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12 amazing hotels and Airbnbs in Laos to feed your wanderlust

Sabaidee! If you have dreams of staying in lush luxury villas or boutique resorts with a pool like those models on Instagram, you have come to the right place! Below I have rounded up the best hotel and Airbnb options at all price ranges, that will give you this romantic and luxury experience you’re after.


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Where to stay in Luang Prabang


1. Maison Dalabua

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Why we like it | Intimate boutique hotel that is a peaceful piece of paradise.
Features | Excellent neighboring restaurant, beautiful garden en great spa facilities
Visit For | A serene stay in Luang Prabang with attention for wellness and great food.
Nightly Rate | from €60

Another Luang Prabang gem! This is the hotel in Luang Prabang we chose to stay in. This colonal style boutique hotel is centrally located in Luang Prabang close to the temples, street food market and restaurants. The tranquil garden of Maison Dalabua is a true retreat for relaxation. The amazing neighbouring MANDA de LAOS restaurant offers pimped traditional Lao dishes as well as well as fusion cuisine.

The pool was absolutely perfect to cool down after a long and sweaty day exploring Luang Prabang. We couldn’t recommend this place enough. We loved it so much we even dedicated an entire (not sponsored) blog post to how amazing it is!

Check prices and availability of Maison Dalabua here

2. Belmond La Résidence Phou Vao


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Why we like it | Classic elegance with pristine views over the karst mountains from their gorgeous infinity pool!
Features | Spa and yoga studio, complimentary archery lessons, on-site restaurant with Lao-French cuisine and several tours or classes to join.
Visit For | Quiet location, culinary delights, fantastic experience while joining their curated tours/classes, exquisites spa treatments
Nightly Rate | from €200

If you’re looking for unique experiences, the Belmond La Résidence Phou Vao is the perfect place for you! Their exquisite infinity pool (an exception in Laos) and incredible spa are the perfect place to relax after an intense day of Laotian experiences. The Belmond La Résidence Phou Vao offers numerous excursions like traditional cooking classes, Mekong River (sunset) cruises, local ceremonies and mystery dining experiences so a perfect stay for the active traveler! The rooms are intimately decorated with rosewood furnitures and the bathrooms exhume pure luxury. Looking for a unique way to round up your Luang Prabang stay? The Belmond La Résidence Phou Vao offers complimentary archery lessons on the hotel grounds.

Check prices and availability of the Belmond La Résidence Phou Vao here

3. Satri House Secret Retreat


Why we like it | French colonial decorations and the lush garden surrounding the swimming pool.
Features | Beautiful outdoor swimming pool, great bar in the garden and very good Wi-Fi.
Visit For | Especially great for couples looking for a romantic retreat
Nightly Rate | from €120,00

This colonial house used to be the humble abode of Laotian Prince Souphanouvon and is located in the green are of Luang Prabang. The original building has been completely remodelled in 2002 and interior is elegantly decorated in luxury colonial style with handmade furniture and spacious balconies. The property includes 28 rooms with 2 shared swimming pools, surrounded by lush gardens and sun terraces. The sultry atmosphere of Satri House is a reflection of the environment, it is calm and tranquillity here that strikes the bell!

Check prices and availability of Satri House here

4. Rosewood Luang Prabang

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Why we like it | Exotic luxury retreat right outside Luang Prabang
Features | Luxury safari tents and a fairytale view over local waterfalls right from the swimming pool
Visit For | An adventurous luxury getaway with opportunities to discover the Laotian jungle by hiking, boating trips on the Mekong river.
Nightly Rate | from €585

Located on the outskirts of Luang Prabang old town and surrounded by mountains and jungles, Rosewood Luang Prabang features individually designed air-conditioned accommodations accompanied by views of waterfall, river and hillside. This deluxe retreat offers several types of accommodations: riverside rooms, suites, villas and hilltop tents. Nevertheless, if you have the money to spare, we recommend a more adventurous stay at the higher ‘hill top tents’, from where the view over the mountains is supposed to be magical!

Check prices and availability of the Rosewood Luang Prabang here

Where to stay in Vang Vieng


5. Riverside Boutique Resort

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Why we like it | Majestic views over the nearby limestone mountains
Features | Outdoor swimming pool, Nam Song bar with ethnic art, Riverside Sala Spa with views over the Nam Sing River and on-site Restaurant du Crabe d’Or.
Visit For | Unobstructed views over the limestone mountains and Nam Song River. Ideal to explore the surrounding nature.
Nightly Rate | from €80

If you’re looking for a terrace with a view, this is it! While lounging on the banks of the Nam Song River, you’ll enjoy a magnificent view over the karst mountains on the other side. This magnificent panorama alone justifies a stay at the Riverside Boutique Resort. Even the pool offers unobstructed views over the beautiful landscape and invites you to dream of floating away into the cool water. The rooms are beautifully decorated with colourful design elements that refer to the eight groups of Laos.

Check prices and availability of the Riverside Boutique Resort here

6. Vieng Tara Villa

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Why we like it | Baisc accommodation but incredibly located amidst the rice fields with views of the surrounding limestone mountains.
Features | On site restaurants and amazing for photography
Visit For | Unobstructed views over the limestone mountains and rice fields. Ideal to explore the surrounding nature trails.
Nightly Rate | from €60

If you are looking at Vang Vieng accommodations near the picturesque rice fields , this one is our choice! Not surprising this is the accommodation we stayed at. The views from the cabins over the surrounding rice fields and karst mountains are absolutely breathtaking.

