Satri House

Rooms & Rates

Rates from 140USD/night for 2 persons
Built in 1904 by Prince Souphanouvong's parents, the first President of Lao People's Democratic Republic lived here when he was a young boy. The French colonial style 28 guestrooms and 3 suites feature handcrafted wood furniture, oversized balconies, and spacious bathrooms. Facilities include a restaurant, garden bar, library, outdoor swimming pools, and spa.

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• 24h Butler
• Swimming Pool
• Restaurant
• Spa
• Yoga/Meditation Area
• Wifi
• 24h Reception
• Bar/Lounge
• Laundry
• Library
• Free parking
• Non-Smoking Rooms


Size of room 31sqm with rain shower, plus a 11 m² balcony with garden views. Television is available upon request.
Room Facilities : air conditioning, safe box, mini-bar, satellite TV, free Wifi / cable, bathrobe, hair-dryer.

Junior Suite

Size of room 43 m² with bathtub, separate rain shower, pool and garden views. Television is available upon request.
Room Facilities : Air Conditioning,safe box, mini-bar, Satellite TV, Free Wifi/cable, Bathrobe, hair-dryer.

Satri House Suite

Size of room 66 m² with bathtub and separate rain shower-bathtub, pool view. Television is available upon request.
Room Facilities : air conditioning, safe box, mini-bar, satellite TV, free Wifi / cable, bathrobe, hair-dryer.

Your Host

Kim's View of Satri House

Kim's View

Once the home of the first president of Laos, this historic French colonial style house has 31 rooms.

Your host

Lamphoune Voravongsa
Lamphoune Voravongsa from Satri House shares:

"My ambition when I created Satri House was to show the rest of the world, the beauty of Laos - the indigenous lifestyle of its people, its simplicity, elegance and sense of grace. Inspired by Lao culture and built at the turn of the last century as the residence of Prince Soupha-nouvong, (the resistance leader known as the “Red Prince” who later became the Lao People’s Democratic Republic’s first president in 1975) Satri House is deemed the most stylish boutique residence in Luang Prabang. I like to share with guests my favorite spots to admire the sunrise, walk around the old town or along the Mekong, listen to the silence in temples… Just like all hosts in Secret Retreats, I like to let people feel how beautiful life can be here."
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All of our properties are family owned—their captivating spirit is embodied by their hosts who often dwell there themselves. Illustrating this family spirit, Secret Retreats has commissioned Indonesian artist Edward Pasaribu to design a range of traditional puppets that reflect the inner essence of true Asian hospitality. Each region has its own special puppet.

Our Story

After his voyage, Kim grasps the mission that his father had assigned to him—informing contemplative travellers about idyllic locations containing exclusive properties, which unveil a true essence of Asia.

Mount Phousi projects herself proudly over the small, historic village of Luang Prabang, a magnificent site to behold at dawn with its colourful orange rays akin to ripe apricots. To reach Satri House, I stroll along the Mekong River, passing by old whitewashed temples, fully aware that in days of yore many others walked this very same path.

My radiant hostess greets me into her home. The allure of this space, and its mix of Laotian architecture and colonial accents, is imposing. It once belonged to the “Red Prince” who later became the Lao People’s Democratic Republic’s first president in 1975, but a king would be equally comfortable here. Porches lined with basins overlooking the exotic garden and swimming pools offer an unexpected touch to this idyllic setting. The terracotta floors in the lobby have been polished to perfection. Here, the benevolent staff ensures that guests feel so at home that they won’t wish to pack their suitcases to leave anytime soon.

My room is adorned with thin silk drapes, which filter out the sun. The décor is natural, filled with old fashioned objects that could easily have been owned by an explorer. Long swags of silk are draped over my canopy bed, offering up a romantic look. On the terrace, a black fan with copper blades spins silently. In the dreamy period design library, I imagine men from yesteryear dressed in white twill trousers playing a game of billiards.

I delight in a subtlety unique meal, which combines both traditional and western cuisine, after which the young Laotian at the reception area encourages me to discover the region. I explore paddy fields and watch the elephants at work in the nearby jungle. Both are wonderful experiences that make me want to extend my stay.

Thanks to my hostess, this spirit of place is embodied by refinement and calm. Here, one feels like you are in several different eras and places at the same time. Sitting quietly in the garden, I recall Buddha’s wise words: “We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.”




Nearest Airport: Luang Prabang Airport (LPQ) - 8 km


Credit cards accepted: Visa, Mastercard, American Express
Total number of rooms: 31
Annual closing: open all year
Time zone: (GMT+07:00) Bangkok


Satri House, 057 Photisarath Rd Ban Thatluang, Lao People's Democratic Republic
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Lounging along the Mekong (9 Days/8 Nights)

Starting from 2,400USD per person.

With no access to the sea, Laos’ culture, myths and pace of life are intimately related to the Mekong. This program will give you an insight into Laos:
  • the capital, Vientiane, converting itself from a colonial peaceful town into an Asian dynamic modern city.
  • the hills of the North populated by many semi-nomadic tribes who migrated for most from Yunnan and Myanmar - Ikhos, Khamu, Hmong…
  • the eternal and spiritual UNESCO town of Luang Prabang, which still lives today at the rhythm of its monasteries.

The 8 nights’ tour will first allow you to visit Vientiane, the country’s capital which still has a provincial feel with only half a million inhabitants. You will then fly to Oudomxay to reach MuangLa for 3 days of immersion into the local way of life, surrounded by nature: discover the Khamu, Ikhos and Hmong people and learn about their origins, traditions and work in the fields. A cruise on the magnificent Nam Ou River will take you to Luang Prabang for 3 nights at Satri House. During your stay, you will witness the famous daily Alms Ceremony, explore the many sights and temples of the UNESCO town and cruise on the Mekong. You can complete your journey with an extension in Siem Reap or Bangkok.

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We Care

We Care
Satri House is passionate about promoting Lao culture and customs, including one of Laos’ oldest dominant living crafts, textile weaving. In collaboration with “Khang”, they have created a centre for fine silks, textile design, Lao fashion and traditional weaving in the heart of Luang Prabang at 24 Sackarine road, Ban Xiengmouane. View exclusive collections made from Lao handlooms using different ancient techniques to create both traditional and contemporary designs. Every piece is unique and ranges from rough coarse wild silk to fine luxurious silk, and silk organza. “Khang” also invites guests to experience Lao weaving and natural dyeing at one of its various courses. The courses range from half day workshops to a several months long professional training course. Situated on the top level of the showroom, the weaving studio can accommodate up to four people for a weaving class or up to six people for a natural dyeing class.

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