Overall we enjoyed our stay here, but the owner and staff were extremely unfriendly and unhelpful. If you like good service, I definitely would not recommend staying here. That being said, the room was lovely, spacious, really big comfy bed, lovely views of river and mountains. Rooms are 100,000 kip with fan and 120,000 with air con. We chose the air-con as it was about 40 degrees when we were there, and it was really worth it. Everything was really clean. Hot water shower and good water pressure. We did both find the owner's attitude to be really off-putting though. He kept insisting that we pay up front for the room and we told him we had to go and get money first, he seemed really impatient at this and didn't seem to want us to check into the room until we had paid. We had just come from an 8 hour bus ride in 40 degree heat with no air con so we just wanted to relax before we went walking looking for an atm. We stood our ground and let us put our things in the room and relax a bit before we went to get the money. He never told us that if we wanted the room cleaned or fresh towels we had to leave the key at reception when we went out. So the whole time we were there we assumed they just did not have a cleaning service, until we left our key for safe keeping when we went tubing on our final day and came back to a clean room and new towels. I didn't trust him to book buses or tours etc. through him so I'm not sure what the prices were like, but we just booked everything we needed elsewhere. Location is fantastic though, all the best bars and restaurants are within easy walking distance. The restaurant right next door is a lovely place to relax and we went there for breakfast every morning. I know other people that paid 120,000 for an air-con room that included a lovely breakfast in a guesthouse slightly outside the main part of town, so there is better value if you don't mind staying a little bit out. Overall we had a pleasant stay here, but I would probably stay somewhere else if I returned due to owner and staff's attitude.
- Also Known As:
- Grand View Guest House Hotel Vang Vieng