Amantaka

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Amantaka, a turn-of-the-century French colonial-style property that has since been brilliantly remodelled, redeveloped and revamped into the leading Luang Prabang luxury hotel, though plenty of character certainly still remains.

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  • Transfers to and from your hotel
  • All flight luggage allowances
  • Personal concierge service
  • 24/7 assistance when travelling
  • Full ATOL protection

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For anyone lucky enough to stay at the all-suite Amantaka in central Luang Prabang, they’ll find a luxury Laos resort that embodies the best of both its surrounding local influences and the contemporary comforts of a modern hotel, with 100 years of history to boot.

Amantaka’s fantastic location – within touching distance of the Mekong River, highlights of ancient Luang Prabang and the wider province – is owed to its former life, as an important French government building-come-medical centre during colonial times. Today, however, the prestigious Aman Hotel Group have turned this property into a top boutique Laos hotel that could not be further from its less exotic past.

Take the suites at Amantaka for example. Beautifully adorned in a fusion of antique-style touches such as vintage rolltop bathtubs and traditional ornaments, yet also four-poster beds, Bose speakers, iPod docking stations and a distinctly minimalist design as standard. Many of them feature their own immaculate swimming pool and private courtyard or terrace, though all feel fresh, clean and extremely enticing; just what you need if visiting in the height of summer.

The story will continue throughout your stay, as the Amantaka hotel maintains a typical colonial-era architectural style of squared white walls, tall windows and terracotta tiles common in this region of Laos. Yet within the hotel there lies a tropical Luang Prabang retreat, preened gardens, a huge central swimming pool and sun patio, two restaurants, a gym and spa offering the full range of relaxation treatments, plus a soothing spa pool and steam room to round it all off. Add charming service, locally sourced produce filling a seasonal menu of lip-smacking Laotian cuisine and even complimentary bicycles to explore the best of the UNESCO-listed old town, for a winning combination at Amantaka, one of Luang Prabang’s finest resorts.

The 24 suites at Amantaka hotel are exquisite. Contemporary touches come in the form of chrome fixtures, Bose Bluetooth speakers and modern outdoor furnishings, while tall ceilings make the most of the building’s original architecture, lots of light, white walls and polished stone floor tiles finishing a real sanctuary-like space. All but one of the suite categories sport a private pool and sun terrace, with the higher-level categories featuring larger swimming pools, gardens and a separate lounge area.

Suite

Suite

With a well-sized furnished terrace, four-poster king-size beds and a large bathroom with standalone bathtub, the Suite rooms at Amantaka are a delightful entry-level option, opening up onto the hotel’s grounds.
Pool Suite

Pool Suite

Similar to the Suite in terms of size and in-room amenities, though the Pool Suite is a real step up thanks to its furnished courtyard and deluxe private plunge pool too.
Signature Khan and Mekong Suites

Signature Khan and Mekong Suites

A great choice for couples, the Khan and Mekong Suites offer a larger private courtyard, gardens, a swimming pool and separate lounge area, as well as twin vanity sinks and a standalone bathtub; magical.
Amantaka Pool Suite

Amantaka Pool Suite

The pick of the bunch, book a standalone Amantaka Pool Suite for multiple verandas and rooms, a larger swimming pool and gardens too; perfect for families and honeymooners alike.

Amantaka hotel packs a lot into its neatly manicured grounds, with a spa, soothing indoor plunge pool, steam room, gym, outdoor swimming pool and sun terrace, gardens, two restaurants and a bar all onsite, with local tennis courts also available nearby. Other services include babysitting, laundry and an excellent concierge, while little extras such as Wi-Fi and complimentary bicycles go without saying here.     

The Dining Room

The Dining Room

Proudly boasting the best of Laotian cuisine, though going one further in allowing diners to customise certain dishes on their seasonal, locally sourced menu, the Dining Room Restaurant does Amantaka hotel proud. The restaurant itself is nice and airy, decorated in a modest though traditional style of wicker chairs and oversized indoor pot plants, all setting the scene for the delicious regional food to follow.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Pool Terrace

Pool Terrace

Offering the same menu as the Dining Room, with an occasional BBQ thrown in plus a few more familiar, western favourites too, the Pool Terrace provides a great spot to enjoy your evening on those warm nights, or simply sip a cocktail during the afternoon.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Lounge Bar

Lounge Bar

A healthy selection of local herb and spice-infused cocktails and juices can be tried and tasted at Amantaka’s Lounge Bar, though a simple sparkling water or ice-cold beer is also available! Leisurely, relaxed and a little informal, this is an easy spot to unwind throughout the day and into the evening.

Amantaka is one of the more centrally located Luang Prabang hotels, meaning the Mekong River, Mount Phousi, UNESCO-listed old town and surrounding temples – of which there are dozens – are all close by. This particular Laos hotel is also keen on its surrounding cultural heritage, so dance performances, cookery classes and a tour of nearby rice paddies are always popular pastimes. So too the interesting catalogue of 19th-century Buddhist photographs held in one of the lounge rooms, well worth a peak.

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  • Time zone: +7 GMT
  • Flight time: 17 hours
  • Recommended airlines: Thai Airways
  • Currency: Lao kip, US dollar
  • Tipping guideline: 10% of total bill
  • Health considerations: There is a risk of altitude illness when travelling to destinations of 2,500m or higher. There is a risk of dengue. There is a risk of Zika virus. There is a low risk of malaria in Laos.
  • Capital: Vientiane
  • Population: 7,736,681
  • National languages: Lao
  • Electricity and plugs: Type A, B, C, E, & F, 230 V
  • Mobile phone coverage: Good
  • UK passport visa requirements: You need a visa for Laos if you have a British passport - apply online

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