Avani Luang Prabang
Luang Prabang, Laos
Luang Prabang, Laos
Luang Prabang, Laos
Avani Luang Prabang is a boutique, affordable luxe hotel, set in the charming town of Luang Prabang in Laos. Set in an early 20th-century colonial bungalow and designed by the Thailand-based architect Pascal Trahan, it started as Azerai – a new project by Aman founder Adrian Zecha. Now operated by Thailand based Minor Hotels Group, it continues with Zecha’s concept of ‘affordable luxury’. Situated in the heart of the old town, Avani is ideally placed to explore the city.
Accommodation at the Avani Luang Prabang comprises of 53 rooms, spread over two floors. The open guestrooms include a king-sized bed, ensuite shower rooms, twin vanities, and French-style louvered doors that open to a balcony or terrace clad with loungers. The decor is natural and light, using local materials such as timber and cement tiles, complemented by artwork, hand-stitched fabric and batik inspired by the designs and techniques used by the Hmong Lao tribe.
Dining options at the Avani Luang Prabang include a restaurant offering both French-influenced cuisine and local dishes, prepared and served in traditional Lao style. The two bars have a vibrant ambiance in which to enjoy the start or end an evening. Sheltered by the Banyan tree is a 25-metre pool lined with sun loungers to relax after a day of sightseeing. There is also a tranquil spa, offering Laotian and Asian treatments, as well as a fully equipped gym and yoga classes.
Avani Luang Prabang, Laos
Stay Avani Luang Prabang has 53 rooms in three categories: Rooms, Courtyard Rooms and Avani Rooms varying in size from 35 to 85 square meters. All are designed in open-plan style, to emphasize simplicity and comfort with clean lines and wood floors and furniture. The entry level Rooms are located facing south and west, the Courtyard Rooms feature private terraces and the Avani Rooms are larger, featuring either a spacious terrace or courtyard. Rooms have a mini-bar, Wi-Fi & TV.
ChildCare Families with children are welcome to stay at Avani but there are no specific facilities available for children. There is a pavilion where they children can play if it is raining. The restaurant offers a children's menu and babysitting can be arranged upon request.
Dine There is one restaurant at the Avani Luang Prabang, relaxed and atmospheric, with al-fresco and indoor seating. There is a choice at breakfast between buffet and a-la-carte, with fresh coffee, juices and tea, while lunch features classic bistro and Lao dishes. The dinner menu offers both French-influenced cuisine and local dishes, prepared and served in traditional Lao style. The wine list has been carefully chosen with a handpicked selection of both old and new world wines.
Relax Facilities at the Avani Luang Prabang include a 25-metre pool, set within the central garden and surrounded by comfortable and stylish day beds. The nearby Pool Bar serves freshly prepared smoothies, fruit drinks and homespun cocktails. The Massage Retreat offers a range of therapies, either in private treatment rooms or a relaxing common area. Yoga classes are available and there is also a fully equipped gym, including cardio equipment, weight stations and free weights.
Experience Avani is ideally located in central Luang Prabang. The hotel’s just across the junction from the main street, where you’ll find the daily night market and restaurants, riverside cafés and temples. Wander around the streets and marvel at the unique fusion of traditional and urban architectures influenced by 19th and 20th century European colonial settlers. Visit the Royal Palace Museum and just opposite the hotel is Mount Phousi, set on a 100m hill that serves as the unofficial town centre.
Location Avani is only 10 minutes by car from Luang Prabang International Airport. The hotel is in a good location within the town, close to local shops and restaurants.
Getting there Fly into Luang Prabang International Airport. From there, Avani is approximately a 10-minute drive.
When to go November to April is the best time to visit Laos with dry and warm weather, with March and April being the hottest months. October and May are also good months to visit with only a bit of rain. July to September are the wettest months in Laos.