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Maison Dalabua Hotel

Oupalath Khamboua Road. Ban That Luang, Luang Prabang 0600 Laos
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4.5
#22 of 113 hotels in Luang Prabang
4.5 of 5 bubbles
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4.7 of 5 bubbles
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4.5 of 5 bubbles
Value
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The name Dalabua means "Lotus Princess" which perfectly describes the refreshing character of our charming boutique hotel surrounded by UNESCO classified ponds. Maison Dalabua stands on one of the most serene location in Luang Prabang away from the hustle and bustle of the Peninsula, we are just 3 minutes walk from the historical center with easy access to the night market, royal palace and historical temples & buildings. The hotel features 40 rooms set in a tropical environment with different maisons scattered around the property. All rooms are furnished in an elegant blend of traditional Lao contemporary design, with all modern amenities. The spa and swimming pool are the best places to chill out after a long day in town. As the sun goes down while sipping a drink on the deck of Manda de Laos, our Laotian restaurant, watch the sunset and the secret view of Mount Phousi before a romantic dinner.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Bicycles available
Airport transportation
Spa
24-hour security
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Shallow end in pool
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Outdoor dining area
Taxi service
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Head massage
Manicure
Massage
Neck massage
Pedicure
Baggage storage
Concierge
Gift shop
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Umbrella
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
Room features
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Coffee / tea maker
Minibar
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Safe
Telephone
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Quiet
Quaint
Languages Spoken
English, French, Chinese, Thai
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Jo G wrote a review Mar 2020
Guildford, United Kingdom252 contributions195 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Four of us spent 3 nights at Maison Dalabua in Luang Prabang. We loved the city adn the hotel was very satisfactory. The setting, with tropical gardens and lily ponds, is lovely (although obviously prone to mosquitos). Breakfast provided by the hotel was specially good, with delicious, French-style 'puddings' and pastries. Don't bother about the breakfast boxes provided or early departers, though (half a dry sandwich and some biscuits).

There were a couple of disappointing aspects, though: 1) Our rooms and balconies were gloomily dark and the bathroom decor involved unpainted concrete; 2) the bar and lunch/dinner restaurant belong to a separate business (Manda de Laos) and I'm afraid the food and drinks were both expensive and unexciting. Furthermore, you couldn't charge these items to your room bill. You had to pay separately, which is a minor nuisance.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Walkhome wrote a review Mar 2020
Milton Keynes250 contributions276 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Spent three nights here in a Grand Deluxe double room. Our room was very comfortable and well equipped. Sleep quality very good. However, there was limited draw and hanging space for clothes. We had expected our room to be provided with dressing gowns but sadly not. Staff were excellent and welcoming. We found the hotel really peaceful. Breakfast choices could be improved and it was only on the last morning of our stay were we offered omelettes etc and coffee was brought to table. Up until then it had been a fully serve yourself buffet. On check-out a credit card fee was charged. The onsite restaurant is separately managed from the hotel and dinner here was good. No credit card fee is charged by the restaurant but payment is required at the end of the meal and cannot be signed for. Maison Dalabua is a short stroll from the centre of lovely Luang Prabang. A gem.
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Date of stay: February 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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stepstra wrote a review Jul 2023
New Orleans, Louisiana53 contributions96 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Spent four lovely days at Maison Dalabua. Never wanted to leave! The atmosphere with white stucco buildings around the lily ponds is totally serene, and the air-conditioned, wood-paneled rooms with large glass doors and windows made for a welcome retreat from the heat. The breakfast buffet was first-class, as was lunch and dinner at the restaurant. We tried other restaurants in town; none were as good as Maison Dalabua's restaurant (or as lovely a setting). Further, the staff do their utmost to make one feel at home. The hotel picked us up and returned us to the train station; had complimentary bicycles available to tour the town; and arranged a very pleasant sunset riverboat cruise (which had nice western soft rock unlike the techno music other boats were blasting, and it had two high, covered platforms for viewing). The only minus for the hotel is the pool, which is shallow, small, and the area around it is not really conducive for relaxing. But if you don't care about the pool, this is a fantastic place to stay.
