8.8
Excellent
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Breakfast45
Housekeeping34
Food & Dining4
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9.2
Exceptional
Location rating score
Exceptional location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
Parking
FREE
Popular landmarks
Vientiane Night Market 440 m
Mekong Riverside Park 480 m
Presidential Palace 520 m
Black Stupa (That Dam) 530 m
Wat Si Saket 580 m
Wat Ho Phra Keo 630 m
Patuxai 1.48 km
COPE Visitor Centre 1.69 km
Great Sacred Stupa (Pha That Luang) 3.43 km
Buddha Park 17.78 km
Nearby landmarks
Satri Lao 40 m
Chicago Bar 50 m
A1 Computer 60 m
Mixay Boutic 60 m
PlaNet Online 70 m
Laos Traditional Show 70 m
Mixay Boutique 80 m
Jazzy Brick 90 m
Lao Textiles 90 m
Wat Mixay 90 m
Dhavara Boutique Hotel

"Great hotel, good value, excellent service and helpfulness from all staff, great position, walking distance to most things you would want to visit."

ROBERT - February 16, 2020

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Dhavara Boutique Hotel

Ban Xieng Nguen Mantathurath Rd, Near Riverfront, Vientiane, Laos, 1000 - See map
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Staff trained in safety protocol
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Property highlightsRead all 960 reviews
Exceptional reputation
Recommended by 94% of guests
Fantastic breakfast
93% positive mentions
Exceptional cleanliness
9.1 rating for cleanliness
Exceptional comfort
9.1 room quality and comfort

Everyone went out of their way to make sure my stay was perfect.

Kimberly | November 15, 2019

Great room, great staff, great breakfast, great location.

ralph | February 6, 2020

The rooms were beautiful almost exactly as the website.

Sackda | November 22, 2019

The hotel staff were super helpful!

Kimberly | November 15, 2019

Loved everything about this hotel.

Sackda | November 22, 2019

The staff is top notch!

Sackda | November 22, 2019

  • Airport transfer

  • Located in heart of Vientiane

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Breakfast [free]

  • Air conditioning

Cheaper than 64% of all properties in Vientiane in the last 24 hoursCompared to 324 Vientiane properties at Agoda for various dates
Value for money8.5
Location rating9.2
Nearest airportWattay International Airport (VTE) - Laos
Distance to airport4.2 km

Rooms available at Dhavara Boutique Hotel

9.1
Exceptional
Room comfort & quality
Premier Double or Twin Room
Premier Double or Twin Room
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  • Room size: 59 m²/635 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 queen bed
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Suite
Suite
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  • Room size: 94 m²/1012 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 double bed
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Presidential Suite
Presidential Suite
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  • City view
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 double bed and 1 queen be...
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Two-Bedroom Royal Suite
Two-Bedroom Royal Suite
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  • Room size: 165 m²/1776 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 2 queen beds
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Deluxe Twin With Balcony
Deluxe Twin With Balcony
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  • Room size: 45 m²/484 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 single beds
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Suite - 1 Bed Room
Suite - 1 Bed Room
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  • Room size: 94 m²/1012 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 king bed
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Deluxe Twin Bed
Deluxe Twin Bed
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  • Room size: 45 m²/484 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 single beds
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Deluxe Double Bed
Deluxe Double Bed
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  • Room size: 45 m²/484 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 queen bed
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ROYAL TWO BEDROOMS SUITE
ROYAL TWO BEDROOMS SUITE
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  • Room size: 90 m²/969 ft²
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Suite Standard
Suite Standard
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  • Room size: 94 m²/1012 ft²
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Dhavara Boutique Hotel?

Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

How do I get to Dhavara Boutique Hotel?

Dhavara Boutique Hotel is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind with the additional charge of 10 USD. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the hotel know you want a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Dhavara Boutique Hotel has a car park available for guests. Parking is free for guests. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Vientiane with private transportation, the hotel can arrange both taxis or car rental.

What is the smoking policy at Dhavara Boutique Hotel?

Dhavara Boutique Hotel does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

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What people love about Dhavara Boutique Hotel

  • 9.2
    Exceptional
    Location

    "The hotel is conveniently situated in the city centre where the Mekong River is a mere 5 minute walk."

    Jois

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    December 2, 2019

  • 9.2
    Exceptional
    Location

    "There are also lots of eateries within the vicinity, thus travelling is easy around the place."

