Green Park Boutique Hotel4.5 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
Fabulous boutique hotel with great rooms, fab bathrooms , private terraces overlooking amazing pool and garden. Gym excellent, food v good including super breakfast. Staff v nice although it took 2 days for my safe to have battery replaced. If you want a wonderful insiders city trip on back of a moped ask the lovely Filipino bar man and if he has a morning or a day off he will whizz you around on his moped to see all the sights and take you to the most stylish store in the city!
water in pool is dirty and seems that the hotel had its good times many many years ago. loud music outside all night. manager doesnt care. room service after 4 pm for changing bed? NO WAY: „room service have left already“. and the best at the end: late checkout charged with 30 USD without any notification in advance. Never again! PS. Front desk from VN not understand english or laos language ...
We really enjoyed every bit of our stay at this hotel - staff was very friendly and went the extra mile. I wanted to organise something special for my wife and the hotel help me a lot in advance, it was perfect. It is a small hideaway with special attention to the details. The pool and the garden are just perfect. A bit outside of the city but there are free shuttle buses available to go into the city centre. Breakfast is served on the second floor overlooking the neighbourhood, very rich buffet with high quality coffee! All what we needed!! Love to come back!
I always read the bad reviews before I book a hotel. This place has relatively few, but the same complaints kept coming up, so I was prepared to face outdated rooms, mosquitos, terrible English skills, and noise. None of that happened, maybe that's why I was so happy with Green Park. Another reason my stay was nice was because I travelled during low season. It is usually quite rainy around this time, so it was pretty empty, I almost never saw other guests. The fewer people, the better. ;-) I was picked up in the hotel shuttle by a friendly, smiling guy, with my name printed on a sign at the airport as per my request. The ride to the hotel was quick. I was checked in easily and taken to my room with staff always carrying my bag. The front desk girl spoke quite good English. The staff were really nice and friendly. Even the housekeeping ladies were so smiley and sweet. I got stuck in my dress with a dodgy zipper, I called and asked for "a lady to help me with something". I knew that was an awkward and weird request, but the girl from reception was there in moments and helped me get unzipped. My room was really hot and the AC did not cool it down even after several hours, I called the front desk and they sent a guy, he banged around outside for a bit and it seemed to work, the room finally cooled down, though the AC might need some servicing, it certainly did not get as cold as I like but it was fine. The room was really charming. I get why people say the place is a little dated. It is all a little bit old, but very clean, spacious, with a comfy, huge bed. The bathroom is lovely, the TV has plenty of English cable channels. There is not much that could be improved. It was perfect for what I wanted. I am a really terrible sleeper, in most hotels, I find I can hear everything through cheap walls and floors above me but here, I slept like a baby. I heard no outside or neighbour noises at all. I did not have any problems with mosquitos and I am always the first person bitten (or any bugs, no roaches or spiders, just adorable geckos). At night the hotel staff light citronella lamps all around the fountain. There are lovely frogs noises and the atmosphere is beautiful. The pool is really nice as well, deep and refreshing. I ordered some food and it was delicious. A panang chicken curry and some shrimp fried rice with a fresh watermelon juice. I never waited more than 20 minutes for room service. Another time I ordered the spaghetti bolognese and it was actually, surprisingly, amazing. The included breakfast is really good. It is a very small buffet but with everything you would want and all really high-quality food. The crepes were wonderful, the bread was wonderfully French, they had an egg station, amazing coffee, and all the usual hot foods. The food, like the hotel, is pricey for Laos, but still reasonable. Some examples to give you an idea: Spaghetti bolognese: 70,000 Kip (AUD$10.50, US$8.50, THB280, 7 Euros) Club Sandwich: 80,000 Kip (AUD$12, US$9.60, THB320, 8 Euros) Sweet and Sour Lao Fish: 60,000 Kip (AUD$9, US$7, THB240, 6 Euros) Large bottle of Lao beer or a small Heineken: 25,000 Kip (AUD$3.70, US$3, THB100, 2.50 Euros) There are shops and restaurants everywhere, so you can get your own drinks and food outside of the hotel as well. The hotel does offer a shuttle each hour on the hour to "downtown". Vientiane is so small that this is just a slightly busier area with lots of cafes, and it is only about 5 minutes away. Also, there are a million tuk-tuks around at any given time, so don't worry about transportation or location. The tuk-tuk drivers sure do charge tourists a bit here, 50,000 Kip (US$6) is a lot for Asia, even more than Bangkok or Beijing, but I never felt like fighting or being mad because everyone is so nice and I could not be bothered putting myself in a bad mood. You can get one for 20,000 or 30,000 if you want to haggle a bit. The rooms are about $100 a night it's a little pricey for Laos but it is really cheap for a luxury hotel and this place is fairly luxurious. Keep your expectations in check. Remember which country you are in, and enjoy the pretty, Laotian elements. If you are relaxed (as you should be in Vientiane) It is a fantastic place to stay with really nice people who leave you alone when you want to be left alone.
