Villa Maly Boutique Hotel
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Villa Maly Boutique Hotel

75 Oupalath Khamboua Road Ban That Luang Village, Luang Prabang 84330 Laos
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4.5
#1 of 4 boutique hotels in Luang Prabang
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Value
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Once the home of Lao royalty, today Villa Maly is an exquisite boutique hotel, surrounded by luscious tropical gardens. Its rooms evoke the subdued elegance and creative touches of a bygone time. The hotel's 33 guest rooms are each subtly created to incorporate time-honored Laotian architecture with an essence of the Colonial past.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Airport transportation
Spa
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Poolside bar
Taxi service
Couples massage
Foot massage
Full body massage
Head massage
Massage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
Room features
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Residential Neighbourhood
Quiet
Languages Spoken
English, French, Burmese, Indonesian and 2 more

Location

75 Oupalath Khamboua Road Ban That Luang Village, Luang Prabang 84330 Laos
Getting there
Good for walkers
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Grade: 86 out of 100
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Luang Prabang Airport
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QualityTime4us wrote a review May 2020
Leicester, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
After a short transfer from the airport, check in at Villa Maly was warm and efficient and we were upgraded to Room 2 in the main house with all the expected amenities. A lovely boutique hotel in a great location for the town with lovely staff and facilities. Enjoyed a variety of restaurants from local to high end French style including Manda de Laos with its beautiful setting and just minutes away. The Night market was fantastic and fortunately we stocked up on gifts for the family (little did we know we would have to abandon our tour later due to Covid-19).Whilst all the staff at Villa Maly were great, special mention to Edelie (from France) who asked us at breakfast on the first morning if all was Ok. Everything lovely we replied except there was no mirror adjacent a plug socket for the hairdryer (fundamental for my wife). Same day they removed a picture above a socket and hung a mirror. In addition the manager gave us a late check out which was greatly appreciated. Would certainly stay here again.
Need Laundry! Laundries were everywhere in LP including directly opposite the Hotel where you got 1Kg for 10000KIP (Approx £1) and the same for ironing.
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Date of stay: March 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Diana Gelbmann wrote a review Jan 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The Villa Maly Boutique Hotel is very charming and tastefully decorated in a colorful, warm, cosy exotic style with natural materials like wood.
The whole hotel complex has an airy light and very comfortable feeling. The swimmingpool with luxurious deckchairs in opulent red chinese style, surrounded by a lush and very well kept garden is one of the highlights.
The breakfast is delicous and of high quality. A mix of western food and Laos specialties, not to mention the fresh fruit and home made fruit juices and Marmelade. Every day the chef and his crew prepared new delicacies for us.
At breakfast they served a "to die for" delicious lime marmelade and on my request if we could buy some to take home with house, within one day the prepared 2 huge jars with freshly made marmelade for us.
The staff is very friendly and attentive and gave us the feeling to stay with friends.
We very warmly can reccommend Maly Boutique Hotel!
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Date of stay: December 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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JayRae1 wrote a review Jul 2020
Glasgow, United Kingdom
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My wife and I stayed here for 4 days as part of a larger trip that meant we travelled here from Bangkok and then onwards from here to Vietnam and Cambodia. I would recommend Luang Prabang to anyone visiting Indochina and would definitely recommend Villa Maly for your stay here.

The room we had was very comfortable and had a television, large safe and minibar. There was no iron or ironing board, but the hotel does provide a laundry service. However, there are other laundry services available on the same street and they are much cheaper than the hotel. That is not a criticism of the hotel, but we felt that it was better to give our money to the small local businesses as they need it more. Maid service was daily, unless you put up a notice saying it was not required.

Breakfast was very pleasant, and a good start to each day. We did not eat in the hotel at night, as the town is vibrant and has a very lively street market, with many places to eat, from street food to good restaurants.

Staff in all areas of the hotel were very pleasant and helpful, especially my friend Pheng who kept me supplied with nice cold BeerLao when I was at the pool area. Be sure to make the best of "Happy Hour". The pool area area was right outside our room door, so we couldn't have been better placed. There are comfortable sun loungers dotted around the good-sized pool.

The hotel offers many excursion opportunities, at very competitive prices, and we booked two of them. The first was on the Nava Mekong cruise, which took us up the Mekong River to the Pak Ou Caves and to Whisky Island. The second trip was a private van, booked through the hotel, which took us to the beautiful Kuang Si falls, stopping at an elephant sanctuary and a bear-rescue centre on the way. The elephant sanctuary was an optional extra, which we were originally going to pass on, but we are so glad we changed our minds and stopped there. We were able to take one of the older elephants for a 'walk' along the banks of the Mekong and that memory will live with us forever.

