Green Park Boutique Hotel, Vientiane
This hotel was a little way out of the city and would have been a pretty good walk but the hotel did offer a shuttle service.
Once again this was an older style hotel and only two storeys high. All the rooms appeared to have a pool view as there were built around the pool and pond. Each room had a small balcony or patio with a couple of chairs looking out over this central area.
As you turn off the road into the hotel grounds the car park and area look okay but nothing special. There is a sliding gate with a security guard there day and night. When we left at 4am he did look half asleep as he slid the gate open for us.
A large airy glass walled area with two sets of sofas and low tables. The tables were beautiful with glass tops and small silver jewellery boxes under the glass display top. We were very quickly given our room keys and then escorted to our room by the receptionist and two porters. We were given a bit of a guided tour of the hotel and shown the bar, pool and restaurant on the way to the room.
The reception building is separate from the rest of the hotel rather Japanese style with a wooden bridge over the pools surrounding it. The paths around the hotel with a bit like quarry tiles and when wet could be pretty slippery. Indeed when we got Monsoon type rain the next day we discovered that indeed it5 was pretty lethal and walked with extreme care. I found it better to take my shoes off.
We had a large room with polished wooden floors and no rugs at all. The bed was a very large king sized affair with a simple mosquito net above. It was made with lovely quality cotton sheets and had four huge pillows as well as three decorated silk covered cushions and a runner for decoration.
Once again we had a huge wardrobe with hanging space only and one shelf for the safe and the two white cotton robes. Two pairs of flip flops were also provided with two umbrellas and a pair of slippers. Sadly this didn’t leave much room for us to store our clothes which was oaky as we only had a couple of nights here but if you were staying a week it could be annoying having to use you case or bag to keep your clothes in.
Another huge dark polished wooden unit held the fridge and mini bar and this also had a big flat screened TV on the top. Again not very useful for storing any clothes and taking up a lot of room space just housing tea/coffee making stuff and a minibar.
A desk/table with a socket underneath had a nice table lamp and the hotel booklet, menus and other bits of information. Once again there was free wifi but this time the code was the more normal numbers and letters combination.
On the other side of the room was a sort of two chaired sofa and a low coffee table. Most of this was covered in clothes while we were there.
We had a small patio/balcony with two low wooden arm chairs with cushions and a coffee table. In front of this were so many trees that we had total privacy in the room and could just about make out the pool below us if we looked carefully between the trees.