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“Central, clean, pretty cheap, no complaints.”
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Mixay Paradise
Ranked #10 of 202 Vientiane B&B and Inns
Reviewed May 5, 2013

Found this place after looking at a couple of others on the same street. I booked for one night, but am still here 4 days later. I have a single room on the 4th floor which is very small, but that is not a problem for me. The mattress is the softest I have encountered in 15 months in Asia - very Western and a nice change.

I share a bathroom - there are three on this floor, with 3 additional basins if you want to brush teeth etc. I've never yet encountered a situation where I cant get a shower. The showers are spotlessly clean, and fine for pressure and heat.

There is building work going on 100 yds up the road - looks like they'll be there for a while, so a room at rear might be better at the moment. I'm at the front and it is a distraction.

I have found the staff to be great - absolutely no problem at all. There are rules and regs posters all over the place, and it is stricly no girls allowed back in your room.

I pay 300 Thai baht per night. There will be cheaper about but I'm happy enough here. Free wi-fi from 9am till 11.30pm, free coffee through the day, and orange (feel guilty taking more than one glass). Food good too.

Very happy to recommend this place.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed May 2, 2013

This is hands down both the worst and most expensive hotel or guest house that we stayed at during our month long journey across Laos. (That said, it is better than most accommodations in Myanmar, but everything is relative) The four star status that this hotel achieved is the most flagrant overrating by TripAdvisor that we have encountered during our nine months of traveling. Perhaps the price (120,000 kip for a double room with A/C), the central location, and lack of traveling elsewhere in Laos, has mislead our fellow travelers and tourists to commit the severe sin of grade inflation.

If you choose to stay at this hotel, realize the following:

1 - Normal requests for amenities will not be honored outside of banking business hours. For example, we made the simple request of an extra blanket, but we were flatly denied because it was too late in the day (we made the request around 10pm).

2 - The staff are militaristic about all the rules. You must pay up front, even before seeing the room. Only after providing photo copies of our passports, signing all sorts of forms, and begging repeatedly to see the room were we allowed upstairs to view the room without payment upfront.

3 - The rooms are small, small, small. So small that the mattress barely fits into the tiny jail cell. Worse yet, construction and street traffic make this the noisiest hotel that we stayed in while in Laos.

4 - The common area is both unwelcoming and swarming with mosquitoes in the evening time.

5 - If any amenities fail to function, they will not be fixed before the next business day. (We have a non-functioning drain and our bathroom is now flooded)

6 - This is NOT related to Mixay Guesthouse!! Mixay Guesthouse is around the corner and full, whereas this hotel is half empty and for a reason.

Room Tip: bring ear plugs
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  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank traveling_Daire
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Reviewed April 26, 2013

After one night at the Phoungchampa hotel we had a quick scout around and found the Mixay Paradise Guesthouse. Only a 5 minute walk from Phoungchampa but a world of difference. Although still only budget accommodation the room had everything we needed including a TV with some English channels for the first time in weeks. With a good location, good service and only 2/3rds of the price of the Phoungchampa it was a great place to stay. We would recommend the Mixay to other travellers.

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Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
1  Thank Ross_and_Sonya
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Reviewed April 25, 2013

I enjoyed my 1 night in Mixay, good clean room, plently of natural light and quiet location.
Its located in the tourist area so there are many choices for food and drinks.
I paid $17 a night which includes an average breakfast.
My room had a bathroom but be aware that some rooms have no bathrooms so you must use the shared bathrooms.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled solo
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1  Thank sja74
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Reviewed April 22, 2013

I stayed here one night in a sigle room and everything went fine. The shared toilets / bathrooms very always clean and there where never queues in to them the 4th floor where I stayed.

Friendly service, breakfast okay. I did not understan first though that you have to bring your breakfast coupon to the reception and then you choose what kind of eggs you want to eat.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed April 22, 2013

This place was ok, probably not worth the money when you compare it to the rest of Laos, but a good contender for Vientiane?

Pro
Friendly, helpful cleaning staff
Location
Seemingly cheap travel service (long distance)

Cons
Bugs in bed
Cockroach in room
Rude, cocky, unhelpful staff
Blocked drain
Gaps in front door
Pathetic breakfast

Your choice if you spend more and get something better or less and get something dingey, but worth what you pay.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 29, 2013

Third time visited this nice place (first time was in Dec 2010). Still clean, still good , still nice. Nice staff, very nice manager! Nice view from window, very good breakfast buffet (it is extra 15000 for two people (or per room), which you cannot beat). That breakfast will keep you going till evening. That will include one egg, toasts, hot food (like chicken curry or something like that, plain rice, white bread (some time with whole wheat bread), jam.
No salad anymore.!
Coffee unlimited during the day, if you like that kind of drink.
On second day you have a food bonus, and for every day after that!!!

Do not bother with other local eateries after that, they mostly tourist oriented and they will rip you off.
It is always a pleasure to Visit this town because of this guest house!

Be alerted: this place to for sleazy western people who buying Thai girls for money. If you are, go out and look for other place!

Also it is also a nice that this guest house keep guest informed that for that kind of price thay should be very careful with everything there. This is not a Hilton, and if you lose, broke or left a stain - you have to pay for this extra! Thai is why it is still clean!

In Fer 2013 the prices was:
Single, FAN: 75000
Double/Twin FAN: 90000
Double/Twin A/C: 115000
Double/Twin A/C + TV: 125000

Breakfast is extra, 15000 per ROOM! But you have to order it day before, otherwise it will cost same money per person!
Breakfast 7am-10am

It was only two downside so far:
1) Internet - very very bad quality
2) The ultimate noise from front street early early morning

What is GOOD:
Almost everything!!!

What is no so GOOD:
1)The Internet quality is very very bad!!! They really need to speak with Internet provider from whom they ordered this Internet about the reliability and quality of this line. Interruption almost every few minutes.
2) Very noisy early morning from front street

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Address: Th Francois Ngin, Vientiane 0100, Laos
Location: Laos > Vientiane Prefecture > Vientiane
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Ranked #10 of 202 B&Bs / Inns in Vientiane
Price Range: $15 - $20 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Mixay Paradise 2*
Number of rooms: 11
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