Nestled on the banks of the Nam Ou River, about half way between Luang Prabang and Nong Khiaw, the aptly named Nam Ou Riverside Hotel boasts scenic views in all directions and oozes peace and tranquillity.
Both the infinity pool and the traditional Lao restaurant capitalize on those landscape views, as do most of the rooms. Accommodation is split between the main hotel wing where rooms look towards the mountains or over the gardens; and seven river view bungalows that sit closer to the river bank. Decorated in traditional Lao style with teak wood interiors, the rooms are spacious and beautifully furnished, and feature their own terrace or balcony.
With friendly staff who go out of their way to make your stay a memorable one, this characterful property makes a pleasant base from which to explore the surrounding region in a kayak, by bike or on foot.