The hotel was set in a garden oasis and attracted plenty of frogs that were very active at night. The room was lovely and spacious with its own sitting area, desk and outside balcony. The bathroom looked nice with its outdoor garden however the shower was over the bath and required an amount of gymnast skills to get in and out of. Breakfast was comprehensive with a good omelette from the egg station. We had cocktails and a snack both nights we stayed. We were the only ones at the bar so I think the staff actually appreciated having customers to look after. The shuttle was convenient to get to town and the night markets but it poured rain so we didn't stay long and caught the next shuttle back to the hotel. The Cope museum was right opposite the hotel making it very easy to visit as it was on my to do list. We were only at Green Park Boutique 2 nights and was disappointed not being able to enjoy a longer stay.
Loved this hotel. Big rooms, great pool, fantastic staff and generally great place to stay. Great coffee and breakfast and beautiful pool. Very few mosquitoes, in fact we didn't use the nets for two nights in the rainy season. Very helpful staff, sadly the bar and restaurant were under used. Laundry service great and loved the "bathroom garden". Struggled to get some new bulbs but that was the only minor fault. Would definitely stay again.
A good City hotel, in Walking distance to the City... or take a tuk tuk if you dont like Walking in the humid air. Breakfast was good, a Lot of asian choices, and a bit if western cusine. They serve the best coffee in the City. Room Perfectly clean. Very Green place and quite.
Beautiful grounds and attractive low level blocks built around a pair of ornamental and swimming pools. Large room with good bathroom (slightly dodgey plumbing). Excellent breakfast with wide range of western and Asian choices. Hotel is just outside Vientiane center but their shuttle bus service is excellent, on time and reliable, plenty of time for an evening in town before catching the last bus back. Staff were very helpful in arranging transport. Pool was nice but water was not quite crystal clear.
really friendly staff. they were friendly and easy to communicate with english. location was little bit far from city center but they gives you a free shuttle every 15minutes. breakfast menu is limited but quality is good. they have really nice iced coffee. please try it before you leave! nice garden and pool. but pool was not cleaned. you should ask them to clean before you swim. and they will give you a ride to pick up at the airport to hotel and I paid 80000kip.
