The Club of Small Luxury Hotels of the World is free to join and offers instant benefits from your very first stay. The more you stay with us, the more great benefits you will receive - you can even enjoy free reward nights on us.

Join the club

About the club


Wide, tree-lined boulevards and riverside parks. Parisian bakeries and buzzing night markets. Colonial mansions standing beside glittering temples. Vientiane, Laos’ cosmopolitan capital, is a bewitching mix of past and present, west and east. With a wealth of sites to discover and a laid-back atmosphere, this enchanting city is made for luxury breaks.

Echoes of 19th-century France beside the Mekong River, Laos.

Things to do


An important centre for Buddhism, Vientiane is home to some of Laos’ most venerated sites. The jewel in the crown is Pha That Luang, an immense monument drenched in gold leaf. This eye-catching temple becomes even more colourful in November when the Boun Festival brings parades and ceremonies. For an insight into the country’s mix of religious heritage, visit Wat Ho Phra Kaew. Once home to a revered Emerald Buddha statue stolen from the Khmer empire, the temple is now a museum of sacred art.


Vientiane’s history as a trading port means its culinary scene is a real melting pot of cultures. Start the day with a fresh croissant and a newspaper in a classic French bakery. Dine on Vietnamese, Chinese or Thai favourites for lunch. Then follow your nose to Vangthong Evening Market to sample authentic Laotian specialities. Snacks to look out for include crisp spring rolls and succulent roasted duck, followed by sticky rice with coconut cream.


Leave the city streets behind for a day in the great outdoors. One of Laos’ most spectacular national parks, Phou Khao Khouay, is easily reached from Vientiane. Discover a land of sheer sandstone cliffs, deep river gorges, mountains and forests inhabited by bears, jackals and clouded leopards. Keep your camera handy as you explore – you may be lucky enough to spot the Asian elephants that call the park home.

After a busy day exploring, follow the locals’ lead and sip chilled Beer Lao while watching the sun set over the river.

Top tip from SLH




Restrictions for

  • Available

  • Available with restrictions, click for details

  • Not available online (please call us on 0800 0482 314)

  • Not available