Here, you can find out more about the hotels that we use during our tours to Laos.
You can also see pictures of the various places.
Stay at Kamu Lodge to experience the essence of Laos: undisturbed peace and quiet, far from the stresses and strains of the hectic digital world. The lodge is located on the Mekong river, two and a half hours by boat upstream from Luan Prabang. It is set in an area of paddy fields, close to the river and with the undulating hills in the background. The lodge was constructed as a sustainable project in 2004, so there is no Wi-Fi or satellite TV, and access to electrical power is limited.
The complex comprises a main building and 20 luxury tents erected on a large wooden deck under a giant thatched roof, which also covers a terrace with seating areas in front of the tents. Each tent has its own bathroom with a shower and a proper toilet. In addition, every tent is fitted with solar panels to power the ceiling fan and the electric lights. An important aspect of the lodge is the range of activities in which you are more than welcome to participate, as well as the nearby Kamu village, where you can experience authentic village life. While the lodge may ‘only’ be tourist class, the experience is world class!
The lovely Parasol Blanc Hotel sits like an oasis in Luang Prabang and is surrounded by lush, tropical gardens. The hotel is located a short walk away from many of the city’s top attractions, e.g. the atmospheric night market.
At the heart of the hotel area is a charming little lotus pond, which was formed by powerful monsoon rains that came after the earth had been removed to make bricks for the many iconic temples of Laos.
The hotel’s 30 rooms are decorated in a mix of traditional Laotian and modern styles and are all fitted with a private balcony, desk, air conditioning, cable TV, telephone, safe, mini-bar, tea and coffee facilities as well as a bathroom with a hair dryer, bath robes and rain shower. Unwind in the cosy seating area on the balcony as you enjoy the view of the enchanting tropical garden.
In the middle of the garden, next to the lotus pond, is the outdoor restaurant The White Lotus. Here, a wide selection of Laotian and international cuisine is served all day in both a la carte and buffet menus.
At The Parasol Bar, you can enjoy coffee, cold drinks, cocktails and snacks with a sublime view of the magnificent garden and lotus pond.
If you would like to visit the city on your own, you can borrow bicycles for free at the hotel reception. Wi-Fi is available all over the hotel as well.
|Classic Room, 3 nights||Per person: £153|
|Classic Room, 4 nights||Per person: £204|
The charming 3-star Villa Chitdara 1 guest house is located in the heart of Luang Prabang, close to the night market and the city’s attractions. Right outside your door, you will witness the locals giving alms to the orange-robed monks every morning, which is a fun and exciting experience.
Villa Chitdara 1 is built around a tropical garden with cosy little seating areas. The guest house consists of 25 rooms, furnished with dark wood furniture and lovely, traditional fabrics. All rooms have Wi-Fi, air conditioning, a minibar, tea/coffee making facilities, a safe, a TV, a bathroom with toiletries and a small furnished balcony.
A daily breakfast buffet is served on the terrace in the peaceful garden.
The Silver Naga Hotel is beautifully situated on the banks of the Nam Song River in the heart of Vang Vieng with stunning views of the iconic limestone mountains surrounding the city.
The hotel’s cosy rooms are furnished with stylish handmade wooden furniture and have a balcony/terrace overlooking the picturesque landscape. All rooms are equipped with Wi-Fi, air conditioning, a minibar, a TV, a telephone and a bathroom with toiletries.
After an action-packed day, you can jump in the 25-metre-long pool and relax on the adjoining sun terrace and enjoy the unspoilt views.
The Silver Naga restaurant serves delicious Lao and Asian dishes made from fresh produce, and the bar serves fresh juices, cocktails and cold beers.
Yoga courses are also available.
Ansara Hotel is a delightful boutique hotel situated in the heart of Vientiane –the capital city – within easy walking distance of the Mekong River. The main building was built in the colonial years, and houses the hotel restaurant and bar.
With just 14 rooms, the hotel has given priority to personal service. The rooms are furnished in modern Asian style, with a dash of Laos elements such as hand-woven pillows and rosewood parquet floors. All the rooms have their own bathroom and a small balcony with space for a couple of chairs. Other conveniences include air conditioning, Wi-Fi and satellite TV, as well as facilities for making tea and coffee.
|Poolside Garden Room, per night||Per person: £27|
The three-star Lao Orchid Hotel is located in the centre of Vientiane, just a 2-minute walk from the Mekong River and a 15-minute drive from That Luang temple. In the early hours of the morning you may well awake to the sound of the Buddhist monks’ bells and chants as they pass by on the street collecting alms. This is a proper city hotel, very simply yet beautifully furnished. There are 50 rooms, all neatly appointed with attractive wooden floors, a TV, minibar, safe and coffee- and tea-making facilities, as well as a private bathroom with a shower and a hair-dryer.
On a hill top in Phonsavan, in the Province of Xieng Khouang, stands the tourist-class Vansana Plain of Jars Hotel. From the hotel, there is a 360° view out over the town, all the way to the hills and mountains on the horizon.
The hotel is well placed in relation to many of the popular destinations on the ‘Plain of Jars’, as it is known. Facilities include a restaurant and bar, and there is a Wi-Fi connection in the reception area. There is also a free shuttle bus service to and from the centre of town. The rooms are built in bungalow style, and each has its own bathroom and a balcony with a view. The rooms are tastefully decorated in traditional Laotian style.
Classic tour from north to south with pretty Hanoi, mini cruise in Ha Long Bay, charming Hoi An, the metropolis of Ho Chi Minh City and the lush Mekong Delta. Extend the tour with a beach holiday.
Experience the unique attraction of Angkor Wat, lush landscapes along the Mekong River, rare Mekong dolphins at Kratie and the lively capital of Phnom Penh. Extend the tour with a beach holiday.