Luang Prabang was once the capital of Laos: the spiritual capital as well as centre of government. The royal family has since been deposed but the monasteries remain. Hundreds of Saffron clad monks still participate in the early morning walk for alms: a solemn, poetic event.
Satri House has several places for guests to meet for drinks. There's a small bar in one of the internal courtyards as well as a cosy library, which works particularly well in winter when temperatures are quite cool at night.
The view from almost anywhere in the compound is either of a courtyard, or a garden, or both. The compound also has a large lily pond and two swimming pools; a lap pool and a more traditional sized one, both tiled in exquisitely unusual emerald green tiles.