Pullman Luang Prabang has done such an amazing job that there was very little to critique, but in the interest of full transparency, I’ll give three observations that I’d rank “good” versus their normal “great”. First, the a la carte menu, whether it be for lunch or dinner, had tons of options, each better than the next, whereas the buffet was a bit more standard and limited. There’s also only one restaurant until they build up their private dining pagodas, which will be beautiful and romantic, and perfectly set for my troublemakers to destroy one day. So basically, their a la carte options spoiled us so much that their dinner buffet, which was good, was a hard comparison. Secondly, their bathrooms had a light that stayed on all night, which I assume is to ensure people don’t injure themselves going to the toilet. But for us it just meant that we couldn’t stash the baby in there to sleep. Lastly, it would be that the resort staff, while incredibly nice and always looking to help, sometimes didn’t speak English. In their defense, there was always someone nearby to easily help with any moments that were getting lost in translation. More than anything, this just highlights how less developed the tourism industry here is compared to its neighbors in Thailand and Vietnam. But then again, that’s part of the Laos charm that you come here for. Fewer people, less commercialism, more local and authentic. I’ll take a game of translation charades over feeling like I’m in a Disneyworld version of Asia any day, which is easily a trap you can fall into when booking family–friendly accommodations in more well-known cities and destinations in South East Asia.