Traveling to Laos with kids in tow? Many families fly through Vientiane on route to the popular Luang Prabang. For families looking to make the most out of the city, there are some fantastic properties in the capital that are kid-friendly and range in budgets from affordable boutique to luxury. Check out a few of our favorites.
Located in a quiet lane in the center of the city and close to the Mekong, this boutique property has 24 rooms and 4 suites each designed with a blend of Lao traditional and Asian contemporary decor. They offer complimentary WiFi, free breakfast, and an outdoor pool for the kids to splash after a day of touring the city. They can also organize a shuttle to move your clan from the airport to your hotel room.
Ansara, Quai Fa Gnum, Ban Vat Chan Tha, Hom 5 Muang Chanthabury, Vientiane, Laos, +856 21 213 514, http://www.ansarahotel.com/
The Dhavara Boutique Hotel features 26 luxurious rooms all elegantly decorated in a charming Lao and colonial theme. Many rooms offer balconies overlooking Vientiane city center and the mighty Mekong River. You will also find free WiFi in all the rooms. If you are looking for an affordable boutique with old-world charm, this property is nice. Note, there is no swimming pool here, but location wise - you can't beat it!
In the heart of bustling Vientiane is this historic beauty. Built in the early part of the last century, circa 1932, and painstakingly restored to its former imperial glory, the Settha Palace Hotel serves as a testament to the long lost era of classical elegance, gracious service and French colonial charm. Resort style massages at the spa, a fabulous pool, a gym to keep fit, and yummy food make it a favorite for families.
Strategically located on the junction between Rue Samsenthai and Rue Setthathilah, Somerset Vientiane is just minutes away from the iconic statue of King Fa Ngum, the first king of the Laotian Kingdom of Lan Xang, and an important landmark in the city. For families looking to have a larger style room complete with a mini kitchen, a pool, a kids playroom, tennis courts, and other amenities associated with a home...this is a great option. Plus, it offers some pretty good deals too.
Somerset Serviced Residence, Souphanouvong Avenue, Sikhotabong District, P.O.Box: 4793 Vientiane Lao PDR, +856 21 250 888, http://www.somerset.com/lao-peoples-democratic/vientiane/somerset-vientiane/location/index.html
An outdoor pool, spa, organic farm, and shuttles to zoom you around, this boutique is a top pick! Located only a few minutes from town, the property offers Lao style breakfasts, free shuttle buses, and a variety of rooms.