A branch of the Lao royal family built this house as their residence in the late 1900s, Satri House was once the childhood home of Prince Souphanouvong. The building was refurbished in 2002 by Mrs. Lamphoune Voravongsa and has been run since as a hotel.
Satri House sits gracefully amongst lush gardens, out of the center but in easy walking distance of the famous night market and the town's intricate Buddhist wats. Satri House is one of the most exquisite places in this ancient city, designed with a style inspired by Lao culture and set in a truly relaxing environment. This is a glorious tribute to a bygone era.
The 31 rooms and suites are spacious and luxurious, with four-poster beds, billowing white curtains and polished wood floors. At night, thick wooden shutters ensure a blissful sleep, essential if you want to rise at dawn to see the famous alms-giving ceremony.
Deluxe Rooms are the least expensive option, set in the garden buildings. All have balconies or terraces with garden views.
Junior Suites are a little larger and all have baths and a separate powerful shower.
The 3 Satri House Suites are top of the pile, partly because they are so spacious, but mostly because they are situated in the original Unesco-listed house.
Satri House locates at Ban That Luang Village in Luang Prabang, a short stroll from the night market. Luang Prabang was formerly Laos' royal capital city and is a Unesco World Heritage site, in the north of the country. This city is famed for its intricate Buddhist temples among which Wat Xieng Thong is the oldest and finest, with stenciled gold columns.
FOOD & DRINK
Satri House Restaurant is the place to sample a symphony of Lao and Thai spices. Satri Bar is open from 11am–11pm, but the bartenders will keep the drinks flowing if you have the legs. The food there is good but you’ll find the restaurant lacks of atmosphere as many people choose to eat out in Luang Prabang nearby.
In a stroke of inspired indulgence, there are two pools to recline beside. The serene spa has high-ceilinged treatment rooms arranged around a lily-filled pond, a large Jacuzzi, a plunge pool and an herbal steam room.
Free WiFi in the lobby, bar and by the pool, library, gardens, and spa. In rooms: flat screen TV on request, minibar, and local-brand toiletries.