Before its present incarnation as one of Luang Prabang's most enchanting hotels, this 31 keys property was the childhood home of Prince Souphanouvong. There are charms and comforts aplenty, especially when one is cloistered within the delightfully furbished suites. Acquired by its present owner and lovingly restored and expanded with careful adherence to the building's inherent style, Satri House is a gorgeous labyrinth of abodes and gardens. The details here, think Chinese style silk robes and Southeast Asian antiques, are sincerely artful yet homely and masterfully sync the romantic past with the serene present.
While at the Satri House
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Explore the hotel's maze of gardens that comes with several pavilions that are perfect for Laotian snacks and dirty Martinis. The poolside is also a perfect watering hole for lazy afternoons and pre-evening cocktails.
Indulge at the Satri House restaurant which is an elegantly furbished space that specialises in Laotian cuisine and East-West favourites. The beef noodle here is particularly comforting.
There is also a small spa that provides really great Laos massages within intimate treatment compartments. Go for the traditional massages for a change.
Keep your art eyes peeled on antiques scattered all over the property. The eclectically furnished rooms contain objets and articles from a bygone era that might open a floodgate of nostalgia for some. The essence is homey yet inviting and sophisticated.