I am trying very hard not to give offense here. I have to bear in mind that many people have actually given this place not just favourable reviews, but sometimes glowing ones! Words like 'fabulous' and 'luxury' and 'oasis' have been used. Indeed, it was these very same descriptions, coupled with the hotel's own photographs, which were clearly taken years ago, that persuaded me to stay here. I have attached photographs to back up the points I will make - hopefully to show that I am not just some vengeful guest who got disgruntled over something and decided to put the boot in with a bad review. This is the first time I have ever gone to the effort to upload pictures, but they really do speak more powerfully than words here and without them you might be tempted to think I am exaggerating. I am not going to say that this is the worst hotel I have ever stayed in. That would be a lie. I have been travelling the world both for business and leisure for the last 30 years and I have stayed in some shocking places - especially in my student hostel days. But the point is that normally you pick your hotel and manage your expectations accordingly. If I am in some remote spot, in a miserable part of the world and I am obliged to book in to the local 2 star business hotel, I do not expect anything other than that they get the basics right and that it is clean. But this hotel seriously oversells itself - and so do many of the reviews. I can't imagine what would possess someone to give this a five star rating. First, full marks to the creative wag who came up with the name. Maybe there even was a 'green park' when the place was built. If there was, it is long gone. And 'boutique' conjures up an image of refined exclusivity which is about on a par with Basil Fawlty's delusions. Your taxi will pull up on the outskirts of town in an anonymous car park (not at the door of the hotel - this is out of sight along a path), with an overgrown, rubbish filled ditch running along the full length of the property. Immediately next door is a vast building site, which will eventually house a business, shopping and housing complex. We arrived at approx. 8,30pm. There was not a soul in sight as we stood there surrounded by our luggage watching our departing car. One of us went off in search of life, and we then encountered a staff member coming along the path to greet us and help with the bags. The people in reception (deserted) were friendly enough and we were escorted to our room. Not a soul in sight. It was dark by then, and the hotel grounds were lit up and looked quite pretty in the light. Our room was pleasant enough. It was clean and simply but nicely furnished. However there was only a small freestanding wardrobe with one hanging rail and absolutely no shelving. And that was it as far as storage space went. If your stuff couldn't fit in the wardrobe on hangers it had to stay in the case, or be piled up in heaps around the room. Our bathroom door wouldn't close, and couldn't be fixed, so we had to change room. We went to the dining room to eat as it was a bit late to go into town and the hotel is not close to anything you could walk to. We were the only people there and ate a miserable meal with a solitary waiter standing on sentry duty, bored to tears, watching us. The following day we had a chance to inspect the hotel in daylight. It was quite a shock. Please look at my photos of the building site view from the breakfast terrace.! Also, some people have praised the breakfast buffet. Ahem. Really?? They do, however, do an excellent cafe latte. We had to change rooms again because the air conditioning unit packed up... The grounds of the hotel are full of water 'features' which have been allowed to grow stagnant. Consequently it is the most mosquito infested place I have ever stayed in. Large aerosol cans are provided in every room - and you will spend your time here breathing in spray fumes and lathered head to toe in Deet, if you wish to avoid being bitten to death. What fun. The swimming pool is murky. The decking area is splintered and in urgent need of an overhaul. See photos. There are only 10 beds and 4 umbrellas. Each morning a single, faded, tatty towel is left folded on each bed. And not replaced until the following day. Presumably guests are supposed to re-use them? In any event, there were hardly any guests. On the second evening I was walking to Reception with the intention of checking out. I saw 4 guests!! They were sitting in the bar terrace and were from England. We exchanged tales of woe....they said they were due for 'release' the following morning and that there were only about 6 other guests, but that local business men occasionally came in for breakfast, otherwise the dining room was invariably empty. I told them I was going to check out. They advised me not to bother - they had tried the same and the 2 alternative hotels they had looked at were 'just as bad' in their own way. One of the men.........was a character, a genuinely funny man, and he laughingly told me to 'toughen up girl. You're British. Where's your stiff upper lip. etc' I had to laugh. We had drinks ...and my husband and I decided to stay put . And here's a strange thing. On my final afternoon, I was lying by the tatty pool on my threadbare towel reading a book when I noticed 2 new guests making their way to their allocated room. THe lady looked around the same outdoor area which I found so depressingly overgrown, run down and uninviting, and turned to her partner and said' Oh how lovely' !! Go figure. Maybe she has even left a good review. Me - I was just glad to get out of there. Covered in bites. But we have laughed about it since, and the rest of our 5 week Far East trip was characterised by fabulous 5 star hotels, so in a way, we are glad that we stayed at Green Park for the contrast. Too much luxury can be boring!
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92% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 490 reviews