Stayed for 2 nights at BRMH during our stay in Vientiane, hotel is lovely with spacious rooms and really charming decor and furnishings, and very clean. Taxi was waiting for us at the airport, even though we were last out through taking a while getting visas, we thought they might have left but he was still waiting for us! No problem with taxi on way back either, arrived before the time we'd asked for.
Staff at reception really helpful, we arrived pretty early (10.30am-ish) so our room wasn't ready, but they said it would be about an hour and directed us to the bar to wait - and came to get us once it was ready which was under an hour later, was really impressed the effort they went to to get our room ready for us quickly, even though check-in wasn't until the afternoon. Staff were also happy to point out where various things were in Vientiane, and give advice on the best way to get around.
Only a couple of cons about this hotel (hence the very good rating rather than excellent)... firstly as other reviews have said, there are roadworks going on outside the hotel so it is rather dusty and we got woken up at 6.30am on our first morning by very loud drilling, although second morning was fine. I'm sure this will only be temporary though. Secondly it is a bit of a walk from the centre of town, and given how hot it gets (especially in the afternoon) it's not a very pleasant walk with very little shade - I would recommend getting a tuk tuk in the daytime!
All in all though would certainly recommend this hotel and would stay again if we were ever back in Vientiane!
- Also Known As:
- Beau Rivage Mekong Vientiane
- Hotel Beau Rivage Mekong