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Sofitel Luang Prabang Hotel
Ranked #4 of 69 Hotels in Luang Prabang
Certificate of Excellence
Romania
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13 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Very beautiful hotel!”
Reviewed 7 May 2014

Being a former prison the rooms of De La Paix Hotel can be a little cold, but considering the temperatures here, it can also be an advantage. The property itself is, however, very beautiful and each room has a nice terrace. The hotel has only one level and it has a lot of privacy. The facilities and services are excellent and the hotel is located at 10 minutes from the city center of Luang Prabang.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled on business
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ManagerHotel1, General Manager at Sofitel Luang Prabang Hotel, responded to this review, 2 July 2014
Dear Guest Eturia,

Thank you very much for your comment!
We are happy to have this fantastic little hotel that used to be a prision, and very happy to know that guests like you enjoyed it.

We hope to see you back again very soon,

Pablo Barruti
Hotel Manager
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Melbourne, Australia
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126 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 April 2014

We've just returned from six nights at Hotel de la Paix. It's a haven from the town and close enough to walk everywhere that you wish to visit within the town. The breakfasts are wonderful and the staff can't do enough for you. We met my daughter and her partner who are riding their tandem from Amsterdam to Melbourne and had adjoining rooms with a private pool. A perfect place to stay.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Kirsty D, General Manager at Sofitel Luang Prabang Hotel, responded to this review, 26 May 2014
Dear Andrew W,

Sabaidee and warm greetings from Luang Prabang. So lovely to read your kind comments, thank you.

It was a sincere pleasure to have all four of you stay with us and simply fabulous you could meet up with your daughter and partner in such a special part of the world.

I do hope the rest of their adventure continues as well as to date, just a fun thing to do.

Safe travels to you all for every future journey.

Warmest regards - Kirsty
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Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 21 April 2014 via mobile

The rooms, service and food are wonderful, exactly as in other reviews. I would definitely come here again. It is far enough out of the main area of town for it not to be inconvenient. The is a wonderful calm about this hotel and even tough I was there with my husband I would recommend it as a perfect place to visit if you were traveling on your own. I thoroughly enjoyed the massage however the pedicure treatment I had later was not so good particularly for the price, more training here as really it was just having my toenails painted. The pool is wonderful and the temperature of the water just right.

Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Kirsty D, General Manager at Sofitel Luang Prabang Hotel, responded to this review, 26 May 2014
Dear Janet G,

Warm wishes from Luang Prabang and thank you for taking the time to write your review.

Further to your comments regarding the quality of your pedicure, you will be pleased to know we have had the opportunity to receive further professional training from our supplier of Spa products. The team has been completely re-trained with the entire process receiving an overall. To add to this we have purchased new equipment and services to add to the foot treatments.

I sincerely appreciate the comments and please know they were well received and actioned. Now you will just have to come back to our very special village and experience for yourself. ☺

Safe travels where ever you may go in future.

As ever - Kirsty
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Long Island, NY
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48 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2014

Fabulous stay in Luang Prabang. This hotel is a few blocks off the hectic main street. We stayed during the Lao New Year and it became a sanctuary after all the water festival activities outside the compound. The garden suite rooms are serene with outdoor bathtub and shower. The gardeners keep the pool and lawn area impeccable. The breakfast is fantastic with local choices as well as the usual full American breakfast. Be sure to try the Lao noodles. The staff including the hotel manager and food and beverage manager were so friendly. We went one night to the sister hotel 3 Nagas for dinner and Kirsty, the manager drove us herself because all the other drivers were busy - what service!!

The spa facilities were great - ask for Yin or the Manager - both give a great massage. We indulged every day since there is a wide variety of treatments in addition to the massages.

Thank you to all the staff for making our stay so memorable. We will treasure the memories and hope to be back.

Eileen M from New York

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank MJqueen8
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Kirsty D, General Manager at Sofitel Luang Prabang Hotel, responded to this review, 26 May 2014
Dear MJqueen8,

Thank you for your kind and generous review of our hotel and team. Hotel de la Paix is a haven at the best of times and when it comes to Pii Mai, no matter how much fun, it is even better to have a sanctuary to escape too, I couldn’t agree more.

I’m so glad you took the opportunity to enjoy the Spa, Ms Pookie and her team are natural care givers and you can definitely feel the attention in every treatment. Not to mention holidays are for pampering and indulgence.

New York is a little way away but if you do indeed get the chance to return, we will look forward to welcoming you with open arms. Now you have experienced fun and hectic Pii Mai, perhaps next time come back when the village is in it’s normal gentle easy day to day flow. A very different experience, both just as wonderful as the other.

