“I’ve not had such a great hotel experience in a long time, and considering at the pace i’d been travelling in the past 2 months to UK, Africa and Singapore, the staff at Satri house was a great respite in making me enjoy travelling again. I’m sure the magical town has its own charms too, but this great boutique really made the trip much more magical.
The location is very good, although not smacked in the middle of the old town, you can get there by foot easily, with just a 10 minute stroll, or 2 minutes on the hotel’s bicycle (traffic in Luang Prabang is so light, you’ll fell safe even on the main roads). The building itself is a gorgeous colonial building and it’s as if you’ve stepped back in time when you enter the hotel through the corridor of bamboo tress in the walk way. My room was on the ground floor, and was charmingly appointed in a classical style with four poster bed that staff will drape over with the mosquito net during turn down.
The bed was firm and comfortable, and there was a pillow menu available too. In room, there were plenty of bottled mineral water to let you stay hydrated. i also like the lack of a TV in the room so you have no choice but to linger in the amazing lawn or pool side, or explore the town. The bathroom has a nice rain shower and another hand held shower faucet, and is spacious.
Everywhere you walk on this property, staffs will smile and ask how your day is. Even the property manager, is constantly seen moving around, chatting and talking to guests. One afternoon, I was walking and saw him form a distance – he immediately ended his call on his cell while i was still 50 meters away and greeted me when I approached. It’s this little touched that makes one feel so valued as a guest.
When I checked in, the staff was so eager to tell me the sights I should visit and offered to help me plan a day trip to the waterfalls, which I had given up trying to go prior to my arrival as it seemed so far, and had it not been the help and information offered, I’d be so sad to pass the trip to witness the amazing falls.
I highly recommend this hotel to everyone as it’s a great place to stay in Luang Prabang!”