Hôtel de La Paix
The city’s former prison is now a pleasurable place to be locked up. Transformed into 23 smartly designed suites, this hotel has a central pillared courtyard and an elegant colonial feel—whitewashed walls, wilting eaves, shuttered windows in gunmetal gray. Only the two corner watchtowers suggest a penitentiary, though there is a whiff of institutional austerity. Standing a couple of blocks out of town, the hotel works better as a refuge rather than as an immersive urban Lao experience, although the hotel embraces vernacular architecture in the restaurant, cooking school, and spa, which are built of dark wood and raised on stilts. Its suites are well-proportioned and unfussy, but the private little lawns with each suite—even those with their own plunge pool—can feel hemmed in by the high walls. Guests may prefer to spend time by the courtyard’s shimmering pool or lounging amid the shrubs and palms. An enthusiastic international young staff join the soft-spoken Lao team, who can escort guests on bicycle trips to Buddhist temples or on kayaking excursions on the Mekong.
Hôtel DE LA PAIX
Unit 4, Ban Mano, 06000 Luang Prabang
Hotel de la Paix is a convenient 5-minute drive from Luang Prabang Town. Luang Prabang International Airport is 10 minutes’ drive away.
Housed within a French colonial fort, Hotel de la Paix is built on a heritage site in Laos’ former royal capital. Boasting colonial charm and modern luxuries, it offers an outdoor pool and free Wi-Fi. De la Paix cocktail is offered on arrival. Bicycles are available for guests.
The spacious suites feature wooden furnishings and bathrooms with bathtubs. In-suite entertainment includes a flat-screen TV, DVD player and iPod, all of which can be enjoyed from the comfortable lounge chairs.
Natural spa therapies and massage treatments are featured at the spa. Guests can attend a cooking class or experience culture tours arranged by the Leisure Concierge service. Meet facilities are also available.
The all-day dining restaurant serves gourmet local dishes. The colonial-style bar features a classic fireplace where conversations can be enjoyed over cocktails.
The hotel offers various recreational opportunities. Hotel De La Paix Managed By Accor combines warm hospitality with a lovely ambiance to make your stay in Luang Prabang unforgettable.