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Date of stay: July 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Chickenlips79 wrote a review Jan 2020
Daegu, South Korea274 contributions72 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
I will start with the good. The property grounds are absolutely beautiful. The lotus ponds and gardening throughout the property make it one of the prettiest properties I have stayed at. We stayed in an over water bungalow which was spacious, comfortable, and right on the lotus pond. The breakfast was the best we had while in Laos. The breakfast staff and grounds keeping staff were all friendly. Unfortunately the front desk staff dropped the ball on a few occasions which made the stay less than great. On check in to our hotel I asked the receptionist if I could add an additional night to our stay as were were flying out quite late on our original departure day. The clerk checked and our room was vacant but he said he needed to check with "service" and would get back with us. After 48 hours I hadn't heard anything so I checked with a different clerk who looked and said that our room had booked up and an additional night would not be possible. She offered to let us shower in the spa and hold our luggage but I feel they dropped the ball due to no/poor communication and we had to adjust our last day plans because of it. Secondly I asked someone at the front desk if they could help book a tuk tuk to Kuang Si falls. He said yes he could book a tuk tuk but that we should take a van instead. I told him that we were okay with a tuk tuk and he said that he could get us a van for only $75, this is about what we paid to come by private van from Vang Vieng! I asked him what the price was for a tuk tuk and he quoted $35 which is approx 315,000 KIP. I knew this was high based on some reading so we walked to the corner and got a tuk tuk for 200,000 KIP without any haggling. I understand a markup for the convenience but a %35 markup? Lastly we checked out bikes from the front desk to explore town which is a nice offering, unfortunately the brakes on both of the bikes we checked out didn't work properly and my wife's chain made a pretty terrible sound. If the bikes are going to be offered to the guests they do need a little maintenance from time to time. This is a lovely property and the rooms are comfortable, unfortunately our experience with the front desk staff was less that stellar and for that reason we can only give it three stars.
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Date of stay: January 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: The over water bungalows are nice!
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Response from ClementineVidal, General Manager at Maison Dalabua Hotel
Responded 12 Feb 2020
Dear Chickenlips79 Thank you for taking the time to sharing your recent stay with us. While we always strive to deliver a superlative experience for each and every guest at our hotel, please accept my sincere apologies that in this case we failed to meet both your expectations and our own high standards. As a World Luxury Hotels Award-winning for the 3rd consecutive year, we take pride in delivering excellent service to our guests—and it is a matter I take very personally whenever a guest departs the hotel without fond memories of their stay. As explained by Mr Khamput the day you request a Late Check out, we had another arrival for your room and couldn't guarantee you a late check out. Our Check In Time is at 2PM and we didn't know next guest's arrival time, we inform you that we will try to contact them to know their arrival time and see if we could arrange a later departure for you at no cost. As we never received an answer from the other guests' side we needed to guarantee for their arrival at 2PM as for our check-in policy. Therefore the only option our staff could offer was to use the spa for showering. Concerning the tuk-tuk situation, we do not offer tuk-tuk services as to guarantee our guests' safety. The way they drive is becoming a big issue on the roads nowadays and that is the reason why our staff would suggest the minivan since it is the service we provide for our guests. Also, please note that prices may differ among tuk-tuk drivers considering bargains and our staff would give an estimating cost from their own experience. Thoughtful feedback is a gift, and we thank you for offering these suggestions to help us improve the Maison Dalabua experience. We value you as a guest, and look forward to the prospect of welcoming you back to our hotel for a future visit. Warm regards,
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Judith Carder wrote a review Mar 2020
Staffordshire, United Kingdom21 contributions27 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I loved this hotel in so many ways ....
The proximity to Luang Prabang itself was a great advantage and the sheer beauty of the water features / gardens was such a surprise as we walked round the back .... l

My room with its balcony overlooking the gardens was gorgeous . Breakfast was delicious and the one evening meal we ate was absolutely first class .

This is a little gem of a hotel . I really didn’t want to leave !

Thank you .
