Want to be close to the main peninsula of Luang Prabang, but in a less touristy neighbourhood? Stay at the Apsara Rive Droite, a quick boat ride or bamboo bridge walk across the Nam Khan River.
The view from your veranda or terrace is green trees, the swimming pool, and the riverside restaurants of the world heritage zone, high above the opposite bank of the greenish waters of the Khan.
There are just nine rooms, all large with wood floors, comfortable beds with smooth linens, and a separate bathtub and shower (note there are no televisions, and the hotel is not for children under 12). Coffee lovers will appreciate the ability to make real Lao coffee right in their room.
I loved the local flowers throughout the hotel, and the delicious-smelling vegetable and herb garden carved out of the riverbank.
Leave time to borrow a hotel bike and ride two kilometers to the nearby village where paper and scarves are made by hand.