First of all we could not find the hotel as it was down a dark, quiet, muddy alley. Secondly we got to our room and could not see the bathroom floor for dead ants. When we complained and asked to move rooms, they were shocked that there were ants as the room had been checked just a few hours before we arrived! Very unlikely as there was a spider web which I walked into on the way in (unless these spiders are the quickest in the world at spinning webs - the door to our room had not been opened for days!). We were given a new room, no ants, but still a rubbish room. Old, dirty and uncomfortable. The bathroom was openplan - no shower curtain so after a shower the whole bathroom was soaking. I dread to think what bugs/rodents were scurring around in the night waking us up! We paid over US$100 for our 2 nights here thinking we would be staying in a nice B&B rather than the cheap hostels in town. I think the room would have been worth US$10 a night max! We stayed in a fab guesthouse in Luang Prabang, so the standard cannot be blamed on it being Laos!
The only saving grace was the amazing setting overlooking the river. We were only in Vang Vieng for the tubing which was excellent fun. Otherwise we probably would have left!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to the Cocoon! The Cocoon is a sanctuary, hidden amongst the trees of Vang Vieng, away from the noisy crowds. Set along the peaceful side of the Nam Song River, it is surrounded by incredible rock formations and forests, one of the most beautiful sights imaginable. ... more less