La Residence Phou Vao

Luang Prabang, Laos

La Residence Phou Vao

Belmond La Residence Phou Vao is a top 5-star resort situated in a tranquil spot in outer Luang Prabang. It offers a wealth of facilities but accommodates only a small number of guests in its 34 rooms, ensuring peace and intimacy.

Quite unlike the other boutique hotels in Luang Prabang, La Residence Phou Vao is located on a quiet hilltop on the outskirts of town, from where it enjoys impressive views of the streets below and the surrounding mountains. Just 2km away from the old town, its position is perfect for those wanting a bit of peace and quiet as well as proximity to the night market, bars and restaurants of the Old Quarter.

Not to be mistaken with Luang Prabang’s other Residence, Luang Say, Phou Vao is a spacious resort-style hotel located within a large garden complex. It offers all the amenities you would expect of a five-star resort hotel, including a marvellous spa, infinity pool, and multiple restaurants, though it accommodates rather fewer guests than other similarly-equipped resorts, with only 34 guest rooms. This ensures the La Residence Phou Vao remains quiet and exclusive, while at the same time enjoying top of the range facilities.


There are 34 rooms and suites furnished in cool, pale colours, with wooden floors, rosewood furniture and large windows looking out onto the gardens or mountains. All rooms feature air conditioning, satellite TV, and tea and coffee making facilities.


The Phousavanh restaurant has an excellent reputation for serving up a fusion of French and Laotian dishes. Guests can eat indoors or on the terrace with views across the gardens, which are candlelit at night, to Mount Phousi.


-    Restaurant and bar
-    Swimming pool
-    Spa
-    Gift shop
-    Cookery classes
-    Shuttle bus

Child Policy

Children under the age of 11 stay free of charge at La Residence Phou Vao in a shared room with parents.