Blending colonial charm with contemporary style, sleek boutique Hôtel de la Paix Luang Prabang offers a simple but seductive update on Lao tradition. Sun-kissed courtyards, shimmering pools and frangipani-fragrant gardens make this secluded all-suite retreat in the Ban Mano quarter a real Luang Prabang treat, with an indulgent spa, fine dining and a cooking school to boot. Set in a Unesco-protected former mansion, which also served time as a detention centre, its elegant high-ceilinged rooms and lofty watchtowers pay homage to its intriguing past.
Let the hotel's Leisure Concierges tailor activities to suit your mood, with a host of special-access, local experiences on tap. If you can't bring yourself to leave the premises, the spa and the in-house cooking school are seriously tempting.
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