We had a wonderful stay at the kiridara. The hotel is located approximately 5-10 minutes’ drive from the centre of town, however, the hotel offers a complimentary shuttle which departs at the guests convenience. If you wish, the hotel will also collect you, although we always opted to get a tuk-tuk back to the hotel most evenings, which only cost about 30k kip. The room allocated was extremely spacious and comfortable. The staff were efficient, especially the hotel manager Francis, who always went out of his way to ensure the guests were happy.
After reading a few reviews, I am totally bemused why some guests have chosen to complain about the noise omitted from local wedding parties. On one occasion, I was particularly embarrassed to hear a guest on my return demanding to speak to the manager about the wedding noise. Please bear in mind that weddings only take place at weekends and any noise finishes at 11pm, which for most wedding I've attended is reasonably early! In my view the guest was full of hubris and his behaviour was extremely unreasonable. What could the manager be expected to do, shutdown the wedding? If the guest would have moved to another hotel, I strongly suspect the party would have still have been audible.
May I remind other travellers, it our responsibility as visitors to adapt to local customers and traditions not the other way round. Yes, we want to visit the sights and immerse ourselves in the culture, but the places we visit are living working villages, towns and cities. It is not for us to dictate to others how they should conduct their weddings, especially when the disruption is minimal.
Anyway, I’ll get down from my soap box and also apologise for my rant! Back to the review, breakfast was fantastic! Afternoon tea was a nice treat, especially when overlooking the mountains. We didn’t have dinner as so many in the town. Over all, a wonderful stay and let’s hope I have the opportunity to return in the not too distant future.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Kiridara is an elegant, contemporary and luxurious boutique hotel located in the mystical city of Luang Prabang. Our 24 room contemporary boutique hotel scaled on a hillside and surrounded by native teak forests, offers panoramic views of Mount Phou Si, with easy access to central Luang Prabang and Luang Prabang International Airport. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Kiridara Hotel Luang Prabang