border with Thailand is just a half hour drive.
What's not to be missed?
Visit the ancient temples of Wat Si Saket and Wat Phra Keow. Climb to the top of Patuxai, Laos' version of the Arc de Triomphe. Learn about Lao textiles at Carol Cassidy silk shop. Wander along the Mekong River. Swim in the beautiful hotel pool.
In keeping the hotel's understated elegance, the Settha Palace's restaurants offer delicious menus in a refined setting. La Belle Epoque Bar & Restaurant is the main dining venue. The bar is open all day, serving wine, beer, and cocktails as well as coffees & other non-alcoholic beverages. The Restaurant showcases classical French cuisine & offers a seasonally-inspired Lao menu, a fantastic opportunity to sample the delicious flavors of the local cuisine. For casual dining, Settha Palace has two options: The Sidewalk Café and Poolside bar which serve light snacks and drinks throughout the day.