Avani+ Luang Prabang

Luang Prabang, Laos

At a Glance

  • The fresh and contemporary decor is ideal for those looking for luxurious but fuss-free accommodation

  • A great option for those who want to get out and explore, as the hotel is close to local shops and restaurants as well as the night market

  • The 25-metre pool is perfect for a refreshing dip after a day of site-seeing

  • The Bistro offers a range of both Lao and French-inspired cuisine

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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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Insider's View

If you have some free time, why not wander down to the nearby riverside to enjoy a drink or lunch at a local restaurant

Whilst luxurious, the hotel is designed to be fairly minimalist, therefore this won't be the right choice for anyone looking for opulence

To start planning your holiday to Avani+ Luang Prabang

Description

Avani+, formerly Azerai, is a modern hotel in the charming town and UNESCO World Heritage Site of Luang Prabang in Laos. Set in a lush green courtyard, Avani+ offers contemporary accommodation, providing a comfortable base from which to explore.

The hotel site itself has been in use since 1914, starting as quarters for French officers. However, whilst there are some local elements to the design, the Avani+ is very much fresh and contemporary - ideal for those looking to avoid the drawbacks that can come with more period properties.

There are 53 rooms within an L-shaped building, spread over two floors. The rooms have all of the comforts you would expect from a luxury hotel, including TV, tea and coffee making facilities, a mini bar and WI-FI. The decor is natural and light, using neutral tones and clean lines.

When not exploring the many sites of Luang Prabang and the surrounding countryside, there is a 25-metre pool to enjoy at the hotel, overlooked by an ancient banyan tree. There is also a tranquil spa, with therapies and treatments inspired by Laotian and traditional Asian techniques, as well as a fully equipped gym and yoga classes.

The Bistro offers a relaxed and social atmosphere for dining, with both indoor and outdoor seating. Breakfast is a continental buffet, and traditional bistro and Lao dishes are served for lunch. For dinner, both local and French-influenced cuisine is available. For those who just want to quench their thirst, there is the Bistro Bar and the Poolside Bar, which serves freshly prepared smoothies and cocktails.

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Accommodation

There are 53 rooms in total, with three different room categories; but each is designed to be open-plan and simple yet comfortable. The basic room facilities are the same across the categories, including tea and coffee making equipment, WI-FI, a mini-bar and wall-mounted TV with a range of international channels.

Each room is en-suite with a shower and twin vanities. The beds are king-size but can be converted into twin beds on request.

Childcare

Children are welcome at the Avani+ Luang Prabang but please be aware there are no specific facilities for them.

Facilities

There is a 25-metre pool, accompanied by sun loungers. The AvaniSpa offers a range of therapies, and there is also a fully equipped gym, including cardio equipment, weight stations and free weights.

There is one restaurant, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, with Lao and French-inspired cuisine. There are also two bars. The Bistro Bar's veranda is an ideal place to enjoy a drink before or after dinner, where you can watch the bustle of the street below and the night market. The Poolside Bar serves sharing platters and home-made juices, smoothies and cocktails.

Activities

From the Azerai+ it is possible to visit all of the fascinating sites in Luang Prabang and the surrounding countryside. From ornate temples to boat trips along the Mekong, there is so much to see and do.

Experiences

  • Books Not Bombs

    Sadly in Laos, books are often a luxury few can afford. Spend the day learning about the people and organisations trying to change this, bringing education and a love of reading to local children.

  • 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 centre. 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.

Holiday Ideas

  • Highlights of Indochina

    Luang Prabang, Siem Reap, Hoi An, Da Nang

    from £3900 pp inc flights & transfers for 10 nights

    • Visit three of Indochina's best UNESCO World Heritage Sites; Luang Prabang, Angkor Temples and Hoi An all in one trip.
    • Luang Prabang is a hidden gem, filled with beautiful temples, authentic wooden houses and quiet streets alongside the river. We thoroughly recommend taking the time to visit here.
    • Siem Reap is a fun and lively town just a short distance from the magnificent Angkor Temple Complex, home to the iconic Angkor Wat, mysterious Ta Prohm and regal Angkor Thom.
  • Honeymoon to Indochina

    Bangkok, Hanoi, Halong Bay, Luang Prabang, Siem Reap, Krabey Island

    from CAD $10800 pp inc flights & transfers for 14 nights

    • The capital of Thailand, Bangkok is a great place to start your honeymoon. Crammed with fabulous restaurants, shops, museums and galleries, this city truly offers something for everyone.
    • From Hanoi in northern Vietnam, you will be able to easily visit the world-famous Halong Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with its iconic limestone karsts.
    • Laos is certainly a lesser known and less traveled country in South East Asia, but we thoroughly recommend taking the time to visit the stunning hill town of Luang Prabang. Quiet, romantic and set amongst untouched natural scenery, this is perfect for honeymooners.

Location & directions

Luang Prabang, Laos

Azerai is only 10 minutes by car from Luang Prabang International Airport. The hotel is in a good location within the town, close to local shops and restaurants.

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