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Maison Souvannaphoum Hotel

Luang Prabang, Laos

At a Glance

  • A great location, just walking distance from Luang Prabang's night market

  • Contemporary and clean interiors. It's not a luxurious hotel but it's very comfortable and stylish

  • Service standards in Laos are slow, but we found the service at Maison Souvannphoum to be quite good when compared to other hotels

  • Peaceful gardens and pool area. It's a lovely place to relax

  • A great option for both couples and families

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Laos enjoys a warm, tropical climate year-round. The cooler, drier months of the year are from November to March; however, temperatures rarely drop below 22°C during the day. Humidity is highest between May and September, when sunbursts follow tropical downpours and temperatures can climb to 35°C. However, the average year-round temperature is a pleasant 25°C.

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Insider's View

If your budget allows, go for one of the rooms in the main house as they are more spacious and a little more spoiling.

Only a 5-minute walk to center so you can really make the most of your time here

Call us on 858 345 1762 to start planning your vacation to Maison Souvannaphoum Hotel or take a look at our itineraries to Luang Prabang

Description

Colorful and quirky, Maison Souvannaphoum was once the residence of the late Prince Souvanna Phouma. It's now a beautiful boutique hotel located conveniently close to Luang Prabang's night market and its array of temples and restaurants.

Maison Souvannaphoum is a 25 room boutique hotel that sits within fragrant gardens, just walking distance from the Mekong river and the plethora of boutiques, restaurants and temples found in Luang Prabang. The colonial exterior is nicely complimented by the rich and colorful interiors. It's unique, airy and full of character and we feel it's a haven to return to after a steamy tour of the town.

The rooms boast beautiful polished parquet flooring, king-size beds and garden views. The Garden View rooms are a little on the small side, but with interconnecting options they are perfect for families. For couples wanting more space, we recommend the Champa Room, Laos Room or the Maison Room that sit within the main historic building.

To the back of the property you find a wonderful cool swimming pool, overlooked by the restaurant, Elephant Blanc. Dining here is a real treat, the restaurant serves modern Indo-Chinese cuisine. There's even a 10-course Laos tasting menu, and ideal way to taste the regional dishes of Laos in style. Within the garden you'll also find a small, highly regarded, spa.

Maison Souvannaphoum is a fantastic option for those wanting a bit of comfort in a great location. Run by the Thai group, Angsana, the service levels here are a little better than some of the other boutique options in Luang Prabang. It's a great all-rounder.

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Accommodation

There are 24 rooms in total divided into several different categories. The Garden Wing rooms are the most affordable; these are small but perfectly formed, with balconies, polished parquet flooring and king-size beds. Interconnecting rooms are available making this a good option for families. The La Residence Room boasts colonial architecture with colorful Laotian furnishings. This is perfect if you need twin beds. These are located within the La Residence Wing, and offer partial pool views and a king-size bed. The Champa Room, also found in La Residence Wing, is more of a suite. This room boasts a separate lounge, bathtub and views of the garden. The aptly named Laos Room is the resort's second largest room with some traditional Laos art and furnishings. It offers a spacious bathroom, polished wooden floors and garden views. Largest of all is the Maison Room; this wonderfully light and airy room enjoys the same polished parquet floors and feels more luxurious.

Childcare

Maison Souvannaphoum welcomes children, although there are no specific family suites or facilities for children, there are, however, interconnecting rooms in the garden wing which do work well for families of four.

Facilities

Facilities include a spa, the Elephant Blanc restaurant and in-room dining.

Reviews

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Clare Barratt (Staff)

Maison Souvanabhoum is probably more of a 4* property. It is a very pretty property with a colonial style like most in Luang Prabang and a really good selling point is that it is within walking distance of town. Service is very good and rooms are totally fine, if you want a balcony opt for a standard room! I would say that this is a good option if you are looking for something towards the cheaper end.

Experiences

  • 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.

Location & directions

Luang Prabang, Laos

Maison Souvannaphoum sits closely to Luang Prabang's night market and is within walking distance of the Mekong River and Luang Prabang's temples, restaurants and cafes.

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Call us on 858 345 1762 to start planning your vacation to Maison Souvannaphoum Hotel or take a look at our itineraries to Luang Prabang

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