The Rosewood Luang Prabang is where luxury and style meets natural beauty. It is here where you can immerse themselves in the rich cultural and spiritual heritage, as well as, the tropical landscape of Luang Prabang. As the only luxury hotel in the vicinity, with no signs of civilization nearby, you will experience a magical sense of quietude beyond anything you can dream of. From locally sourced ingredients infused into gourmet dishes, to its indulgent spa and endless list of activities, the Rosewood Luang Prabang is an intrepid adventurer’s dream come true.

Location

Why is a stay at the glamorous Rosewood Luang Prabang hotel a must?

The Rosewood Luang Prabang rests just minutes away from the UNESCO World Heritage sites, temples and markets; yet, is far enough away to feel intimately secluded in the hillsides. The resort’s remote location does not pose a barrier to exploring the city of Luang Prabang, as luxury car service is available for pick-up and drop-off at your convenience. Escape the daily routine and enjoy the magic of nature surrounding the resort. The views of the Laos countryside and historic town of Luang Prabang will leave you breathless!

Key Facts

  • the resort is a ten-minute drive from the famous 14th century capital of ancient Laos
  • the Nam Dong River descends from its spring 7 kilometers up the mountainside and flows gently through the resort
  • the resort is located near the UNESCO heritage site Luang Prabang, known for its fusion of traditional Laotian architecture and European colonial influences

What is special?

  • get in tune with nature and hike to majestic waterfalls and unspoiled villages in the mountains behind the resort
  • wander the idyllic streets of Luang Prabang and pop into one of the French-style cafés for a café au lait, shop for new threads at a local boutique, or pick up artisanal souvenirs from the lively local markets
  • enjoy a unique vantage point to appreciate this rich destination from the spoils of the first tented villa concept in Luang Prabang

What do the guests say?

  • guests felt a closeness to nature during their stay at the Rosewood Luang Prabang
  • being close enough to experience all that Luang Prabang has to offer, yet isolated enough to relax when need be was a huge plus for travelers
  • guests highly recommend this property to anyone who is looking for a unique getaway in an exotic location

Accommodation

What type of room options are available at the Rosewood Luang Prabang?

The Rosewood Luang Prabang features 23 themed rooms, ranging from Riverside Rooms to Luxury Hilltop Tents. Each of the tents are named after and decorated with relics and artefacts of ethnic tribes inhabiting Laos; combining traditional Laotian design with modern luxury. Treat yourself to the complimentary mini-bar and a coffee from the Nespresso machine to kickstart your day. Many of the accommodations include their own private swimming pools, large balconies with unparallelled views, and other unique features special to each, yet all provide a sense of immersion in a lush tropical forest.  

Key Facts

  • the Rosewood Luang Prabang offers rooms across five categories: three Riverside Villas, four Riverside Rooms, and four Riverside Suites situated close to the Elephant Bar and opposite The Great House
  • the Hilltop Tents all offer bewildering views of the Mekong River and the historic temples of Luang Prabang
  • each lodge is raised on stilts and hovers above the tree canopy, with views of the slopes and hills retreating into the horizon

What is special?

  • listen to the soundtrack of nature as you relax on your wrap-around deck, whether it’s the stream rippling softly at the Riverside Villas, or the birdsong from the tents
  • take a walk through history with authentic artefacts, antiques and objects adorning the room, from a bygone era, reflecting the personalities and interests of travelers’ past
  • connect with nature and relax with a long luxurious soak in the wooden outdoor bathtub

What do the guests say?

  • guests love the chocolate cookies and traditional biscuits left during the evening turndown service
  • travelers are most pleased about the eco-friendly packaging of toiletries that supports Give Children a Choice, an NGO that builds preschools for children in rural Laos
  • guest loved returning to their opulent tent after a long day of exploring to enjoy the Laotian sunset before heading down to dinner

Pools & Spa

How can I best relax after a day of exploring Luang Prabang?

Located in a hilltop tent overlooking the jungle, the Rosewood’s Sense Spa, offers a variety of treatments including ancient Laotian remedies utilizing herbs and plants from traditional healing therapies. Peer through the glass-paneled floor and admire the tree canopies below as you are being treated to a blissful hot-stone massage. Feel the total embodiment of relaxed luxury whether you are making a splash in your private pool, basking in the ambiance at the main pool or delighting in an invigorating spa treatment at the Sense Spa.

