Went here for lunch by myself. The dining area is beautiful, right on the river with gorgeous views. Unfortunately my dining experience was marred by atrociously bad service -- some of the worst I've encountered anywhere in the world. When I arrived I said hello to the staff and took a seat at an open table. 10 minutes passed and I still hadn't been given a menu. I should have left at this point, but went up the counter to say "can I please have the menu". Finally 5 min later, I got one. 5 min later, I was able to order. Mind you, the place is not busy, just me and a family of 5 at another table. Anyway, I ordered a stir fry, some seasonal fruit, and a beer. It took 20 min to receive my beer, and worse still they brought the wrong one (a lager instead of dark, despite my clearly pointing out the dark one on the menu). 30 min after that, I finally get my stir fry. I finish that and am still waiting on my seasonal fruit. Literally should take a minute to make that -- cutting up a couple pieces of pineapple and watermelon -- but no, somehow it was taking more than an hour! I had to get up, walk to the counter again and ask for it to be brought. Finally, it too came. Next I went up the counter to pay (knowing that otherwise I'd be there for even more hours). When I got to the counter, the lady put up here finger in my face is to say "just a minute" as she was sorting through something else on the computer. No big deal under normal circumstances, but given how long I had waited for everything else, it took it as a bit of an affront. No apologies or anything. Too bad the service is so poor because the view is breathtaking. Would never return.
- Also Known As:
- Ban Sabai Riverside Bungalow Hotel Vang Vieng