About us and the Peninsula

A warm welcome from all of us at Mekong Riverview Hotel Luang Prabang 

My name is Urban Paulsson, founder and owner of Mekong Riverview Hotel and on site.

After 25 years as a hotel owner in Lund, Sweden I was travelling in Asia and ended up in Luang Prabang in 2004. Here I met Mr. Sinlasone, the owner of Sala Prabang Hotel. He asked me if I could come and help him for a few months, which I did in the spring of 2005. When it was time for me to leave, Mr. Sinlasone told me he would help me if I wanted to do something here. As I had fallen in love with the town, as many others, I came back in January 2006 and was lucky to find the best location in town to build a hotel, at the tip of the peninsula. The first part of the hotel opened in February 2008 in a ceremony with the vice Governor Dr Kamphaeng, who has become my very good friend. He is now the Minister of Industry and Commerce.

Welcome to Luang Prabang, old town peninsula
About the Peninsula

The Peninsula is 1200 meter (4000 feet) long and 300 meter (980 feet) wide. It is here on the Peninsula, in the old town, where you will find the real atmosphere of Luang Prabang. Strolling around the peninsula is a highlight and then come back to your room to relax on your balcony or terrace with a coffee and enjoy the view of the Mekong River, or spend time in our beautiful reception.

Terrace with Mekong river view
Sun beds over the Mekong River

There are 34 temples in Town, 12 of them are located on the peninsula. Wat Xieng Thong, the most famous and impressive temple in town, is our neighbor. On the other side of us is the location of the UNESCO headquarter.

To quote the Lonely Planet guidebook: β€œWherever you stay, stay on the peninsula,” and we could not agree more.
The three highlights of the year take place around us, mainly at What Xieng Thong. Please see the event calendar.

Viewpoint Restaurant Luang Prabang
Viewpoint Restaurant by Mekong Riverview Hotel Luang Prabang, Laos by night with full moon.

Our restaurant, the Viewpoint Restaurant, has an outstanding location as well as an impressive and varied menu, which you can enjoy while overlooking the confluence of the Mekong River and the Nam Khan River.

Our promise

There are six 4-star hotel on the peninsula. Mekong Riverview Hotel is the only one of those who can offer a terrace or balcony overlooking the Mekong River with every room. Our rooms are also the largest on the peninsula, from 24 to 48 m2 and they offer many lovely amenities and details such as Swedish remote controlled adjustable beds for example. Also, our vintage style electrical carts will take you anywhere in town for free during your stay.

Mekong Riverview hotel is the leading hotel on the Peninsula. I personally give you my word that you will not find better quality rooms anywhere on the peninsula. The staff and I are more than happy to show you around if you would like to explore our rooms and surroundings. 

Urban Paulsson

The Owner

Urban Paulsson, owner of the Mekong Riverview Hotel Luang Prabang

Mr. Urban Paulsson is involved in the daily work in our beautiful Boutique Hotel and makes sure that our guests get the best possible service and time here in Luang Prabang.

When he's away there's a solid team behind him to make sure that standard is always high. An occasion that Mr. Urban rarely misses is the evenings when we invite our guests for a glass of wine. A nice casual gathering.