La Residence Phou Vao is an exclusive five star hotel in an idyllic setting overlooking Mount Phousi and the valleys below. With an infinity pool, luxury spa and elegant suites, this hotel epitomises romance and tranquillity and is considered one of the best hotels in Luang Prabang.


Location: La Residence Phou Vao is situated on Phou Vao (also known as Kite Hill) towards the south of Luang Prabang, in north central Laos. It is just 15 minutes transfer from Luang Prabang airport.

Facilities: For those looking for some serious R&R, La Residence Phou Vao has it all; an infinity pool with beautiful views over the mountains, a world-class spa with a large range of treatments and a luxury boutique for a spot of retail therapy.

Bars and Restaurants: The hotel ‘s restaurant, the ‘Phou Savanh Restaurant’ serves French food with a local Laotian twist in the evenings and more simple snacks and a barbeque in the day time. Guests can choose to eat indoors or enjoy an alfresco candlelit supper. The hotel’s Doc Champa bar serves evening drinks and afternoon tea. For an alternative, uber-romantic place to dine, why not try the hotel’s ‘Five Hundred Candle Dinner’ where you can enjoy a romantic gourmet meal surrounded by 500 candles and the ultimate luxury of a private waiter and live music. You can also book a group dinner in a local landmark, such as the Kuang Si Waterfalls.

Accommodation: There are 34 guest suites, all spacious and elegantly furnished in rosewood with a private terrace with views either of the hotel’s gardens, mountain or pool. All suites have air conditioning, television, free-form bath, espresso coffee machine, minibar and welcome fruit basket.