I remain always, with very best regards - Kirsty
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2014

My friend and I stayed at this hotel for 4 nights at the end of March/beginning of April 2014. The room we had, a garden suite, was fantastic. The beds are very comfortable, the bathroom facilities excellent, and there was space both in the private garden area to the rear of our room, and the veranda area to the front, to relax. The grounds are beautifully laid out and well tended, and the hotel has a fantastic spa, a beautiful swimming pool and a lovely restaurant/bar area, where you can sit outside in the evening and hear the sound of the gekkos, birds and cicadas - very atmospheric. The staff at this hotel really help to make your stay special - they are well trained, friendly very obliging and really make the effort to ensure you have everything the way you want it. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank Morag P
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Kirsty D, General Manager at Sofitel Luang Prabang Hotel, responded to this review, 24 April 2014
Dear Morag P,

Sabaidee and very warm greetings from Luang Praang.

Thank you for your lovely review of Hotel de la Paix, I will be sure to pass your generous comments to all our team.

Being a self confessed Spa Junkie I cannot agree more, Spa Indochine is fantastic and I would go so far as to say, a Luang Prabang hidden treasure. We have an amazing team of therapists headed by Ms Pookie, who lives and breaths Spa and Wellness, definitely worth the indulgence….

Our team in general is as you stated very obliging. Laos is a nation of genuinely beautiful people who seem born with basic hospitality in their blood. The service provided is definitely from the heart and is actually one of the most enjoyable parts of living in this beautiful country.

You will be welcome any time, so please let us know if you have the chance to return.

Until then safe journey - Kirsty
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Noumea, New Caledonia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2014

We stayed 4 nights here and we had a room with a private pool for the first 3;the
room was amazing,spacious,the shower outside and the outside pool just for you,
can't be better for a relaxing time;for the last night we have been upgraded in the main suite
but even if the room was bigger it was not as romantic as the other,a lot of space lost in the room
the garden outside was not enjoyable and the privacy was not as good too.
The staff is very friendly and they are always here when you need;the breakfast in the morning
is excellent and you can enjoy the sunrise lights in the garden,the perfect start for your day.

Room Tip: get the room with the private pool
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank laurent503
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Kirsty D, General Manager at Sofitel Luang Prabang Hotel, responded to this review, 24 April 2014
Dear Laurent503,

Sabaidee and very warm greetings from Hotel de la Paix.

Thank you for your comments regarding the upgraded room. It is very large and whilst the ‘best’ suite in the house, it potentially is not as intimate as the Pool Suite. I must confess I am a huge fan of our Pool Suites and would always recommend them to Honeymooners or couples in general.

I will be sure to pass on your lovely comments to our team. We make a point of showcasing all our TA review for each to access and understand exactly what makes a guest stay so special. Each guest is so very different that we don’t want to miss that little something that is important or may create the ‘memory of a lifetime’.

I have no doubt the rest of your journey was as enjoyable and wish you safe travels always.

Kind regards - Kirsty
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2014

What a lovely place to be locked up in,this is a converted prison that has been transformed into a wonderful place to stay.The old yard is now a wonderful courtyard with a pool and small water feature at the opposite side,with pristine garden area that is very well looked after.The rooms are amazing,ours had a private garden so you could open the doors and your bedroom and bath/shower area looked straight into it,with the addition of a patio area aswell.The room itself had a large bed with mosquito nets all around,and everything was spotless,the doors opened up on this side to the courtyard.Breakfast was spot on,and the evening food we tried was just the same.If you are staying in this resort there are plenty of excursions,we did the temples and the mekong trip.A great place to stay on the 3rd leg of our tour,onwards to Vietnam now for the 4th leg in Hanoi.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank LS9
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Kirsty D, General Manager at Sofitel Luang Prabang Hotel, responded to this review, 24 April 2014
Dear LS9 york,

Thank you for your generous review of our hotel. We do have a very special hotel and has all the more charming simply knowing what we were and who we are now. Mind you we must have been minimum security as the old photos we have on file have the main doors wide open and everyone looking very relaxed.

All our rooms feature their own private garden. The tall walls only adding to the intimacy and providing a perfect sanctuary at the end of a day of exploring our amazing little village.

Thank you for including us in your tour of Indochina. Our gentle pace and beautiful people make us a must do destination when ever over this way. I’m sure we added some very special memories to your trip.

Very best regards - Kirsty
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Property: Sofitel Luang Prabang Hotel
Address: Ban Mano, Luang Prabang 0600, Laos
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Region: Laos > Luang Prabang Province > Luang Prabang
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #4 of 69 Hotels in Luang Prabang
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:5 star — Sofitel Luang Prabang Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 25
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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