    Jois

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    December 2, 2019

  • 10.0
    Exceptional
    Staff 

    ":) The staff were very courteous and the hospitality was top of the line !!"

    Shaneel

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    December 16, 2019

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Room comfort score
9.1/10
Location score
9.2/10
Room size
76 sqm.
Cleanliness score
9.1/10
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Overall rating:
8.8
Excellent
960 reviews
Cleanliness
9.1
Facilities
8.3
Location
9.2
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I loved the vintage design of the room, which was very spaci...
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More about Dhavara Boutique Hotel

More about Dhavara Boutique Hotel

This boutique hotel will introduce you to the charm of Lao culture and tradition. Dhavara Boutique Hotel is located in the heart of Vientiane. You can easily access the city’s attraction and spend your day sightseeing. The hotel offers you a variety of room types including facilities that will meet your needs. You will experience the taste of Laos through their services and decorations. Most rooms have a private balcony where you can enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Mekong River and the city of Vientiane. Enjoy all your meals with a variety of both international and traditional cuisine. Dhavara Boutique Hotel will surely give you the comfort of your home in the traditional Laos style.

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Breakfast
72 mentions
Housekeeping
35 mentions
Internet
9 mentions
Food & Dining
7 mentions

What they offer

8.8
Excellent

"The hotel also offers free service to and from the airport w..."

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Food and dining

Restaurants on site

Dhavara Restaurant
Cuisine:International, Local
Menu:Buffet

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8.8
Excellent
From 960 reviews
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9.1Cleanliness
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Facilities8.3
Location9.2
Room comfort and quality9.1
Service9.1
Value for money8.5
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10.0
Exceptional
Louise from Australia
Couple
Deluxe Double Bed
Stayed 1 night in July 2014

Absolutely superb!”

Superb comfort, cleanliness, location and staff

We booked and arrived very early in the morning at Dhavara Boutique Hotel, having had a terrible night at another hotel/guesthouse in Vientiane. Understandably,our room was not ready but we must have looked "worse for wear" and were immediately given an upgrade to a premier room so we could catch up on some much needed sleep. The staff were wonderful, the room was immaculate (and huge!), the bed was amazing and breakfast was superb. The hotel is in a great location, being 2 mins walk from the night market and central Vientiane. We loved our stay at this hotel and rate it extremely highly. By our standards, this was more expensive than most of the places we stayed in in Asia but it truly was value for money and worth every dollar! We wouldn't hesitate to stay again if/when we next visit Vientiane. Thank you to the staff at Dhavara for making our stay in Vientiane so memorable and pleasant.

Reviewed August 01, 2014
9.3
Exceptional
Yock from Malaysia
Family with teens
Deluxe Double Bed
Stayed 2 nights in February 2014

A great stay”

(1) Huge, very clean rooms with comfortable beddings (2) Very helpful staff (3) Central location

Dhavara Boutique Hotel was a great relief from our experience in Luang Prabang. The room was very quiet despite the hotel being in a busy area. It was a 5 min walk to the Mekong River (though there's not much of a river left in the dry season!). Sights and food are within easy reach of the hotel. The reception staff were very helpful and friendly and we feel genuinely welcomed. Though we've read reviews which complain of the breakfast, we think it is excellent. The fruits served were the freshest tropical fruits that we've ever eaten and the discreet buffet line has enough quality food to satisfy both eastern and western palate. The wooden floor of the room gives a warm and cosy feel though the furnishing was a wee bit tacky (bed and mirrors).The only complaint that we have was that the shower tap leaks, ie, after a shower, water continues to flow onto the bathtub and then onto the floor.If one is not careful, one can easily slip on the wet floor and hit one's head on the edges of the bathtub. All in all, I would recommend this hotel and would stay here again in the (unlikely) event that I'd ever visit Laos again.

Reviewed February 11, 2014
9.3
Exceptional
Jori from Germany
Couple
Deluxe Double Bed
Stayed 3 nights in February 2013

Great Hotel and Location!”

Design, Location, Value

We had a great 3 night stay at the Dhavara Boutique Hotel. It is conveniently location in the centre of town close to many little shops, cafes, bars and restaurants as well as the Mekong River which has a night market. The hotel is on the expensive side for Laos standards but offers spacious rooms which are very nicely furnished and decorated. The hotel staff is super friendly and helpful and we found breakfast to have a good selection of international and local dishes. If you can afford the cost I would definitely recommend staying at this hotel and we will be back to stay here again.

