Amantaka is a luxury hotel in Luang Prabang, Laos. The hotel, located in a French colonial building, is operated by Aman Resorts and opened in September 2009. Natural beauty, spirituality and regal history come together in Luang Prabang, Laos. Buddhist temples define the town’s daily rhythms, with more than 30 to visit. Or discover another side of Laotian life at the nearby Ban Chok village
As boutique hotel, it is outfitted with colonial-style furnishings, the 24 airy Suites have high wooden ceilings and four-poster beds, encircling a central courtyard and is designed with a mixture of traditional Lao furnishings and modern. The suites range in size from 70 to 120 square meters and include eight suites, four pool suites, eight Khan pool suites, two Mekong pool suites and two Amantaka pool suites. The suites are accessed through louvered doors from the courtyard. All of the rooms have a king-sized bed center of the suites beneath a traditional high ceiling. The rooms are painted in white and have mahogany or dark wood furnishings and windows.
This hotel is located in the northwestern part of the city in the old town area, several meters from the Mekong River and approximately 400 meters northeast of the Royal Palace. Amantaka hotel encourages the education of the guests in traditional Lao culture and hires such cultural advisers to teach the guests on a regular basis in traditional Lao customs and practices. Luang Prabang, Laos’ former royal capital, blends ancient Lao and French colonial architectural styles amid extraordinary natural beauty. Just south of Mount Phousi, Amantaka offers scenic views of the UNESCO World Heritage town.
FOOD & DRINK
The restaurant in the hotel is opened to in house guests and non-residents. Using time-honored ingredients and techniques, Amantaka’s menu showcases small dishes of Laotian food that are served together to make up a traditional Lao meal. Locally grown produce features prominently. Meals are enjoyed in the airy Dining Room or at the Pool Terrace – or shared at a Lao barbecue, complete with Niths dancing troupe in traditional costumes.
There are almost everything you need to enjoy your stay here. There is a nice Spa that offers treatments ranging from massages and facials to scrubs and wraps, incorporating Southeast Asian techniques with Aman Spa’s own range of organic products. As well as four spa suites, a steam room, sauna and hot and cold plunge pools provide all the necessary space for unwinding and rejuvenating body and soul. Of course Wi-Fi can easily be accessed everywhere in the hotel, and free.
Each and every room in the hotel is ground floor built with wheel-chair friendly paths.