Luang Prabang, Laos
New Daraphet Villa is conveniently located in the historic center of Luang Prabang, just minutes on foot to the Royal Palace, night market, and other important locations in this city that has been proclaimed a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Designed with the concept of a Lao home in mind, this charming boutique hotel combines a traditional and authentic wood and stone exterior with a modern interior. All 29 rooms come fully equipped with contemporary technology such as international satellite television, free wireless Internet, standing Jacuzzi showers and bathtubs, and individually controlled air conditioning. Each room also has a ceiling fan, hairdryer, mini bar, and complimentary coffee- and tea-making facilities. A broad balcony and terrace run the length of the villa, offering views onto the lush gardens and nearby Mekong River. An al fresco restaurant features fine dishes prepared by Singaporean-trained chefs.