Reviewed February 14, 2013
9.7
Exceptional
Melanie from Philippines
Couple
Deluxe Double Bed
Stayed 1 night in August 2013

Beautiful Interior, Very close to City Area”

24Hr Reception Service, Walking Distance from the oark and 20 Minutes drive from Airport

Dhavara Boutique Hotel boasts luxurious accommodation with beautiful interiors. It offers a 24-hour reception service, a bar as well as free Wi-Fi, which is available throughout the hotel. The Hotel within a 5-minute walk from Namphu Park and a 10-minute walk from Wat Sisakate Temple. It is a 20-minute drive from Wattay Airport. Guests can enjoy authentic Lao cuisine and a variety of international dishes served at Dhavara Restaurant. It's a very nice experience.

Reviewed August 12, 2013
9.3
Exceptional
Touko from Finland
Couple
Deluxe Double Bed
Stayed 2 nights in August 2015

Everything was good or great”

Big comfortable rooms, location walking distance from a lot of good restaurants like Pimenton, breakfast was good aswell

Everything was as good as I expect from a hotel in this price range. I stayed at Salana boutique the first time which was fine but decided to try Dhavara this time since it wasn't that much more expensive. The extra luxury is definately there in Dhavara and if I feel like splurging again I'd stay here at Dhavara again. First night I had an issue with the closest wifi router to my room not working properly but I was moved to a nicer room and the internet worked fine there (at least for laos standards).

Reviewed August 28, 2015
9.3
Exceptional
Jeong from South Korea
Group
Premier Double or Twin Room
Stayed 1 night in January 2013

Stylish hotel with beautiful rooms”

Perfect location, spacious and beautiful rooms

We came to visit Vientiane for a Visa Run and booked the hotel indicated by Agoda as "best". And really, Dhavara is a great hotel. Stylish and (european) chic. The service is great, the staff is very helpful. We had a premier room which is very spacious: the iPod/iPhone alarm set makes my day... The hotel is located in the centre and you can visit the highlights of Vientiane walking. Also the mostly mentioned restaurants are on walking distance. The Mekong river with the boulevard are just around the corner.

Reviewed February 03, 2013
7.7
Very good
Caroline from Switzerland
Couple
Deluxe Double Bed
Stayed 1 night in November 2012

Nice but unfinished ”

huge rooms, good location, friendly staff

We booked the hotel mainly because we wanted decent accommodation and due to a big event in Vientiane many of the better hotels were fully booked. We paid around 150 USD, which is very expensive in a city like Vientiane (but apparently this was even a promotional rate). The hotel staff is friendly and the rooms are very big and nicely furnished if - for our taste - rather on the kitschy side (as is the building itself - an eyesore in the small town of Vientiane) and not cleverly arranged (no power socket near the working desk). The hotel apparently opened in October 2012, so it is still very new. And there are still a lot of things to take care of if Dhavara wants to live up to the standard it sets itself by charging such steep room rates. For example: Staff is not coordinated (we were offered a welcome drink when we were just about to take the elevator to the room), there was no shower curtain leaving parts of the bathroom as wet as we had to put up with in cheap hostels, the slippers provided in the room were used ones, the safe is not fixed to the wall, breakfast options are rather ungenerous (only two different kinds of fruit in a country full of fruits, no bread selection, fried eggs not freshly cooked to order but lying in a lot of fat in a bowl on the buffet). Last but not least we don't like the fact that every new hotel calls itself "boutique hotel": in our opinion not everything with gilded mirrors asks for the term "boutique". All in all we had a good stay for one night but think the hotel has to improve a lot if it wants to charge such high rates.

Reviewed November 14, 2012
10.0
Exceptional
julien from Belgium
Business traveler
Deluxe Double Bed
Stayed 1 night in December 2014

Best Address in Town”

Friendly Staff, Conveniently located, Nice & Spacious Rooms

Wonderful Stay at Dhavara Boutique Hotel, by far the best address in town (after having tried a number of team). Conveniently located in the center of Ventiane, rooms are spacious and decorated with taste. Staff is helpful and friendly. Thank you for the great experience !

