Beautifully boutique and atmospheric too, the Ansara Hotel boasts both colonial architecture and the contemporary touches of a modern luxury property near the highlights of central Vientiane, the Mekong River and a neighbouring temple just steps away.


The Ansara is a star among the boutique luxury hotels of Vientiane.

Refined, though not overly lavish, the resort confidently displays a distinct Laotian décor scheme of dark wood, tiled floors and locally inspired furnishing. This fact helps feed into a welcoming, homely atmosphere all the way from that understated interior design to the attentive and helpful staff.

The building itself is typical of the French colonial style that can be seen elsewhere in Laos: tall ceilings, white walls and terracotta tiled roofs centred around an outdoor swimming pool, sundeck and gardens. Ansara’s La Signature Restaurant and Lounge Bar also follow suit, with a Laotian take on French fine dining and a respectable wine list on offer, though with the top restaurants in Vientiane within walking distance of the Ansara Hotel, you’ll have countless options of where to test your taste buds while here.

During your stay at Ansara then, you’ll get not just the property’s heritage, inviting balconied-guestrooms and friendly local staff, but one of the best-placed hotels in Vientiane too. Simply step outside and you’ll be spoilt for choice, with temples at your door in one direction, the Mekong River or main attractions of Vientiane, its museums and bars in the other.

Back on site, al fresco dining terraces – plus the relaxed gardens encompassing a sundeck and swimming pool – each allow for a little time out during the day, perfect if looking to catch your breath at either the beginning or end of your trip to Vientiane. Families are welcome, with interconnecting rooms available if needed, though this is probably a hotel more suited to couples thanks to its intimate, more tranquil atmosphere.