Escape from the busy sightseeing of Luang Prabang to the stylish and tranquil residence of Satri House in the heart of the city. The former family home of the Red Prince, Satri House never feels crowded despite its boutique size, thus providing guests the feeling of staying in one’s own private mansion. The property is a glorious tribute to a bygone era and representative of the simple, elegant, and graceful beauty of Laos and its indigenous people, with a treasure trove of antique art and a hospitable staff known for their endless welcoming smiles.

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Begin by perusing the elegant lobby and its impressive collection of antique rugs, art, and ceramics from Indochina while awaiting a refreshing welcome drink before entering one of the property’s tastefully decorated 28 rooms and three suites. Décor is natural yet romantic, with clean, muted swags of silk draped over four-poster canopy beds, billowing white curtains leading to oversized balconies, and thick wooden furniture and Farrow & Ball style shutters crafted during an era when quality meant more than quantity. Three exclusive Satri Suites overlook the serene swimming pool provide the distinct privilege of sleeping in a UNESCO Heritage Site, what was the last house of the Prince of Laos.

Enjoy private moments and unwind in one of the hotel’s many hidden oases. The period-designed bright orange library harkens images of billiards and lively conversations, while two pools—one in the shade of the original royal house, the other near the spa complex—are on hand for reclining and illuminated evening atmospheres. Consider taking a dip in the Satri House Spa’s large Romanesque Jacuzzi or cool plunge pool, then strengthening the immune system with either a visit to the herbal steam room or a relaxing Indo-Chine massage. Replenish at the Satri House Restaurant, decorated in traditional colonial style and waft with unique Laos and Thai spices that grace its dishes.

Satri House sits gracefully amid lush gardens, out of the city center but within easy walking, biking, and tuk tuk distance of the famous night market and the town’s intricate Buddhist wats. Of course, no visit to Luang Prabang is complete without excursions to the Ock Pop Tok weaving village and pre-dawn alms-giving ceremonies and day trips to the Pak Ou Caves and Kuang Si waterfalls.

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