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Vansara Riverside

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Vansara Riverside

Has anyone stayed here recently? We are hoping to book a hotel in Vientiane for next March/April with a pool and not too far out of town. We don't mind walking but are there lots of tuk tuks around if need be?

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2. Re: Vansara Riverside

If you can forgo the pool there are much nicer places for the same money. The Vansana riverside is new, but is a bit of a concrete monolith IMO, and so far is mostly empty except for the occasional conference booking.

Coupled with the walk and the ongoing riverbank works i would look elsewhere.

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3. Re: Vansara Riverside

Actually the Vansana is a nice hotel and I would be happy to stay there. The rooms are quite spacious, the pool is attractive and it is not too expensive; it is also quite new. If you want a pool it is a good choice. As Laosyboy says however, there is a bit of work being done on the river road.

Another choice with a pool in town is the Villa Manoly. This has a small pool, but is a charming restored French Colonial mansion.

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For what its worth, I have had a number of guests stay at the Vansana and they have been very happy. The Deluxe rooms even have a bath.

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5. Re: Vansara Riverside

I would agree with Rufuscat. The hotel itself might not look so charming, but it is located along the Mekong with view on the river and you have a swimming pool.

Not many hotels in Vientiane can offer this at this cost !

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6. Re: Vansara Riverside

Thanks for all your input. I think a pool in April is important but not essential. Another hotel we looked at was the City Inn. Any comments?

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7. Re: Vansara Riverside

Never stay.

However it is a very nice place. I have heard very good feedback and it is very well located in the centre.

If no need of swimming pool, I would prefer City Inn.

And if you realy need to spend sometime in swimming pool, (In April it is very hot) ... from City Inn, I would suggest you to cross the street and use the pool of Settha Palace, a magnific place in garden (they accept outsider guest for a reasonable fee).

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8. Re: Vansara Riverside

Thanks for the tip about the Settha Palace.

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9. Re: Vansara Riverside

The pool at the Setha Palace is $5.00 per visit per person. This adds up. I think a pool in April is a must.

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10. Re: Vansara Riverside

Thanks, we are going to book the City Inn and use the Setha Palace if need be for a swim.