“With the rooms at the Villa Maly, we’ve tried to evoke the ambiance of a space remembered by a great writer, by a Marguerite Duras or a Noel Coward. And oh, this was where I stayed during my time in Indochine…”
— Eric Verschelden, designer of the Villa Maly
The 33 guest rooms of the Villa Maly occupy five different buildings, including Plumeria, which was once the home of a royal Lao family. Each was designed as individual grace notes, to be inhabited by guests for a day, or three, or a week at a time, and then to inhabit that same guest’s memory for years to come.
Common to each and every room are the trappings of Luang Prabang’s inimitable architectural appeal. Parquet floors, furnishings of tropical hardwood and in some, open timber-framed ceilings. European aesthetics are also at large at Maly. Marelli fans. Four-poster beds. And classic arrangements.
Each of the superior rooms at Villa Maly can lay claim to its own distinct appeal, featuring custom arrangements and distinguished artwork. The rooms do share similarities in hardwood floors, vibrant colors, slate-walled bathrooms, flat screen televisions and views of the gardens or pool. Some superior rooms boast a king sized bed; others offer a pair of beds. All promise a very individualized experience.More Detail
With king beds, wonderfully subdued colors and ample natural light, the deluxe rooms rank as the Villa’s most exquisite accommodation. All of the deluxe rooms occupy space in the home at the heart of Villa Maly, now known as Plumeria but once the residence of Princess Khampieng and Prince Khamtan and their children. The furnishings in each of the rooms was specially designed for Villa Maly and crafted by artisans in Saigon. The desks, the bedsteads, wardrobes and tables each add to the singular ambiance of Villa Maly.More Detail
A wonderfully mature tropical garden blooms all about the grounds of Villa Maly. Stepping stones meander purposefully among the plantings, showing off a profusion of tropical life — frangipanis, mango, ginger, orchids, lilies, gardenias, mango trees and others. It’s the sort of botanical garden that should have identifying placards, an aim we plan to satisfy. It is a place to linger, whether with a cup of coffee after breakfast, or on a stroll after dinner. In the midst of Villa Maly is our singular pool, and an ample pool deck, perfect for sunbathing or a late afternoon apertif.More Detail