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“Good location for business hotel but too old and a bit over price.”
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Lao Plaza Hotel
Ranked #21 of 93 Hotels in Vientiane
Reviewed 2 June 2012

First impression of the building, lobby, hotel rooms are grand but too traditional old styles. Quality of amenities in the bathroom need to be upgrade for 5 stars hotel as they mentioned. A lot of variety for breakfast. Staff are really nice, well train, and helpful. For this price if i am not coming for business trip i prefer to stay nearby small hipa hotel that surrounding this hotel. A bit over price.

Again good for business traveller because it is really in the business center.

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 27 May 2012 via mobile

Six weeks in the field makes you miss certain things in life. Going to the Lao Plaza seafood buffet is a coming home ritual where you can reconnect with family. Service is always great and attentive. Standard of food is always the same. A nice way to unwind.

  • Stayed: May 2012
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2  Thank edfaigmane
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Reviewed 29 April 2012

The location of the Lao Plaza is good, as you can walk to the restaurants, markets and the Mekong river. The room we stayed in was very nice and spacious. It had desk with 2 chairs and a lounge chair. The bed was very comfortable, the best till so far in Laos.
There is NO FREE WI FI in the room and we had to pay USD13 per day to have internet access in the room. It was free in the Terrace Cafe near the pool. The pool was under repair and it was noisy, dusty and hot in the cafe. And the drinks are overpriced.
Later in the room we tried the wifi with the pool username and password and it worked!!
The breakfast was very good. They even had cheese!!

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Qcruiser
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Reviewed 24 April 2012

I love the lobby of the Lao Plaza Hotel and the grandur it alludes to. Naturally, the shops are completely overpriced. The buffet is quite good, but also expensive. My roomrate was decent, but I was expecting more given the actual hotel. The room, as others have said, was dated and not of the caliber anticipated. Even getting internet was difficult. There was a network cord in the room, and then separate instructions for contacting business services for wifi.....really, you had to sign up for 100,000 Kip about $12 for 24 hours service, not so bad. However, before activating, the hotel had to send someone up to my room to get me to sign a chit that I would add to my bill. BUT, the staff were super friendly, and the bed was good!

Room Tip: I would try out the Presidential Suite and see if that has been renovated yet!
  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 6 April 2012

realy nice hotel , in a great location, the breakfast was very good and has everything you may want, didnt give 5 out of 5 as we were charged per day for internet access in our room, which i feel for a hotel of this standard it should be included.

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled on business
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1  Thank petebetter
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Reviewed 6 April 2012

I stayed in Lao Plaza Hotel two times on business trips.
I always remember my arrival the 1st time, when I was greeted by an exquisite "sa bai di" by the beautiful receptionist. Welcome to Lao!
I loved to stay in this hotel. I was on the executive floor.
FYI this hotel is where official delegations often stay. On my 2nd stay I was asked to transfer to another room because there was a vietnamese delegation coming. I didn't mind.
The staff is super gentle.
I naturally helped them when preparing "Sommet de la Francophonie" with some translations.
One cons is the relative age of the rooms, and the noisy A/C system.
My nights were not so sweet. But the rooms are very comfortable.
The lobby is pleasant, with newspapers available.
I loved the breakfast service, a wide choice available: sausages, eggs by order, ham, cereals, viennoiseries, etc.
Like I said they welcome officials quite often.
In my time they also welcome a group of models for a fashion show in Vientiane :)
What a marvel to see beautiful, unmade-up girls, early in the morning for breakfast :)
I would love to stay again in Lao Plaza.
Plenty of nice restaurants by walking distance, I should add.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled on business
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3  Thank needlehill
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Reviewed 27 March 2012

Staying in Lao Plaza Hotel is business with leisure.... rooms are clean and well kept, courteous staff and good food available.... I love the pastries and cake at the bakery at the lobby...

  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled on business
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Additional Information about Lao Plaza Hotel

Address: 63 Samsenethai Road, PO Box 6703 | Chanthabury District, Vientiane 0100, Laos
Region: Laos > Vientiane Prefecture > Vientiane
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#7 Business Hotel in Vientiane
#8 Luxury Hotel in Vientiane
#8 Spa Hotel in Vientiane
Price Range: £107 - £135 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Lao Plaza Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 142
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Modern Six-story Hotel located in heart of business district, close to shopping area & 10 km from Wattay Airport. ... more   less 
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