Nice but overpriced
For a long time Inthira was the only upscale accommodation in Vang Vieng.
Times have changed and the hotel’s appeal has faded. The hotel boasts no riverside location or views, and in fact the ground floor rooms face a solid fence which means the rooms receive little natural light and feel slightly claustrophobic. Instead, we’ll focus on the best room, the superior rooms on the second floor (our photo shown here is taken on the second floor). They are on the small side but manage to feel intimate rather than cramped. They boast solid wood floors, quality beds with crisp white linen, air-con, in-room WiFi, solid wood furniture and TVs. They also have a private balcony with a sitting area giving you an extra bit of space. Room rate includes a good buffet breakfast at their lobby restaurant The Kitchen. This is one of the most expensive non-river hotels in town. If a deal can be had on the internet, then the superior or deluxe rooms may well become a good value proposition. But if not, we’d favour a room with a view like Elephant Crossing Hotel or even flashpacker guesthouse Vilayvong.
Address: Main road, Vang Vieng
T: (023) 511 070;
Coordinates (for GPS): 102º26'57.7" E, 18º55'27.42" N
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Room rates: US$20 to 50
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Standard double room||US$32||US$32|
|Superior double room||US$43||US$43|
|Deluxe double room||US$54||US$54|
Cindy Fan is a Canadian writer/photographer and author of So Many Miles, a website that chronicles the love of adventure, food and culture. After falling in love with sticky rice and Mekong sunsets, in 2011 she uprooted her life in Toronto to live la vida Laos. She’s travelled to over 40 countries and harbours a deep affection for Africa and Southeast Asia. In between jaunts around the world, she calls Laos and Vietnam home where you’ll find her traipsing through rice paddies, standing beside broken-down buses and in villages laughing with the locals.
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