Luang Say Residence
Luang Prabang, Laos
At a Glance
Located in 14,000 sqm of tropical garden - a country-like feel in a city
Just 5-minutes from downtown Luang Prabang
There are only 24 suites so it has a very personal feel
If you want refined elegance, stay here
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.
To start planning your vacation to Luang Say Residence
The Luang Say Residence, located in the UNESCO heritage city of Luang Prabang is definitely one to stay at if you are seeking luxury and elegance within intimate surroundings. The tropical setting has beautifully manicured gardens and a great pool.
The Luang Say Residence is ideally located in Luang Prabang, just a 5-minute drive from downtown and close to many of the main heritage attractions. The resort itself is set in 14,000 sqm of tropical gardens which are meticulously maintained. Luang Prabang itself is bursting with culture with a strong sense of history. It is encircled by mountains and is full of beautiful old colonial buildings.
Accommodation at The Luang Say Residence is in the form of two different suite types. There are only 24 suites all together so it has a personal feel and you can get to know the resort quite well which makes it homely. The suites are traditionally elegant and very spacious with contemporary amenities.
There is a fabulous pool which is welcoming after a day exploring or for an early morning swim. Their signature restaurant, La Belle Epoque invites you to savour some Laotian cuisine as well as other southeast Asian delights and French dishes. There is also an atmospheric bar called 1861 which has a distinctive heritage feel to it. Each month there are different events, themes or promotions running which can make for a fun experience.
The Luang Say Residence is ideally suited to those who are looking for that little something extra special in their stay. The fabulous service, elegant suites and superb setting makes it stand out from the crowd.
There are two room types at The Luang Say Residence: Pioneer Suites and Explorator Suites, the latter offers more living space. The suites are elegantly furnished with warm colors and wooden floors and of course are equipped with contemporary comforts such as a flat screen TV, air-conditioning and mini-bar.
The Pioneer suites have varying views from their open terraces depending on which level you are on. From the first floor you can see the mountains whilst the ground floor suites look out to the tropical grounds. They can be configured with either a king or twin bed and can also accommodate an extra bed. They measure 43sqm.
The Explorator Suites are located on the upper floor and they offer either twin or king bed configurations, lots of living space including a lounge area and garden view terraces. They are perfect for couples or families. They measure 73sqm.
Children are welcome to come and stay at The Luang Say Residence, however there are no specific facilities available for them. Babysitting can be arranged upon request.
La Belle Epoque is The Luang Say Residence's main restaurant and it overlooks the colorful garden, you can choose to eat inside or outside. The menu mostly focuses on local dishes and inspiration from other southeast Asia countries. Many of the ingredients are sourced from the hotel's garden so your dishes taste incredibly fresh. 1861 bar is the place to head to for a drink or two as it has been designed to be like a traditional colonial cafe, with mirrors on the walls, studded leather sofas, marble tables and a fireplace for the cooler months it has a great atmosphere.
Luang Prabang has wonderful scenery, culture and history to be explored. Venture out of the city to see waterfalls, caves, paddy fields and local villages. Take a heritage tour of the city in a vintage car for a memorable experience, you could book yourself into a cooking class or even meditate with monks! The variety of activities means that there will be something for everyone to get a taste of Luang Prabang.
Clare Barratt (Staff)
Really beautiful hotel located about a 5-minute drive outside of Luang Prabang. In keeping with the town, the resort feels very colonial and the suites are so beautifully furnished and as there are only 24 you feel like you have a very personal service. The 1861 bar is exquisite, it almost feels like and old gentleman's club - a great place to have a drink or two in the evening.
Jules Maury (Staff)
The Luang Say Residence takes you back to the 1920s and the Colonial era of the French in Indochina. Five colonial buildings surrounded by beautiful gardens and a huge slate pool house the Pioneer and Explorer Suites - each telling a story of a bygone era and the romance of Indochine. The hotel is charm personified and I had one of the best meals ever prepared with fresh ingredients from their 'potager', fish caught that morning from the Mekong prepared three different ways. The chef is a wizard and the rooms so welcoming you hardly want to stir!
Kelly Marks (Staff)
A charming and beautifully managed hotel. All of the hotels rooms are stunning. Although the hotel was built in 2010, it feels as though it was built in the colonial times. The houses stand alone, and beautiful gardens interconnect them to the main House. I believe the infinity pool is the most inviting in Luang Prabang, not to forget the fantastic food.
Baby Elephant Experience
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 wash, feed and walk with them along tropical paths and through rice paddies.
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.
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.
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Location & directions
Luang Prabang, Laos
Luang Say Residence is ideally located within easy reach of the main heritage attractions. It is just 5-minutes from downtown by car.
How to get there
11-hour flight to Bangkok Suvarnabhumi International Airport followed by a 1-hour 30-minute flight to Luang Prabang International Airport it is then a 10-minute transfer to Luang Say Residence.