When we arrived in Vientiane the thing we were most excited for was our three night stay at Landmark Mekong Riverside Hotel! After a busy few weeks in Laung Prabang and Vang Vieng we needed a relaxing break, and the Landmark hotel was the perfect place for this. Three restaurants, beautiful rooms and a resort-style pool is the makings of a perfect city escape!
Our suite was located on the 5th floor, overlooking the pool and the Mekong River. The huge king sized bed was not only provided me with the best sleep I’ve had in weeks, but it also made a pretty good “home office” for a few days too! With a separate seating area and desk we had more than enough space. The room felt very modern, but just as comfortable as home!
The spacious bathroom had a separate shower and tub, with a window into the bedroom. I loved this because tons of natural light flooded the bathroom, which is always nicer than harsh artificial lighting when you’re doing your makeup! Outside of the bathroom was a large walk-in closet as well, perfect for those of us who need lots of space for our luggage.
Of course one of the main benefits of having a river view room is the gorgeous balcony. We spent lots of time sitting on the balcony enjoying the beautiful views. We didn’t get sunset views from our balcony, but the entire sky turned a beautiful shade of pink each night that was so romantic!
The included breakfast was a buffet of western and asian dishes. There were fresh pastries, an egg station, asian soups and more. The fresh fruit and pastries were particularly good! Best of all the breakfast restaurant had a combination of indoor and outdoor seating. Eating breakfast outside on the terrace overlooking the pool was the perfect way to start the day.
The hotel has three restaurants on-site; including a Western, Chinese and Japanese restaurant. Our favourite meal was the dinner we had at the Japanese restaurant where we indulged in fresh sashimi, edamame, sushi rolls and tepanyaki. The food was delicious and extremely fresh, and the private dining rooms also offer a pretty cool dining experience. We also ordered a number of meals from the Western restaurant to eat in the privacy of our hotel room, everything from the pasta to the soups were tasty!
The pool is really one of the best features at Landmark Mekong Riverside. Their massive pool is absolutely stunning, and has a very tropical resort feel to it. Because of the unique shape and large size, the pool has little lagoons where you can always have a bit of privacy. With plenty of lounge chairs and seating areas around there’s always lots of room. During our visit the pool was always fairly quiet during the day, which was very relaxing!
I did my best to make use of the incredible gym, and ended up going 2 out of 3 days. The sheer size of this gym was really impressive – easily the best hotel gym I’ve ever seen. Dozen of bikes, treadmills and various weight machines were sure to impress any gym nut. They even had a separate room with ballet bare for various fitness and yoga classes.
To book a stay at Landmark Mekong Riverside Hotel check out their website. You can also get a closer look at that amazing pool in the video below:
The team at Kelly Ella Maz were welcomed to Landmark Mekong as guests, however our opinions remain our own.