This was my first experience in Laos, and I loved this hotel. The team were so helpful and friendly.
If you are looking to stay just slightly out of town where its peaceful and quiet then I do recommend this hotel. I would say its a good 15 minute walk into the historic centre of town along the promenade of the Mekong River. Might take you a bit longer if the heat bothers you, as you may have to stop off in a coffee shop along the way! The small plunge pool was fantastic to cool off after a busy day sightseeing.
The reception staff assisted me in booking the taxi's for the city sightseeing and Buddha Park. Overall, that seems expensive per trip, but honestly I thought it was worth it especially for the Buddha Park as that is approx 45 minutes drive away. The city tour, you can do yourself and even get a tuk tuk to help you get to the further out of town places.
I enjoyed dinner at the local restuarants along the promenade - few minutes walk from the Hotel - enjoyed the meat BBQ literally in front of the Hotel, and then just a bit further down had lovely fresh fish BBQ.
The staff also recommended a traditional Lao restuarant one day - Kaolao - its on the other side of town, and would recommend it if you prefer to sit in a restaurant.
I know that Laos had a very hard time during "COVID" but they are starting to bounce back and would love your custom.
Vientiane is a quiet and sleepy captial city, so enjoy exploring the side streets and colourful temples.