Enjoy life on the other side at The Apsara Rive Droite, a chic little hotel that puts the ou (la la) back into boutique. The peaceful waterside setting, designer furnishings and delicious food act as an opiate. Join the in-crowd at this intimate, exclusive bolt hole and leave the herd behind. The hotel sits across the Nam Khan River, away from Luang Prabang's hustle and bustle. With just nine rooms, a sleek pool and a highly regarded restaurant, it works well as a couples
All 9 rooms internally are identical with wooden floors, airy bathrooms, king-size beds and air-conditioning. They are all very spacious, stylish and incredibly comfortable with modern Indochinese inspired artefacts and art, giving them a glamorous feel.
The nine rooms are airy and glamorous with large fully equipped bathrooms, complete with separate shower and bath. All rooms have wooden floors, a king size double bed with western mattress, air con and fans, safes, a mini bar, hair dryers, phones, and views of the temples and mountains of Luang Prabang.
The Garden View Deluxe rooms are on the ground floor (direct access out to the gardens and pool) whereas the River View Deluxe rooms are upstairs and have a slightly more private terrace (some have view partial views of the river as well).
The hotel is located outside of the historic part of Luang Prabang, just over the Nam Khan River. It's just a 2 minute boat hop across the river to the temples and restaurants, or a bicycle ride across the bridge.
During the dry season (November to May) a pedestrian bamboo bridge is constructed 5 mins walk away from the hotel which allows quick access into town. Bicycles are also available and you can pedal quickly into town using the nearby "Two wheels two legs only" bridge.
FOOD & DRINK
The Apsara Rive Droite restaurant serves a selection of Lao and Western dishes, on a terrace or indoor. For lunch and dinner, guests may want to opt for taking the boat across the river to their sister hotel The Apsara for more selection and a livelier ambience.
We won’t expect much of numbers of facilities in a 9-room-hotel, thus the property does boast a lovely pool, a highly regarded restaurant, free WiFi, in room massages (on request), beautiful gardens and complimentary use of bicycles and transfers by tuk-tuk.