My family and I were just in Luang Prabang and we stayed at this hotel in their Governor's Suite.
The grounds and rooms were very peaceful and beautiful. The beds were very comfortable! The staff were extremely effecient, helpful and charming. The food was good.
BUT...the airconditioning system was dreadful. Although it was very effective, it continued to drip condensation from all the vents throughout the day and night, making placing anything in the room a lottery of whether it would be soaked in the morning.
The staff tried their best to rectify this but I think the design or implementation is at fault. Also when it rained, parts of the roof leaked, making brownish drips in many places.
This being an old prison, there were a lack of proper windows in the rooms (so prisoners cannot escape easily!), making the rooms very dark in the day.
They try to solve the mosquito problem by fogging the property and although we were warned about this, the fogging came into the rooms as well. My family had to quickly run away to town!
Despite all this we still had a pleasant stay there, mainly because of the very pleasant and friendly disposition of all the staff.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Once the French Governor's Fort, the "all-suite" Sofitel Luang Prabang now oozes colonial style and splendour fused with contemporary elegance in one of the finest resorts in the region. Situated on a heritage site in the former royal capital of Laos, the hotel is close to the major tourist attractions. Large courtyards, landscaped gardens, a reflecting pool and fireplaces provide a welcome retreat in all seasons. Individually designed suites create sanctuaries of private space and sumptuous comfort, revitalising the soul. Natural LeSpa therapies and gourmet dining at the Governor's Grill capture the essence of Laos, drawing on its culinary and wellness traditions. ... more less
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