Maison Souvannaphoum Hotel
Travel Blogs from Luang Prabang
Am Mekongufer inmitten grüner Hügel gelegen, die jeden Morgen von Nebel umgeben sind, liegt Luang Prabang, die alte königliche Hauptstadt von Laos. Heute ist das modernere Vientiane im Süden die Hauptstadt des Landes, aber Luang Prabang ist die schönste Stadt und das spirituelle Zentrum von Laos. Hier gibt es über 20 Klöster. Als UNESCO …
My parents had planned a South East Asia tour for November, however, I decided that this was a bad idea. I wanted to make the most of a free holiday so asked if they'd move it to December despite my finals. They agreed so we travelling for 3 and a half weeks and I even managed to do a bit of revision!
So, our South Asia adventure began in …
Another lousy night’s sleep (for me at least) - this is getting to be a habit! And another early morning wake up call for the second leg of the Mekong cruise. Yet more amazing jungle, villages, fishermen and fishing poles/nets. This time the river was much rougher and we went over several sets of small rapids and wound our way …
One good thing about Luang Prabang - well certainly at this time of year - is that the mosquitoes seem to be generally much less aggressive, or else they are not yet immune to the Eau de Deet I keep traeting myself to liberal doses of. All apart from one rather annoying bugger that nipped me right on the top of my already sun-crispened ear. It …
Greetings from Luang Prabang, "the most beautiful town in all of South East Asia". It's just over an hour's flight from Siem Reap but it is so different from the crazy, buzzing little city we have left behind. And as it is now Monday morning I can't help thinking about what we would be doing right now if we were still in Cambodia. In fact as I sit …
How has this hotel rated in the past?
This was our favorite hotel on a 6 week trip to 5 SEA countries. It has a wonderful colonial atmosphere and is very well kept. The staff is simply outstanding, very well trained and very friendly without being overly humble. The Manager Serge from Switzerland is a great guy. He is fun talking to and always available when needed. Great location near downtown and next to a beautiful monastery. Food is excellent.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Maison Souvannaphoum Hotel Luang Prabang
Service lets it down
The hotel is in a great location and is very pretty. However, our stay was spoiled by the poor service. Nothing major - just lots of little things that became a bit of a tiresome pattern. For a the price, I would have hoped for more. We had a first floor room (with balcony) which was very nicely decorated, but maybe a little small. On the plus side, we had dinner one evening in the hotel and the food was very good. The hotel pool is lovely.
This hotel is a romantic, charming, French colonial getaway that offers warm hospitality, great ambience and wonderful food (at Elephant Blanc).It is a clean, immaculate, beautiful and graceful place, full of history, well maintained grounds with impressive buddhist sculptures,a lovely swimming pool,giant jackfruit trees and various orchids (pink, orange, purple and red) that leave you breathless and more than willing to just sit on your own private verandah after a bit of sightseeing and soak it all up while recalling the old world days of Luang Prabang.
stayed here for 3 nights over the weekend, liked the location (walking distance from pretty much everything--actually right at the beginning of the Eastern part of town)
Enchanting hotel, wonderful city
The hotel (a villa, really) is one of the nicest places I have ever stayed. We booked a verandah room, overlooking the garden and pool, and it was ideal. The staff are excellent. Breakfast, next to the pool, was fine. You can hire bikes at the hotel and it is a great way to get around the city. I believe an early explorer referred to Luang Prabang as Utopia - and I think he was right. I would definitely stay at this hotel again.
The hotel has been recently renovated and relaunched by a Thai hotel group (Angsana). It is in a great position close to everything, is very smart and the staff are very pleasant and helpful. The rooms are large and well equipped, and combine comfort and style very effectively.
I booked the hotel early for a special occasion in October which I knew would be busy. There are several nice places in town but this seemed to be the only one with a pool, and it is a hot place at this time of year.
One of the best hotels we've stayed at
The Maison Souvannaphoum was one of the main reasons our trip to Luang Prabang was so memorable. We stayed 3 nights in August 2005 after staying two nights at a resort hotel outside the city. We were so glad that we made the switch! We felt really relaxed and pampered.
The room was on the small side but it was very clean, comfortable and modern. The staff always brought towels, flip-flops and fruit kabobs within minutes of arriving at the pool. They served little cookies and ice teas in the lobby in the late afternoon. The turn down service included a snack by your bedside. They served a delicious breakfast and the staff was always friendly and helpful.
By far the most excellent hotel I have ever stayed in. The service was impeccable, so warm and friendly - I have never met such wonderful hotel staff. The room was so beautiful (I stayed in a verandah room with a gorgeous balcony overlooking the pool) it simply took my breath away. The food was by far the best I have eaten in the whole of Asia. The welcome and departure gifts given to guests are just a tiny example of why this hotel is superb. I was torn whether to review this hotel or not as I wanted to keep it a secret (!) but the hotel deserve to know how wonderful it is. It is a little corner of paradise and I shed a tear when I left.
My experience was just the opposite. I think the timing was perfect. I arrived just after the grand opening of the hotel. I opted for a Garden Room on the ground level cos I was absolutely thrilled at the idea of chilling out in my own verandah. I never got a chance though because I was out most of the days, exploring the town. There is a main street in front of the hotel and a backlane that leads to some houses, you can find a wat (temple) on this lane. I don't recall hearing any traffic though, when I was back in my room at night. It was kind of quiet, actually, and peaceful. I had a really good rest. The staff was eager to please and so warm and friendly too. At night, when they put up the lanterns, the hotel looks like a fairyland.