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“Just okay”
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AV Hotel
Ranked #13 of 201 Vientiane B&B and Inns
Reviewed 28 November 2011

My boyfriend and I stayed here for 2 nights and found the hotel to be okay, but not great.

The emailing back and forth to make a reservation was easy and they even picked us up from the airport for free, but after that, everything became extremely average.

Our room had water damage and flooded over a span of several hours. The room had a strong chemical smell - I believe they spray bug repellent heavily during cleaning.

Breakfast was nothing to write home about either. We found ourselves eating elsewhere.

While conveniently located and staffed with friendly faces, you can definitely find better.

  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 November 2011

We used this hotel as an overnight stay between Luang Prabang and Udon Thani (Thailand). Booked via booking.com for 38$/night including breakfast. Centrally located, easy walking distance to central bus station(400m), 500m from Mekong river, 200m from wat Si Saket and Presidential palace. Free airport transportation : the driver was waiting for us at Vientiane airport. Free internet & Wifi. 3 floors (ground, first and second) without elevator, 32 rooms. Modern look. No swimmingpool.
Our large standard room (30m²) was bright and clean, tiled, quiet at night. Comfortable bed, clean sheets, good airco, fridge and TV. Bathroom OK. Small buffet breakfast.
Good news : the troublesome construction work near AV hotel has not been finished but no noise.

  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank ludovicvn
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Reviewed 24 November 2011

The AV Hotel is near the center of town, two or three blocks from the fountain, sort of midway from that to the morning market and shopping. So good location. The room I got, at 55 / night, was not great. It was an executive suite, which meant an small outer room that led to a public balcony, no TV, just a couch and desk so relatively useless, and a windowless cave-like bedroom. For the price there are MUCH better in Vientiane - but it was high season and those places were booked out. If you are the same circumstances, this place is fine, just go for the cheapest room possible, as the windowless suite is not worth the extra.

Pros: Location, clean. WiFi works, there's cable.

Cons: Nothing special. Windowless room. Price is not competitive.

Room Tip: Go for the superior, the executive suite is not worth it.
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  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled on business
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Thank Harkish
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Reviewed 20 November 2011

Pleasant staff, large studio type accommodation, decent breakfast and close enough to the attractions to either walk or bike or tuc tuc. The hotel can arrange an airport transfer if given enough notice and there are small travel agencies close by to arrange trips if needed. Hotel is functional and the price is reasonable so one to consider.

  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank David L
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Reviewed 4 November 2011

I was looking for a hotel away from the noise and craziness of the tourist crowd and found it. It's still within walking distance of the bars and restaurants.
The room was large, as large as most studio apartments. It was sparsely decorated, but had a beautiful king size four poster bed, fridgid aircon and strong WiFi.
I will stay here again in he near future.

  • Stayed: February 2011
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Thank US_Army_Vet
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Reviewed 28 October 2011

We stayed here for 2 nights whilst visiting Vientiane. It is clean and the staff are very friendly and helpful. We arrived early morning on the overnight bus and were still allowed to check in which was great. Agoda had not communicated the booking with the hotel but this again was dealt with in an efficient and effective manner.
The executive room was large and had a corporate feel to it. It was clean and comfortable despite the massive 4 poster being a bit on the firm side.
It had air con, tv, wi-fi, and a safety deposit box in the room and a fridge with complementary water.
Location was good however there was building work next door but the room we were in meant that we didnt hear anything.
It was a bit strange not having a sink in the bathroom to wash your hands after using the toilet as the sink was located in the room.
Breakfast was OK a fairly standard asian fare plus toast, bacon and omelette and we were limited to 1 cup of coffee which was a bit wierd for a coffee addict like me.

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank steveissy
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Reviewed 14 October 2011

The AV hotel in Vientiane is not luxurious, but the rooms are very large, spotlessly clean, simple and with large beds and spacious bathrooms. For the price ($38.00) this place is really great. The hotel is very close to the market and within a 5-10 minute walk to most restaurants. Breakfast is free, not fancy, but they will make you a fresh omelette and there is plenty of toast and fruit as well as some Lao food (pretty good noodles). The staff is knowledgeable and reliable (when they say they will pick you up at the airport, they will be there). They also kept our luggage for us when we took a trip to Luang Prabang. There are safes and refrigerators in the rooms, free wifi. What more could anyone want?

Room Tip: There is no elevator, so ask for a room on the first floor!
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  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank Sampottr
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Address: Sansenthai Rd., Chanthabury Dist., Vientiane 0100, Laos
Region: Laos > Vientiane Prefecture > Vientiane
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Airport Transportation
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Ranked #13 of 201 B&Bs / Inns in Vientiane
Price Range: £30 - £41 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — AV Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 30
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