|Our room at Mandala Boutique Hotel in Vientiane, Laos|
Oct'2014 Mandala Boutique Hotel is a 24 room hotel in a formerly private villa for a French family in the 1960's and later tuned into a school in the 1990's. Now it is a oases of peace and quietness, just out of the old city of Vientiane. And surrounded by a beautiful garden with old trees. The only thing that you could be missing is a swimming pool. We had a Suite room on the ground floor behind the main building. As it is a old house with extensions actually all rooms are a bit different. And the all breath the old atmosphere that must have been in Vientiane 100 years ago but now with the comforts of today. Like TV, Airco and mini-bar. Our room was comfortable, although the bathroom is a bit small. Buffet breakfast is good, actually for me very good. But it has a bit limited choice, so it was a disappointment for my wife. Staff is friendly and service minded. The hotel has bicycles to explorer the old city of Vientiane.
The restaurant of the hotel called Na Dao is a very good French kitchen that serves lunch & dinner. All together we loved this hotel. Highly recommended! I did now stay a few times in this hotel and although I still think it is very nice hotel I also think that there are many things that could be improved (in compare to the price of the rooms). I am thinking here about quality and cleanliness of the rooms and breakfast service. Web-site : Mandala Hotel Vientiane