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One of the more upscale options near the riverbank, Lao Orchid is popular with business travellers yet it still manages to feel boutique, cosy and elegant, making it one of the better Vientiane hotels in this category.
It will appeal to travellers looking for a central location, comfortable rooms, high standards and a professional reception. Rooms have been tastefully done with natural materials and muted colours. Woven rattan headboards and wood trim contrast nicely with creamy walls and earth-toned decor. They have all the modern comforts like WiFi, air-con, satellite TV, mini-bar and safe. Everything looks polished and well presented, and the small balcony is a welcome bonus. The suites are the same style and are of course larger and have a separate living area. Breakfast is included, served in their pleasant outdoor restaurant terrace on the second floor. There are also guest computers available in their air-conditioned lobby. It’s a fantastic option in the centre of town on the higher end of the price range. Try Hotel Khamvongsa if you’re on a tighter budget.
Address: Chao Anou Rd, Ban Wat Chan, Vientiane
T: (021) 264 134; F: (021) 264 138
Coordinates (for GPS): 102º36'9.03" E, 17º57'52.29" N
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Room rates: US$50 to 100
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Deluxe single room||US$65||US$65|
|Deluxe double room||US$75||US$75|
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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