I will upload several photos along with this review, so you can see how pleasant the hotel and its surroundings really are. We found it far more attractive than the photos we had seen in the brochure.

I would highly recommend Villa Maly, and would definitely stay here again if we ever return to beautiful Luang Prabang.
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Date of stay: January 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Try to get one of the rooms surrounding the pool
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Jane wrote a review Mar 2020
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The service was fantastic: Room made up in the morning, bed turned down in the evening, and two fresh cookies every day. Dining room staff were attentive at breakfast and focused on preparing food the way I wanted it.
Location was excellent: One block off a main street it was quiet and peaceful day and night while a very short walk to bright lights and temples.
This was the first time I've ever slept under mosquito netting.
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: First floor is easy access, but not wheelchair accessible.
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Melb0urneLala wrote a review Jun 2020
Melbourne, Australia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We were a party of 7, taking 3 rooms and stayed at the end December 2019. From the moment we arrived everything there was perfect. Great breakfasts, yummy lunches by the pool and a terrific group of staff that always went the extra mile to arrange tours or transport or just give general advice. In fact they arranged a cooking course for us at The Bamboo Tree Cooking School. They did detailed research on pricing, availability and numbers of people per class, and offered 4 alternative cooking schools. The cooking class out in the garden at The Bamboo Tree was the highlight of our stay in Luang Prabang. If you have a chance make sure you book in. We loved our 7 days at Villa Mally, but just wished the pool was warmer!!
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Kevin Z wrote a review Mar 2020
Raleigh, North Carolina
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed at Villa Maly Boutique Hotel for four nights while in Luang Prabang.

I can’t say enough good things about the staff and manager at the hotel. From the dining room staff at breakfast to the bartender and desk staff we were well taken care of during our stay.

The location is on a quiet side street just a short walk or tuk tuk ride to the main areas of the city that had dining, temples, and shops. The staff was helpful in answering questions and arranging tours if needed. Check on arrival and they will arrange any tours you may be interested in.

Beautiful pool area, rooms were immaculate, and the grounds well maintained. We will stay here on our next visit !
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Alexia091 wrote a review Jul 2023
Toronto, Canada
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The location is great, out of the busy main part of town and only a 5 -25 min walk away (depending on where you need to go). 5 min walk to night market, 25 min to the end of the little peninsula. So everything is very close. Everything you need is also on the closer side. There's a money exchange, massage, nail, hair salon etc. all within a short walk.
The staff are very polite. Housekeeping is very good at their job. Every night for turn down service they would also spray the room with bug spray. Despite Laos being in the jungle basically, there were not many bugs in the room, only the if one, which was a pleasant surprise. Housekeeping does not speak English, so anything you may need just ask the front desk and they can tell them. Front desk staff and restaurant staff speak great English.
A special thank you to the restaurant staff; Lai greeted guests every morning with a lovely smile and warm greetings. The waitresses and waiter at the restaurant were very attentive, polite, friendly and great at their jobs. I only ate the restaurant for breakfast, but the breakfast was great. They have a menu, or buffet, depending on how many guests are staying at the hotel. I experienced both, and both were plentiful.
The rooms are nice and a good size. Firm beds and comfortable pillows. Air conditioner worked great. Enough space to unpack my things. Internet not the greatest for streaming or downloading, would cut out sometimes, but only momentarily. Bathroom big enough for one person at a time. Bathrooms do not have an outlet, which makes doing your hair challenging. They have a small mirror on the desk in the room and there are outlets to use there.
The pool area is fantastic! There are always beds in the sun or in the shade, depending what you want.
Overall, a great stay!
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Baptiste Cabarry, General Manager at Villa Maly Boutique Hotel
Responded 26 Jul 2023
Dear Alexia Sabaidee and many thanks for your great comment with such details. I have shared your encouragements with our team and Lai, our superstar at Restaurant. We look forward to your next stay in Laos Best regards from the whole team
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Margaret D wrote a review Mar 2020
Broseley, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Villa Maly is a lovely colonial style hotel within easy walking distance of the centre of Luang Prabang. The staff were very helpful and friendly and the food and wine was excellent. The rooms and pool area are surrounded by vegetation which makes you feel you could be in the middle of the forest rather than in the city. A very relaxing place to stay.
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Date of stay: February 2020
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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TMOH8 wrote a review Jan 2020
Guildford, United Kingdom
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We recently had the pleasure of staying two nights here and enjoyed it immensely.