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Toune Sisouphanthavong, Other at Maison Dalabua Hotel
Responded 21 Mar 2020
Dear 556bbj21, Thank you so much for this glowing review, we're thrilled to hear you enjoyed your stay at Maison Dalabua ! We are happy to hear that you largely enjoyed our hotel and services. We invest a lot of time and effort into our team to ensure our guests receive the highest quality of services and amenities possible. We are thrilled to know that we were able to meet your expectations. We really appreciated your comments that you really like our Freshly Made Breakfast. As you highlight, our Lili Ponds view during the breakfast is a good way to start the day! I will surely pass along your kinds comments to our entire team as encouragement to keep up the good work! It was truly a pleasure having you with us, We very much look forward to welcoming you back for a future stay.
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Jacquie M wrote a review Mar 2020
5 contributions6 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We were blown away by the Masion Dalabua Hotel. It is a little paradise. The lotus ponds and the gardens are amazing, with so many beautiful plants which were tended with such care.
The staff were very helpful and courteous. The breakfast was fab, with loads of choice and it was a really special experience to enjoy our breakfast overlooking the beautiful lotus ponds.
Our room was great, we overlooked the pool area.
The centre of Luang Prabang is a short stroll away and the town itself is really interesting with lots to see and do. We also felt very safe wandering around.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Caz JKC wrote a review Feb 2020
Southampton, United Kingdom402 contributions72 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This hotel is fantastic! The surroundings are beautiful and peaceful. The pool chairs are like bean bags and so comfortable. No kids when we were here not sure if it’s adult only but it was a delight. The breakfast was nice, lots to choose from but quite French orientated.
The rooms really lovely- the pillows are the best I’ve had in any hotel! Made for en extremely comfortable sleep. The hotel staff come in and replenish water and towels twice a day which is great. We used the laundry service and that was fantastic too.
The staff are always friendly and helpful and saying hello when they see you around the property.
It’s such an easy walk to the town centre from here also and as two girls it felt really safe to do so which we did every night. No need for a tuk tuk.
I would recommend and definitely come back again!
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from ClementineVidal, General Manager at Maison Dalabua Hotel
Responded 15 Feb 2020
Dear 756cazk, Thank you so much for this glowing review, we're thrilled to hear you enjoyed your stay at Maison Dalabua ! We are happy to hear that you largely enjoyed our hotel and services. We invest a lot of time and effort into our team to ensure our guests receive the highest quality of services and amenities possible. We are thrilled to know that we were able to meet your expectations. Our team always endeavors to anticipate and cater to the needs of our guests and we are happy that we were able to help you discover and enjoy Luang Prabang at best. I will certainly pass along your kinds comments to our entire team to keep up the great work ! It was truly a pleasure having you with us, We very much look forward to welcoming you back for a future stay.
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Melvyn B wrote a review Feb 2020
Peterborough, United Kingdom233 contributions70 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Just returned from a few days the Maison Dalabua boutique Hotel which we can't rate highly enough, an oasis in the city. The place is a stunning with super surroundings, great pool and restaurant.

Luang Prabang is a UNESCO World heritage site, this place will take your breath away, we did a 3 week trip to Vietnam, Laos & Cambodia (we used ODYNOVO Tours who gave us a 5* service) and without doubt all four of us (advancing in years travellers) voted this place as our favourite.
The people are just so nice & friendly, no hassle from any market traders or street sellers, just a super relaxing place to visit.
Bars and restaurants are very reasonably priced and the clothes etc. on the market stalls are Soooooooooooooo cheap it's churlish to barter for them, remember these people suffered so much at the hands of western countries which have left the country one if not THE poorest in the world.
Temples are just magnificent.
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: All are top class
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Global329001 wrote a review Feb 2020
Marrakech, Morocco7 contributions6 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We found this hotel t be completely relaxing. The hotel I set in beautiful gardens with Lilly ponds. The rooms are large and clean and the beds are the best we have had. Breakfast is varied and served outside which on a couple of mornings you could have done with a jumper.
The pool is small and cold but it was never too busy.