Reviewed December 15, 2014
9.0
Exceptional
Thi from Vietnam
Business traveler
Deluxe Double Bed
Stayed 4 nights in January 2013

Beautiful boutique hotel with central location”

Central location, beautiful rooms

the hotel was just opened some time end of 2012 hence still brand new. room and especially the mekong suite are tastfully designed. the standard of the suite can be compared with that of a 5 star hotels. hotel is located right near rue setthathirath and mekong river and is near to a number of very good restaurants and spa (champa spa, 2 outlets), all within literally 2-5 mins walking. although staff failed to deliver some of my requests (made bookings for 2 transfers well in advance, however, service were both 30-45 mins late; shampoo given instead of bath foam after talking 2-3 times to both reception and housekeeping staff), they were friendly and did recognize their shortfalls. much appreciated that hotel owner was well aware of the service hiccups and personally apologized to me as well as upgraded me to mekong suite for the last night and offered a bottle of wine. overall, i think dhavara is well worth recommendation and i trust its service level will be enhanced. i can see that hotel management is putting in genuine efforts into this little hotel. it is a gem that needs just a little bit polishing.

Reviewed January 28, 2013
9.0
Exceptional
chakkaphan from Thailand
Business traveler
Deluxe Double Bed
Stayed 2 nights in March 2013

Beautiful Place & Nice Location”

Beatiful decorate, big and clean room. Very nice and friendly staff. Yummy Breakfast :)

For my stay at the Dhavara Boutique Hotel : comfortable and clean room. Nice breakfast. (a small line buffet + 1 main dish a la carte), beautiful decoration, friendly staff and nice location. Only two things : mosquito & low signal wifi service in my room (501)

Reviewed April 14, 2013
9.7
Exceptional
Bruce from United States
Couple
Deluxe Double Bed
Stayed 5 nights in April 2015

Very very nice hotel - highly recommend ”

location, quality of room, food

Stayed 5 nights and LOVED it... Highly recommend it... Can walk to the night market, and many, many very nice restaurants... The BEST coffee shops that I have been at - Siouk Coffee (opposite the night market) is incredibly GOOD, amazing peppermint latte... the hotel room is large, the bed is comfortable (on the hard side, but not too hard), the A/C is fantastic, the WiFi was superb - had several SKYPE video calls and was good quality... The breakfast is real good - the VietNamese Pho soup is very good, while the omelets need work/improvement... The french bread (in Vientiane, in general) and croissants - were among the best I have EVER had... the cheese selection at breakfast was REAL GOOD... good fresh fruit and yoghurt... The price is higher than many want to spend on a trip to Vientiane, but in my opinion, it was WELL worth the cost of admission... If/when I go to Vientiane again, I will DEFINITELY stay at the Dharvara... Also, free transport to and from the airport... In general, Vientiane was MUCH MUCH better than I imagined... Had one of the best burgers I have EVER eaten at Sputnik Burger, which is a short walk away... And the Belgium Beer pub, ChokDee, had real good beers (I am not a beer snob, but the Belgium beer on tap was real good and not very expensive) and the pomme frittes (french fries) were excellent... And the Coffee Shops and the pastries in Vientiane - VERY VERY HIGH QUALITY... Ohhhhh yeahhhhhhhh!!!!

Reviewed April 26, 2015
8.8
Excellent
Mary from Philippines
Solo traveler
Deluxe Double Bed
Stayed 2 nights in October 2019

Vintage hotel at the heart of Vientiane”

The hotel is conveniently located by a major street in the city and in the downtown area where the restaurants, shops, parks, and major attractions (temples, museums) are, all within a roughly 3km radius of the hotel. I loved the vintage design of the room, which was very spacious and well-appointed, including the bathroom. The hotel also offers free service to and from the airport which made my trip more convenient. Will definitely consider booking again at Dhavara on my next trip to Vientiane.

Reviewed October 31, 2019
9.3
Exceptional
Richard from France
Couple
Deluxe Twin Bed
Stayed 1 night in January 2014

Our perfect stay at Vientiane”

Good location, airport shuttle, beautiful room

We really enjoyed our stay (2 days) at Vientiane and at Dhavara Hotel. It is located near Mekong River and night Market so we could find easily street food for diner. We could walk up to Wat Si Saket and Patuxai (around 2km) from the hotel. Airport shuttle is available ( just ask by email at booking)

Reviewed January 10, 2014
10.0
Exceptional
Simon from United Kingdom
Couple
Deluxe Double Bed
Stayed 2 nights in April 2014

Fantastic Central Hotel.”

Location, Quality Of Hotel, Staff.

The Dhavara was ideal for our trip, centrally located and two minutes walk from some great bars and restaurants. The hotel itself is excellent. Rooms are great, staff are friendly and attentive and wanted to go that extra mile to make sure everything about our stay was perfect. It's slightly more expensive than some of the local hotels but you definitely get what you pay for. Would definitely use the Dhavara again.

