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“Great night in a riverside bungalow!”

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Le Bel Air Boutique Resort
Ranked #24 of 69 Hotels in Luang Prabang
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“Great night in a riverside bungalow!”
Reviewed 23 March 2010

My girlfriend and I stayed here in a riverside bungalow the night we arrived in Laos as a splurge. We loved it. The staff was so friendly and the bungalow very comfortable. It is a little bit out of the main town, but there is a shuttle service to and from throughout the day, or you could bicycle in no time. Very romantic setting.

  • Stayed March 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 March 2010

We were really pleased with this hotel, starting with the tuk-tuk lolling outside the airport for us. Staff we friendly but not overwhleming, good breakfast, free bikes to town a big plus. Room was romantic and large. Bathroom had some quirks but large. Loved the private deck and individual cabins. Town is a 10 minute walk or five minute bike ride away. Be warned tuk tuk drivers will drop you at the bridge, meaning you'll have to walk over it (carefully) at night. Great value for the money; would stay again.

Stayed March 2010, travelled as a couple
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london
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Reviewed 3 March 2010

This place is briliant. the bungalows are gorgeous and huge, and they are nestled in amongst gorgeous gardens accessed by walking along pretty raised wooden walkways. the view of the river and the bridge is great and the manager is brilliant and really helpful. The only down side was the food, the breakfst is great but i would head in to town in the evening for food as i got the feeling that not enough people ate here at night so they struggled to offer great food. but i would highly recommend staying here - its great. The only down side was the crowing cockerel, but then you get them everywhere in laos so we got used to them.

  • Stayed February 2010, travelled as a couple
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brasília
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Reviewed 23 February 2010

It is usually a good surprise when you arrive in a hotel and get more than you expected. This is the case, very nice and quiet room (Bel Air Resort), good breakfast, very friendly staff.

  • Stayed January 2010, travelled with friends
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Schweiz
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Reviewed 22 February 2010

Bel Air Boutique Resort is a very friendly, clean place to stay in Luang Prabang. The Resort is just under the old bridge(only bicycles and motorbike) and close to the city center. Within 10 min walk you reach most places of interest. We liked this place very much an recommand it for all people who like a quite, cosy hotel.

Stayed January 2010, travelled as a couple
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Bangkok, Thailand
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Reviewed 21 February 2010

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.

  • Stayed February 2010, travelled as a couple
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Washington, DC
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Reviewed 19 February 2010

We just returned from 6 nights at Le Bel Air Resort in Luang Prabang. We found the rave reviews to be well justified. We loved it! Like most hotels in LP, the Bel Air does not have a pool but our kids were thrilled to be able to run around the fenced in grounds of this hotel by themselves which overlooks the river and the "Old Bridge". The setting is lovely and leafy. The rooms (we stayed in a regular room- not the bungalows) are tastefully decorated, well lit and have a good amount of space (even for the four of us). The bathrooms are beautiful and spotlessly clean! The food in the restaurant is quite good altho there were a couple snafus with miscommunication; staff is incredibly friendly and attentive. One thing that impressed me was Le Bel Air's upkeep of the hotel and its grounds - which runs contrary to much of our experience in Asia. It is a bit of a walk from town but the hotel has bikes (2 with infant seats - several with seats on back for older kids) that you can easily ride into town and all around (kids also loved this). The minor downsides of this hotel as stated previously are that it's on the flight path (and very close) to the airport - luckily air traffic in and out is minimal and their computer available to guests seemed to be non-working some of the time (we had our Touch so didn't' need it). But these things in no way detracted from our experience! Enjoy!

  • Stayed February 2010, travelled with family
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Property: Le Bel Air Boutique Resort
Address: 1 Old Bridge, Luang Prabang 0600, Laos
Region: Laos > Luang Prabang Province > Luang Prabang
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#4 Top resorts Hotel in Luang Prabang
#10 Romantic Hotel in Luang Prabang
#13 Family Hotel in Luang Prabang
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Le Bel Air Boutique Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 21
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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