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Hotel Khamvongsa
Ranked #3 of 198 Vientiane B&B and Inns
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“Great hotel”
Reviewed February 6, 2014 via mobile

This is one of the best places to stay in Vientiane. It's not cheap with rooms starting at $45, but it's a good deal all the same. The Lonely Planet curse has definitely not ruined this place. Very good service from the staff and nicely furnished rooms with nice high ceilings.

Stayed February 2014, traveled solo
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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Reviewed February 5, 2014

We stayed at Khamvongsa Hotel for 4 nights in Jan/Feb 2014 and found the hotel to be of good value for money. For 45 usd you can get a nice size room in the center of town, next to wat impeng including a decent breakfast.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Yorkshire
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Reviewed February 3, 2014

This is a lovely hotel, especially for the price of $45 per night including an excellent breakfast. We stayed twice in December 2013. The rooms we stayed in were cool, quiet and simply furnished with small bathrooms. Laos beds seem to be universally hard which some people might not like but we slept very well at the Hotel Khamvongsa. Breakfast was cooked to order with a wide range of choices (Mexican, American, continental and many others). Good Laos coffee too. The staff were efficient and helpful. The wifi was free and worked in both rooms.
There are lots of restaurants and cafes nearby - in fact it was difficult to choose which ones to visit. The night market and river are just a few 100m from the hotel. And there is an interesting Wat across the road. There are plenty of travel / booking agents all around in order to organise your onward trip. We took the bus to Vang Viang and a shuttle bus collected us at the hotel and took us to join the main bus.
We would definately stay there again.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed February 2, 2014 via mobile

Best hotel in Vientiane?

$45 - great room, lots of space and with a lot of character. Breakfast has a fair choice and a very French bistro feeling. This hotel could be anywhere in the world and still do a great trade. Staff are friendly, speak great English and can point you to all the sights. The Hotel is on a quiet street but Main Street only two or three minutes from the market and more lively bars/restaurants if you are in search of nightlife.

Reservations by email were fine for us and they accommodated last minute changes.

Highly recommended... Ansara looks v nice to walk past but not sure how it could be worth the considerable extra cost per night. Save the pennies and donate to Cope or the book library in LP while still having a fantastic trip.

Stayed February 2014
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nottingham
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Reviewed February 2, 2014

A good place to stay in Vientiane. Convenient location, clean quiet and secure. The breakfast was ok with some rather odd choices(Guatamalan Farmers breakfast? ) Not a place to fall in love with but just good budget accommodation.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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ontario
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Reviewed January 23, 2014

Great value and a great breakfast. The main drawbacks I see are noise and mosquitoes. If you can get a room at the top of the house then I would suggest going for it. Be aware that there is no elevator however so it is a bit of a climb. Mosquitoes will become a real issue in the season. In spite of being there in the winter there were still a number of bugs around. The lower part of the hotel including the foyer and the dining area/bar are open at the rear of the building. Vientiane, in common with most places in Laos still have standing water in their water drainage system so there is bound to be an issue in season. Apart form that the hotel is great value and the staff are very helpful and enthusiastic.

Room Tip: Rooms at the top and with a window facing out and away from the central hallway/atrium would be best...
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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Hamburg, Germany
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Reviewed January 13, 2014

It was my fourth time in Khamvongsa, and I have to say that the place is as good as ever.
Only the welcome was not friendly at all: The receptionist either didn't speak enough English to understand me or was just unfriendly. When I mentioned that it was my fourth time here he didn't appreciate at all.
The rooms are stylishly furnished, and if you have a room to the back, you should have a good sleep.
The breakfast is undeniably the best I have had in Lao P.D.R. if not in the whole of SE-Asia.
And the service is super-friendly.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Hotel Khamvongsa

Property: Hotel Khamvongsa
Address: Khun Bu Lum Road | Ban Vat Chan, Vientiane Box 2338, Laos
Location: Laos > Vientiane Province > Vientiane
Amenities:
Kitchenette Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 198 B&Bs / Inns in Vientiane
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 26
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Khamvongsa is a cozy and elegant family run hotel in the old part of central Vientiane, with bright, spacious rooms, decorated in French colonial and Lao style. Our team of friendly, dedicated, English speaking staff takes pride in providing top quality service, caring for the different needs of our guests. Khamvongsa offers all you need and more at good value: stylish rooms with comfortable beds, free internet access, and a delicious and generous breakfast. ... more   less 

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