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“Chris D nailed this fine no-thrills hotel with his review” 4 of 5 stars
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Vientiane Garden Hotel
Sihome Road, Vientiane, Laos   |  
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Ranked #14 of 81 Hotels in Vientiane
Thailand
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Chris D nailed this fine no-thrills hotel with his review”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

I was staying at Vientiane Garden Hotel 5 nights in late November, into December and I also had room 604.

Chris D got all right, so in stead of jabbing on about this place, I'll suggest you to read his review called: “A detailed report on what you should expect” - great lengthy review.

My few comments as below:

The pressure of the hot water was too low, so it was hard to adjust the temperature, I told Tommy about this and something might happen.

I measured the Internet speed and it was poor, very poor. OK for emails, but forget about streaming. Anyway Internet in Laos as a total isn't good, so don't blame them for that problem. I asked other places and they said that that it was a common problem.

The door to room 604 is the usual sub-standard Laos stuff. I'm in woodworking, so I know what they do wrong: everything. But unfortunately that's the standard unless they import from Thailand, but that's too expensive. I tried if I could open it from outside with a metal knife - yes, took less than the time for using the key! So don't leave anything of value when you are out.

All furniture in the room is made of bricks and mortar, even the bed. But at least it's not emitting any noise. DON'T fall and hit your head, these things won't forgive!

I tried to book through Agoda - they said sold out - I contacted the hotel direct; no problem... So go directly to them from the information given in Chris D's post.

Room Tip: See Chris D's review.
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Patong
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Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

It could have been a nice hotel IF NOT THAT ANNOYING GROUP OF CHINESE BYCICLISTS they put every morning under my window, waking me up every morning at damn 6 a.m.

Also quite funny story with water pump. One night I compained that some noisy equipment in the hotel back make too much noise and spoil the night sleep. So they moved it away one night, but probably the other night some other people complained AND THEY MOVED IT BACK. So prepare to put something in the ears if you don't want to wake up every 10 mins or at 6 a.m. seeing 50 bycyclists prepare for their next trip directly under your window.

Rooms nice, pool COLD - no one swims. Hotel Manager lies and does not keep his promises.
It could be a nice place to stay if they were able to manage groups and protect the people good sleep - but very noisy and annoying in fact.

Room Tip: avoid rooms on first floor. Sound proofing is absent and its quite noisy when someone is talking ju...
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

Arrived after long bus trip from Luang Prabang having booked a twin bedded through Agoda a couple of weeks previously to be told - surprise surprise - no room available we would have to have a king size bed, not acceptable. After much 'discussion' we were finally taken to a family room.
Air-con very feeble which was nuisance as the room was really hot and stuffy, no shower curtain or screen so very wet bathroom floor.
Nice touch though was the tea and coffee in the room.
Breakfast was basic but nice, with eggs, pancakes cooked to order. Surprised only instant coffee though.
Reception was sort of helpful, reluctant to part with a free map of Vientiane so we had to rely on vague directions.
Nice people though.
Location was ok as it was only a 5 minute walk to the river and about 15 to the night market.
It was an ok stay but think I would try somewhere else if I went back

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Forster, Australia
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

This Hotel was picked and booked on line because of the pool which was great as temp reached 41 degrees. Good ground floor room next to the pool, The breakfast was good with a variety expected from a Hotel in this price range.

The staff were helpful although had to use the internet behind the front counter.

The visit was just what the Dr ordered.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Broadbeach, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

We stayed seven nights (4 couples) in October 2013. We all thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this hotel. Tommy the manager is a great guy, very friendly and helpful and so are all his staff. Rooms very clean and comfortable, breakfast more than adequate. Excellent location close to everything with a small convenience store directly opposite the hotel. The hotel pool and surrounds make a very pleasant area to sit and have a cold beer or two. If I visit Vientiane again I would definitely stay again at this hotel.

Room Tip: Upstairs rooms are nice as you can sit outside on the verandahs overlooking the pool.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bangkok, Thailand
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

..you can probably find better. This place is more like a hostel than a hotel, IMO, with no hot water, room service, or even good locks on the doors. The free breakfast is extremely basic. It's located in a kind of alley between a busy street and a side street; outside everything is dusty and bland. The pool is smaller than it looks in the photo; no one swam in it when I was there. This place will do for a night or so, but then you might want to hike around town and find somewhere a bit nicer.

Room Tip: People party at night in the central area, so if you want to sleep soundly a room upstairs or in the...
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Melbourne
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013 via mobile

Spotlessly clean and comfortable room with quiet air con. Very quiet but convenient location close to main areas. Good wifi in room, reception and around a good sized shaded pool.

Great and generous breakfasts, with omelettes, fried eggs, French toast, pancakes.

Helpful and friendly service - would definitely recommend.

Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
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Address: Sihome Road, Vientiane, Laos
Location: Laos > Vientiane Province > Vientiane
Amenities:
Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 81 Hotels in Vientiane
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Probably the most centrally located hotel in Vientiane, the Vientiane Garden Hotel is a wonderful authentic hotel inspired by leading boutique hotels around the world. The hotel offers world class accommodation in the heart of the city, sure to impress even the most discerning traveler with its 12 superior Garden View, 24 deluxe Garden View, 4 suites Garden View. Our central location together with various facilities will ensure that you have the perfect base to explore this city. ... more   less 
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