Vientiane or Laos have been never on my travel list before and I still remember how I reacted when Ina suggested that we go to Vientiane for the next holiday. I was quite reluctant at first because I thought there will be nothing much to see or the food could be lousy and all other negative things that I can think of. But I was wrong!!! Shame on me.
I had one of the best holidays in Vientiane. The food was really really nice, the accommodation was superb and Laotian were so warm and friendly. I had the real "holiday" in Vientiane!
Due to time constraint, I will write only about our accommodation in this entry.
|Wattay International Airport|
|Laotian in their traditional clothes|
I booked Mandala Boutique Hotel because of the great reviews on the Tripadvisor. I was relieved because the taxi driver has no problem in finding this hotel.
Mandala is more like a bungalow or mansion rather than a hotel to me. I felt in love the moment I saw the photos on the website and decided to proceed with the booking.
Mandala has 2 type of Suite Room, 1 with a patio and 1 with a balcony. I really really want to experience both. So upon check-in, I asked the receptionist if I can experience both rooms during my short stay here and to my surprise without hesitation she said "Yes you can." with a smile on her face. Yeayyyyy!!
|Can you see the balcony? That's the room I stayed on our 2nd night onward|
|This was taken on my final morning here|
|This beautiful receptionist was the most helpful, attentive and friendly I ever encountered.|
|The cozy lobby where you can spend your time chilling or reading here|
On the first night, we stayed in the Suite with Patio
On the 2nd night onward, we moved to the Suite with Balcony
|Spacious living area which was way too big for us hehehehhe|
|The coffee house where we had breakfast every morning|
|Tiny buffet spread but their homemade yogurt was the bomb!!|
|Hotel guest are allowed to ride these bicycle for free|
|Mandala at night|
For more info on this hotel, please visit their website at http://www.mandalahotel.asia/gallery/gallery-of-photos
I will blog about the food and interesting places to visit in my next entry.
Have a great weekend!!