Mercure Vientiane

Unit 10 Samsenthai Road, Vientiane, 8562, Lao Peoples Dem Rep | 3 star hotel
Prices starting from $51.00

Travel Blogs from Vientiane

Secret War and a new meaning for the word COPE

A travel blog entry by bruceandanne on Jun 27, 2014

1 comment, 8 photos

Today we flew to Vientiane on Lao Airlines. Trip was only about 40 minutes and when we arrived there was no one there to meet us. Eventually Vieng, our local guide, and the driver arrived and we immediately headed for a monument called Patuxai or Victory Gate. It is the Lao version of the Arc de Triomphe and is dedicated to those who fought in the …

City tour of Vientiane

A travel blog entry by jowhiting on Apr 06, 2014

30 photos

After breakfast we explored the charming and laid back capital of Laos with a city tour. We visited the oldest Buddhist monastery temple in the country - Wat Si Saket built in 1818 in Siamese style and it is thought that this is what saved it from destruction when the Thais sacked Vientiane in 1827. The walls of the cloister of Wat Si Saket have …

Arriving in Laos

A travel blog entry by jowhiting on Apr 05, 2014

6 photos

Laos was the first of the three countries we would visit on our trip, it is completely landlocked and sandwiched between Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Myanmar and China. It is a poor country with a third of its 6.5 million population below the poverty line. It wasn't until 1893 as a French Protectorate that the three kingdoms of Luang Prabang, …

Overland border crossing to Laos

A travel blog entry by the_saws1


... In the town there is a rave, well that's what we would call it, but the Laos people seem to be stood around eating and listening to music. There is another area, near the fountain which has a stage with live music acts, which are cool but then a couple get up and just talk - it's all a bit odd, but the Laos people seem to be dressed up and have made an effort!

Later on we Skype Rich and Sarah and catch up, it's great to hear from them and see them.

Our Jungle Trek and Homestay

A travel blog entry by meganholley


... all over the village? Then out comes bowls of chicken, head and all. It looks like it's been cooked but the beak is still there, that gets left in the bowl! We all reach in for our sticky rice again, great way to clean our nails!
It really is neat to see how they all work together to welcome us.

Finally they bring out some mattress type things and blankets and we all crash to the floor, after using the outside squat toilet in the dark that is! Again no ...

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This 3 star hotel, located on Unit 10 Samsenthai Road, Vientiane, is near Pak Ou Caves, Sisaket Temple & Museum, Presidential Palace, and Vat Phou Temple.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsMercure Vientiane

    Reviewed by bruceandanne

    Give it a go.

    Reviewed Jun 27, 2014
    by (6 reviews) , New Zealand Flag of New Zealand

    Good facilities and located near to the river for restaurants and the night market. Also close to the airport so not spending too long travelling back and forth.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

    Reviewed by sudanthaka

    very fine

    Reviewed Nov 13, 2007
    by (5 reviews) Galle , Sri Lanka Flag of Sri Lanka

    Situated in a good location. very near to the air port and the city center too. Service was also excellent. Thanks Novotel. Sudanthaka

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

    TripAdvisor Reviews Mercure Vientiane

    3.00 of 5 stars Good