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ShermansTravel experts know how to pick a good hotel. Whether in the budget, moderate, or luxury price range, the hotels we recommend always meet our highly selective criteria for what amounts to an unbeatable experience. We look at location, comparing the hotel to other offerings in the area; price range, determining where the hotel falls on the scale of affordability, and whether it merits the expense; and finally, experience, that all-important benchmark covering everything from aesthetics to service. We assess every aspect of the hotel experience, from beds and views to service and that indefinable thing called vibe.

Top Hotels in Laos

Chanthapanya Hotel

Conveniently located amid Vientiane’s shops and cafes, this traditionally styled 31-room hotel ... more

138 Norkeokoummarn Rd., Ban Mixay
Vientiane , (856-21) 244 284, 241 451
Tags: moderate | great value
Hotel Pakse

This modern six-story hotel in the center of Pakse offers 63 clean, tidy rooms and great value. ... more

Street No. 5, Bane Wat Louang
Pakse , 011-856-31-212-131
Tags: family | budget
La Résidence Phou Vao

Part of the Orient-Express Group, this luxurious spa and resort on theoutskirts of Luang Prabang ... more

3 PO Box 50
Luang Prabang , 011-856-71-212-194
Tags: luxury | expensive | smart splurge
Le Calao

A fine example of French-colonial architecture (dating from 1904), this hotel offers six twin ... more

Khem Khong Rd.
Luang Prabang , 011-856-71-21-2100
Tags: moderate | historic
Mali Namphu Guesthouse

This charming guesthouse is built around its own garden courtyard. Clean and comfortable, with ... more

114 Pangkham Rd.
Vientiane , 011-856-21-215093
Tags: moderate | gardens
Sala Phae

These unique floating raft hotels and wooden bungalows make an ideal base for exploring the Si ... more

Ban Khone Tai, Khong District
Champasak , Champasak Province
(+856) 71 252 460
Tags: budget | eco-friendly
Settha Palace Hotel

Tucked away down a side street in the heart of Vientiane, Settha Palace is the city’s most ... more

6 Pang Kham St.
Vientiane , 011-856-21-217-581
Tags: luxury | expensive | gardens
The Boat Landing Eco Lodge

Recognized as the premier ecotourism lodge in Laos, the Boat Landing was nominated for the 2007 ... more

Luang Namtha; Ban Kone
Luang Namtha , 011- 856-86-312-398
Tags: luxury | budget | eco-friendly
The Novotel Vientiane

The first, and still finest, business-class hotel in Vientiane, with 201 spacious and ... more

9 Ban Khountathong, Samsenthai Rd.
Vientiane , 011-856-21-213-570
Tags: business | moderate
Villa Santi

This renovated former royal mansion is Luang Prabang’s most famous hotel. With just 25 ... more

Sakkarine Rd., P.O. Box 681
Luang Prabang , 011-856-71-252-157
Tags: moderate | historic

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