This French country inn-style hotel is more rustic than luxurious, but it is well-located (about a 15-minute walk to the center of town), has beautiful grounds and very friendly and helpful staff.
It can be a bit hard to find the hotel – taxi drivers had no idea what to do because it is actually inside the walls of a wat. On one side, there is a narrow stone path from the road; on the other side, you come through Vat Meuna. Either way, a taxi can not drive right up to the door.
There are several different buildings. Our room was on the second floor of the main building where the reception is located, but only accessible by an outside stairway. The suite was divided into 3 parts: a large outer sitting area, which had a refrigerator and sofa and was open-air (no heat or A/C and no glass over the windows); a lovely bathroom with separate shower and bathtub (glass on the window, but no heat or A/C); and up a few steps, a small bedroom with only a bed, nightstands, a wardrobe and safe. The bedroom could be fully sealed off from the other rooms, and had a wall unit that provided heat and air conditioning. Since it was very cold and rainy during our visit, it meant we had to go through the cold sitting area to get from our warm bedroom into a cool bathroom. There was no TV or radio, but we did have Internet service.
I was surprised by how expensive everything was in Luang Prabang – hotels, food, taxis – but comparatively speaking, this seemed to be a reasonably good deal f