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Sengtawan Riverside Hotel

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed here for two nights. Pros: It's got a great view of the river and the night market across the street room if you had a suite with a balcony and riverside view, so there's that. Cons: The hallways were darkly lit in the daytime and the non-balcony/riverside rooms were...weirdly designed. I don't really know how to explain it, but... More 

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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 25 October 2016

Arrived very around 2:30 am due to delayed flight. Disturbed the front desk guy from his sleep and got placed in Rm 213 which is in the back of the hotel with no internet. The room was okay but no internet was a problem. The good I moved to room 202 which was large and clean The housekeeping was wonderful... More 

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Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Don't expect too much and you won't be disappointed. The hotel is old. Rooms are locked using keys. No electronic security here. The rooms are fairly large. Old wooden furniture fills the room. The bed is large and comfortable. Slightly on the hard side. Bathroom is well appointed with the usual toiletries and plenty of water for a hot shower.... More 

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Thank Bernau8
Hua Hin, Thailand
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Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Back in Vientiane again after 8 years and so much have changed and yet so much the same old dusty komunist town. The Sengtawan is located just 10 minutes from the airport and 5 minutes from the night market right on the Mekong, the mother of all rivers as her name is in Lao. "Ma Kong". Just cross the street... More 

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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Great location and has the basics. The beds were hard and the hotel is quite dark. Front desk was friendly. If you want value for money in a great location this is where to stay. The breakfast was basic and take your own coffee to the room because there is a kettle with no coffee or tea. Also take your... More 

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Thank Jacques C
Jakarta, Indonesia
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61 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 373 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

The Sengtawan Riverside Hotel is a reasonable hotel on the Mekong river in Vientiane. It is quite an old hotel and is fairly dark but offers good, spacious living conditions and a relatively vibrant location by Vientiane standards. Sengtawan offers airport transfer as part of the stay. This was not particularly made clear on arrival but it was actively offered... More 

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Reviewed 14 July 2016

Fraught with problems from time i booked, had to email several times to get a booking. This hotel offers free airport transfer but when i confirmed my pick up time i was told by the unhelpful staff 'you must pay !' Airport transfer did come for me which was good but hotel is past its best although good location on... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2016

The hotel is located in a rather good location overlooking the Mekong Riverside. This is right in front of all the night spots where are the open night restaurants are located and is a pretty happening place. The hotel is somewhat average with ok facilities. I suspect it needs some further maintenance and upkeep. I had to to change three... More 

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Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

This was a really neat hotel. Breakfast included. Nice rooftop restaurant. Rooms were comfortable. Breakfast hot and varied. Staff very helpful. Situated directly across from the riverside food markets. Really handy, lots of food and drinks and meeting places. Nice to walk along the river front.

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 23 May 2016

This hotel has a lot going for it but could do with a lot of improvement. First, the plus side. Its position is great, right beside the Mekong with great views from the rooftop bar and restaurant (to get the best sunset view go out onto the balcony and turn right). The restaurant itself serves good food and the service... More 

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Amenities

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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
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  • Shuttle Bus Service
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  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Breakfast
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Additional Information about Sengtawan Riverside Hotel

Address: Unit 3 Ban Sithan Neua | Shikhodtabong District, Vientiane, Laos
Region: Laos > Vientiane Province > Vientiane
Price Range: $49 - $93 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Sengtawan Riverside Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 71
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“The suite has a great view of the river and marketplace”
 of 5 bubbles hopper_globe_2010, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Room with odd numbers (1,3,5,7,9 &11) are on the quieter side but 13 is in the back with limited internet”
 of 5 bubbles 980marianoc, 25 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Look for the highest floor and make sure bathroom does not get flooded.”
 of 5 bubbles tabraham2016, 23 Jun 2016 | Read review
“The 3rd floor rooms seem to have a proper balcony. Insist on having one.”
 of 5 bubbles 201MichaelL, 23 May 2016 | Read review
“River view rooms were three times the price, so we went with no view, but the view fro the top terrace was great and made up for that”
 of 5 bubbles helenanddave2016, 18 Apr 2016 | Read review
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