Villa Santi Resort & Spa

3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 Stars

Santi Resort Road, Ban Nadeuay, PO Box 681, Luang Prabang, Laos

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Santi Resort & Spa
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Satisfaction Very Good
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Value Score Poor Value

Costs 43% more than similarly rated 3.5 star hotels

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    Just relax and relax


    Some three kilometers from the town center, excellent hotel with all services: pool, bar, dining restaurant, spa and even sauna.

    The Resort is located a 10 minutes drive from downtown Luang Prabang and have 67 rooms, bungalows and suites all with terrace or balcony. There are hot and cold shower, bathtub, air-conditioning, satellite TV, movie channel, safetybox, wifi and a refreshment center.

    Hotel offers ride to town, please check the schedules (back also!).

    Unique Quality: Take that schedule seriously, I tell you my story. We came to the hotel on the afternoon, we taught that the town and the routes are simple and that this is a normal town. But it is not! We jumped to the hotel shuttle and went to town. Three ladies and me. The town was incredible, whole main street (or some of the main streets) was a walking street and there were full size market on the street. All sellers had own lamps and bulbs (and this is important). It started to rain and we went to one bar. We had some beers (the time got wings) and were there to closing time. Then we jumped out back to the main street and, believe me or not, the street was empty and dark, no lamps, no people, no cars, no nothing! And we didn't even remember the name of the hotel (that was the only hotel not listed in our itinary and we had just left the hotel without even taking the name or address).

    There we were, middle of nowhere, not knowing even the direction of our first step!

    After adventures we got a ride to the hotel with a pickup truck normally used to PIG TRANSPORT! Don't ask more, I still remember the smell, but with 7$ we got back to hotel (with checkup of three others before find the right one).

  • never go back there again


    we went there with all together 6 families to celebrate NY, I booked 7 rooms and the hotel only gave us 6 rooms! some of us were not picked up from the airport despite all confirmations. we reserved a bus to take us to see the monks in the morning ( 8$ per person, we agree to pay ) but the bus never came so we had to take touk touk instead they over charged us when checked out... some of us had diarrhea when had dinner at the hotel. the hotel is out of town, the shuttle bus to town is not that often and we ended up spending alot on the local transport. we are very disappointedwith this hotel and would never go back there again.

    Unique Quality: quiet

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The fanciest Hotel in Luang Prabang

by calcaf38 about Villa Santi

The Villa Santi used to be the residence of a Lao Princess. After the years of turbulence, the house was returned to the Princess' family who turned it into a successful hotel.

There are several wings and some rooms are fancier than others. The hotel is carefully decorated with antiques.

It is all very elegant, and just a touch synthetic. But not overly so: you can still distinguish rats scampering on the heavenly patio.

Villa Santi Hotel & Resort

by SirRichard

This old charming hotel in Luang Phabang is one of the best choices if you want high class accomodation there.
It is a small colonial hotel, former Royal Building, with a "modern" annex building.
Centrally located, within walking distance to everything in the centre, it offers doubles with A/C including buffet breakfast for 65 USD.

Hands down, the Villa Santi in...

by DesertRat

Hands down, the Villa Santi in Luang Prabang, is THE place to stay. At $36 a night (when we were there anyway), it's certainly expensive from the standpoint of the local economy, but it's an affordable treat for anyone from the West. Even if you don't stay there, have dinner in the restaurant and sit on the balcony beneath the front portico of what was once the residential palace of a Lao princess. The food is excellent. Incidentally, throughout Laos you can get baguettes and brioches thanks to Laos' French colonial past. Few things can beat sitting on the balcony above the front portico of the hotel over dinner with a gentle rain coming down. And the food, whether French or Lao, is as delightful as the atmosphere. The only slight annoyance is that service can be a bit slow.

For more detail, see the travelogue entry for the Vila Santi.

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Nice hotel

by jmmorgan about Villa Santi

An old colonial building that has been restored. The accommodation was spotlessly clean although our room was a little small. At night we had mosquito nets and this felt very romantic!
At the rear is a pleasant courtyard where you could just sit and relax with a drink. Service was excellent although not all of the staff spoke English to any degree.
The restaurant is upstairs and served lovely Lao food and an excellent breakfast. Very near to the temple district and very atmospheric. I fely comfortable as soon as I entered the reception.

Villa Santi Hotel & Resort

by SirRichard

If you are looking for relax and some luxury in LP this is the place. I don't use to travel on a high budget, but this was my last night in Laos and I decided to go for it, what the Hell!
I checked in at noon and stayed at the room till 5pm, then went for a short walk and dinner and back to the hotel, where I stayed reading, hearing music, and relaxing in its beautiful verandas... It is located in the very center of LP, at walking distance to everything, 1 minute from the boats, the main shops, monasteries...
It is a 120 years old French-Laotian building that used to be a Royal House. They have 2 buildings, close to one another. The "oldest" is the hotel and the other is the Resort. The Hotel is nicer but the Resort is more peaceful and bigger rooms.
65 USD for the double, breakfast included. Fruit welcome basket too. A/C, of course.

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French restuarant in Luang Prabang?

by pattayaraj

Any recommend French restuarants in Luang Prabang? My friends'd like to celebrate New Year there and they 'd like to try the best French food. I 've heard about Villa Santi restuarant , but anyone know others best place?
Thanks a lot.


Re: French restuarant in Luang Prabang?

by fraine

Villa Santi will be your best option if you're after a classy French restaurant.
We had a table on the balcony earlier in the year which was very nice.
We couldn't find many other French restaurants in LP(and one that took credit card).

good luck

Re: Re: French restuarant in Luang Prabang?

by pattayaraj

Thanks a lot , Friane.


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 Villa Santi Resort & Spa

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Santi Resort And Spa
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Address: Santi Resort Road, Ban Nadeuay, PO Box 681, Luang Prabang, Laos