• Belmond La Résidence Phou Vao is a tranquil, colonial and beguiling luxurious retreat located on a hill overlooking the UNESCO World Heritage town of Luang Prabang. Set in two acres of lush tropical gardens with simply stunning views of Mount Phousi, it’s a truly wonderful place to stay.
  • The Spa at La Résidence Phou Vao is the first luxury spa in Luang Prabang.
  • Delicious French influenced Lao cuisine, beautifully presented in a stunning setting.
  • Large outdoor swimming pool, perfect for relaxing by after a busy day of sightseeing.
  • Enjoy one of their traditional cooking classes, where you can learn to prepare some exotic Laotian dishes.
  • Each room and suite has been planned with local design and materials in mind creating an airy elegance; think teak wood floors and furnishings, with private balconies overlooking the surrounding area.
  • Scenic bicycle rides with hand made gourmet picnics, boat tours, walking tours and even Lao cooking classes can all be enjoyed here.


We negotiate rates & benefits for our clients directly with the hotels’ senior management. Our rates match or in many cases are lower than the best online rate for the property. Our clients also enjoy a suite of extra VIP privileges and recognition while staying at a partner hotel.

  • Complimentary room upgrade on arrival.
  • Daily complimentary buffet breakfast for two.
  • Up to $100 dining or spa credit per stay, and or in-house dining / spa discounts.
  • Welcome amenities (wine/chocolates/fruit) and card from the GM.
  • Complimentary private airport transfers.
  • Complimentary roll-away bed if required.
  • Early check-in and late check-out.
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi.
  • Enhanced recognition through VIP status at all touch points in the guest experience.

A complete or partial suite of VIP benefits will be offered, subject to the property T&C, including availability, category of room & length of stay.


Tak Bat & Sunrise Cruise

The traditional ritual of almsgiving is one of the most iconic images of Luang Prabang. As dawn approaches, accompany hotel staff as they head into town to gift food to a procession of local monks in their vibrant orange robes.

Luang Prabang Tour

Just a few minutes away is the easygoing town of Luang Prabang. Seemingly forgotten by our fast-moving world, this town is a picturesque pocket of old-world charm. Visit local boutiques, towering temples and shimmering pagodas—or pick up a bargain at the buzzing local night market.

Traditional Baci Ceremony

A Baci ceremony is one of the oldest Lao traditions and is often used to celebrate special events. A senior village shaman will perform this enchanting ceremony for family and friends. The blessings he bestows are designed to strengthen community bonds and leave you feeling renewed.

Laotian Farm Experience

Ever wondered what life is like for a traditional rice and vegetable farmer in Laos? A short trip out of town spirits you to an idyllic farm for an informative hands-on tour.

Cookery Classes

Meet with expert chefs on the outdoor terrace as they share the secret techniques used to prepare Laotian food. Follow along step-by-step until you have a tempting three-course meal to add to your repertoire. Sampling your creations in the restaurant rounds off the day.

Sunset Cruise

Board a traditional boat and visit the Chomplot temple, the Si Moung Khoum temple and the Tham temple cave. As the sunset shifts from golden yellow to fiery orange, end the day looking down on Luang Prabang and the Mekong river from the top of Chompet hill.

Mystery Dine Around

Embark on a journey of gastronomic discovery around Luang Prabang’s most exciting restaurants. Beginning at the hotel’s own Doc Champa Bar, your personal tuk-tuk will whisk you away to sample a variety of culinary delights.


With stunning scenery, good roads and exceptionally light traffic, picture-perfect Luang Prabang is a great place to explore by bicycle. Routes for all abilities can be found around town, and our concierge will be delighted to help you plan your two-wheeled adventure.

Village Tours

Visit Ban Xang Hai, famous for its wine distillery and punchy Lao-Lao whiskey. Alternatively head to Ban Phanom, known as the village of weavers. Learn about the complete cycle of silk production before browsing the shops to find stunning clothing, handicrafts and mementos.

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Belmond La Residence Phou Vao Room

Belmond La Résidence Phou Vao is a tranquil, colonial and beguiling luxurious retreat located on a hill overlooking the UNESCO World Heritage town of Luang Prabang. With simply stunning views of Mount Phousi, it’s a truly wonderful place to stay. Set in two acres of lush tropical gardens, Belmond La Résidence Phou Vao sits in an outstanding location on a hill above Luang Prabang. This beautiful property, where East blends seamlessly with West, is a peaceful retreat and as it is only 10 minutes from Luang Prabang, it’s easily accessible. Each room and suite has been planned with local design and materials in mind creating an airy elegance; think teak wood floors and furnishings, with private balconies overlooking the surrounding area.

