The property is 15 km. from Luang Prabang and the last 1/2 hour is on a dirt road. It has five cabins, is German owned and has a friendly, accommodating staff. I had Cabin #4 with great floor to ceiling windows but an obstructed view of the river.
The room is large, has a wonderful bathroom with tub and an huge outdoor shower (which I loved). If you are on your own, they give you one towel -- but there is no problem asking for another. There are no screens on windows and as its in the jungle, I used Baygon room insect repellent and also mosquito coils at night. There is no need for a/c, and there are ceiling fans. A large, furnished verandah runs the whole width of the bungalow.
This is what I learned about the other cabins:
#1 is smaller than the others and was the first one built
#3 might be the best cabin for unobstructed river views and privacy as the walkway is behind the cabin, rather than in front of it.
I was there two nights. The first afternoon, I arrived at approx. 1pm and since there were no activities planned, I used the spa services. On the second day I did an elephant ride, trek and river trip and again used spa services.
The restaurant was excellent and prices were reasonable. Since there are only five cabins, it is a very friendly dining atmosphere.
The elephant camp is about a 10 min. walk to the river and a quick ride across the river. You can watch the elephants bathing and can help feed them, if you wish. The ride lasts about an hour and you sit in a howdah on top the elephant but are invited to sit on the elephant’s neck while the mahout walks in front. He will also take photos of you with your camera. The trek was about as much a challenge as I would like (I am 65), but I did it and was grateful for the excellent guide who helped me over the rougher spots.
Stay at least two nights to enjoy the quiet atmosphere, good food, planned activities and beautiful scenery.
I would go back again.
- Also Known As:
- Lao Spirit Hotel Luang Prabang
- Lao Spirit Hotel
- Hotel Lao Spirit
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Resort is located 15 km outside of Luang Prabang city in beautiful jungle area. We offer 5 beautiful styled Bungalows with a large terrace and an appr. size of 45 square meters space. The bungalows are built in a traditional style from local craftsman and artists. Materials of wood, stone and an interior of antique furniture give each bungalow a unique atmosphere. There are no electric appliances like aircon and TV which may disturb the laid back atmosphere of the resort. Bathrooms with tub, open air shower and a big terrace facing the river offer peace and relaxation to the guest. ... more less
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