3 Nagas, a charming and low-key boutique hotel is nestled in the UNESCO World Heritage town of Luang Prabang in Laos, the laid-back ancient capital of the country. The hotel is located on one of the main streets (though not right in the centre of town so it’s still nice and peaceful) and along the route the monks take to collect alms every day. The fact it’s within walking distance of the markets, rivers and temples, and surrounded by greenery, speaks volumes about Luang Prabang today which has, for the large part, been protected from the onslaught of tourism seen in places like Koh Samui and Bali.
The hotel is tiny by international standards – just 15 rooms and suites located in two different buildings. Being such a small hotel, service is attentive and friendly. Each room has its own spacious terrace or verandah and décor is traditional Lao meets modern conveniences, with antique wooden floors and silk throws adding a touch of homey warmth.
There’s no pool at the resort, but the lovely gardens are the perfect place to kick back and read that book you just never have time to finish. For a totally chilled out escape from city life, you’d be hard pressed to find better than 3 Nagas. Keep an eye out for Alila’s second resort in Luang Prabang this coming October — Alila Luang Prabang, which is housed in an extraordinary colonial building with only 23 rooms and suites, each reflecting French and Lao influences.
Rates from USD 105++ per room per night (approximately HKD 800).
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