Villa Santi Hotel4.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
This hotel is spectacular on arrival and the grounds are amazing. The food was OK though drinks were very expensive. The rooms were a big let down with no attention to detail and generally looking very tired. Lovely pool though
Villa Santi offers a great price for its location and service. The Hotel located just in the heart of Luang Prabang town and compare to other Hotels with same price range, it's give such a good value for travelers. The Hotel old wing is really charm with its look and the new wing is set in a quiet garden which offer a small garden for afternoon read or relax. Villa Santi Resort is sharing same price with the Hotel, it located out of town but really nice break to stay among nature, great pool and great view Both properties are highly recommended for a nice stay in Luang Prabang.
We booked first week of January and hotel confirmed airport pickup by email two days ago. Upon checking in last night, we were told that we cannot stay in the same room for all three nights of our reservation. Took multiple attempts to finally get them to tell us we have no choice but to change move from main building to annex tonight. They could have notified us by email anytime in the past six weeks or included this information in their email to us 2 days ago. Airport shuttle is NOT complimentary. It is fifteen USD one way
Great, large room. Right in the center of LP and easy walk to everything. We had a lost bag and the staff helped get it from China to Laos and then to LP airport. Breakfast was a pleasant surprise. Beautiful spot as evidenced by the people who stop to photo the hotel.
We stayed here previously in 2004 & stayed in room in original building. This time we were given a room in the annexe which we found very disappointing. The rooms in the original building were very spacious & quite special, the room in the annexe was disappointing by comparison. The room itself was of adequate size, clean & the beds were comfortable but it seemed a little scruffy around the edges. Facilities were good though, complimentary water generous & a fridge to keep it in, and it was a very pleasant bonus to have tea & coffee making facilities in the room. The bathroom was of a good size & again complimentary toiletries were perfectly adequate. However, the shower was above the bath, not a problem in itself, but the fixed shower head made it impossible to shower comfortably & the bathtub was so deep that and the water pressure was such that it would have taken a long time to fill adequately to bathe in it. The hotel itself is in a good location in the old town & is a most attractive colonial style building. The breakfast was good & the croissants delicious. Staff were pleasant and helpful. We were surprised to be told that there would be a charge of 3% as we were using a debit card to settle our bill. I know that often a percentage is charge when credit cards are used to settle bills but have never had to pay this charge to use a debit card before. As we had enjoyed our stay at Villa Santi so much when we stayed there in 2004 we didn't look at any alternatives for our stay this time. On our next trip to Luang Prabang we will certainly consider other options in the town.
We had a lovely 4 night stay at this great hotel. We were greeted warmly upon our arrival after a long car ride from Vientiane. We were given a delicious welcome drink, and shown to a great room. This hotel combines old world charm with all the modern amenities. Located right on the Main Street it is a short and easy walk anywhere in town at any time. The hotel arranged a lovely tour in a private van to the waterfall for us for cheaper than what the tour operators charge. They also drove us to airport which was great. They provide fresh bottles of water every day and the included breakfast is delicious. Looking forward to our next visit when hopefully they will have a suite available for us.
There are two parts to Villa Santi, the main building and the Annex. I lodged in the Annex in the early 1990s (I recall lovely furnishings and the early morning noise from the school playground next door) and made a sentimental return this year, again the Annex which thankfully now has double glazing on the windows. But the Annex rooms, fixtures and filltings are woefully in need of renovation. The room door could not be shut without some strength and numerous attempts which must have upset the guests on the floor above, the wardrobe doors were ill-fitting, the walls are bare save one dull picture, the power points were all close to the floor and the toilet roll holder was positioned in an almost impossible place behind my neck!. On the other side of the coin, the historic main building is lovely, breakfast on the balcony a memorable feast, as was sitting in the January sun in the courtyard surrounded by trees . Most importantly, the staff were efficient and charming-lovely smiles from all of them.
My previous report on Villa Santi Resort and Spa was none too complimentary whereas the Villa Santi is quite different. It is our 4th visit to Villa Santi, Luang Prabang and this hotel is one that is in town. Lots of atmosphere and the surroundings are very much Laos. We always stay on the first floor of the Annex. Nearby Restaurants worth checking out. You can meander through the small streets and still find all sorts of eyecatching things to buy. The entrance and the reception very pleasant. The breakfast has changed from buffet to being served a la carte. This is a big improvement. If you want to participate in kindness and offerings the Buddhist Monks pass the hotel every morning around 0530-0600h. An inspiration.
After the 1st night in the Annex on the 2nd floor in a Junior suite room with only a shower over the bath we were upgraded to a Suite in the main building with a bath and a separate shower which was delightful. Our room faced the main street so was a little noisy from 5.30am when there were many people waiting for the procession of monks to come by. The hotel is a fine old building with breakfast served in the upstairs dining room which also has tables out on the balcony. The breakfast choice is quite adequate and is all brought to the table. Dinner is also available either in the dining room or outdoors in the garden which is most attractive. As an older couple I would insist on staying in the main building as the stairs in the annex were narrow, slippery and steep and all the rooms in that building had only baths with showers over. We enjoyed our stay
The Villa Santi is one of the oldest hotels in the increasingly popular city of Luang Prabang. The buildings housing the hotel date from the French colonial period and were the residence for members of the Laotian royal family. The entire experience is a little like stepping back in history. The rooms are well appointed and the restaurant serves a great breakfast. The staff is very helpful and the location is perfect for exploring/walking/biking around Luang Prabang. For those looking for a charming, historic hotel at a reasonable price, Villa Santi is the place.
- Free WiFi in public areas
- Onsite dining
- Outdoor pool
- Business center
Villa Santi Hotel places you next to Wat Sen and Ock Pop Tok. This 20-room, 4-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like 2 restaurants, a bar/lounge, and an outdoor pool. It's in the historical district and also a short walk from Wat Pa Phai and Night Market.
Enjoy dining at Princess Restaurant, one of 2 onsite restaurants. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room, or make new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge. For your convenience, a continental breakfast is served each morning for a fee.
All of Villa Santi Hotel's 20 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including coffee makers, free local calls, and free bottled water. TVs come with cable channels. Bathrooms offer hair dryers, free toiletries, and bathrobes. Housekeeping is available once per stay.
Villa Santi Hotel features an outdoor pool, free WiFi in public areas, and a business center. For transportation, you can make use of an airport shuttle (available on request) for USD 20 per vehicle one way, as well as limo/town car service. The front desk is staffed 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and luggage storage. This hotel also has a garden.
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79.0% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 462 reviews