Hotel Lao, Vientiane, Laos

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Located in the heart of Vientiane's Chinatown, close to many of the city's restaurants, museums and temples, Hotel Lao is an oasis of calm. The open air restaurant serves Lao and international dishes in the lovely tree shaded courtyard beside the fishpond and fountain. The huge fish almost leap out of the pond when the staff feed them!

In the lobby, a gift shop sells a selection of Lao woven cotton and silks, along with smaller items such as postcards and traditional smoked tea. At the front of the hotel, the travel agency can arrange domestic and international reservations and ticketing as well as tours to regions of Laos.

For a change of dining flavours, an Indian restaurant is located beside the hotel. The Hotel Lao has a non-smoking policy in all its rooms and public areas. This particular feature will appeal to many of today's modern travelers.

The original building was constructed in the 1960s by a prominent Vientiane politician as a private residence. The family was large, and its many rooms were needed for all the children, grandchildren and extended family.

Interestingly, the room configuration and room size remain the same as when it was used as a private residence. The owner operated a printing press on the ground floor, where he published a newspaper.


Address: No. 43/7 Hengboun Road, Haisoke Village, Vientiane, Laos

Phone: +856-21-219280

Fax: 856 21 219282

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Welcome to Hotel Lao

The 40 room, 2-storey Hotel Lao is located in the heart of Vientiane's Chinatown. Many of the city's well-known restaurants, traditional markets, and ancient temples are within a few minutes walk. The Cultural Hall and National Museum are just three blocks away.  Built around a courtyard with a lovely fishpond and fountain, the quiet atmosphere of the Hotel Lao harkens back to an earlier, unhurried time. 

Built around a courtyard with a lovely fishpond and fountain, the quiet atmosphere of the Hotel Lao harkens back to an earlier, unhurried time. The original building, converted to a hotel in 1999, was constructed in the 1960s by a prominent Vientiane politician as a private residence. Traditional construction techniques are visible throughout the interior and exterior of the hotel.

The Hotel Lao now offers modern accommodation with friendly service, its facilities including a spacious open air courtyard restaurant, a meeting room and a travel agency. Unusually in a hotel in this price range, the Hotel Lao bedrooms are truly large. The high ceilings create a relaxed spaciousness that will immediately ease any tiredness created by a day of sightseeing and shopping. Click here for photos of Hotel Lao.

How to find us

Hotel Lao is located in the heart of Vientiane's Chinatown, near convenience shops, fruit stalls and evening food markets. Many of the city's well-known restaurants, traditional markets, and ancient temples are within a few minutes walk. The Cultural Hall and National Museum are just three blocks away. The central fountain "Nam Phu" is less than a 10-minute walk. Hotel Lao is a five minute taxi ride from the Wattay International Airport.

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