Fodor's Expert Review 3 Nagas Luang Prabang - MGallery

Sakkarin Rd., Ban Wat Nong, Luang Prabang, Louangphabang, Laos

This complex of historical mansions stands under official UNESCO World Heritage site protection, thanks in no small measure to the efforts of the former owner to retain its weathered but handsome look. The vintage Citroen parked out front, original wooden floors and clay tiles, and the use of dark wood, silks, and homespun local fabrics in the large rooms enhance the colonial setting. You can buy the fabrics in the hotel shop, along with Lao teas, coffee, and spices. Some rooms have four-poster beds. Deluxe Room 6 has a balcony like that of the executive suite, ideal for watching the morning alms procession of local monks. The 3 Nagas Restaurant on the lobby terrace is a longtime favorite for its fine food and elegant surroundings and the Nagini bar in the French colonial building serves cocktails with class.

PROS

  • private patios
  • gorgeous garden
  • spacious bathrooms with claw-foot tubs

CONS

  • often fully booked
  • wooden floors can be creaky
  • some rooms have no view

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Historical
Sophisticated
Central
$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 071-253 888
Website: 3-nagas.com

HOTEL DETAILS

15 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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