The 3 Nagas Sofitel hotel in Luang Prabang is an alluring property dripping in vintage references, housed as it is in three heritage buildings that date back more than a century.
While the beautiful, authentic structures may be traditional, this is complemented expertly with simple fixtures, polished floors, and sparkling white walls, offsetting the wooden furniture, Laotian textiles and artwork.
Then, stepping into the gardens of 3 Nagas is like being transported to an exotic oasis, with soft green grass below your feet and plantlife bursting with life all around. Sun loungers are placed around a tranquil pond under the shady canopy of tropical trees; though the outside living does not stop there, what with an al fresco restaurant in which to savour delectable cuisine and contemplate these leafy surrounds.
What’s more, to really get to know this ancient city, 3 Nagas offers all its guests bicycles to borrow, so pack up a picnic and spend the day touring the stunning collection of temples that Luang Prabang is so well known for, the highlight, of course, being Wat Xieng Thong – a prime example of Laotian architecture which is not to be missed. Once night falls, wander over to the night market and spoil yourself with all kinds of trinkets and keepsakes, as traditional crafts and fabrics fill up the busy stalls here.
In addition, at 3 Nagas Luang Prabang, you are granted all the benefits of an intimate boutique hotel, while also reaping the rewards of staying at a larger resort. This is because the exclusive, 15-bedroom 3 Nagas has a sister hotel nearby – Sofitel Luang Prabang, giving you access to everything on offer there as well. From massages at Le Spa to a refreshing swim in the amethyst tiled pool, a warm welcome will be waiting for you just a few minutes down the road.
Guestrooms at 3 Nagas are refined spaces with minimal clutter, yet still, manage to reflect the hotel’s strong identity through the subtle use of colour palettes and artwork that adorns the walls. Meanwhile, Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, a minibar and tea and coffee making facilities are the sort of handy amenities you would expect from a Sofitel hotel, though in a delightful departure from the norm, you will notice that your room lacks a television allowing you to really make the most of your stay.
Dine al fresco and revel in the laidback atmosphere here at 3 Nagas Restaurant. Local delicacies such as Mekong riverweed and sticky rice are served with lemongrass-infused soups, aromatic curries and succulent fish steamed in banana leaves, a common method of cooking in Laos. Here, at 3 Nagas, you can sample an exquisite taste of regional cuisine.
In a nod to the building’s historic links to the palace, the Ice Cream Parlour is a playful mix of antique style furnishing and on-trend design touches, including striking black and white photographs. Serving light bites, refreshing drinks and of course incredible gourmet treats, the Ice Cream Parlour is a fabulous place to indulge that sweet tooth.
Activities and Entertainment
A stay at the 3 Nagas hotel is all about retreating from modern life and exploring the wonders of Luang Prabang itself, with bicycles free to borrow throughout your time in this UNESCO-preserved settlement. If you are up early enough, you will be able to take part in the daily alms-giving ceremony with the Buddhist monks as they pass through; a very grounding experience. You can also visit Sofitel Luang Prabang for a workout in the gym, a dip in the pool or even sign up for a cookery lesson there and discover the secrets of authentic Lao cooking for yourself.
With all the facilities of 3 Nagas’ sister hotel just a short drive away, this hotel is left as a simple, peaceful place to stay, with the lush gardens providing a peaceful spot after a day of sightseeing. Your dedicated concierge will ensure everything runs smoothly and assist you in planning each excursion in fine detail.
Luang Prabang, Laos. Found in the heart of Luang Prabang, 3 Nagas is an excellent choice for guests who like to have everything on their doorstep. With Luang Prabang International Airport a mere 10-minute drive away and most of what you would want to see within walking distance, at 3 Nagas you are well-placed for forays into this ancient city.
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