Riverside Boutique Hotel, Vang Vieng
|Ban Viengkeo, Vang Vieng, Vientiane, LAOS.|
Description: Riverside Boutique HotelBoasting a spectacular location on the banks of the Nam Song River, the Riverside Boutique Resort is an award-winning new luxury hotel in the buzzing town of Vang Vieng. Featuring French colonial architecture and a décor that promotes the ethnic diversity of Laos, this fabulous property offers exclusive accommodation, top class service and fine cuisine in a unique riverside setting.
Arranged around a spectacular outdoor pool, and offering spectacular views of the river and the lush, limestone carst mountains, the Riverside Boutique Hotel is ideal for relaxing stays in Vang Vieng, away from the hustle and bustle of the town centre. Perfectly situated for exploring the surrounding region on foot or by bicycle, there is a small bamboo bridge close to the property that leads to a quiet village on the western bank.
Riverside Boutique Hotel's ''Restaurant du Crabe d'Or'' serves authentic Lao dishes, prepared with fresh local ingredients, along with traditional Asian and French cuisine. All meals are complemented by fine wines from France and Chile as well as coffee from the Boloven Plateau. The Nam Song bar serves drinks and snacks throughout the day, along with a light lunch menu, in an elegant, colonial-style atmosphere. Surrounded by lush gardens, Riverside Boutique Hotel's outdoor pool offers panoramic views of the mountains, and features sun loungers and parasols. Cocktails and tapas are also served here from the poolside bar.
Type of rooms: Riverside Boutique HotelClassic Rooms:
The four Classic rooms (approximate size: 32 square metres) are the most secluded of the Resort, with individual balconies facing a small yard. These rooms are luxuriously designed and equipped with wooden furniture and exclusive fabrics and artefacts from the Tai Lue ethnic group.
Riverside Boutique Resort provides twenty-eight Deluxe rooms (approximate size: 32 square metres) with river, mountain and/or swimming pool view. All rooms are luxuriously designed and equipped with wooden furniture. They are located in five two-story buildings, each with a different theme and exclusive fabrics and artefacts that reflect the wealth and beauty of five different ethnic groups (Akha, Hmong, Katu, Lanten, Tai Lao). Each room benefits from a private balcony with stunning views over Vang Vieng's limestone mountains.
Riverside Boutique Resort provides two superb suites (approximate size: 64 square metres) luxuriously designed and equipped with wooden furniture. The suites display exclusive fabrics and artefacts from the Tai Daeng and Yao ethnic groups. They each benefit from a private wrap-around balcony, facing the garden and swimming pool on one side, and facing the Nam Song river and Vang Vieng's limestone mountains on the other side.
All rooms and suites feature: king-size or twin beds depending on the room; private bathroom with shower over bath; hair-dryer and bathrobes; soaps and shampoos produced by "les Artisans Lao" from natural tropical plants; mini-bar; tea & coffee-making facilities; personal safe; local and international direct-dial telephone; free Wi-Fi access; cable TV; individually controlled air conditioning.
Additional information: Riverside Boutique Hotel
A range of transfer services are available on request and at a charge.
Number of rooms: 34
Official category: 4 stars.
Year of establishment and/or latest refurbishment: 2012.
Languages spoken: Lao, English, French.Smoking policy: All rooms are non-smoking.
Credit cards accepted: Visa, Euro/Mastercard, JCB.
Restaurant closed: The restaurant is open for breakfast from 07:00am. to 10:00am. Dinner is served from 19:30pm. to 21:30pm. Lunch is served in the bar from 12 noon to 14:00pm.
How to get here: From Vientiane: Take route 13 in the direction of Luang Prabang and drive for about 160 kilometers Go through the ''Welcome to Vang Vieng'' gate that marks the entrance to Vang Vieng, and make a left immediately before the gas station At the next crossroad, make a left again to reach the road that runs along the Nam Song river Drive past the Thavisouk Hotel, that you will see on your left hand side, and make a left on a small unpaved road that leads to a wooden bridge crossing the Nam Song river Riverside Boutique Resort is on your right hand side just before the bridge.
GPS Coordinates: 18° 55' 13.99'' N 102° 26' 42.25'' E
Nearest airport: Wattay International Airport - 147 km.