This small, effortlessly classy hotel has established itself as our firm favourite in the capital since opening only several years ago. Perfectly situated down a quiet side-street right in the very heart of town, the Ansara is centered around a stunning French-style villa.
This boutique hotel, which is just a short walk from the Mekong River, is set in immaculate grounds and there are only fourteen rooms, all of which having a balcony overlooking these perfectly manicured gardens.
There are twelve ‘savvy’ rooms and two suites, The ‘Affair’ & The ‘Escape’. All rooms are stylishly furnished, successfully blending traditional Lao design with a very contemporary twist. Each room has a widescreen television, a personal in room laptop with internet access as well as complimentary soft drinks in the mini-bar. The hotel has a charming open-air terrace and lobby lounge for breakfast, light meals and refreshments and then there is also ‘La Signature’ restaurant – headed by a talented French chef and offering a selection of classical French and Laotian dishes, either for casual lunches or evening fine dining. Indeed, expats consider it to be amongst the best restaurants in all Laos.
If you are looking for a more conventional hotel with a swimming pool, then there are a handful of other options in Vientiane. However for those that prefer an intimate boutique style property then the Ansara is the perfect choice.