Need to know
24 suites, including 16 with private pools, and two private villas.
Noon, but flexible; until 6pm you’ll be charged 50 per cent of the nightly rate (after that, an extra night's charge applies). Check-in, 2pm.
Double rooms from $950.00, excluding tax at 20 per cent.
Half-board rates includes breakfast, either lunch or dinner, non-alcoholic beverages, airport transfers, use of Amantaka bicycles, Tuk Tuk or car transportation within Luang Parabang, fresh cookies, local snacks and fruit.
Amantaka offers tempting Guest Experiences for immersion into the Luang Prabang scene, including exploring the old city on foot, making a temple offering, or visiting the Buddhist Archive, which showcases restored photos of monastic life dating back to the 19th century.
At the hotel
Free WiFi throughout, library with laptops, gym, yoga studio, boutique and art gallery, gardens, free laundry services (excluding dry cleaning). In rooms: Bose stereo, iPod dock, preloaded iPod in Mekong and Amantaka Suites, minibar, Lemongrass House toiletries.
Our favourite rooms
Ouch, tough choice with all those private pools on offer. Pool Suites 14 and 15 both offer views towards temple-topped, mist-swathed Mount Phousi. Khan Pool Suite 7 has an extensive garden hidden beneath tropical trees. The two Amantaka suites are simply enormous, but you might lose each other from time to time.
Lucky couples in a pool suite can live the celebrity lifestyle sprawled by their private pond. The main pool is spacious enough for serious swimmers and is nicely cushioned between the gym and spa, depending on your mood.
The Amantaka Spa boasts steam and sauna rooms and a double Jacuzzi. There are four treatment rooms, where therapists dole out herbal poultices, traditional, oil-free Lao massages, body wraps and exfoliations and beauty-boosting facials.
Pack an iPad to ensure the beautiful people assume you are a novelist or scriptwriter and even more beautiful (in social standing, of course) than them.
A four-night minimum stay applies from 20 December to 3 January. Smoking in outdoor areas only.
Kids are welcome at Amantaka. Cots and extra beds for under-12s are free. In a nice touch, an infant welcome basket is prepared with baby wash and talcum powder. Babysitting is free for the first three hours, then costs US$5 an hour.
Kids are welcome at Amantaka. Cots and extra beds for under 12s are free. In a nice touch, an infant welcome basket is prepared with baby wash and talcum powder. Babysitting is free for the first three hours, then costs US$5 an hour.
All ages. The Aman hospitality extends to Junior Smith.
All the rooms are incredibly spacious, but the pool suites will keep splashy younger Smiths amused.
Many of the Aman Experiences – tours of the local waterfalls and bear sanctuary, elephant trekking and attending dance performances – are great for kids, too. No doubt their eyes will light up on visits to the colourful, bustling local markets.
Children are welcome at the large swimming pool.
There is a special kids' menu available at any time.
With two hours’ notice, a nanny can be arranged. The service is free for the first three hours, and US$5 an hour after that. A breakout beckons…
No need to pack
Cots, high chairs and most other baby equipment can be provided by the hotel, although you will have to bring a buggy. Be sure to book cots and extra beds in advance of your arrival.