Very central hotel in Vientiane near from many temples to visit and very good restaurants to discover Laotian cooking. Welcoming and efficient staff. The rooms are decorated with taste and it is a pleasure to walk on this beautiful and shiny wooden floor.
Quiet and a good location: close to the night market, walking promenade, right around the corner from Lao Kitchen, an excellent restaurant. There are a lot of stairs if you are on the 3rd floor like we were. Clean rooms, OK size, large bed (kind of hard). No sitting area. Had a mini fridge. Safe did not work and we could not get anyone to fix it. There was a terrible noise off an on sometimes in the evening that we think came from another room’s water pressure valve. Not sure. Otherwise quiet. English is very limited which caused a bit of confusion when trying to book bus tickets through them. Ended up going to the tourist booking place around the corner. Did not opt for the breakfast included so cannot comment on that.
Vayakorn Inn is nice but our room on the River side had traffic noise from the main road. Maybe rooms in back corner would be quieter. In Vientiane the main roads are one way and there are apparently few traffic police at night, the problem is not just safety, but that these roads become a raceway for the loud Roadwarrior motorbikes and cars. If your hotel is anywhere near these roads (within 150 meters) it will be loud if you like to, as I do, open windows to let in the fresh night air. The internet is not strong and comes and goes. Breakfast in the lobby is pleasant, open to the quiet street and side patio. It is close to a good food street, including Noy's Fruit Heaven, and the next street over with the Naked Espresso Misay coffee shop which is good for afternoon coffee and internet.…
Very central, good location. Staff were very pleasant and eager to please. Bedroom was a good size. Breakfast was pleasant with eggs cooked to order and plenty of coffee. Daily local newspaper in reception. Good wifi. The bed was the worst in all our travels... very, very hard. Balcony door locks not very secure. You had to remove your shoes at reception (which I can respect), however then had to walk up three flights of stairs. (Note, take your socks off if wearing any, as the floors are highly polished). Overall however, good value for money.
Vayakorn Inn is in a good location near shops and restaurants. Its a lovely building with big rooms and polished wooden floors. With a little effort this place could go from good to great. Providing tea making facilities and hairdryers and stocking the mini bar in the room would make a difference. The staff, although friendly were disorganised so maintenance requests weren't responded to. We paid on arrival but when we left they didn't have a record of it. Luckily we'd scanned our bill to prove it. Much more could be made of the ground floor area as it would make a great bar. Also be aware there's no lift. If you're on the third floor, as we were, there's a lot of steps to climb but the staff did carry our luggage when we arrived and departed.