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Brooklyn, New York
Reviewed 5 February 2013

The Apsara is a reasonably priced hotel that gives 5 star service in every way. Perhaps it is because the owner lives at the hotel. We often have found, during our 4-month yearly world travels, that owner run hotels can be the best – and this is one. At the Apsara, it feels as if everything has been carefully considered....

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Media, PA
Reviewed 4 February 2013

We spent three nights at the Aspara and it was fine but not impressive. We had a street level room fronting to the river which was nice and made for a great view at breakfast. The locals use the park across the street for parties which is lovely and lots of fun, but unfortunately there was one that went for...

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Western Ireland, Ireland
Reviewed 29 January 2013

I was upstairs in the annexe down the road. Room was fine mosquitos were around so I didn't open the windows much.I bought direct for about 75 used which was ok.Tom the English intern was very helpful. Breakfast was simple but good .there seem to be a lot of boutique hotels now all charging much more than the similarly located...

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 27 January 2013

A couple of friends and I have just returned from Christmas in Luang Prabang. Our stay was at The Apsara. This is my second time to LP but my first at Apsara; and I am very happy to say my friends' first visit to LP and Apsara was very well received. It's almost February 2013 and I'm still telling all...

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San Francisco
Reviewed 20 January 2013

This hotel is right across the street from the Nam Kha river; the street is pretty quiet,though many locals use the park above the river (quite a deep gorge) for parties. Rooms are spacious, decor is very subdued and tasteful, and more to the point, doesn't pretend to be somewhere in Europe or the US. Staff are uniformly polite and...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 18 January 2013

The hotel is situated in a quiet pleasant part of the town and overlooks the secondary river which flows into the Mekong a couple of hundred metres away. Our double room was on the second floor of a building 30 metres away from the administration-kitchen area of the hotel. The room was clean and neat. It had no TV (no...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 January 2013

Staying at the Apsara feels like being transported into a film noir. From the shutters on the windows to the hard wood floors, and ceiling fans and cocktail bar. I loved the feel of this hotel. The bed was not particularly comfortable, but everything else made up for it. Friendly and helpful staff.

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Tucson, Arizona
Reviewed 8 January 2013

We stayed here for five nights in December and thought the room price ($130 for upstairs lodging) was terrible value. There were many guesthouses in the area that were equal to The Aspara or better at a lower price. The restaurant, which served nice meals, was also overpriced, compared to equal or better restaurants in Luang Prabang. Our room was...

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Wirral
Reviewed 6 January 2013

We stayed here 3 nights and loved it. The welcome was delightful, helped by the young English man who was generous with advice and information. The location is lovely because you appear to be on a main road but of course everything in Luang Prabang is bikes and tuk tuks with an occasional small bus or car. You can sit...

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Worldwide
Reviewed 23 December 2012

I was hesitant in staying here. While being expensive, it proved a great place to stay. Make sure you stay in the "upstairs" rooms, they are worth the extra money. The location by the river is great and it makes for serene walks and easy access to the town centre. DO NOT use the hotel to organise day-trips as they...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Free Parking
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  • Family Rooms
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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: RM225 - RM437 (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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