Hidden in the small village of Muang-La by the river, this lodge features 5 wooden villas and 9 traditionally designed guestrooms. Exuding peace tranquillity, and mountain views, the river houses a natural hot spring. Besides the sauna, and spa, guests can explore northern Laos and its local ethnic groups either on foot, on mountain bikes, or in 4WD cars.

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All guestrooms have an en-suite bathroom and a small private terrace overlooking the countryside, the gardens or the river.

Inspired by the local architecture, the rooms are built from the best materials and make extensive use of local wood treated with lightly scented oils. The white-washed walls, the polished wooden floors and the designer furniture, all made by local craftsmen from Oudom Xai, provide a hallmark of originality to the whole lodge. The pieces of Lao art, paintings and sculptures, the design and colours of the fabrics are all locally created and produced, giving each room its own unique identity. The names of the rooms correspond to the traditional ethnic groups.

Equipped with toilet, shower with seat or a bath, the modern bathrooms mix wood, granite and stained terrazzo. Each room has a private balcony overlooking the swirls of steam from the hot water spring, the river or the gardens and its butterflies.

Room Facilities : free Wifi / cable, bathrobe, hair-dryer.

Rates from 297USD/night for 2 persons.

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All guestrooms have an en-suite bathroom and a small private terrace overlooking the countryside, the gardens or the river.

Inspired by the local architecture, the rooms are built from the best materials and make extensive use of local wood treated with lightly scented oils. The white-washed walls, the polished wooden floors and the designer furniture, all made by local craftsmen from Oudom Xai, provide a hallmark of originality to the whole lodge. The pieces of Lao art, paintings and sculptures, the design and colours of the fabrics are all locally created and produced, giving each room its own unique identity. The names of the rooms correspond to the traditional ethnic groups.

Equipped with toilet, shower with seat or a bath, the modern bathrooms mix wood, granite and stained terrazzo. Each room has a private balcony overlooking the swirls of steam from the hot water spring, the river or the gardens and its butterflies.

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Hotel Facilities & Highlights


13x5m pool built on an island in the river.


Fusion cuisine mixing Lao and French dishes, prepared by our cooks from the village and using fresh local ingredents from our garden or the market.



In the evening, enjoy a hot-spring bath in one of the 4m elevated baths, overlooking the river and the mountains. The water from natural hot-spring on the property gushes at 70°C and needs to be cooled to 40-42°C for a relaxing bath.


Laos is home to a mosaic of 130 traditional ethnic tribes, some of them only have a few hundred and on the verge of disappearing completely. Muang La Lodge has designed some excursions to approach some tribes in their villages and observe their way of life. Originating from Yunnan or Tibet, these tribes of "hunter-gatherers" are called the "people of heaven" by the Lao people living on the plains. Their villages are often perched above 1,000m above sea level, in the mountains: Ikhos, Akha or Hmong minorities.


Your Host & The Team


“In 2000, I was exploring the Northern part of Laos, looking for the most authentic villages and sceneries, in a country that was just opening up to tourism. I had a dream to build some camps with luxury tents there, like you can find in South Africa. 4 camps were built, each on breathtaking locations. A couple of years later, I decided to build a fixed lodge, by a river - a place that is a concentrate of Laos : Muang La. This is when Muang La Resort was born. It is today a member of Secret Retreats, part of a collection where all properties are authentic and purely Asian.”

Welcome to Muang La


Situated in the heart of northern Laos in Oudomxay Province, the small town of Muang La beckons travellers eager to experience its unspoilt natural beauty and numerous ethnic groups that dwell between rice paddies and mountains.

Current Temperature

25° C

Current Weather

Local Time

7:12 am

 

We Care


This resort is dedicated to improving education at Ban Por, an isolated Hmong village at the top of the mountain, where teaching and learning conditions are difficult. So far, they have built two schools. One is for the first level (6-7 years old) and has 30 students. The second school, at the entrance of the village, has approximately 70 students ages 7 to


11.

Muang La’s education initiative originated when two guests from Luxembourg expressed their desire to improve the local school teaching/learning practices. Both the World Food Program, CCL (Comite de Cooperation du Laos) and a French organisation called Un Avenir Pour Demain actively support this project. Muang La’s future plan is to expand the school and employ more teachers.


“Set next to a river with a hot spring, in a very small village, this 9 room lodge showcases local architecture, and is the starting point for visiting the nearby hills and hilltribes.”

Kim, the discoverer.

Useful Information


GENERAL
Total number of rooms: 9
Annual closing:
open all year

Time zone: (GMT+07:00) Bangkok
Currency accepted: USD, LAK
Credit cards accepted: Visa, Mastercard
Electricity voltage: 220V
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Your concierge is ready to assist you with planning and completing your reservation, contact them on dream@secret-retreats.com
ACCESS
About 40mn drive to the North, along the road 2E from Oudomxay.
Nearest Airport: Oudom Xay (ODY) - 30 km

CONTACT
Muang La District Oudom Xay Province, Lao Peoples Republic
Muang La
http://www.muangla.com
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