TEST – Best Luxury Hotels In Luang Prabang

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Before you choose your favourite luxury hotel in Iceland, read on to learn a little more about this jewel of an emirate destination.

Why Visit: The land of geysers, hot springs, heavy metal, volcanic rock and Bjork makes for an exciting and adventurous holiday destination. With some lunar-like terrain, adrenaline-pumping activities, and plenty of alternative attractions, it has much to offer those of all ages and tastes. Reykjavik is one of the top city break destinations in the world, particularly for the discerning traveller, while further afield, visitors can explore stunning landscapes. The country has a reputation for being open-minded as well as environmentally conscious and its unusual architecture proffers some unique, luxurious, and eco-friendly places to stay.

Who Goes: Due to its remarkable diversity, Iceland caters to a wide spectrum of travellers. Whether your passions lie in nature, wildlife, street art, or luxury experiences, this destination offers something extraordinary for everyone. It’s also a popular destination for solo travellers too.

When to Visit:  As there is so much to do and see no matter what time of year you visit there will be something that captivates you. For outdoor adventures the best time to visit Iceland is between June and August when the weather is at its warmest and the midnight sun emerges. If you’re seeking a glimpse of the spectacular Aurora Borealis, AKA the Northern Lights, then the darker winter months are the time to go.

How to Get There:  Keflavik is the main international airport, and the arrival point for most international travellers to Iceland. It offers meet-and-greet services and a private airport lounge.

Private jets can fly into Keflavik or Reykjavik City Airport, which is the main domestic airport in Iceland.

In the Know: For a spot of whale watching visit Akureyri, it’s said to be the best place to see these majestic marine mammals and known as Iceland’s capital of the Nort, it’s a great city in which to spend a couple of days.

Hotel Selection: The hotels we showcase in this collection have been selected by our editors, contributors, or trusted locals based on personal experience or credible recommendations. From the renowned international resorts to the lesser-known boutiques, each hotel must excel in service, design and facilities.

Asia. Lao, Luang Prabang

Aman Taka

(5 stars)
At a glance
Ideal forCouples and Honemooners
AmenitiesSpa, Restaurant, Bar
StyleBarefoot Luxury
TLE Recommends: Cocktail in the bar

Located in the heart of the UNESCO World Heritage town of Luang Prabang in Laos, this hotel is part of a collection of restored French colonial buildings. The architecture also influences the decor, along with a local traditional Laotian style. Its 24 bedrooms have high wooden ceilings and four-poster beds with crisp white drapes for an extra romantic feel — and 16 have their own pools. A comprehensive spa provides signature wellness journeys with oil-free Lao massage and personalised baths with fresh herbs. There’s also a shared pool, a restaurant and a bar. Don’t be surprised if you spot a few celebs while at Amantaka

Rosewood Luang Prabang

(5 stars)

With just 23 bedrooms and concealed in the leafy jungle beside Luang Prabang, this riverside property is a regal hideaway. Stay in a room, a villa or a sumptuous hilltop tent, for a rustic-luxe adventure. Experience Laotian gastronomy, with farm-to-table ingredients, in its two restaurants; The Great House, a colonially-influenced bistro, and the Elephant Bar, set on a wooden bridge, above the river. Rosewood’s Sense spas are legendary and this one, housed in tented pavilions, seeks to cleanse, replenish and bring balance to its guests. At the heart of the property is an oval-shaped pool and natural waterfall, around which loungers and daybeds are arranged, with waiters bringing cool drinks and cocktails.

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Rosewood Luang Prabang

Sofitel Luang Prabang

(5 stars)

A UNESCO-protected building, the Sofitel Luang Prabang in Ban Mano, served as the French Governor’s residence in the 1900s. As such, it’s in a residential area yet minutes from the airport and city centre and boasts heritage design. Stay in one of 26 suites here and you’ll benefit from your own private garden with gazebo and outdoor bathtub or a private pool. Take a seat in a wicker chair for drinks and dinner at the Governor’s Grill; swim in the Olympic-size pool with its pretty blue mosaic tiles; have a wander through the landscaped gardens and book some ancient Lao rituals at Le Spa.

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Sofitel Luang Prabang

Avani+ Luang Prabang Hotel

(5 stars)

This contemporary-classic hotel was built on the site of French officer quarters, in the centre of the city (which you can explore on bicycles loaned free from the concierge), namely the Sethathirath Road District. Low rise and balconied, the 53-bedroom building overlooking Mount Phousi, is flanked by blossom and banyan trees. There’s a 25-metre pool, a spa and a grill restaurant on its grounds. But with the night market right across the street and the river five minutes’ walk away, you’ll probably want to explore the neighbourhood of this UNESCO-listed city.

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Avani+ Luang Prabang Hotel

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