Rosewood Luang Prabang
With just 23 individually adorned guestrooms, enchanting valley views and easy access to the historic wonders of Luang Prabang, the five-star Bill Bensley designed Rosewood Luang Prabang hotel is among the most memorable, boutique places to stay in the region.
The first thing to note about this luxury Luang Prabang property is its first-rate location, just a few minutes from the area’s UNESCO-listed highlights, temples and markets, yet far enough away to feel romantically secluded on the hillside. From boat trips to cultural classes, kids’ activities to temple tours, the Rosewood could not be better placed. You’ll also be continually treated to the sound of trickling water while here, courtesy of a river and mini waterfall that dissect the gardens, something that only adds to the ambience when admiring those picture-postcard views from the pool.
The suites, villas and safari-style tents at Rosewood Luang Prabang all go on to feel just as exclusive, with each adopting its own décor scheme and location around the hotel grounds. This results in a range of views outside as well as themes and styles within, some coming with huge verandas, a private pool, or both. True to its design hotel credentials, the interior of both the guestrooms and dining spaces are also about as stylish as they come; faux-antique furnishings meeting French colonial architecture, Laotian artworks and an oriental finish to the finer detail. Somehow, the Rosewood Luang Prabang has achieved all this while still feeling thoroughly modern, fresh and relevant – the sign of a top boutique resort.
Visiting the small though deluxe onsite Sense Spa is as good as essential during your stay at Rosewood Luang Prabang. Glass-bottom treatment rooms (overlooking the foliage below) boast a menu of ancient remedies and therapies here, inspired by local traditions and forest-foraged ingredients alike. Just about everything served at the Great House Restaurant is also Laotian in origin, both the recipe combinations and source of the food itself, whipped up into fully contemporary fine dining that’s always seasonal, depending on exactly what is growing nearby throughout the year.