The afternoons in Luang Prabang can get hot – even in the winter. What better way to cool off than a dip in the pool?
Le Sen Boutique Hotel, because it is located outside of “downtown” Luang Prabang, has such a pool. It is the centrepiece of this zen-like hotel with 19 rooms, including two suites and one villa.
This Lao-owned and -managed hotel is barely one year old. The decor is minimalist chic, and it has the full range of amenities, plus a large fitness centre. Many staff are university students studying nearby; they’re charming and efficient.
Le Sen’s restaurant (with room service) serves both western and Lao fare, including a must-try traditional buffalo laab, luxuriant with local aromatics and herbs. A new lounge, ideal for chilling and sipping a cocktail, will soon open.