Hotels Vientiane

Hotels Near The Mekong River, Vientiane Laos (Lao)

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 set in tropical hotel gardens are common. More 4 and 5 star hotels in Vientiane are being built every time I visit this booming city in central South East Asia. My 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. If you are not from an ASEAN country, cross the Mekong on the Friendship bridge between Nong Khai city and southeastern Vientiane. Laos is developing quickly. 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.

Buddhist Retreat Accommodation Near Vientiane

Near Vientiane, we met a Buddhist monk from Perth Australia. We travelled over Friendship Bridge by bus into Thailand and then tuk-tuk to Nong Khai border town. Gavin gave up a well-paid boilermaker job in Australia to do volunteer welding work at his forest monastery retreat in Thailand. Buddhist monks there provide retreat accommodation and therapy for drug addicts.  Gavin hopes to set up similar retreat accommodation and therapy in Perth. Forest monks rarely travel and wear brown robes.

Travel to Vientiane is usually via Wattay International Airport near the Mekong River and close to the Vientiane central business district. Also popular is via the first Thai Lao Friendship Bridge across the Mekong River, from the city of Nong Khai in the province of "Nong Khai" Thailand which is 20 km from Vientiane's CBD.  The new 160km/hr high-speed China-Laos bullet train from Kunming China started service in 2022.  Click the travel link above for more travel to Vientiane information.

Travel Vientiane

A Monk and my wife traveling to hotel accommodation near the Mekong River, Vientiane from our home in Si Chiang Mai, a district of Nong Khai.

Luxury resort hotel Vientiane

Settha Palace, luxury resort hotel Vientiane with a swimming pool in a beautiful tropical garden.


This Hotels Vientiane website was developed by Ben Grummels and Isaan wife Suree. It is hosted and powered by Google's CMS.  We have a home 18 km up the Mekong River from Vientiane. The town we shop at, Si Chiang Mai, is a few hundred metres south of the Vientiane CBD and Mekong River. We've stay at hotels in Vientaine when we do business in Vientane. Some hotels provide familiarisation tours. Vientiane hoteliers should contact us if you've got a nice hotel in Vientiane ready for our Vientiane hotel review. Our review of your Vientiane hotel will be accurate. If you've got bed bugs and lots of mosquitoes in your hotel rooms we'll report that on our Vientiane Hotel review page and on other review websites. If as, we've experienced so far you've got a good hotel in Vientiane, we'll give your hotel 5 star reviews, photos, advertorials and quality dofollow backlink juice.

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Our Isaan childrend walking on the Mekong River near Vientiane Hotels

Our Isaan children walking on the Mekong River bed near new luxury riverside hotels in Vientiane.