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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 14 July 2012

We went for this hotel as it had 3 main things we were looking for, free wifi, room safe and the room not a shoebox size, difficult to achieve in LP. Our room was in the second building, upstairs and had a nice view of the river.  There was a balcony, but it was communal and quite narrow. It is... More 

1 Thank Williams17
Auckland, New Zealand
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14 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 13 July 2012

After a disappointing initial welcome to Laos - the friendly, welcoming and amazing customer service of Apsara employees immediately regained our confidence in the Laos people and countryside. A disheveled and upset duo of late-twenties females found themselves on the doorstep of Apsara pleading for help. After a couple of minutes Francis and the team had us some great mojitos,... More 

1 Thank Tempest22
Canberra, Australia
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 7 July 2012

I have stayed at the Apsara a few times with my husband, and we love it. The superior rooms on the top floor are very comfortable and stylish. Breakfast is a real treat with the most delicious jams I have ever tasted. It's a top place in a beautiful town. I'll be back.

1 Thank Lisa R
Siem Reap, Cambodia
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102 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2012

We stayed at the Apsara during low season. Even though the hotel was empty, the hotel couldn't do enough to help. The staff were wonderful, the food delicious and the rooms cool and comfortable. For me being in somewhere with character far outweighs wanting the comforts of a TV and cable! And anyway - there is wifi if you can't... More 

Thank MuddyMiles
Antwerp, Belgium
2 reviews
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Reviewed 2 July 2012

Even though this hotel was a bit far of my budget but it was worth every money. The location is superb - a quiet area along the river near the old city center. The rooms are spacious, clean and very comfortable. But above all else, I was overwhelmed by the hospitality of the staff. Please do consider this place if... More 

Thank Canters M
Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 May 2012

This is an upmarket hotel in an old converted rice warehouse. We went for a splurge, which was great, but it really wasn't all that luxurious for the price. I guess we were paying for authenticity. It did have a nice balcony that looked out on the Nam Khan River across the street, a really big bed and bathtub, and... More 

Thank Mayasalaama
Canberra, Australia
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Reviewed 30 April 2012

These are actually 2 Luang Prabang hotels managed by the same outfit -they are directly opposite each other on the river and a boat can shuttle guests .The one in town is very nice and quite reasonably priced with good food and a central but quiet location.I visited a friend there but did not stay myself as had booked in... More 

Thank Padge F
New York City, New York
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Reviewed 27 April 2012

Plus it is next door to the best restaurant in Luang Prabang - Tamarind. Just returned after three nights at the Apsara. It was during shoulder season so Luang Prabang was very quiet and empty including the Apsara. The staff is very friendly and helpful in setting up day trips and transportation and had great tips for seeing the sunset... More 

1 Thank StuckOnTravels
South Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 April 2012

This was our second visit to The Apsara as we stayed there four years previous. We had an upstairs room in a building a couple of doors away from the main Hotel. The Room was of a fair size but the bathroom area was a little crammed. They do not provide extras like tea, coffee, fruit etc and the breakfast... More 

3 Thank Vonhagar
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 April 2012

The hotel is a conversion of a 1960s warehouse with generous room space and individual styling and balcony views over the Nam Khan. It is ideally situated away from the nightlife but only a short walk away. The staff were courteous and helpful and happy to oblige. Breakfast was good and so were snacks. Dinner was a touch expensive but... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The first and still one of the most beautiful boutique hotels in Luang Prabang, the Apsara was originally a rice warehouse situated on the banks of the Nam Khan [The quieter side of town]. The Apsara is also right in the heart of the heritage village, making it the perfect place to stay. From the comfort of its large, airy bedrooms, rated by the Washington Post as "an inch beyond decadence", it's easy to explore temples and the lanes of Luang Prabang. After which you can relax on the river terrace and enjoy the spectacular views and a refreshing Beer Laos. But that's not all, our restaurant is well known for having one of the most interesting menus in town as well as a superb wine list and the driest martinis in Laos. As Hip Hotels said "Both the restaurant and bar reflect a refined sense of taste" and who are we to argue with that. ... more   less 

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Address: | Banks of the Nam Khan, Luang Prabang, Laos
Region: Laos > Luang Prabang Province > Luang Prabang
Price Range: €70 - €126 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Apsara 3*
Number of rooms: 13
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Also Known As:
The Apsara Hotel Luang Prabang
Apsara Luang Prabang
Apsara Hotel Luang Prabang
Hotel Style:
#17 Romantic Hotel in Luang Prabang
#18 Family Hotel in Luang Prabang
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“The upstairs superior rooms have a better view, but downstairs superior rooms and standard rooms are all well-equipped and comfortable.”
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“room number 3 is good.”
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“The upstairs rooms with a view to the river are well worth the extra price”
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“Rooms with balcony overlooking the river are best, no noticeable noise from the quiet street below.”
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“Balcony room is nice if available”
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