As this was my first visit to Laos I chose to make some basic bookings for accommodation on Agoda and for Vientiane I chose the Hotel D'Rose1. Overall this turned out to be a good decision so here are some of the issues that I met up with. Firstly not all the reviews for this hotel were positive but I did not have any issues that made me feel anti this hotel. One point that I believce trips a lot of visitors up is that there is a HotelD'rose and a Hotel D'rose1. They are ony 50 meteres apart and after the taxi delivered me to the wrong place a kindly porter picked up my bags and took me up the street. No issues with check in and I was advised that breakfast which was part of the deal would be served down the street. Again, not an issue.
The room was well enough lit and ventilated but had no window. It had neither safe or fridge but I believe this to be common in mid range hotels in Laos. I simply put my valuables in a small locked bag which was bagged at reception and locked in their safe.
The hotel is in a superb location as far as being central goes. It is eqi-distant from say the Morning Market, the Mekong side bars, the nightclubs and all the other attractions. If you feel like you have to have a swim you can do so at the flash Lao Plaza hotel 100 metres away.
There was one minor hiccup and that was breakfast. It was cold and inedible in my books but a simple request bought forth a fresh cooked pair of eggs and my day was off to a good start.
One joy of this place was the "Happy Hour" special. Just take a seat in their lounge, on goes the music and sit back with a large beer Lao, and then another, and so on. Four large beer Lao for 30,000 kip! its the bargain of a lifetime, US$3.20. Unbelievable.
Having said that the main reason that I will reccommend this place is because of the courtesy of the staff there. The reception, serving, room and management were all of the top order and made my visit.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated in the heart of Vientiane and easy access to tourist destination and shopping center. We offer value for money accommodation and friendly customer service throughout. All of our rooms are of suite size and tastefully decorated. Come enjoy our hospitality. ... more less
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