Burasari Heritage , Luang Prabang Laos, Luang Prabang and The North
Two traditional houses in the centre of Luang Prabang have been converted into the charming Burasari Heritage. The modern interiors work brilliantly with the colonial style of the building and the original features give the hotel a real sense of character.
The location is superb, you are about 5 minutes from the main street, plus the popular night market. There are a range of restaurants within proximity as well as the bustling waterfront area.
The whole hotel is tastefully designed, pretty rooms feature dark woods, little antiques and rich blue and cream throws and blinds. The spa is eqaully ambient and a range of treatments are offered. The restaurant is excellent too with a romantic terrace overlooking the Nam Khan River.
As is common in Luang Prabang’s central UNESCO protected zone (where building development is restricted) the hotel is on a small plot of land, so don't expect space to spread out. The tradeoff is that you’re in the heart of the town. If you like a charming, traditional boutique hotel with really up to date furnishings and fittings then this hotel is ideal. If you would like lots of space to spread out and a quiet location then a hotel further from the UNESCO area may be more suitable.
Deluxe - This is our first really 'upmarket' category. It might be a beautiful tiny hotel with very limited facilities or a 5* resort hotel with all the trimmings; but any hotel in this category will be a well-run establishment with very comfortable rooms, a strong service ethos and excellent food.
Matt really listened to what we were looking for and our itinerary was a joint project making good use of his knowledge and experience. We were really impressed by how well most of the hotels and guides were integrated into their local communities and were particularly impressed by Pong who guided us in the north of Laos. He really went the extra mile to help us meet and talk with local people and he was clearly well known and liked in the villages we went to!