kiridara Hotel, Luang Prabang view

22/13 North Road, Ban Naviengkham, Luang Prabang, Lao People's Democratic Republic

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Kiridara Hotel

Overview

Deep within the mountains of northern Laos lies the old royal capital of Luang Prabang, the UNESCO World Heritage-listed city of temples and colonial French mansions. And just on the outskirts of town is Kiridara Hotel, overlooking the sacred Mount Phou Si.

 

It’s hard to miss Kiridara Hotel from a distance, with its distinctive architecture hugging the hilly landscape. The hotel itself has been through several changes of ownership, and now under the guidance of French general manager Yannis, is rediscovering its authentic Laotian roots once more. With just twenty-six rooms and suites, it’s unexpectedly intimate for a hotel this size; an effect intensified by the terraced layout that ensures prime views and privacy for every room. The piece-de-resistance however is the jaw-dropping infinity pool and deck; easily one of the most impressive in town. An excellent spa, terrace bar and a restaurant serving upscale Laotian and European fare complete the overall package — everything you need for a relaxing and enjoyable stay in one of South-East Asia’s most beautiful towns.

 

 

Facilities

  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Bicycle rental
  • Business centre
  • Concierge
  • Gym
  • Shuttle transport
  • Jacuzzi
  • Laundry & dry-cleaning
  • Luggage storage
  • Free WiFi
  • Yoga
  • Airport transfers
  • Spa
  • Swimming pool
  • Tours
  • Weddings
  • 24 hour front desk
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Private dinner venue
  • 24-hour security

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Category:
Boutique Hotel
Setting:
City
No. of rooms:
26
Pets:
No
Children:
Yes
Swimming Pool:
Yes
Restaurant:
Yes
Disabled Access:
Yes
Recommended for:
Romance & Honeymoon
Culture Vultures
Sleeps in the City
Spa Time
Weddings & Events
Weekends from Singapore

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What to Know

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The breathtaking infinity pool is the only one of its kind in Luang Prabang, with some of the best views in town.
  • The thoughtful design ensures that every room enjoys great privacy and magnificent views overlooking the city.  
  • Despite the location outside the city centre, the hotel’s complimentary tuk-tuk shuttle service is one of the most convenient ways to get around.

KEEP IN MIND

  • Given its hilly setting, Kiridara Hotel is not for the unfit. You’ll need to climb four flights of stairs to get from the bottom of the hotel to the very top, where the spa is located.
  • The indoor restaurant setting feels a tad corporate, although efforts are underway to create a more authentic experience.

 

kiridara Hotel, Luang Prabang room view

Rooms

Each of the 23 rooms here are spacious and carefully designed to take advantage of the magnificent views. The higher the room, the better the view; but bear in mind that this also means more stairs to climb! Both the Deluxe and Premium Rooms boast private outdoor terraces, but for the ultimate in luxury, go for the spacious Kiri Suites with their stunning panoramic views.

A grand yet intimate hotel overlooking Luang Prabang, with a jaw-dropping pool and breathtaking views.

kiridara Hotel, Luang Prabang restaurant view

Food & Drink

RESTAURANT

Dine on Laos-style tapas at Phu Doi Restaurant and enjoy the spectacular panoramic views and al fresco dining from the upper deck. For mains, there's both traditional Laotian dishes, including spicy laap salad, spring rolls and green curry, as well as a selection of international favourites to cater to all taste buds. Romantic private dinners at the courtyard terrace can also be arranged. In the afternoons, don’t miss the daily afternoon tea out on the breezy courtyard terrace, with a variety of baked goodies, mini sandwiches and fine teas on offer.

 

BAR

Down below, the small but cosy Deck & Poolside Bar offers an extensive range of local and imported beers, wines and spirits, with stunning views of Mt. Phou Si from the outdoor terrace seating. Try the Kajeap, or traditional sour fruit Laotian drink, or the lychee martini. There’s also light snacks such as French Fries, club sandwiches and burgers for an afternoon meal or snack.  

 

EATING OUT

Pop down to nearby L’Etranger Books and Tea, a cosy bookshop and cafe where you can buy or rent books, browse their rotating art gallery or enjoy a cup of tea and free Wi-Fi. For something a little swankier, Tangor Restaurant & Bar offers creative French-Laotian fusion dishes and cocktails inside an intimate shophouse.

kiridara Hotel, Luang Prabang lounge view

Activities

POOLSIDE

Take a refreshing dip in the 14 metre swimming pool, complete with Jacuzzi jets, or laze about the sun-loungers with your favourite book and admire the breathtaking views of the city. In the evenings, order a cocktail from the bar and watch the gorgeous sunsets over Mount Phousi.

 

WELLNESS

Sign up for meditation or yoga classes at Kiridara Sala, or work up a sweat at the well-equipped gym. Afterwards, treat yourself to traditional Laotian therapies at the excellent Spa at Kiridara, with a wide variety of reasonably-priced massages, wraps, baths and other holistic treatments. Don’t miss their signature wood-fired steam bath treatments, while the three treatment rooms are surrounded by serene teak forests for blissing out.

 

COOKING CLASSES

Under the expert guidance of the restaurant chefs, try your hand at preparing traditional Laotian dishes such as sticky rice and Lao chili paste.

 

TOURS

Explore Luang Prabang's famed countryside on a trek, mountain biking, kayaking or elephant riding tour. The friendly front desk staff can assist with all the necessary arrangements.

 

NEARBY

Admire the beautiful clothing, household objects and artefacts belonging to Laos’ ethnic hilltribe groups, on display at the Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre. Alternatively, satisfy your inner shopaholic with handmade souvenirs at the Handicraft Night Market or at the many boutiques lining nearby Sakkaline Road.

 

 

 

 

Your Booking Makes a Difference

For every booking that you make at Kiridara Hotel, Indistay will donate 1% of profits to the Cambodian Children's Fund to help provide supplies for their library at Tuol Ampil School in Phnom Penh.

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Getting There

BY AIR

Luang Prabang International Airport (LPQ) serves domestic routes as well as a small handful of international flights to Singapore, Thailand (Bangkok, Chiang Mai), Cambodia (Siem Reap) and Vietnam (Hanoi).

FROM THE AIRPORT

Kiridara Hotel can arrange for airport transfers for an additional charge. Alternatively, taxis shouldn't cost more than US$6-8, and can be easily found at the arrival terminal.

 

In The Area

LOCATION

Kiridara Hotel is situated on the outskirts of downtown Luang Prabang, just a two minute drive from the UNESCO World Heritage Zone and within easy reach of many of the region’s popular tourist sites, including Mount Phou Si, Wat Xieng Thong and the Royal Palace. Luang Prabang International Airport is just an eight minute drive away.

 

GETTING AROUND

Kiridara Hotel provides a free shuttle service into the downtown area, after which most of the area’s main attractions are located within a short walking distance. Alternatively, borrow one of the hotel’s bicycle and explore the area on two wheels.

 

DISTANCES

Luang Prabang International Airport: 4 km (8 mins drive)

Mount Phou Si: 2.4 km (5 mins drive)

Wat Xieng Thong: 2.8 km (8 mins drive)

Royal Palace: 2.5 km (8 mins drive)

Riverfront: 2.5 km (8 mins drive)