Mountainous Laos is known for its Buddhist monasteries, stunning landscape and hill tribe settlements. What’s more, the peaceful country offers shopping enthusiasts silk, local handicrafts and mulberry tea. There are several UNESCO World Heritage Sites, ready for you and your family to explore. Here are our favorite family-friendly hotels.
Opened in 2017, this luxury hotel is a must visit. The Rosewood Luang Prabang has deluxe villas, garden villas, private pool villas and luxury tents. The tents have their own private dining area and wrap-around decks. This is a secluded hotel for families who like being close to nature.
Rosewood Hotel, www.rosewoodhotels.com/en/luang-prabang
This is a contemporary boutique hotel that adds a certain charm within the city of Luang Prabang. Set on a hill side, the hotel provides a selection of activities and cultural experiences for you to enjoy, including night and morning markets, temples and alms giving. There are two restaurants and in room dining is available. There is a beautiful swimming pool and a spa, just in case you need some pampering.
Kiridara, 22/13 North Road Ban Naviengkham, Luang Prabang, Laos, +856 71 261 888, www.snhcollection.com/kiridara/
This is the only Small Luxury Hotels of the World property in Laos. Local attractions include cruising the Mekong River, elephant trekking, visiting the neighboring waterfalls and much more. Take a tour around the hotels organic garden before enjoying a family dinner at the Belle Epoque or an evening swim in their beautiful pool. Rooms are exquisitely designed ensuring a restful stay, baby cots are available should you need them.
The Luang Say Residence, 4-5 ban Phonepheng, Luang Prabang, Laos, +856 71 260 891, www.luangsayresidence.com/
Step back in time to a world of old fashioned elegance. Once you’re checked in, explore the locality with a tour on the Mekong, watch silk being woven, listen to Monk’s chanting and discover local villages. Recoup in the pool with a swim and relax with a cold drink. Rooms are large colonial style and can be interconnecting for families.
Maison Souvannaphoum Hotel, Kingkitsarath Rd, Luang Prabang, Laos, +856 71 254 609, www.angsana.com/en/ap-laos-maison-souvannaphoum
Located on a hill top this haven will have you relaxed and rejuvenated in no time. The hotel's 13-meter, freshwater swimming pool stops dramatically on the cliff edge. It’s the perfect place to soak up the uninterrupted mountain views and for the kiddos to play as you relax. The hotel is also home to one of the best restaurants in Laos. Make you enjoy a meal by the pool with the family.
Belmond La Residence Phou Vao, Lao PDR, 84330, Laos, +856 71 212 530, www.belmond.com/la-residence-phou-vao-luang-prabang/
Le Sen Boutique Hotel, 113 Manomai Road Ban Mano, Luang Prabang, Manomai Rd, Luang Prabang 06000, Laos, +856 71 261 668, http://lesenhotel.com/
This beautiful boutique hotel is steeped in history. Situated a short walk from the main town, this is a great hotel to use as a base while exploring. After a long day head back for a dip in the pool followed by dinner in their cozy restaurant. There is free WiFi for the kids and a small spa for you, so everyone is happy!
Villa Maly, 75, Oupalath Khamboua Road, Ban That Luang Village, Luang Prabang 84330, Laos, +856 71 253 903, http://villa-maly.com/
Centrally located Villa Maydou is made up of four beautifully appointed and comfortable Lao traditional houses within a large tropical garden which includes a salt water pool. The team will be happy to help you organize excursions and make them memorable for your family on elephant rides, cruises on the Mekong, excursions to Buddhist caves and waterfalls, guided visits of the city, rental of cars, motorcycles, or off-road bicycles, and trips to other provinces.
Villa Maydou, Ban Meuna, B.P 749, 06000, Laos, +856 71 254 601, www.villamaydou.com/english/
This magnificent mansion was built in 1900 and today it is a stunning hotel ready to look after your family. This is very kids friendly and has baby sitting on request, a green area for children to play and cartoons for entertainment! There is also a 25m swimming pool for them to enjoy. There is a plethora of activities for you to enjoy as a family from tennis to bike hire and boules.
Hotel de la Paix, Manomai Street,, Ban Mano,, Luang Prabang 00600, Laos, +856 71 260 777, www.accorhotels.com/gb/hotel-9669-hotel-de-la-paix-luang-prabang-managed-by-accorhotels/index.shtml
This is one of the newest hotels in Luang Prabang and it doesn't disappoint. Timelessly elegant, this is the perfect hotel to come to if you need to relax, unwind and recharge. Banyan trees surround the 25m swimming pool, and there's plenty of loungers to chill out on as the kids splash around. If you need a massage, there's an on-site spa too.
Azerai, Ban Hua Xieng, Sethathirath Road District and Province of Luang Prabang, www.azerai.com/luang-prabang/