We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Lowest prices for your stay
US$42
View deal
Reserve now, pay at stay
Orbitz.com
Expedia.com
US$129
View deal
Agoda.comUS$42
Hotels.comUS$129
TravelocityUS$129
View all 15 deals
Prices are the average nightly price provided by our partners and may not include all taxes and fees. Taxes and fees that are shown are estimates only. Please see our partners for more details.
Nearby Hotels
Reviews (513)
Filter reviews
513 results
Traveller rating
173
217
77
31
15
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageAll languages
More languages
Traveller rating
173
217
77
31
15
Show reviews that mention
All reviews the main street in town night market spacious rooms three nights stay in luang prabang annex alms ritual
Selected filters
Filter
Updating list...
252 - 257 of 513 reviews
Reviewed December 20, 2012 via mobile

If you prefer to avoid the hustle and bustle, such as it is in a small yet popular tourist town of Luang Prabang Villa Santi Resort outside of town proper is a good option. The grounds are charming and very well kept with small rice paddy, water Lilly ponds, wooden bridges and pavilions. The resort has its own tidy vegetable gardens on the premises
The rooms are spacious and comfortable. They might smell a bit musty upon arrival, run your air con for a bit to help or ask for a lemon grass mosquito candle from the reception for a nice smell.

Breakfast is plentiful with many choices, fresh egg and omelets as well and including a rarity in this part of the world-yoghurt! There is a big pool, but in the winter it might be too cold to swim. (incidentally don't forget to borrow a pool towel if you want to take a dip in Kuang Si waterfalls- a nice excursion). in the evening there is live traditional music with a beautiful dancer who changes costumes with every new piece of music.
If you stay a few days you might be surprised to find that the nightly menu special does not change-it continued to be cous cous (really, in Laos??) with a glass of wine.

The outside of town location is not a big hindrance as there is a regular open air shuttle that takes people into town and back at regular intervals, first one at 10 am and last one coming back at 10 pm, time enough to have dinner in town after shopping at the Night Market. Should you want to schedule your own departure in particular if you want to see the monks collecting alms at 6 am you can arrange this for $3 per person. There are no village alms collections close by, unfortunately. It is fun to rent bikes in town ($3 per day) as it is easily navigable and pretty flat. There is one rental station right next to drop off shuttle location at Villa Santi hotel in town, though their bikes are not the newest models.

They also pick up and drop of at the airport. You might need a sweater riding in the evening as it is open on the sides.

They can arrange transport to the waterfalls (don't miss the very well set up Sun bear orphanage walking on the way to it). You can also take a tuk there from town but it is quite a distance. We saw some young sporty people riding mountain bikes there from town but it is quite uphill. They will also arrange a boat ride to Pak O caves, but you can probably arrange a cheaper deal with the boatmen at the Mekong river. The ride is lovely, the caves really nothing special. An afternoon ride is nice as the sunset on the river is dry colorful with layers of hills surrounding the river.

Date of stay: December 2012
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
3  Thank KsenijaCalifornia
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed December 16, 2012

Difficult to find better location. When you want o see the monks in the morning receiving food , just step out of the door. Shops restaurants, night market are within walking distance. Hotel is built in an old French colonial style house and belongs to a relative of he ex king. Breakfast on the balcony or the main room in the morning is nice. bedrooms: comfort of beds is ok (although mine was a bit squeaky) . Our room is the lowest category but ok and not too small. Apart from the fridge quite noisy when it starts , the room is comfortable and clean. A place with a soul!

Date of stay: December 2012
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank JackD750
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed December 8, 2012

Villa Santi used to be the best hotel in town. It has incredible charm of the old days with a grand entrance hall and traditional Laotian furniture, a courtyard with a fountain, and a wonderful breakfast room upstairs with a balcony to sit outside and see the world go by. The room is spacious and traditional, and has all the comfort one needs. The Beaux Art school is right behind, and a wat across the street, while otherwise located in the less busy part of town, yet still close enough.

Date of stay: December 2012
  • Trip type: Travelled solo
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank CarolineRoma
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed November 19, 2012

We spent two nights in this charming hotel located right on the main street in Luang Prabang. Our room was the junior suite, and if you're staying more than a night, it's worth the little bit extra. Pretty little pool is refreshing at the end of a day's exploration, and breakfast on the veranda watching the business of the street below is delightful. Early each morning, the young monks come right down the street in front of the hotel to collect offerings from the locals. After reading other reviews, I'm disappointed that we were never made aware of the option of swimming in the larger pool at the sister resort. That should be made clear to guests.

Date of stay: October 2012
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank Brindisiexpat
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed November 17, 2012

We stayed at the Villa Santi Hotel in Luang Prabang for two nights in October and enjoyed an excellent stay. The hotel sits on the main street of the town, a UNESCO Heritage Site, which makes it easy to walk to the many wonderful temples, the night market, National Musuem (formerly the Royal Palace), etc. The hotel is an old mansion which has been beautifully renovated. We didn’t stay in the main building; our room was across a small street in another nice building. The room was spacious and well-furnished and it included a mini-bar, bottled drinking water, water boiler with coffee/tea, air conditioning (we had expected only a ceiling fan) and wi-fi.

The hotel restaurant serves breakfast in the 2nd floor of the main building which includes outdoor seating. The breakfast is a buffet featuring many items and the chef is available to cook eggs to order and/or fresh noodle soup.

There is a plunge pool in the main building as well as a bar. Villa Santi Hotel has a sister property, Santi Resort & Spa, which is located outside of town. That property has a pool and Villa Santi offers a free shuttle service to it and vice-versa.

The staff members both at check-in and in the restaurant spoke excellent English. We think Villa Santi Hotel is an excellent choice when staying in Luang Prabang.

Date of stay: November 2012
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank ExcellentAdventures
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
View more reviews