Vieng Tara Villa is a 2-minute walk from Nam Sing Riverfront and we have done some hiking and motorbiking here. The property is located right outside Vang Vieng’s town centre, right across the wooden bridge. It’s a 10-minute walk to the centre of Vang Vieng with several restaurant options. A free transfer service from/to the bus station is offered, which is very practical when you’re coming from Luang Prabang and/or travelling to Vientiane.

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7. Lao Valhalla Bungalows

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Location | Vang Vieng, Laos
Why we like it | Basic accommodation but located 1 km outside the bustling town of Vang Vieng
Visit For | A quiet stay in Vang Vieng in the middle of nature and rice fields.
Nightly Rate | from €25

This Airbnb is a tranquil haven located only 1km away from the busy town centre of Vang Vieng. Situated across the wooden toll bridge, it’s in the bang smack middle of rice fields and karst umountains, providing some epic views. Run by a super host, this Airbnb is an incredible good and cheap place to stay in Vang Vieng!

Check prices and availability of Lao Valhalla Bungalows here

Where to stay in Vientiane


8. Lao Poet Hotel

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Why we like it | Modern design in Lao’s bustling capital and centrally located to explore the city center.
Features | On site restaurant, free private parking, an outdoor swimming pool with sundeck and a bar.
Visit For | Stylish city experience close to nearby attractions.
Nightly Rate | from €80

Set in the heart of Vientiane and offering a fresh take on a city hotel, this property draws inspiration from 1930’s Indochine design interspersed with modern, creative touches. Previously the home of a well-known Laotion poet, it comprises 55 guestrooms and suites spread out over eight floors, each with a special touch. The rooftop infinity swimming pool, complete with a bar and breath-taking views overlooking the Mekong River and the city is not to be missed at sunset.

Check prices and availability of the Lao Poet Hotel here

9. Settha Palace Hotel

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Why we like it | Relax by the pool with a cocktail after having explored the nearby attraction of Vientiane.
Features | Exquisite garden, fantastic on-site restaurants, transfers from/to airport in vintage London taxis and fitness centre.
Visit For | Classic elegance in the heart of Vientiane close to markets and museums.
Nightly Rate | from €150

Located in the heart of Vientiane, the Settha Palace Hotel offers classic elegance, friendly service and French colonial charm. This remarkable hotel has been tastefully restored to its former imperial glory and still run by the same family as during the glory days before the change of regime in Laos. The spacious pool of Settha Palace is set in a beautifully kept garden, where several terraces are for your culinary indulgence. Friendly service with a warm smile and discreet attention to all your needs are its selling points.

Check prices and availability of the Settha Palace Hotel here

Where to stay in Paksé/Champassak


10. The River Resort

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Why we like it | Fantastic swimming pool and views!
Features | Swimming pool, on-site restaurant, massage treatments, rental bikes, bar and shuttle service
Visit For | Beautiful setup by the river and close to Unesco world heritage site Wat Phou.
Nightly Rate | from €60

The River Resort is an absolute gem! Located 8 km from the World Heritage site of Wat Phou, it’s a perfect hub to explore the nearby temples complex and the Bolaven Plateau. It offers stylish air-conditioned rooms with a private balcony. It has an incredible pool, just perfect to cool off in after a day exploring the Unesco Heritage sites! The massage treatments also sounds like heaven after spending a couple of day exploring Lao’s coffee region on motorbike!

Check prices and availability of the River Resort here

Where to stay in Si Phan Don (4000 islands)


11. Sala Done Khone

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Why we like it | French colonial charm and one of the only hotels on the islands with a pool
Features | Swimming pool and nearby the best restaurants on 4000 islands.
Visit For | The spectacular nearby waterfalls on Don Khone Island.
Nightly Rate | from €40 for French Heritage room

Chosing for the more laidback island of Don Khon, we stayed at the Sala Done Khone hotel. Located on the main street of Don Khone island, it’s close to some great restaurants. It’s also an ideal base to explore the island by bicycle. We stayed in a French Heritage room which was beautifully decorated. Though we didn’t use it, it is one of the few hotels on Si Phan Don or 4000 Island that has a pool!

Check prices and availability of Sala Done Khone here

Where to stay in Beung Kiat Ngong Wetlands


12. Kingfisher Ecolodge

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Why we like it | Get-away-from-it-all jungle vibes and possibilities to spot wild elephants nearby!
Features | On-site restaurant and possibilities for nature walks and wildlife viewing..
Visit For | Slow travel and wildlife viewing.
Nightly Rate | from €75

We have yet to travel to this part of the Laos but this off-the-beaten-path destination definitely is next in line when we make it back to Laos! The Kingfisher Ecolodge is located in the Emerald Triangle, in the midst of the intersection of Laos, Thailand, and Cambodia (which miraculously has kept itself far from the tourist radar).

The resort’s architecture is in perfect balance with the natural environment and allows you to immerse yourself into Beung Kiat Ngong Wetlands. If you’re looking for a slow travel destination: this is the place for you. In the days will float you by while you enjoy simple things in life: admiring the beautiful stars in the tropical night, spotting elephants and water buffalo, mountainbiking from village to village or finding some peace and quiet with a good book on your balcony!

Check prices and availability of the Kingfisher Ecolodge here

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