22/13 North Road, luang prabang

(856) 71-261-888

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At a Glance

Opened in May 2011, the boutique Kiridara is a good solution for travelers who don’t want to stay in a tiny guest house in town but who are looking for something more affordable than the Amantaka and La Résidence Phou Vao.

Indagare Loves

  • Cocktails on the terrace with sweeping views
  • Complimentary bikes for exploring
  • Serene, tucked-away atmosphere


Located on the edge of town, the Kiridara is built into a verdant green hillside, affording it sweeping views of the area and onto Mount Phou Si. The eighteen guest rooms (the top category are the Premium Mountain View rooms) feature polished southeast Asian wood furnishings, wood floors, king-size beds and large rain showers (some rooms also have bathtubs). The best ones are on the higher floors with views toward town and some come with small balconies and terraces.

Considering that the Kiridara is located away from most of the sights, you are not likely to spend much time at the hotel during the day. Breakfast is served in a light-filled room or on a small patio in front of the hotel, while cocktails can be had on a large terrace with low couch seating and a groovy soundtrack playing at night. Kiridara is owned by a local architect who hired Thai Ativa Hospitality (the group behind Trisara in Phuket) to manage the property and the opening general manager hailed from the One & Only Maldives. The combination gives Kiridara a nice vibe that feels professional but hardly chain-y. The staff is lovely and tries hard to accommodate requests (the most common of which is a shuttle into town, since the main drag is about a 5-minute drive and 8-minite bike ride away). There’s also a small spa and a nice pool on the premises.

Who Should Stay

Travelers who can appreciate the pros of staying slightly away from the buzz of the city center. This is a great option for travelers who don’t expect round-the-clock service and who can appreciate a laidback vibe.

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