A brief background: I have traveled all over the world to over fifty countries, staying at numerous hotels / guesthouses. I have also lived in a number of various Asian countries for a number of years...
Stayed here two nights while doing teachers Non Imm B visa run, so not really here for pleasure 700 baht on Agoda. Second time I've been in Vientiane. It's a bit away from the touristy area nearer the river. I stayed here to be in walking distance from the Thai Embassy, but you get your visa from the "Consulate" which is a bit further away - about a km further south. Nice enough place only 150m from Patuxay monument, stayed in room 8.2 set facing the back so quiet and peaceful. Everything worked fine except the wifi in the room - iPad dropped out every minute, although the old laptop worked fine. (Yes I brought both as I had lesson plans to write). Yes I'd stay here again. 3.5/5 so I'll give it a 4.
We chose this hotel based on the Tripadvisor review. We consider the review really overrated and like to give a more unbiased review:
- Friendly and helpful staff
- Free WiFi
- Refrigerator in room
- located a bit apart from the main tourist center
- Rented a non-smoking room which was conformed by staff but room was smelling and had an ashtray on the table
- Calls itself "Bed&Breakfast" but does not offer any breakfast :-)
As travellers with mid-range budget, my wife and I recently visited Vientiane in Laos and stayed at LAKEO BELLA VILLA. The accommodation was just perfect. Centrally situated within walking distance ( considering we are Senior Citizens ) from Patuxay Monument - ETOIEL of Vientiane, transportation to other sightseeing spots in the city is also equally convenient. Friendly and courteous staff of the Guest House, their efficient service, clean and comfortable living rooms, tasteful ambience of the Lobby and the pleasant environs of the place made our stay very satisfying indeed. This is the reason we chose to stay at Lakeo Bella Villa during our holiday to Laos for the second time. We would strongly recommend travellers like us to stay at this place and enjoy the sights of Tourist interest in and around the city