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“Riverfront Hotel Vientiane Laos” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Riverside Hotel
Ranked #92 of 196 Vientiane B&B and Inns
Bangkok, Thailand
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Riverfront Hotel Vientiane Laos”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2013

Nice hotel, clean very friendly staff and free wifi. Restaurant had a great view overlooking the river and the food was reasonably priced and very good. The road outside in a bit of a mess but apart from that a good deal. I would certainly go back when they have finished the road

Room Tip: Rooms on 5th floor furthest away from restaurant, no wifi, but quiet. hit the wrong button , no pool
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 bubbles
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Sydney, Australia
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184 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2012

Nicely located one meters away from the Mekong and the nightly market on its shores, this hotel is quite decent. Nothing special or luxuries, but clean, roomy with friendly staff, good wifi and hot showers.

It's not in the center of town, but there is nothing going on anyways. Prices for a single room were dirt cheap. If you need or want air con, u need to pay extra.

Would definitively recommend it.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Arwed
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Jordan
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43 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2012

This hotel was fine. We had a double room on the first floor with private bathroom. It was small, but clean enough. The lobby always seems deserted, but when they were there staff were nice, though only one guy spoke English. The location of the hotel is good, a few steps from the riverfront. There is nothing really special about it other than that.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank reemk
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Bangkok, Thailand
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15 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 4, 2012

On my second trip to Vientiane, I stayed at the Riverside Hotel per my friend's request (I'm writing the review from the lobby right now). The Riverside is a very clean, very well-kept hotel just off the riverside - so while it's roughly riverside, it's not actually riverside.

The staff are friendly and generally helpful, especially Tui, who will probably deal with you if you book via email. Of course there's no web site that anyone can find, so how you'd find out is a mystery (email the hotel at riversidehotellaos@gmail.com for reservations). They very helpfully accept credit card and are quite honest. My friend who recommended it has spent literally months here over the years and has never had a single issue.

The rooms are spic and span, with a fairly comfortable bed and pillows, especially by SE Asian standards. The shower has good water pressure and the air conditioner and fan keep the room very cool. Oh, and there's an elevator.

You get all this for about $20 a night.

That's pretty much all there is to say about the Riverside. There is no wifi in the room, so you won't be getting any work done online. There's no character to speak of. There's a breakfast, but I think it's a buffet - I never had it. No restaurant, no atmosphere downstairs, no interesting patio (no patio at all, in fact) and so on. It's the definition of adequate, no more and no less.

Room Tip: Ask for a room away from the construction, which has caused sleepless nights for some people. I had...
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank RunMyCity
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Vientiane, Laos
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88 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2012

I booked my room on Agoda for 7 nights based on reviews I had read. On arrival, I was given the room from hell. Bed was full of bed bugs and the room was filthy. I spoke to the front desk and was told there were no other rooms available. The next morning, I tried to cancel my booking and went back to the hotel to check out. The manager immediately offered me a different room, and admitted the room had not been cleaned before I arrived.

The new room was clean, which was all I wanted. The rest of my stay was uneventful, they made sure it was cleaned daily. The beds are sponge and hard, the covers are all dirty and soiled but they swear they wash them...I question the honesty there. It does include a basic breakfast - just two slices of toast and two eggs, and coffee/tea.

But it's unlikely I will ever return to this hotel. Found that there were much better options in the immediate area for the same or less money.

Room Tip: Ok for one night, but I'd look elsewhere.
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Chunkysaurous
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Gavle, Sweden
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31 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2012

Central location i Ventiane for a cheap price, but the rooms are not very clean and we had a really bad odour i our room. A lot of mosquitos coming in if you turn of the noisy fan in the wall. Construction work on the building next door going and starts at 6 am (at the time we stayed there). The breakfast consists of two fried eggs, two toasts and instant coffee. Staff shows no interest in helping you out if you have questions.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Skantz
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Zurich, Switzerland
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23 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2012

The Hotel is next to the riverfront and it's more or less clean. But this are the only positve points we found! The staff wasn't very friendly, the breakfast is including but it's not worth to eat it there. And during our second (and last night) someone stolen some money out of your bag. We realize that, because the bag wasn't close anymore and we missed some thai bath... So not all the money get stolen... The manager was smiling and told us, that he will check the security system... The amount was not really big, but enough to travel a few days.
Take care when you stay there!!!

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Schliffi
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Property: Riverside Hotel
Address: Keokouman Rd | Ban Mixai, Chanthaburi District,, Vientiane 0100, Laos
Location: Laos > Vientiane Province > Vientiane
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Ranked #92 of 196 B&Bs / Inns in Vientiane
Number of rooms: 71

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