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Inthira Vang Vieng
Ranked #5 of 20 Hotels in Vang Vieng
Hasselt, Belgium
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2012

We stayed for 13 nights, not as a tourist but for business. Previously living in Laos also gained me knowledge about Laotian customs. Service like you get at Inthira is not common in Laos.

There is only one major issue and this is not to blame on Inthira. A new "hotel" is constructed next doors (Malany hotel) and they use very bright white lights. This turned our room in to a 24 hours daylight room. A good idea is to provide better curtains in order to be able to make it dark at night time. This hotel opened sort or less during our stay meaning staff had not time to deal with this issue.

For the rest nothing than positive about Inthira, a manager who is pointing attention on the friendliness of Inthira something not very common in Laos where mostly customer is slave rather than king. Everybody was friendly, including cleaning staff.

Definitely recommend this place.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2012

I spent a few night here it's not on the water wich is a shame as the rooms are super comfy but have no river view but it quit and clean with a great restaurant.moved out to stay in bangalow on river wich was very noisie good find

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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38 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2012

Nice clean hotel, good aircon and spacious bathroom. Most comfortable beds have had for the past 9weeks with proper duvet and nice pillows! Good location for centre of town, staff speak English very well and are keen to help you out. Good variety of breakfast choices and eager to please. Only hesitation on the first night (a Saturday) was the intrusive karaoke coming from nxt door hotel until 1am! I was so tired slept anyway but it kept my friend awake. Wasn't anymore karaoke for rest of the stray however, likely just a weekend treat! Nice hotel reasonable price. Would happily stay here again as seems more intimate and friendly than some places we have stayed where we have barely seen a smile from some staff! Ther is possibility of using swimming pool at sister hotel but I didn't go myself

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank P K
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Leipzig, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2012

At my return to the "unholy city" i was planning to stay again at the Ban Sabai Bungalow operation, as it suited me well the last time (and because it had a pool). As they were booked out, i had to look for an alternative and decided to try out the Inthira hotel, as it is a sister hotel of Ban Sabai. Well, i choose it because i thought i would get the same positives that i liked Ban Sabai for, plus some better rooms and of course because i could use the pool of Ban Sabai, as this is part of their sister hotel exchange. In the end it turned out that the Inthira is somehow very different to Ban Sabai and not always in a good way. I will try to explain this further...

Location: The hotel is located on the main road of the town, quite central, but not directly on the action. This means the bar scene won't keep you up all night, but the rest of the town will. Compared to Ban Sabai i found this place really noisy (noise came from town and consisted of cars and construction noise). This means that you should be prepared to wake up early. Apart from that, the location is quite okay. Not to far away from everything, but still far enough from all the noisy bars.

Hotel:

The hotel is directly on the street, and consists of an open restaurant, which opens to the street (try not to sit near the water, as it smelled a bit foul) and doubles also as the reception area. The rooms are tucked away behind, which doesn't make them immune against the noise, but well. It's not a big hotel and it's even a bit cramped together. But what i found really interesting was, that as soon you leave the restaurant / reception are, the place feels almost deserted. I didn't meet any of the staff members behind this area. Well, i guess facebook is too addictive ;=)

The hotel doesn't have a pool, but you can use the (small) pool of Ban Sabai bungalows, which is 5 minutes aways (by foot).

Rooms:

The following applies to the superior rooms. I heard that the standard rooms are far below the superior rooms, quality wise (said people who had seen both). The rooms are not overly big, but not too cramped either, very clean and in general nice to look at. The rooms have a safe, an old-school TV, some comfortable beds, icy air con (yeah) and even a balcony. Sadly, the view from the balcony was NIL, as they have built another hotel next to the Inthira, which means that you can watch some constructions workers, doing their work or later, you might be able to chat with the people of the other hotel, when they step out of their room. This makes the balcony a bit useless.

The bathroom was roomy and clean too (as the rest of the room), but it had some serious problems with water pressure in the shower and also with the water temperature. The lukewarm water dripped more or less out of the shower head, but never was there any real pressure.

Service:

Ouch...seldom i have met staff that seemed so disinterested in me and my being than here. I will not go further into detail, as i cannot. I had virtually no interaction with the staff members, as i never had the feeling that somebody would like to engage with me any further than he had too. I don't even recall any smiles or nice words. And i'm not somebody who runs around in bad mood. Usually i approach people in a very friendly way and expect the same from the other side (remember who has to serve whom ?). Not here...well, maybe they all had a bad day, but i guess it's just their mentality. I found the staff at Ban Sabai very cheerful and friendly. Here i had the feeling that guests were only something that needed to be taken care of, but not more.

Breakfast:

Same as at Ban Sabai. I found the quantity of the meal a bit low and also the quality just okay. I don't understand this, as their food itself is really good. And maybe you could do some variations on the breakfast. The continental breakfast for the third time with the same jam is a bit boring.

Verdict:

I expected a cheerful operation like Ban Sabai with nicer rooms. Well, they had nicer rooms, but the rest was letdown. The hotel feels somehow deserted apart from the reception are. Staff seems to be more interested in Skype and Facebook, than in guests and in general it just feels average, but not really outstanding. I guess if you put the price of the rooms into consideration it gets a bit better, but in total i was not impressed. It left me with a dull feeling, like Vang Vieng town did.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2012

Fantastic rooms and clean. The reastuarnt connected to the hotel is fantastic and very clean. Breakfast every morning was great. Recomend the banana smoothie! Staff can speak very good english which makes it easier!

Room Tip: Down stairs rooms are better as they are protected from sun by trees, better for a sleep in.
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  • Stayed November 2012, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Todd G
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51 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2012 via mobile

I stayed at this hotel in October it is one of the loveliest hotels in the area with perfect location. The hotel manager is lovely and helped us find places and understand the Laos culture. We recieved a complimentary drink they took our backpacks to the room which was lovely and clean!! Wifi is good and the breakfast is brilliant as its cooked freshed and you get to choose what you want. There are tourism books to read an find out what to do and all the staff are helpful and friendly! There is also a pool you can use at the sister hotel 5 mins away it is small but has lovely views of the mountains and river and is perfect for a quick dip to cool down

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank charxcx
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15 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2012 via mobile

Stayed for 2 nights in superior room. Standard double was much darker and on ground floor. Clean, large room with comfortable bed. Only problem was large gap around doors onto balcony allowing mozzies to get in and makes the aircon not as efficient. Mosquito net in room helps. Also cockerels in the morning at 2, 3, 5 and 6 am do get a bit annoying but not hotels fault. Bring ear plugs. Breakfast average.

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Inthira Vang Vieng

Property: Inthira Vang Vieng
Address: | Ban Sawang, Vang Vieng 85620, Laos
Region: Laos > Vientiane Province > Vang Vieng
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 20 Hotels in Vang Vieng
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Inthira Vang Vieng 3*
Number of rooms: 28
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hotel has the most contemporary and stylish bar in Vang Vieng, which plays great music and serves original cocktails and refreshments. At Inthira Vang Vieng, we pride ourselves on Cleanliness and Service. We welcome you to come and experience what we have to offer. There are 3 types of Rooms at Inthira, all with the luxuries of Cable Television, Private Bathroom, Hot Water and Air conditioning. Each room comes with a complimentary breakfast. ... more   less 
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