3 Nagas Luang Prabang
Luang Prabang, Laos
At a Glance
Central and yet utterly serene, the 3 Nagas is as charming as it is intimate
Boasts their own boutique selling handicrafts made by the local community
A stone's throw away from the night market
10-minutes away from the Royal Palace Museum
Sense of serenity here with only 15 rooms and suites
Best time to Visit
Good time to visit
Average time to visit
November to April is the best time to visit Laos with dry and warm weather, with March and April being the hottest months. October and May are also good months to visit with only a bit of rain. July to September are the wettest months in Laos.
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3 Nagas is historic and elegant boutique property housed in three UNESCO World Heritage buildings located in the heart of historic Luang Prabang. Oozing charm, this boutique hotel is a wonderful place to stay and offers a slice of colonial life.
3 Nagas is a small and elegant hotel located in three beautifully restored traditional houses in Luang Prabang's beautiful UNESCO protected quarter. Blending Lao heritage with contemporary design in a unique and stylish environment, 3 Nagas has been lovingly brought back to life and is perfect for those who prefer character over 5* luxury.
Each of the 15 rooms and suites is brimming with character; they are decorated in elegant period furnishings, with four-poster beds, antique wooden flooring, and luxurious Lao silk fabrics. They all come with spacious terraces overlooking the street or garden, perfect for watching daily life unfold.
There are two restaurants at 3 Nagas, one offering exceptional fine dining with some of the best Laotian cuisine there is, and the other a more casual al fresco venue under the mango tree. You'll also find a library filled with magazines, novels and reference books providing an insight into the fascinating history and culture of this extraordinary destination. There's also a small boutique.
With its central location in Luang Prabang, 3 Nagas is the perfect base for exploring this charming and enthralling town. 3 Nagas is by no means luxurious, but it radiates history and charm and we feel it's a wonderful option in an unbeatable central location.
In total there are 12 rooms and three suites that are dotted between two of the hotel's three buildings, The Khamboua and The Lamache and the newer building across the road, which is home to the restaurant. The Khamboua House was built in 1903, during the heyday of the French colonial rule. It has a garden opening up onto the Nam Khan River. The Lamache House was built in 1898 to house the royal family and in the 1930s was then converted into an ice cream factory. It was painstakingly restored in 1995 and is now home to several of the rooms. The spacious rooms blend traditional materials of local silks and dark wood with contemporary design and all have private terraces or verandas, exquisite bathrooms and offer plenty of space. They are not luxurious but they ooze charm.
Children are welcome at 3 Nagas but there are no specific facilities here other than babysitting which can be arranged on request. Luang Prabang has plenty to offer kids from cycling to kayaking, visiting caves and waterfalls.
The hotel's signature 3 Nagas Restaurant has earned a reputation as one of the city's best, and combines fresh Lao cuisine and innovative fusion dishes in a fine dining atmosphere. The casual open-air Mango Tree serves light and tasty Western food and a great selection of drinks and cocktails. The hotel also has a small boutique and library.
Luang Prabang is a wonderful city for exploration on foot or by bike. Verdant riverbanks, glistening temples, the Royal Palace Museum, the night market and nearby caves and waterfalls are just some of the ways to pass the time.
Clare Barratt (Staff)
I ate here one evening and I loved the dining experience. The outside terrace is a treat and the closer to the road you can sit the better so you can really gauge what is going on in the town and feel like you are part of it. I must say the service here was excellent and we felt very well looked after and well advised on what to eat as when presented with a menu with so many delicious items, help was needed. Food was sublime and so fresh! The rooms were also very lovely and I can't imagine a nicer place to stay if you wanted to be in the heart of Luang Prabang!
Katie Kennard (Staff)
Perfect places to stay if you want to experience Laos town life, the rooms are traditional, with wooden beams and teak furniture. The balcony is the perfect place to watch the Arms offering as the Monks perform their morning meditation. You are very much in the mix of things; it is a good hotel for people who want to spend the day out doing the activities on offer on the Mekong. On return, you can enjoy their well-priced set menu and try delicious Laos cuisine; you are also seconds from the Mekong River.
Evi-Elli La Valle (Staff)
3 Nagas by Alila really fits the bill if you are looking for a true heritage property, right in the heart of everything that is going on in Luang Prabang. This hotel is so small that there is no space for a pool or spa, although there are two fantastic restaurants and it is so easy to walk about and explore the town.
Books Not Bombs
Sadly in Laos, books are often a luxury few can afford. Spend the day learning about the people and organizations trying to change this, bringing education and a love of reading to local children.
Cookery Class at Tamarind
This shared excursion takes place at Tamarind, one of Laos' most celebrated restaurants. The lesson teaches you how to cook Lao food, but you'll also learn the habits and customs of the Lao people too.
Elephant Experience at MandaLao
This wonderful morning experience takes you to a local elephant sanctuary just 40 minutes from Luang Prabang. You'll learn all about the majestic creatures and will feed and walk with them along tropical paths and through rice paddies.
Gourmet Breakfast at Kuang Si Waterfall
Rise early to enjoy Kuang Si Waterfalls at its best with a gourmet breakfast picnic overlooking the emerald water.
Kayaking on the Mekong
Spend the day leisurely paddling along the mighty Mekong, admiring the picturesque scenery, and visiting some of the more interesting sites along this stretch of one of Asia's most famous rivers.
Kuang Si Waterfalls
Visit local markets and villages before heading out to the glorious Kuang Si Waterfalls, an idyllic spot that's ideal for swimming.
Living Land Organic Farm
Spend an interactive morning at the Living Land Organic Farm, which is a rice farm. A local farming guide will teach you about the methods and you will have ample opportunities to give the methods a go yourselves!
Luang Prabang by Bicycle
Cycling through Luang Prabang is one of the best ways to experience this small, safe and charming city, so we've created a full-day cycling tour that gets you down the tiny winding streets to the sparking temples and out to the local villages.
Luang Prabang Full Day Tour
Enjoy a full day tour of the fascinating UNESCO protected city of Luang Prabang, exploring the Royal Palace, shimmering temples, ancient streets and traditional art and ethnology center. The day culminates in a climb to the top of Phousi Hill.
Luang Prabang Walking Tour
Enjoy a walking tour of historic Luang Prabang with a local guide. This is one of the best ways to see and experience the hidden secrets and gems found in this wonderful town.
Private Baci Ceremony
After another of your excursions you have the opportunity to participate in a private Baci Ceremony, which is a ritual in Lao culture used to celebrate important events and occasions.
Responsible Luang Prabang
This completely unique and educational experience explores Big Brother Mouse, an innovative social enterprise in Luang Prabang that is committed to educating children by publishing and distributing books.
Luang Prabang, Hanoi, Ninh Binh, Mai Chau & Siem Reap
from $3700 pp 12 nights
- Combine beautiful rural Laos with the quaint capital city of Hanoi, finishing at the iconic Angkor Wat. A fantastic and varied combination of cultures.
- This beguiling journey focuses on getting you off the beaten track, and no better place to start than in Laos, the hidden gem of Indochina’s well-trodden tourist trail. Whether you are exploring Vietnam's capital, Hanoi, or exploring temples ruins in Cambodia's jungles rest assured you’ll be one step ahead of the crowds.
- Enjoy some of Vietnam's most beautiful and quintessential rural vistas in Mai Chau and Ninh Binh in the far north of the country.
Location & directions
Luang Prabang, Laos
The hotel is ideally located in Luang Prabang’s Old Quarter, just a short walking distance from the major tourist attractions, on the path of the morning alms-giving procession.