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“Conveniently located. Nice courtyard. Good service.”
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Mali Namphu Hotel
Ranked #7 of 198 Vientiane B&B and Inns
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Level 5 Contributor
45 reviews
31 hotel reviews
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“Conveniently located. Nice courtyard. Good service.”
Reviewed February 22, 2012

The bedroom and bathroom don't justify the price as you can get similarly sized and equipped rooms in Vientiane for US$10 - 15/night less. The mattress is more comfortable than the generally hard beds in this region. The bathroom door is a bit flimsy and there weren't enough hooks to hang clothes or towels. However, room and bathroom are clean. 2 small bottles of mineral water are provided daily. The LCD TV with international channels and a small fridge add to the value of the package.

Many are willing to pay a little more to stay here for the center courtyard where the guests have breakfast or have a Beer Lao in the evening, the multiple-choice breakfast which consists of local and western dishes and makes breakfast more interesting, the free use of security locker in the lobby, three computers with internet access in the lobby for guests' use, free wi-fi access, and slightly above average service quality. The manger, Mr. Noi, and the staff are friendly. Most of the staff are able to communicate well in English.

The location is near the fountain which is currently under renovation. There are many restaurants, cafes, and other shops nearby. Mekong River is just a 10-minute walk. This is quiet at night which is good for light sleepers.

Namphu Cafe, a local restaurant on the right across the hotel, serves very good rice noodle soup with braised duck or crispy pork.

Room Tip: If you don't like to walk the stairs, get a room on the ground level which costs slightly more.
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with friends
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Amsterdam
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31 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed February 10, 2012

Nice place to stay while in Vientiane. Location is good, rooms are big, bathroom ok (good shower, clean, little to small, door doesn't close). Staff has it moments, some are nice some don't understand that hospitality is part of the job. Breakfast is good and served in nice courtyard. Make sure you don't get stuck in a room with 'blind wall' view if you booked differently. In room wifi which is good enough. Would stay here again, it is value for money

  • Stayed February 2012
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Lancs UK
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68 reviews
53 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed February 7, 2012

very well situated..quiet comfortable and spotlessly clean. Breakfast a bit sparse but everything else good value. Staff pleasant and helpful

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with friends
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Sydney, Australia
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442 reviews
80 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 221 helpful votes
Reviewed January 20, 2012

This is a very pleasant guesthouse (really, more of a hotel) in a great, central location on a quiet street in the centre of Vientiane. Within less than a minute's walk there's a big selection of good restaurants, bakeries and shops, as well as banks, massage, hairdressers etc. I stayed on the 4th (and highest) floor of the front building and the room was fresh and clean with the best bathroom I'd had in my entire trip through Laos. Breakfast was adequate and the staff were lovely. The biggest negative for this guesthouse is that there isn't an elevator so it's a fair number of steps up to the rooms on the higher floors. That's the only thing that caused me to rate this property a 'very good' rather than an 'excellent'.

Room Tip: If you can't manage steps, make sure you ask for a ground floor room when you make your booking.
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled solo
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Bristol
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
Reviewed December 29, 2011

We loved this guest house. As soon as we arrived the staff gave us a welcome drink. It was almost full so we were lucky to get a room. Rooms were clean with confortable beds. TV didnt work though. Shower was ok and very clean. Good breakfast with great cofee. Recomended

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled solo
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Seattle
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed December 3, 2011

As long as we kept in mind that we were paying $26 a night we were pleased. The breakfast area was charming & the room was...fine. As soon as we lost the context of the price we wondered why they allowed a creature who has never used a bathroom to design the one in our hotel room. Seriously, the toilet was two feet from the wall, with the paper & sprayer 180degrees behind the toilet. If you wanted to sit while showering, no problem - the shower head was directly above the toilet. All that and the door didn't close.
For us, we were thrilled with the location, which mattered more than the hillariously frustrating bathroom.
On another note, the canteloupe shakes at the cafe across the street were amazing.

Room Tip: Avoid room 404 and the bathroom of doom.
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
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London
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Reviewed November 30, 2011

This hotel is a tranquil space on a quiet street in Vientiane. It has a gorgeous leafy courtyard in the centre where breakfast is served each morning, and very friendly, helpful staff. Our room was quiet and clean and we have no complaints about this lovely hotel.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: Mali Namphu Hotel
Address: 114 Pangkham Road, Vientiane 01000, Laos (Formerly Mali Namphu Guest House)
Location: Laos > Vientiane Province > Vientiane
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 198 B&Bs / Inns in Vientiane
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Mali Namphu Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 3
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