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Villa Vang Vieng Riverside
Ranked #16 of 23 Hotels in Vang Vieng
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15 reviews
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“very enjoyable stay”
Reviewed 4 December 2013 via mobile

the hotel is greatly located in a quiet part of vangvieng with a wonderful view on the beautiful mountains. the room was very clean. and to sit at the pool and watch the sunset over the mountains was very relaxing after an active day on the motorcycle.

Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 27 November 2013

I would give the pool & restaurant areas a 5 stars but a 2 stars for the room.
The room is rather basic and very creaky. The bed and the wooden floors creaked a lot. No sound insulation, I kept hearing people talking or walking around at night. The bedroom is rather small but the bathroom is huge (very strange indeed). The room is dusty and seems abit worn out as well, which comes as a surprise as the guide said that this is a new hotel.
The TV was not working but I arrived late in the evening and did not bother with a room change.
The aircon has water leaking non-stop. Wifi is available in the room.
No hair dryer, no electric kettle in the room.
The highlight is definitely the stunning views at the pool and restaurant.

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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled solo
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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67 reviews
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Reviewed 8 November 2013 via mobile

Enjoyed a couple of nights at this charming hotel. Do spend the extra to have a riverside view as this makes everything more special. Location is convenient , do not forget that you are paying very little so do not be over demanding. The service and quiet location palm wonderful. This is generally a backpacker town as the journey to and from vv Is arduous.

Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Oslo
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Reviewed 6 November 2013

I stayed for 4 nights and had my best stay in Laos so far. The staff is very friendly and relaxed and they all seem like good friends and the happy energy between them can easily be picked up. The restaurant of the hotel has an amazing location, right by the river with a great view. However it seems like the restaurant some times is closed because there's nobody there, but as I experienced it's open as long as there's customers there. Just scream for the staff and they will come. I understand the staff some times are in the back room "resting" as I found some of them working at 6 am and they were still working at 9 pm.
The rooms are nice, spacious and clean. However there is some lack of light in the rooms after the sun has gone down. But at a beautiful place like this, you should sleep while the sun is down and enjoy the sun and nature as long as the sun is up. Choose this hotel if you're in Vang Vieng to relax for a couple days.

  • Stayed November 2013
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Berlin, Germany
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47 reviews
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Reviewed 1 November 2013

We were really looking forward to this place after roughing it the weeks before, but we were pretty disappointed when we arrived. Check in consisted of us being handed the keys and pointed in the rough direction. Nobody offered to carry any bags. We've been in Lao guest houses costing 5 dollars a night where the friendly staff would take us to our room and help us with the luggage. We don't understand why a hotel charging ten times as much isn't capable of these basics.

In the room, the mattress was of bad quality, you could feel every spring in it. There weren't enough light sources in the room or the bathroom and there was no bedside lamp - if you wanted to read, the whole room had to be lit. The aircon remote didn't work and once we finally got the aircon on it was dripping all night. The TV didn't work (I found out it hasn't been working for two months and nobody has bothered to fix it). The toilet seat was made of cheap plastic (about the same standard as our 5 dollar guest houses) and wasn't properly attached. For a hotel in the upper price range, ensuring these things work should be standard.

Breakfast was underwhelming. The noodle soup was made with instant noodles and the egg dishes didn't come with baguette as the menu promised, but with cheap dry toast (even though baguettes are readily available in the whole town). We could have gotten a better breakfast at every street stall.

We could have lived with all of this if only the service staff had been more helpful and forthcoming - something you would expect considering what they charge. Staff spoke very limited English. At breakfast, the staff even asked me to translate requests of other guests because I happen to speak Lao.

The hotel also took no responsibility for damages. I left my glasses on the bedside table in the morning, was out all day, and came back at night to find the bed made but the glasses severely damaged. Someone had probably swiped them off the table while making the bed, accidentally stepped on them and put them back on the table without saying anything. Since it was late, I went to the reception the next morning to report the damage. All I got was a blank stare, no apology. They finally took down my name and phone number, but never actually called. In a desperate effort to relieve themselves of any responsibility, I was told that I should have reported the broken glasses on the same day. When I told them I got back late and only noticed around 10pm when I took out my contact lenses, I was told that I should have reported it then and there and that it was my fault that I didn't say anything soon enough. When I told them there wasn't even any staff available at that time, they said there was always someone available 24-hours at the reception. Now we did see this person...sound asleep on the reception floor under a mosquito net - and asleep isn't exactly what we'd call 'available'. Plus, what could he have done about the glasses anyway at 10pm?

Basically, the rooms are disappointing and the service even more so. We just felt ripped off. Even the view is nicer elsewhere (around 100m further into town) because that is where the larger carst mountains on the other side start. You're better off taking your money elsewhere.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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Patong, Thailand
Level 1 Contributor
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Reviewed 23 September 2013

The property, the people, the amenities, the service, etc. are 1st class all the way. The hotel was stunningly beautiful and in impeccable condition. The room was lovely and the location is great. The interior so very nice....the amenities were all available. Loved the outside lounging area, great service and lovely ambience! No hotel can beat the consistent service they provide. It's top notch!

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Adelaide, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
191 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2013

Stayed for 3 nights in a riverside room with breathtaking views of the mountains and river.
The room was decent and clean with a large bathroom. The view from the room/balcony is fantastic. The only improvements the room needs is a bar fridge and more hanging space. No wardrobe in the room. There was no noise to complain about in the evenings. The breakfast was good. The swimming pool Is a rarity in Vang Vieng and was a great finish to the day before dinner. It is a little out of the centre, 10 minute walk, but there is little traffic and the cost of hiring a bike for a day is minimal. The centre appeared quiet and not much going on.
The underwater cave,Chang cave and the ride to the waterfall and the waterfall itself were highlights.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Villa Vang Vieng Riverside
Address: Ban Viengkeo | On The Riverside, Vang Vieng 1003, Laos
Region: Laos > Vientiane Province > Vang Vieng
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #16 of 23 Hotels in Vang Vieng
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Villa Vang Vieng Riverside 3*
Number of rooms: 33
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are a luxurious hotel, built in traditional Lao design, located directly at the shore of the Nam Song River in Vang Vieng. Our rooms and restaurant enjoy a spectacular view at the breathtaking mountains which make the region so popular. ... more   less 
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