“This hotel has not yet been inspected and reviewed by the Hotel Guru but has been recommended by other guides that we respect.”
The flamingo-pink Beau Rivage overlooks the extra wide flow of the Mekong river near downtown Vientiane. Few attractive hotels have riverfront views in Laos’ diminutive capital, but the Beau Rivage has scooped one of the best spots. Its next door Spirit House bar and restaurant is also a popular watering hole for a sundowner: regular burnt orange sunsets spill the length of the Mekong river. Inside, 16 colour-themed rooms decorated with Laos silk wall hangings feature thoughtful touches: duck-egg blue seersucker spreads match blue bulbous wicker bed lamps; and a blue bathroom offers matching coloured slippers.
Originally published by The Guardian (view article)