Easily our preferred hotel in Vang Vieng, the Riverside Boutique is beautifully located overlooking the Nam Song River and the remarkable limestone karst landscape, at the quieter end of town, although still only a five minute walk from the centre.
Arranged around a lovely open courtyard pool, the well-presented rooms and suites are variously decorated with themes that reflect the region’s tribal diversity. All accommodation features a private balcony, with cool white walls and warm tiled floors providing a soothing backdrop for the well-chosen decorative highlights. Colourful regional textiles and local artefacts add warmth and personality, and large windows offer views over the river, mountains and the hotel’s private garden.
The Boutique’s airy restaurant serves fine Laos, Asian and French cuisine with a great view over the river, and the low-key cocktail bar benefits from an outdoor terrace where you can enjoy light lunches and special sunsets. The central swimming pool has a spectacular view of the craggy limestone mountains across the valley, and the hotel is well placed for guests keen to experience Vang Vieng’s huge array of activities, from mountain treks to caving, kayaking, and spectacular hot air balloon trips.