Solid midrange option
Riverside tries to be a city hotel, with hotel-type amenities included with the rooms like free breakfast, free cheap toiletries, safety box, TV and fridge.
The big, clean rooms have tile floor, plain decor and hot water bathrooms that boast shower cubicles. This place is big and rather soulless but the English-speaking reception staff are very eager to negotiate rates for walk-ins –- try for at least US$10 off the posted rate. Riverside Palace Hotel is mere steps to Fa Ngum Road and the Mekong. The rooms with windows on the fourth and fifth floor have a clear view over the rooftops. Free WiFi is available in the lobby.
Address: 6 Nokeokoummane Rd, Ban Mixay
T: (021) 244 390; F: (021) 244 391
Coordinates (for GPS): 102º36'18.02" E, 17º57'49.08" N
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Room rates: US$20 to 50
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Dbl air-con private bathroom||US$30||US$30|
|Deluxe double room||US$40||US$40|
|Triple air-con private bathroom||US$50||US$50|
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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