The restaurant serves delicious Lao cuisine; beautifully presented in a simply stunning setting this and the chic bar is the perfect place to enjoy an aperitif as the sun sets over the amazing view. The luxury spa at Belmond La Résidence Phou Vao has been built with traditional and local materials, including hand woven local silk panelling in keeping with the hotel’s philosophy of a calming atmosphere and modern comforts. The indulgent and soothing treatments are based on traditional Laotian herbal remedies, designed to heal and nurture they only use pure botanical ingredients from local organic gardens and farms.

There are 34 rooms and suites at Belmond La Résidence Phou Vao, all with wonderful views. The Garden View rooms are on the hotel’s ground floor and are surrounded by lush tropical gardens. The Mountain View rooms have dramatic views of Luang Prabang and the Phou Si Temple set on the mountainside. The Pool View rooms look across to the temple but the immediate view is of the hotel’s dramatic infinity pool that is beautifully lit at night. The two Garden Suites are on the first floor and have a separate living area and garden views.

Belmond La Residence Phou Vao Junior Suites

Junior Suites

Echoing the natural décor of this Laos hotel, Junior Suites feature a combination of parquet and traditional textiles. Together they create an immediate sense of peace and space. Large windows provide plenty of natural light and open onto the exotic gardens. A conveniently arranged terrace offers privacy, comfort and tranquillity.

Belmond La Residence Phou Vao Phou Vao Garden Suites

Phou Vao Garden Suites

Be perfectly positioned to explore Luang Prabang. Accommodation at Belmond La Résdience Phou Vao provides the perfect base. Phou Vao Garden Suites overlook the tropical garden and are decorated with shimmering rosewood and rich natural fabrics. They feature a double bedroom as well as a separate living room with a plush cotton sofa.

Belmond La Résidence Phou Vao is home to some of the best Luang Prabang restaurants. Talented chefs weave a culinary spell in the kitchen, working fresh local produce into a fusion of Euro-Asian flavours. To keep things local, why not start the night with a Laotian whisky cocktail at the bar?

Belmond La Residence Phou Vao Mountain Terrace

Mountain Terrace

In the hands of our culinary team, inventive French cuisine is brought to life with delicate Laotian accents. Dine in the stylish interior, or head outside for superb views of Mount Phousi. By night, tree-hanging candles and lanterns bathe the gardens in an enchanting glow.

Belmond La Residence Phou Vao Mountain Bar

Mountain Bar

With large armchairs and a laid-back, open-air lounge, Mountain Bar is an ideal spot for pre- or post-dinner drinks. Make yourself comfy in our elegant interior for a sophisticated evening with friends. Or take to the terrace––whisky sour in hand––to drink in one of Laos’ many spellbinding sunsets.

Belmond La Residence Phou Vao 500 Candle Dinner

500 Candle Dinner

Take your seat at a private table for two in our intimate UNESCO heritage garden. In the ambient glow of 500 candles, an unforgettable Laotian feast awaits. The flickering glow of 500 candles and enchanting sound of live Laos music set the mood for romance. Indulge in your choice of Laotian or Western live barbecue as a personal waiter caters to your every need. Highlights include tiger prawns with tamarind and cashew, and a velvety soft Mekong fish roll with tomato fondant and basil foam. An Asian affair to remember.

The Mekong Spa is Luang Prabang’s first luxury spa and offers a full range of treatments using only pure botanical ingredients. The stunning 13 metre freshwater infinity swimming pool has views of the lush valleys and glittering golden pagodas below.

Belmond La Residence Phou Vao Pool
Belmond La Residence Phou Vao Pool
Belmond La Residence Phou Vao Pool


The hotel’s 13-metre, freshwater swimming pool stops dramatically on the cliff’s edge. Take a cooling dip after a day exploring Luang Prabang. Or simply sit back on a lounger, order a classic cocktail and soak up the sun. You’re in the perfect place to inhale the uninterrupted mountain views or delve into a good read.

Belmond La Residence Phou Vao Spa
Belmond La Residence Phou Vao Spa


Blending ancient techniques with modern understanding, our award-winning Mekong Spa invites you inside for lemongrass-scented escapism. Authentic Laotian therapies packed with locally sourced botanicals feature on a custom-made spa menu. Healing and harmonising, step inside a wellness venue that’s been named one of Asia’s finest.

Belmond La Residence Phou Vao Gym


Area & Location

Area, Country
Luang Prabang, Laos
Nearest Airport
Luang Prabang International Airport, Luang Prabang
Local Currency
Lao Kip (LAK)
Time Change
GMT +7
Best time to go
January through April.

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