Maison Dalabua, a boutique hotel in Luang Prabang

Spectacular scenery of the Maison Dalabua estate in Luang Prabang, Laos
Luang Prabang is a charming little town that you simply cannot skip while travelling through northern Laos. The town has been designated as a UNESCO Heritage Site and is celebrated for its unique mix of French and Lao culture. We found a heavenly boutique hotel in Luang Prabang, just a short walk away from the historical center of town. If serenity is what you are looking for, boutique hotel Maison Dalabua is the perfect place to find it.

A heavenly boutique hotel in Luang Prabang

The retreat is surrounded by a dreamy pond filled with lotus flowers. The flowers led to its name “Dalabua” meaning “Princess of Lotus”. That’s exactly why we chose to stay at Maison Dalabua: for its laid back and elegant vibe, reminiscent of ancient colonial times.

Hanging around at the lush UNESCO heritage lily pond of Maison Dalabua

Lotus flowers in the UNESCO heritage lily pond of Maison Dalabua
UNESCO heritage lily pond in the lush garden of Maison Dalabua
The Rooms

We’re all about comfort and style at affordable prices and that’s what Maison Dalabua embodies. It has 40 rooms, to maintain an exclusive and serene ambiance. Different types of accommodation are available from over the water bungalows to elegant deluxe rooms.

Over the water bungalows at Maison Dalabua, an affordable boutique hotel in Luang Prabang, Laos

Wandering through the lush gardens of Maison Dalabua in Luang Prabang, Laos
A mix of French colonial and Lao decorations at Maison Dalabua
We stayed three nights in a very spacious Deluxe Room which was elegantly furnished with colonial and traditional Lao decorations. Our Deluxe Room also had access to a private terrace overlooking a smaller lily pond.

The Pool

We mainly used the hotel as a base to explore Luang Prabang and its surrounding attractions. You can easily arrange outings to the Kuang Si Waterfall and Pak Ou Caves yourself by addressing any tuk-tuk driver. If you prefer a minivan with AC, boutique hotel Maison Dalabua can easily arrange it for you.

The pool is the perfect spot to hang out after a long day of sightseeing or if you simply like to schedule a relax day into your undoubtedly busy travel itinerary.

Lounging at the refreshing pool of Maison Dalabua, a serene boutique hotel in Luang Prabang, Laos
Poolside room at Maison Dalabua in Luang Prabang, Laos

Lush palmtrees bring shade from the hot sun in Maison Dalabua, Luang Prabang

The Restaurant

One of the most stunning features of Maison Dalabua is their lotus and lily pond. The pond covers a major part of the residence’s grounds, which blossom during the day and paint the scenery in the most vibrant splashes of pink and purple. The breakfast terrace is located right beside one of the ponds. The terrace offers the most amazing views while enjoying a delicious breakfast of both Western and Asian options. We still think about their delicious Asian breakfast soup and coconut pancakes!

For dinner you can head to the adjacent restaurant Manda De Laos, which is externally-operated but overlooks Maison Dalabua’s pond. Book a table if you’re willing to try traditional Lao dishes and delicious cocktails. Make sure to bring cash or your credit card though. As the restaurant is operated separately, it isn’t possible to add the bill to your room.

Outdoor seating at restaurant Manda de Laos

Coconut pancakes at the breakfast buffet at Maison Dalabua, a boutique hotel in Luang Prabang, Laos

Things to do in Luang Prabang

In addition to all the fabulous amenities of Maison Dalabua, Luang Prabang has some stunning things to do. For a flavor of how to spend your trip to Luang Prabang, check out our Luang Prabang mini travel guide for some travel inspiration!

Decorations at Maison Dalabua in Luang Prabang, Laos

A stylish boutique hotel in Luang Prabang we would return to

In conclusion, we spend 3 fabulous nights at Maison Dalabua. This spectacular boutique hotel in Luang Prabang is a unique and stylish property that accentuated the ancient charm of the city. Complete with their own spa, excursion and transfers counter and free wifi, Maison Dalabua is surely a class accommodation we would return to! Click here to book your stay at Maison Dalabua!

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A review of our stay at Maison Dalabua, a boutique hotel in Luang Prabang, Laos
A review of our stay at Maison Dalabua in Luang Prabang, Laos
  1. You're so right Ron, it is a big deal for us too! To be honest, it is a rooky mistake we forgot to take pictures after they made the bed so the room pictures just looked kinda crappy :D. We'll do better next time 😉

    Marlo & Kristof

  2. Speechless! But I'll try to put this into words.
    This place looks amazing, Loved the surroundings, the decor, the ponds.
    But I would have wanted to see the actual room, at least on picture. I find that the room counts as a big deal for me when I wanna book a vacation.

  3. Wow this Maison Dalabua looks amazing ! I like the very spacious, comfortable & uniquely decorated room … which are in the middle of vegetation ! Additionally such a lovely outdoor pool 🙂


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