057 Photisarath Road, Ban That Luang,Luang Prabang, Lao People's Democratic Republic
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Luang Prabang is a town with no shortage of heritage hotels, but even so, Satri House manages to stand out from the crowd. Built in 1912 as the childhood home of Prince Souphanouvong, this gorgeous UNESCO-listed residence has been transformed at the expert hands of French-raised owner Lamphoune Voravongsa into a place fit for royalty once more.
Voravongsa’s exquisite taste is evident in the gorgeous décor; from the lobby to the rooms, there's antique calligraphic scrolls, handwoven silks, fine rugs and other objet d’art to pique your interest at every turn. Let’s also not forget to mention the luxurious spa, which boasts a herbal steam room, Jacuzzi and plunge pools for some serious pampering. You could easily spend all day lounging besides the two emerald-toned swimming pools with your favourite book and a cocktail in hand, surrounded by leafy gardens, lily ponds and secret terraces.
Outside your doorstep, the surrounding neighbourhood is blissfully quiet, yet you’ll discover many of Luang Prabang’s attractions, including the night market as well as its ancient temples, just a short walk away. At night, come home to dine on Laotian and French classics in the breezy restaurant under the stars. In short, if you’re looking for a luxurious yet intimate hideaway to explore Laos’ historic treasures, Satri House is it.
- Bicycle rental
- Laundry & dry-cleaning
- Luggage storage
- Free WiFi
- Airport transfers
- Souvenir shop
- Swimming pool
- Wake-up service
- Multi-lingual staff
- 24-hour security
- Boutique Hotel
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- Recommended for:
- Art, Architecture & Design
- Romance & Honeymoon
- Culture Vultures
- Sleeps in the City
- Spa Time
- Weekends from Singapore
- Luxury Life
What to Know
- Owner Lamphoune Voravongsa’s exquisite taste is evident in the hotel’s beautiful décor – we're not surprised, as she also runs several antique shops in town.
- You’re staying amidst history: royal-born Prince Souphanouvong, known as “the Red Prince”, was the leader of the Laos People’s Revolutionary Party as well as the first President of the People’s Democratic Republic of Laos.
- Satri House’s two swimming pools are a rare treat, given Luang Prabang’s strict UNESCO regulations.
- The location is away from the tourist hustle and bustle, yet is close enough for a pleasant walk into town.
KEEP IN MIND
- While staff are well-meaning, service can be a little spotty at times.
- There’s occasionally some noise drifting over from nearby temple ceremonies and the odd karaoke-night.
Comfortable sneakers for day-time bike rides and walks into town, a swimsuit for the pool, and a fancy outfit or two for dinner and cocktails in the evenings.
Satri House consists of 28 individually-decorated rooms and 3 suites scattered across six colonial-style buildings, along with the original royal residence. No two rooms are alike; each one boasts handpicked teak furnishings set against a backdrop of polished teakwood or terracotta floors, and framed by elegant wooden shutters. Antique-lovers will swoon at the beautiful paintings, ceramics and other carefully-selected artworks that adorn the walls and surfaces, while the beds are heavenly clouds that you won’t want to get out of.
Choose a Deluxe Room for their private terrace or balcony overlooking the leafy gardens. The attached bathrooms only include a shower, however you can always head downstairs to use the soaking baths in the spa. The Junior Suites are slightly more spacious and include luxe bathtubs, while the Satri House Suites boast a private sitting area and are housed in the original historic residence itself, overlooking the main swimming pool.
An intimate and indulgent mansion in the prince's former childhood home, complete with two swimming pools and a luxurious spa.
Food & Drink
Satri House's restaurant exudes a French colonial feel, with panelled walls in an easy-on-the-eye spectrum of yellows, greys and whites. Feast on the likes of Laotian crispy coconut rice with tangy pork salad or steamed Mekong fish wrapped in banana leaves. The Western menu ranges from fancy – think filet mignon and buffalo steak – to ham and cheese sandwiches, pasta and chicken nuggets. Round off your meal with their fantastic desserts, such as the steamed pumpkin, coconut and pandan-leaf infused crème brûlée. The outdoor terrace is perfect for romantic nights under the stars with a glass of fine wine or a cocktail from the bar.
A-la-carte breakfast is served in the restaurant or on the outdoor terrace up until noontime. Tuck into hearty bowls of noodle soup or order their freshly-made pancakes, eggs and pastries, accompanied by fine coffees, teas or fruit juice.
Just around the corner, Manda de Laos serves up traditional Laotian cuisine in a gorgeous, UNESCO-listed outdoor setting, surrounded by lily ponds. For something a little buzzier, head further down the road to Tangor Restaurant & Bar for creative French-Laotian fusion dishes and cocktails inside a lovely shophouse.
Open throughout the day from 10am - 9pm, the ground-floor spa is where you go to get pampered from head to toe. The high-ceilinged treatment rooms are delightfully blissed-out, and they overlook a lotus-filled pond. Start with the herbal steam room, using secret Laotian herbal concoctions that have been passed down for centuries, then follow it up with a plunge in the deliciously-cold sunken pool. We especially love the roomy Jacuzzi for two -- perfect for a romantic soak.
In a town where pools are hard to come by, Satri House's two emerald-toned pools are a hot commodity. The stunning main pool is located besides the original royal residence and is surrounded by classic sun loungers for relaxing with a book and a cocktail. Next to the spa, the second pool is best for lap swimming to work off any holiday indulgences.
The coral-toned library is a lovely place to spend the hottest part of the day. Curl up on the ikat-lined sofas with an engrossing book on Luang Prabang's rich history, architecture or politics and help yourself to a glass of complimentary Laos whiskey.
Impressed with Satri House’s beautiful artworks? Owner Voravongsa is an established art and antique dealer in Luang Prabang as well as Vientiane, and the tiny in-house boutique shop gives you the chance to take home some of her gorgeous silk scarves and traditional handwoven textiles.
The helpful front desk can arrange for a variety of tours to help you get acquainted with Luang Prabang’s historic charms. Explore its ancient temples, including the beautiful Wat Xieng Thong and Wat Visoun, admire the exquisite Royal Palace, swim in the breathtaking Kuang Si Waterfalls or learn how to weave traditional Laotian textiles – just say the word and the staff will make it happen.
Your Booking Makes a Difference
For every booking that you make at Satri House, Indistay will donate 1% of profits to the Cambodian Children's Fund to provide library supplies for Tuol Ampil School in Phnom Penh.Learn More
Luang Prabang International Airport (LPQ) serves domestic flights to the capital of Vientiane as well as a small handful of international flights to Singapore, Thailand (Bangkok, Chiang Mai), Cambodia (Siem Reap) and Vietnam (Hanoi).
FROM THE AIRPORT
Satri House provides airport transfers for an additional charge. Alternatively, taxis (approx. US$6) and tuk-tuks (approx. US$3) are easily available for the short drive to the hotel.
In The Area
Satri House is located on the outskirts of downtown Luang Prabang, at the western end of the main street. It's close enough to be within walking distance of the main attractions and restaurants, yet far enough to not feel congested.
Satri House is a pleasant fifteen minutes' walk from the night market and city centre. Alternatively, the hotel provides complimentary bicycles for rent, which is easily the best way to get around. Most of Luang Prabang's main attractions are located about a five to ten minute ride from the hotel.