Opulent decor, excellent service
The rooms at Chez Mimosa are as flowery as its name. Featuring damask wallpaper, wall moulding, white furniture and white marble bathrooms, the rooms are decidedly feminine and perhaps will be too cute for some.
Decor aside, there are many things going for this place. With just eight rooms (and unlike other skinny local hotels), they’ve resisted the temptation to divide the space to make smaller rooms and introduce a windowless room in the middle. We also appreciate that money hasn’t been sunk into showy lobbies and hallways; clearly it has been sunk into the rooms.
Rooms are spacious, have windows and are equipped with air-con, WiFi, a vanity/desk, flatscreen TV, luggage rack, bedside table, plug and lamp, and a brightly lit like-new bathroom (toiletries and rain shower included). Room #401 has its own private walkout terrace.
The room rate is on the high side and they really should have gone with warmer lighting rather than harsh fluorescent and this is one of the main things holding it back from top marks. But value seekers will appreciate the perks that make for a true hospitality experience. There’s free airport pick up (a US$10 value), free laundry service and a good breakfast and a free cocktail daily, served on their covered rooftop terrace, a pleasant respite in the evening. Service is exceptional. Recommended.
We noticed discounts online during low season so it’s worth it to shop around. Chez Mimosa is 450m south of Bui Vien St. The downtown core and tourist sights are 2km away and would require a taxi or xe om.
Address: 71 Co Giang St, District 1
T: (28) 3838 9883;
Coordinates (for GPS): 106º41'44.98" E, 10º45'49.99" N
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Room rates: US$50 to 100
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Standard double room||US$50||US$50|
|Superior double room||US$65||US$65|
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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