I was staying at Vientiane Garden Hotel 5 nights in late November, into December and I also had room 604.
Chris D got all right, so in stead of jabbing on about this place, I'll suggest you to read his review called: “A detailed report on what you should expect” - great lengthy review.
My few comments as below:
The pressure of the hot water was too low, so it was hard to adjust the temperature, I told Tommy about this and something might happen.
I measured the Internet speed and it was poor, very poor. OK for emails, but forget about streaming. Anyway Internet in Laos as a total isn't good, so don't blame them for that problem. I asked other places and they said that that it was a common problem.
The door to room 604 is the usual sub-standard Laos stuff. I'm in woodworking, so I know what they do wrong: everything. But unfortunately that's the standard unless they import from Thailand, but that's too expensive. I tried if I could open it from outside with a metal knife - yes, took less than the time for using the key! So don't leave anything of value when you are out.
All furniture in the room is made of bricks and mortar, even the bed. But at least it's not emitting any noise. DON'T fall and hit your head, these things won't forgive!
I tried to book through Agoda - they said sold out - I contacted the hotel direct; no problem... So go directly to them from the information given in Chris D's post.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Probably the most centrally located hotel in Vientiane, the Vientiane Garden Hotel is a wonderful authentic hotel inspired by leading boutique hotels around the world. The hotel offers world class accommodation in the heart of the city, sure to impress even the most discerning traveler with its 12 superior Garden View, 24 deluxe Garden View, 4 suites Garden View. Our central location together with various facilities will ensure that you have the perfect base to explore this city. ... more less
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