The only thing we couldn’t work out was that there was no bar or chill area. The hotel shares the grounds with the Manda de Laos restaurant that seems to have control of that side of the business , they have casual tables but they are set for dinner and as far as I know you have to book and can’t just sit there for a drink.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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JAKSJR wrote a review Apr 2020
Sydney, Australia75 contributions59 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had a wonderful 6 night stay at this gorgeous Maison.
Our Grand Deluxe Heritage room was a good size and included standard amenities such as tea & coffee making facilities , fridge and mini bar. The bathroom appeared newly refurbished and included a large bath which I don’t believe is standard for all rooms. Also a large walk in shower. TV and wifi reception was good. The best feature was the view from the balcony which overlooked the most beautiful ponds and gardens which meandered throughout the property and were just stunning and make the property what it is.
The dining areas were totally open with the surrounding ponds and gardens again so beautiful. The breakfast selection was good and we enjoyed a lovely meal one night in the restaurant. The pool wasn’t huge however being a boutique property it was adequate. The pool side lounges were the most comfortable lounges ever - during busy times there would be more demand than supply.
The location was great and around a 5-7 minute walk to the main drag. We took advantage of the bikes most days and loved cycling through the gorgeous town and laneways. Luang Prabang is lovely and we spent most of our 6 days walking and cycling at a very slow pace just soaking up the vibe.
The staff were all lovely in particular Andrea who I had communicated with before our arrival so lovely to meet her face to face. She was wonderful but sadly in the face of coronavirus I imagine she may have headed back to Europe.
Wishing the entire team all the best over the coming months and I hope when things bounce back you come back with a vengeance , bigger and better than ever.
Julie & Steve
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Answer from Melvyn B
Peterborough, United Kingdom233 contributions70 helpful votes
You'll love this place...if you are allowed in the country that is????
Yeni asked a question Jul 2019
Bandung, Indonesia16 contributions3 helpful votes
Do you have free airport transport
Answer from Frederic Marquet
Hove, Belgium167 contributions44 helpful votes
Not that I know. It was trough our travel agence Amica Travel
S Y asked a question Mar 2019
New York City, New York2 contributions
Hi, Are there mosquitos ? Thank you
Answer from Paul D
St Leonards-on-Sea, United Kingdom305 contributions35 helpful votes
We were there in January which technically is the dry season Our room overlooked the lake/ pond and to be honest -- never saw a mosquito during the whole time we were there
Answer from ClementineVidal
Luang Prabang, Laos
Dear Kay O, Thank you very much for your interest in Maison Dalabua, Our swimming is 1,40m deep and 10m length. The swimming pool is open daily from 7am to 7pm. If you need any further assistance, please feel free to contact our Reservations, Mr Ay will be happy to help you. Best Regards,
Valerie T wrote a tip Feb 2024
8 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Good, relaxing hotel for couples or families with older children. I would recommend this hotel for its history and being different."
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Yvonne R wrote a tip Jan 2024
1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Dont accept room 108"
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aldman64 wrote a tip Mar 2023
Aldbourne, United Kingdom212 contributions139 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Choose a room with a balcony overlooking lily ponds or pool"
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JohnAsdelta wrote a tip Nov 2022
Ramsey, New Jersey6 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Add robes in the room"
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blademan940 wrote a tip Oct 2022
Bangkok, Thailand58 contributions41 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Avoid ground floor pool rooms."
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PRICE RANGE
£70 - £105 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
40
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Frequently Asked Questions about Maison Dalabua Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Maison Dalabua 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 Maison Dalabua Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Maison Dalabua Hotel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Maison Dalabua Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Maison Dalabua Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Main Street Bar and Grill, Manda de Laos, and Two Little Birds Cafe.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Maison Dalabua Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Maison Dalabua Hotel have airport transportation?
Yes, Maison Dalabua Hotel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Maison Dalabua 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 Maison Dalabua Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Maison Dalabua Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, Chinese, and Thai.
Are there any historical sites close to Maison Dalabua Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Wat Manorom (0.3 miles) and Wat Tat Luang (0.2 miles).
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