A stylish French 1960s villa hotel on the outskirts of central Vientiane, the Mandala Boutique has been nicely converted and retains a number of original features.
Accommodation is spacious and well presented in a contemporary style, with a pleasantly eclectic selection of furniture. A muted palette of cream, rust and navy is brightened by patterned feature walls and colourful soft furnishings, with floors that range from dark local woods to the fab original highly polished black floorboards in the suites. Bathrooms are bright, well-equipped and generously sized.
The hotel’s private garden restaurant is situated in a teak pavilion in the leafy grounds, and serves a good selection of regional specialities, with room service also available. Although the town-house layout does not allow for a swimming pool, the property’s convenient, peaceful location and thoughtful attention to detail combine to offer excellent value.