Solid flashpacker choice
What we say:
Slowly but surely, Vientiane is stepping out of its dusty time capsule to offer something swish and modern. One example of the city’s next generation of accommodation is Faa Apartment, a cushy spot on a quiet sidestreet that represents solid flashpacker value.
Faa is set in a purpose-built four-storey building next to the imposing Lao National Culture Hall and a stone’s throw from the National Museum. Though it’s a 10-minute walk to the river, Rue Nokeokoummane is a pleasantly leafy affair with a few interesting cafes and boutiques within eyesight of the hotel. It also connects the main thoroughfares of Samsenthai and Setthatilath, making this a fine base for exploring.
Spacious, airy, bright and spotless rooms have a sleek minimalist design that you don’t often see in Laos. Each comes with dark timber floors and trim, high ceilings, tasteful art on flush white walls and large balconies. Soft queen-size beds with high quality linens, LCD TVs, free WiFi, air-con, movable fans, desks and sitting areas also come standard. The mini-kitchens attached to each room bag you a microwave, fridge and coffee/tea-making facilities. Bathrooms are modern and clean.
All rooms are more or less the same, coming in at 240,000 kip or around 950 baht, which is solid value for what you get. Very friendly and helpful staff offer substantial discounts for stays of longer than a week. Though rooms are more suited to those who like their privacy, the place has a cosy and intimate vibe. You won’t find a swimming pool or cafe, but there is a relaxing lobby with sofas and a little garden chill spot out front.
Overall, Faa Apartment is a good choice for both short-term and long stays in Vientiane, particularly for those who need creature comforts or crave them after a trip through the backcountry. Considering the countless uninspired air-con rooms that often go for around 700 baht a night in Vientiane, Faa is worth the extra splurge.
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Contact details:137/01 Rue Nokeokoummane, Vientiane. T: (021) 254 190, (020) 7815 7808
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What we were quoted
|Type of room||Low season||High season||Notes|
|Dbl air-con private b'room||240,000 kip||240,000 kip|
Added to Travelfish on: 3rd January, 2014
Last visited or updated on: 3rd January, 2014
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137/01 Rue Nokeokoummane, Vientiane.
T: (021) 254 190, (020) 7815 7808
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