Key Facts

  • the resort’s swimming pool is adjacent to the surrounding gardens and natural waterfall
  • the Sense Spa is comprised of three tents, all hovering over the stream and overlooking the river
  • local organic products and the highest quality seasonal ingredients are being used for the treatments

What is special?

  • have your aches and pains relieved with plants foraged from the surrounding forest as Mr. Xong, a traditional wellness expert, works his magic with the Hmong Herbal Massage
  • take a refreshing swim, soak up some sun on the sunbeds, or relax in tented cabanas, while enjoying the natural setting and the relaxing sound of the nearby waterfall
  • nourish and replenish your skin with a customized luxe facial combining modern skin care with traditional rituals

What do the guests say?

  • spa-goers appreciate the use of natural and organic local materials sourced from Luang Prabang
  • the Traditional Lao Massage is highly recommended by guests, contesting it is the best they have ever had
  • having the sounds of flowing water and local wildlife accompany their treatment, guests left the spa feeling completely relaxed

Culinary

What are the dining options at the Rosewood Luang Prabang? What types of food are served?

Prepare yourself for a mouth-watering gastronomic journey, as world-class chef Sebastien Rubis serves you local dishes influenced by the cuisine of historic royal courts, with a French twist. Rosewood’s program supports the local community with its “farm-to-table” dining concept that emphasizes locally-sourced foods. Guest can also forage for herbs, roots and flowers in the forests to be included in the masterful cuisines curated by Chef Rubis. Enjoy your dining experience in the Great House, or retreat to an intimate setting in your personal villa – the choice is yours.

Key Facts

  • all produce is sourced locally and produced to ensure the freshest quality of ingredients
  • guests are able to choose from four types of breakfast: Continental, Full, Healthy and Laotian
  • there is no set menu, as the chef works with local farmers and markets and prepares a daily changing menu based on available ingredients

What is special?

  • sip classic cocktails with a tropical twist at the Elephant Bar, as you while the evening away and enjoy the burbling stream below
  • early risers, soak up the scenery of a gourmet breakfast picnic overlooking the emerald waters of the Kuang Si Waterfall
  • discover authentic local cuisine and prepare your own farm-to-table fare with a traditional cooking class with Culinary Director Sebastien Rubis

What do the guests say?

  • guests encourage others to venture out and try the innovative buffalo milk ice cream
  • travelers especially enjoyed drinks before dinner in the Elephant Bridge Bar and the personal attention from the chef and general manager
  • the chef’s exceptional Laotian food had guests coming back for dinner every single evening

Activities

What types of activities are available during my stay at the Rosewood Luang Prabang?

The Rosewood is all about providing you the best luxurious experience in Laos. The team will arrange bespoke experiences from sunset cruises to heritage tours discovering the hidden secrets of Luang Prabang and food tours to give you a taste of the delicacies and unusual flavors of Northern Laos. For the nature lovers, take a mountain bike trail through remote mountain villages or visit a nearby wildlife sanctuary. There are endless things to do in the surrounding area, or you can simply unwind in your luxurious room, the refreshing pool, or tranquil spa.

Key Facts

  • activities for kids include treasure hunts and educational trips into the jungle with a local guide
  • excursions to local hill tribe villages are available for guests to immerse themselves in the Lao culture
  • the Rosewood staff will curate a myriad of once-in-a-lifetime tailor-made experiences for guests to enjoy

What is special?

  • head over to the local elephant sanctuary where you will learn all about the gentle giants as you  wash, feed and walk with them along tropical paths and through rice paddies
  • explore the mighty Mekong as you leisurely paddle along the river, admiring the spectacular landscapes, and visiting some of the famous sites of Luang Prabang
  • discover the historic temples of the area, and catch the sightings of saffron-robed monks making rounds to collect their morning alms

What do the guests say?

  • guests loved how helpful the staff is with suggesting activities and sharing tidbits of local life
  • cycling into the jungle and seeing breathtaking waterfalls was a favorite among guests
  • waking up early to witness and donate to the monk alm blessing is worth the early wake-up call and comes highly recommended by guests