The Apsara Rive Droite

Luang Prabang, Laos

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The Apsara Rive Droite
The Apsara Rive Droite
The Apsara Rive Droite
The Apsara Rive Droite
The Apsara Rive Droite



From US$200+ per night inclusive of breakfast

– The ride across the river on the Apsarian Queen (you’ll wish it was longer!).
– Not up to eating first thing? Breakfast is served until noon.
– Little touches, such as: my bar of soap was in pieces, not only did they notice, but they left me a big one, even two hours before checkout.

– Fairly steep stairs down to catch the boat and to the bamboo bridge, but you can also take the hotel’s bikes, tuktuk or minivan to the UNESCO zone.
– Wifi not accessible from most rooms, but the hotel is looking at upgrading.


+856 71 254 670


Johanna ReadJohanna Read
Contributing Editor

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.