It's located a little outside the main hustle and bustle of the town but, as it's only a 10 minute walk, we found that a benefit rather than a problem. The hotel offers free bike hire if you want them.

The staff were polite and helpful and the decor was stylish and contemporary. The pool is set in the gardens and the breakfast was well prepared.

The only negative was that this is quite an expensive place to stay if you're traveling in South East Asia. Of course we knew that when we booked, and don't regret it but, having now stayed in several more hotels in the region, we have experienced quality almost as good for half the price.

Possibly this is just a question of supply and demand in Luang Prabang.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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AKT wrote a review Dec 2019
Mumbai, India
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed here in Nov '19 and absolutely happy with the decision. the Main Street/ night market is like a 8 minute walk- absolutely safe to walk around even at night. The breakfast spread is just right and the rooms and bathrooms are of decent size. The highlight of the hotel is the service- from Manager who is a French lady to everyone at the hotel are helpful, warm and hospitable!

Strongly recommend.
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Date of stay: November 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Answer from Yangon Excelsior
Myanmar19 contributions
Hi MinieOz, May we know your arrival date?
Answer from Yangon Excelsior
Myanmar19 contributions
Dear MinnieOz, We do offer airport pick-up service and it's chargeable at US$10 per way per minivan (for 1 – 4 people).
Darrandurus asked a question Dec 2018
Cheadle Hulme, United Kingdom1,155 contribution658 helpful votes
What currency is best to take English pound or USA dollar Is it easy to exchange currency? Many thanks Darren
Nicosia, Cyprus115 contributions42 helpful votes
KIP to be honest. On USD, everything will cost you more.
Answer from Yangon Excelsior
Myanmar19 contributions
Dear Sophie, Thanks for your kind interest in the swimming pool of Villa Maly. Kindly be advised that the hotel's pool is available for in-house guests only for its area is modest. Kind regards, Villa Maly Team
Answer from Baptiste C
Luang Prabang, Laos5 contributions6 helpful votes
Dear keentogoSydney, Please accept our sincere apology for the delay to respond to your question, it was only alerted to us this morning and I'm embarrassed to see that it's a few weeks old! We are happy to report that the large pots that have caused much of the previous commentary on Trip Advisor reviews have all been removed, so the space issue has been managed now. Our deluxe rooms are very generous in bathroom size and in July we can make a very attractive offer for you! Thank you for the kind feedback about our hotel - we hope to have the chance to welcome you personally! If I can offer any assistance, please don't hesitate us directly. Apologies, I can not add an email address to this message! Kind regards, Jon Bourbaud General Manager
Nicole C wrote a tip 16 Jun
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"There are mozzies because of the lush gardens, so make sure you have spray. "
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RobynSL wrote a tip Apr 2024
Melbourne, Australia134 contributions85 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"I'd love to see some insect screens fitted to windows so that a night breeze can come in. "
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Sara B wrote a tip Mar 2024
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Lovely environment, rooms could do with an upgrade."
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NelsonfamilyEdin wrote a tip Mar 2024
Edinburgh, United Kingdom3 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"An easy and interesting walk into town, we felt very safe walking back at night. The hotel was just a lovely place to stay."
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Jam wrote a tip Jan 2024
Philippines42 contributions10 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Enjoy the complimentary bicycles that so convenient to use to go around town"
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PRICE RANGE
£53 - £75 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
villa maly hotel luang prabang, maly hotel luang prabang
LOCATION
LaosLuang Prabang ProvinceLuang Prabang
NUMBER OF ROOMS
32
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Frequently Asked Questions about Villa Maly Boutique Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Villa Maly Boutique Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Pha Tad Ke Botanical Garden (0.2 miles), Ma Te Sai (0.2 miles), and Gaebi Studio (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Villa Maly Boutique Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Villa Maly Boutique Hotel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Villa Maly Boutique Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Villa Maly Boutique Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Main Street Bar and Grill, Manda de Laos, and Two Little Birds Cafe.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Villa Maly Boutique Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Villa Maly Boutique Hotel have airport transportation?
Yes, Villa Maly Boutique Hotel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Villa Maly Boutique Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.7 miles away from the centre of Luang Prabang.
Are any cleaning services offered at Villa Maly Boutique Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Villa Maly Boutique Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, Thai, Indonesian, Khmer, and Burmese.
Are there any historical sites close to Villa Maly Boutique Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Wat Manorom (0.2 miles) and Wat Tat Luang (0.2 miles).
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