Quirky, fresh and cheerful
In a cheerful pale yellow building just north of the city centre, the long-established Day Inn has a quirky charm.
Don’t judge the book by its cover – given its facade we assumed it would be outdated but once inside we were pleasantly surprised.
The building was once the Embassy of India; now it feels like a casual beachside resort with its rattan furniture, bright colour scheme and breezy design that gives it a tropical vibe. The 30 rooms all come with air-con, WiFi, flatscreen TV, vanity/desk, wardrobe, bedside tables, fridge, balcony and bathrooms with modern fixtures. 10 rooms have large, sunny bathrooms with a big tub. Walls are all freshly painted, the floors gleam and rates include breakfast in the attached restaurant, a retro-fabulous eatery with seafoam green walls, funky chandeliers and a diverse menu of Asian and Western dishes. This place has a certain uniqueness that some will love. It’s located just behind Lao Plaza Hotel, close to That Dam, and it’s well worth the five-minute walk from the city centre.
Address: 059/3 Pangkham Rd, Ban Sisaket, Vientiane
T: (021) 223 848; F: (021) 222 984
Coordinates (for GPS): 102º36'35.17" E, 17º58'1.59" N
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Room rates: US$20 to 50
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Standard single room||300,000 kip||300,000 kip|
|Standard double room||375,000 kip||375,000 kip|
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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