French service and decor differentiate Villa Maly; you’ll feel like you’re in Paris when greeted in their ornate reception room.
Villa Maly’s main building is from 1938, and was once the residence of Princess Khampieng and Prince Khamtan Ounkham, a grandson of King Khamsouk Zakarinh. The hotel’s five buildings are in a beautiful garden and surround an inviting swimming pool with comfortable chaises longues.
Each of the 33 rooms is different, with art and furniture largely from Vietnam. The gold-coloured copper sinks — two in some rooms — highlight the bathrooms.
At night, curtains are drawn around the balconies for privacy (although thicker and wider curtains in the rooms would be more effective, plus allow guests to better control light).
Book their lunch or dinner cruise aboard the beautiful Nava Mekong to the Pak Ou caves. Supplement your Laos visit with the Kamu Lodge Experience, an overnight stay in a tented safari lodge in the jungle and an interaction with the Kamu people.