The management is very service oriented and speak excellent English.
The grounds are beautifully landscaped with many blooming plants. The pool is clean and sparkling with an adequate number of loungers and plenty of towels.
The rooms are roomy, modern, and clean. There is a large flat screen satellite TV with some English channels. It is very quiet here. The king size beds are firm and very comfortable with good pillows. The lighting is not conducive to reading in bed. The view from your balcony is magnificent with the river and the mountains beyond.
There were not many customers when we were there and the breakfast was limited. They willingly prepare your bacon and eggs to order and make an excellent omelet. The coffee is good. From the breakfast balcony you have a nice view of the river, the mountains, and the bridge across the river. It is interesting to watch the local traffic cross the bridge which is adjacent to the breakfast balcony.
The hotel restaurant the Crab D'Or is only a bit more expensive than the local places. The outstanding service at the restaurant makes it a good value. The Laotian food at the restaurant is a little bland. There are many local restaurants within easy walking distance. Just steps away across the bridge is the Viman Vang Vieng Restaurant with a German owner who serves German as well as local dishes.
Laundry prices are reasonable by western standards and offers same day service.
The hotel charges 2.5% to use a credit card for payment.
The main thing I look for in a hotel is a good night's rest. You will get that here. This was a completely satisfying stay. If I return to Vang Vieng, this is where I will stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ideally located on the bank of the Nam Song River, multi-award winning Riverside Boutique Resort is a luxury hotel with charm and character. It is laid out around one of the most inviting swimming pools to be found in Laos, and offers stunning views of the surrounding lush landscapes and forest-clad limestone mountains. Thirty-four rooms with large balconies are located within the tranquil gardens, as well as a traditional herbal spa and an elegant restaurant overlooking the river. With a beautiful design that blends local traditions, ethnic arts and French colonial architecture, Riverside Boutique Resort celebrates the exceptional diversity of Laos. Prominent artists and artisans have contributed their talent to help create a unique and authentic atmosphere that allows guests to fully appreciate the charm of Lao hospitality. What makes Riverside Boutique Resort truly special is this combination of culture, tradition and nature - and this stunning backdrop of mighty karst mountains, just a short drive away from Vientiane. ... more less
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