Satri House Hotel is only an easy 15 minutes stroll away from the historic town centre, tucked away in the very quiet residential area of Ban That Luang. It was built in 1885 as the residence of a branch of the Lao royal family – the childhood home of Prince Souphanouvong, the resistance leader later known as the “Red Prince”. Also, from 1975 the first president of the Lao PDR lived here.
Satri House actually encompasses six colonial-style houses, tucked behind whitewashed stone walls, which were refurbished in 2002, when it was turned in to a hotel. There are now just 15 Deluxe rooms, 7 Junior suites and 3 Satri House suites. Each room is unique, furnished with superior crafted wooden furniture and most have oversized balconies, spacious bath rooms with rain shower and separate toilet rooms. Flat screen TV’s are not provided by default as they somehow simply don’t suit this individual and unique property, remarkable for its quiet ambiance.
Other facilities include a restaurant, garden bar, library, two gorgeous outdoor swimming pools and a small spa. Satri House is perhaps without many of the ‘whistles and bells’ of some of Luang Prabangs recent 5* additions, but it instead provides a stylish and elegant touch of class so often overlooked in newer developments. Indeed, one of our favourite hotels in all Laos.