“Once the home of the first president of Laos, this historic French colonial style house has 31 rooms.”,
Kim, the discoverer. Read the full story.
Historic HouseHistoric House
Swimming PoolSwimming Pool

Hotel Description

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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Room Description

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Hotel Facilities & Highlights

Satri House highlight
2 pools of 15m long.
Satri House highlight
The Restaurant at Satri House is decorated in traditional Colonial style and serves local Laos delicacies and some other Asian or Western dishes also. The dining room and its terraces are overlooking the gardens.
Satri House highlight
The Spa is facing the main pond and offers a large Jacuzzi, a cool plunge pool, an herbal steam room, and several private rooms for your massage. Each ritual starts with a cooling lemongrass and lime infused foot bath.
Satri House highlight
The boutique-gallery proposes many antiques, artefacts and silk from Laos.

Your Host & The Team

Lamphoune VoravongsaLamphoune Voravongsa
“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.”

Lamphoune Voravongsa - Luang Prabang’s Protector of the Past

Born in Laos, but exiled to France at a young age, Lamphoune Voravongsa returned to her roots after 30 abroad and opened her first shop in Vientiane specialising in traditional garments, jewellery, paintings and antique statues. She extended her business to include several shops in Luang Prabang before purchasing the former residence of Prince Soupha-nouvong, the resistance leader who later became the Lao People’s Democratic Republic’s first president in 1975.

Lamphoune restored the colonial mansion, which was built in 1904, and turned it into one of the most stylish boutique hotels in Luang Prabang as well as a classified UNESCO World Heritage Site. Lamphoune’s passion to empower other women led her to name the hotel Satri House, meaning ‘House of Women’. Inspired by Lao culture at the turn of the last century, Lamphoune’s greatest ambition is to show the rest of the world the beauty of Laos – its indigenous lifestyle, simplicity, elegance and grace. She also plays an active role in a handicraft association, Satri Lao Silk, which is devoted to preserving Laotian traditions.

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.

Welcome to Luang Prabang

Encircled by verdant foliage and mountains, at the confluence of two rivers in north-central Laos, Luang Prabang is the heart and pride of Lao culture. Previously the capital of the first Lao kingdom, temples, pagodas, Lao wooden houses and French colonial buildings form the backdrop of this designated UNESCO World Heritage city. A feast for the eyes, hundreds of monks donning saffron coloured robes roam about on the quiet streets. Wondrous aromas of freshly cooked food and the sweet smell of frangipani trees float through the air. Celebrating life, the local people’s distinctive culture includes traditional dancing, music, and special occasions held throughout the year. The colourful stalls at the outdoor Night Market held nightly offer another glimpse at indigenous culture.

Most of Luang Prabang can be explored on foot or on a bicycle. Spiritual encounters can be found at Luang Prabang’s most beautiful temple Wat Xieng Thong, Vat Visoun, Vat Phousi, and Vat Mai. A slow boat ride down the Mekong River to explore the famous Pak Ou Caves and witness local village life is highly recommended. Sense the calm antiquity in one of Southeast Asia’s most atmospheric cities.

Useful Information

Total number of rooms: 31
Annual closing:
open all year

Time zone: (GMT+07:00) Bangkok
Currency accepted: USD, LAK
Credit cards accepted: Visa, Mastercard
Electricity voltage: 220V
Electricity plug type:    
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About 10 mn drive from the airport to town, then turn left at Dara Market and straight until Norrasan Road, then right turn.
Nearest Airport: Luang Prabang Airport (LPQ) - 8 km

Satri House, 057 Photisarath Rd Ban Thatluang, Lao Peoples Republic
Luang Prabang


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17° C

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7:28 am