Jessica Doyle

Luang Prabang, Laos

The very first and still by far the most exquisite boutique hotels in Luang Prabang, Laos. The Apsara hotel was initially a rice storage depot which was located on the banks of the Nam Khan (The quieter part of town). The Apsara is also right in the center of the heritage village, this makes the Apsara the ideal choice of accommodation in Laos.

From the ease and comfort of its large, airy bedrooms, rated by the Washington Post as "an inch beyond decadence", it's simple to explore historic temples and the lanes of Luang Prabang. After which you can settle down on the river terrace and enjoy the breathtaking views and whilst swigging a refreshing beer.

But that's only a handful, our luxury restaurant is well known for having one of the most interesting menus in town as well as an outstanding wine list and the driest martinis in Laos.

As Hip Hotels said "Both the restaurant and bar reflect a refined sense of taste" and who are we to argue with that.