Reviewed April 14, 2014
10.0
Exceptional
judith from Canada
Family with young children
Deluxe Double Bed
Stayed 3 nights in December 2012

lovely hotel! excellent service!”

huge pristine rooms, 5 minute walk to the Mekong, central location to everything, excellent service, friendly helpful attentive staff,delicious breakfast and hot chocolates for the kids.

Considering Ventiane has quite a few hotels in the city center we were very excited about DHARVA Boutique Hotel. From its very elegant decor to it spacious room size, my family and I were very comfortable and well rested during our stay in Vientiane. Plus, being a mother with young children, and having lived in Asia for 16years I am very concerned with the cleanliness of the hotels we visit. Dharvara Boutique Hotel was spotless.

Reviewed January 10, 2013
9.6
Exceptional
Jay from Pakistan
Family with young children
Deluxe Twin With Balcony
Stayed 2 nights in July 2019

Great Choice in Vientiane”

We had an excellent stay at the Dhavara hotel. The rate listed in the lobby is quite expensive, but we had an excellent rate procured through Agoda. The hotel is centrally located right in the middle of the old part of town. Cafes, restaurants, markets and temples are all a very short walk away. The hotel itself is beautiful and well maintained. It is very clean and very beautiful. The staff are all very friendly and knowledgeable. The breakfast was EXCELLENT! Each morning, there was a small buffet of freshly prepared western and Asian fare along with French baguette, ham and European cheeses. The breakfast also includes items that can be ordered off of a menu including French toast, pancakes, omelettes, and so on. The coffee was outstanding. We had an excellent stay at this hotel and highly recommend it.

Reviewed July 21, 2019
9.6
Exceptional
Wong from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Deluxe Double Bed
Stayed 2 nights in January 2018

Very good!”

Very helpful and courteous staffs. Superb location tucked away from main road leads to Mekong river night night market and Chinatown. Clean and luxury boutique hotel with spacious room. Well stocked amenities, comfy bed and pillows. Breakfast was good with both local and western styles. Free airport transfers both ways were awesome! Highly recommended while in Vientiane.

Reviewed February 04, 2018
10.0
Exceptional
Grace from United States
Family with teens
Deluxe Double Bed
Stayed 2 nights in April 2015

Beautiful Decor, Great Location”

Location, Beautiful decor, Breakfast

I loved my stay at Dhavara! It is really beautiful, from the moment we stepped in, we were greeted with A/C (it was a HOT day), drinks, and beautiful antique furniture. The staff was very helpful and friendly, except the restaurant that they recommended we check out we were never able to find. Also, the map that they gave us was not very accurate. The rooms were comfortable and clean, and the bathroom was lovely. Breakfast had a great selection - you can pick from their buffet and/or order off the menu. Personally I would order the eggs with no butter, because they were quite buttery and I had a hard time finishing them. I'd recommend the homemade noodle soup - flavor was excellent. Lastly, location was right next to the most popular streets with the best restaurants. Just talk a stroll around and pick one - Benoni and Khop Chai Deli are pretty good. Oh, and there is a complimentary airport shuttle - that was priceless!

Reviewed May 04, 2015
9.6
Exceptional
John from United Arab Emirates
Business traveler
Deluxe Double Bed
Stayed 3 nights in June 2018

Great Value Boutique Hotel”

This is a lovely boutique hotel, which has a stylish colonial feel to it. It is very well located close to restaurants, spas and ex-pat bars only a few streets away. Hotel couldn't do enough for me- airport pick-ups, plenty of water in room, iron, reasonable mini bar. Everything is immaculately clean, bed was comfortable. The dining room was very nice, with 'cool' music playing gently in the background; breakfast was comprehensive and tasty. They also arranged a helpful English-speaking taxi driver to drop and pick me from my training commitments. Couldn't fault the hotel for facilities and service- and Agoda gave me a great price!

Reviewed June 21, 2018
9.6
Exceptional
Roger from Thailand
Couple
Deluxe Twin With Balcony
Stayed 2 nights in March 2020

great place”

really nice, beautiful rooms both public and private. staff was very friendly and professional. only one issue, i had reserved a room with terrace and overlooking the garden and was placed in a front room facing new construction across the street. staff very graciously moved us to a better location that was quieter. very satisfied with stay there and would absolutely recommend hotel to anyone

Reviewed March 15, 2020
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