This was our fourth visit to Luang Prabang. The first two visits we stayed at the Residence Phou Vao but because of the drastic increased price and the reduced quality and value we changed location and so for the last two visits we stayed at the Le Bel Air Resort and Villa. Our only regret is that we had not changed to Le Bel Air sooner.
Our visit this time was in mid-February and was rather short but for us, Luang Prabang is still a great place to visit and enjoy the sites, the people and the food. The Bel Air was full during our visit but it was still most enjoyable and we could not believe that it was full as we hardly saw any other of the guests except at breakfast times. It is located along a small river that runs into the Mekong and is a quiet facility that caters to its guests and treats them with kindness and excellent service. We stayed in one of the older bungalows but the amenities were excellent and the beds were great for sleeping. The grounds of the facility are large and well kept.
Since our last visit they have provided free shuttle service to the town center if it is so desired so there is no reason to have to walk over the old bridge to get into town. However, we enjoyed the hike across the old bridge and the vistas from anywhere along the bridge.
Breakfast times were fantastic, with an excellent choice of foods. Service during our stay was also excellent and the staff has been very well trained in waiting on the guest’s desires and wants. My wife and I both believe that one main reason for the resort being so good is due to the management and oversight of the facilities by the Manager, Khun Somnuek Bounsa. From our point of view he has selected excellent staff and trained them in a very good manner.
While there we hired a private boat for a day to travel on the Mekong and observe life along the Mekong. It was an excellent trip, in spite of the water level of the river and its tributaries being extremely low. We shall be returning to Le Bel Air Resort in July and will be bringing my two grown daughters along with us. They are already looking forward to staying at the resort and enjoying the many sights and sounds of LP. For us, selecting Le Bel Air Resort for a place to stay in LP is an excellent decision.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Le Bel Air is a unique hotel in Luang Prabang, Laos and indeed most of the world. It is located less than five minutes drive from the airport, nestled in two hectares of unspoilt garden and natural vegetation, along the banks of a major river. The centre of town is a short walk, the air is fresh and quiet. The river a never ending, ever changing painting of tranquil rural life, Laos style. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Le Bel Air Boutique Hotel Luang Prabang