I really enjoyed my stay at Le Sen. It was relaxing and very satisfying.
There are not a lot of negatives but the two main downsides to this wonderful hotel are the location and the breakfast. It's located away from the sights and night market. A free shuttle bus service was offered and that helped a lot. It'll drop you off at the Post Office right next to the night market on the main street. As long as you aren't picky about waiting for and taking a shuttle bus at designated times, the location issue isn't a big deal.
The breakfast however, could be much improved. There weren't many options available. There was an egg and fresh noodle station but not much else, only a handful of fruit plates and pastries. However, the breakfast area was shady, not hot and relaxing to be at every morning.
On the other hand, the gym was fantastic and honestly, its rather difficult to find a gym of this standard in Luang Prabang. If you're a fitness buff who loves to work out, this is probably the best hotel gym (for this price range) in Luang Prabang. No questions about that. If working out every day matters to you, you will thoroughly enjoy the small but well equipped gym here. There's a Smith machine and even a free weight Olympic Barbell.
We stayed in a suite room and enjoyed the jacuzzi bathtub in the room. Take note that the Suite and Villa rooms are right next to the breakfast/dining area so you will hear some noise in the morning. Not a problem if you are an early waker. In any case, the noise is minimal. Also, the suite rooms are located on the second floor so that's a bonus.... you won't hear anyone walking around above you.
There are black-out curtains so they do keep the room nice and dark. Sound-proofing wasn't too bad. You could definitely hear other guests at the pool and sometimes your neighbors but generally, its much better than expected. When it gets dark, the hotel gets really quiet and is very conducive to sleep.
The service was excellent. Shuttle bus drivers were polite at all times. Front desk people as well. It's nice to see smiling faces when you walk around the place!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Le Sen boutique hotel is a 3.5 star hotel with international standard of service. Situated in one of the world heritage sites - Luang Prabang city as UNESCO listed since 1995. The hotel was built in mid December 2012 with 19 rooms presenting its traditional Laotian building structure and providing a zen atmosphere, with simple touch of modern interiors and nicely fittings. Additionally, fine selected quality of bedding, which gives you comfortable and relaxing when you are home away from home. ACCOMMODATIONS Room Type Rooms Space in m2 Deluxe (include 8 Twins) 16 30 (including balcony/terrence) Suite 2 60 (including balcony/terrence) Villa 1 60 + 80 (plus private garden) All Accommodations Offers: Wi-Fi access in all public areas and rooms (free of charge) 32" Flat Screen TV with satellite channels Mini refrigerator In-room safety-deposit box Individual Air conditioning Turndown service Hair dryer In-room amenities Bathrobes and Slippers Modern bathroom with rain shower Bathtub with Jacuzzi jets (available only in Suites & Villa) Daily mineral drinking water with tea and coffee station Working space Balcony / terrence facing swimming pool (except Villa) SERVICES & FACILITIES - 24-hour reception / CCTV security cameras - In-room dining (6:00am - 10:00pm) - Fitness Centre (6:00am - 9:00pm) - Swimming pool, with mini kids pool area (( PLEASE NOTE that this is NOT a heated pool )) - Bicycle service (free of charge) - First in first served - Scheduled Shuttle service from hotel to Night Market Street (downtown); last pickup is at 10pm - Laundry service - Currency Exchange - Airport transfers (free of charge for direct booking guests only) - Credit cards accepted only Mastercard and Visa; PLEASE NOTE there will be 3 % bank charge for every transaction made by credit cards or debit cards. - Baby cot (available upon request) - First in first served - Extra bed available at $20 fees per person; PLEASE NOTE it is suitable for Suite and Villa room types only. ... more less
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