Housed in graceful French colonial buildings, Amantaka is a peaceful retreat within walking distance of Luang Prabang’s many historical and cultural attractions, including picturesque temples, villages and night markets. The property is surrounded by lush countryside, spectacular waterfalls, sheer amber-coloured cliffs and ancient cave complexes.
Located just south of Phousi Mountain, the resort rests on a peninsula framed by the mighty Mekong and Khan Rivers. The property is an easy walk to the 32 elegant temples of Luang Prabang and the town’s many historic sites including the former Royal Palace, a fusion of Beaux Arts and traditional Lao architecture. The many boutiques, bakeries and restaurants lining the town’s main street are within walking distance, as is the town’s fabled night market.
Amantaka is a ten minute drive from Luang Prabang International Airport, which is serviced by scheduled flights from Bangkok, Hanoi, Chiang Mai, Siem Reap and Vientiane, the capital of Laos. Complimentary airport transfers are provided to and from the hotel.
Amantaka offers 24 suites ranging in size from 70 to 120 square metres each. These include eight Suites, four Pool Suites, eight Khan Suites, two Mekong Suites and two Amantaka Suites, all with spacious interior and exterior living areas. Suites are entered through louvered doors from the courtyard and lead to light and airy living areas. The king-sized bed is positioned in the centre of the suitebeneath a traditional high ceiling. Facilities include a writing desk, table and chairs, chaise lounge and cabinet containing a private bar. The bathroom features twin vanities, a dressing area, shower, toilet, and separate bath. The living and bedroom open onto an outdoor area shaded by mango trees with lounges and large umbrellas. For Pool Suites, the pool is just beyond the Lounge. The two stand-alone Amantaka Suites are surrounded by large verandas with private treatment rooms, spacious outside entertaining areas, a private pool and separate living/dining areas.
Amantaka offers several dining options from authentic Lao and French-influenced cuisine to the finest international fare. The dining room captures an airy colonial ambience, while the Lounge Bar provides a relaxing setting for enjoying a pre-dinner aperitif or post-dinner digestif. The breezy Pool Terrace is a casual dining spot and serves light meals all day. Private dining can be arranged in a choice of secluded locations around the property as well as en-suite.
Amantaka features an inviting swimming pool, tennis centre, gym and yoga studio. The Amantaka spa features four self-contained treatment rooms as well as steam and sauna facilities with hot and cold plunge pools. Treatments including massages, facials, scrubs and wraps incorporating the best of Southeast Asian technique with Aman Spa’s own range of organic products.
The library offers a range of reading materials in several languages and includes reference works on many subjects. Wireless internet access is available. The boutique and art gallery feature unique handcrafted works from local artists and hilltribe communities, including textiles from master silk weavers and antiques.
Amantaka offers cooking classes and bespoke tours of the city’s antique shops, galleries, museums and private collections. Amantaka will also customize guided excursions; guests may enjoy day trips to the Khuang Xi waterfall, elephant rides, visits to local tribal villages in the nearby mountains, sunset climbs up Mount Phousi, jungle tours, treks and kayaking on the Khan River.
Terms & Conditions
Visas are required to enter, exit or transit through Laos. Visas on arrival are available at the airport and are payable in US dollars with the price based on nationality and subject to change without notice. Passports must be valid for at least six months before the date of entry.
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Travelwizard.com Guests Receive:
- For 2014 & 2015
- Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
- Continental breakfast daily, for up to two in room guests
- A complimentary lunch or dinner for up to two people per room
- once during stay, excluding alcohol, taxes and gratuities
- Early check-in/late check-out
- subject to availability