AFFORDABLE HOTELS VIENTIANE LAOS
Vietnamese and Chinese investment in new hotels in Vientiane in recent years has lead to a building boom of hotel resorts and apartments near the north bank of the Mekong River in Laos. Because of the exchange rate of most Western currencies with the Lao Kip, now is a good time to get a good deal on new 4 and 5 star hotel accommodation in Vientiane. If you think Vientiane is a little sleepy town like it was during French rule, think again when looking at Vientiane riverside hotel photos:
Hotel accommodation near Vientiane’s Mekong River, architecturally is a mix of Asian, colonial French and modern western. Hotels close to Vientiane’s CBD with internet, 80 TV channels, 4G mobile phone network, restaurants (or near restaurants) and swimming pools are common. More 4 and 5 star hotels in Vientiane being are being built every time I visit this booming city in central South East Asia. Our Isaan home town of Si Chiangmai is closer to the Vientiane CBD than most Vientiane homes but it is on the south bank of the Mekong River in Thailand. The view across the Mekong to the new luxury hotels is impressive. When the river is dry, walking half a kilometre from Thailand to Vientiane is possible physically but illegal. Laos is developing quickly and being a member of ASEAN and recipient of foreign aid, conference hotels are booked well in advance. Cheap home stay style guest houses are also near Vientiane’s CBD and Mekong River.