Many people dream of waking up on the banks of the mighty Mekong river and at the La Seine by Burasari Vientiane you can do just that.

We had an amazing 3-night stay with them in early April and thoroughly enjoyed our time there. It is a large spacious, boutique hotel with excellent staff. The position is also brilliant if you are wanting to explore Vientiane.

The bar at Burasari
The bar at the Burasari La Seine

The rooms at La Seine Burasari

There is a touch of France or maybe just Paris in the layouts and the presentation of the gorgeous boutique rooms. They are crisp, clean and very spacious with a large bathroom off to the side that will make any young lady jealous of their’s at home.

French wine in Laos
The wine shop at the Burasari La Seine

The room we stayed in had a large and very comfy King size bed for the adults and large king single for the girls. As we are a travelling family of 4 we were able to get a roll in bed for our youngest in the room so we all had a good space to sleep in. She said it was very comfortable and it fits perfectly into the room without compromising on our space.

Over in the corner of the room, we hade a small table and chairs that we could sit and work on if we were not down in the ultra-spacious lobby.

Where is the La Seine Hotel Vientiane?

The address you will need for La Seine by Burasari is 160 Quai Fa Ngum, Ban Sithan Neua, Sikhottabong District n13, Vientiane, Laos P.D.R.

La Seine by Burasrai prides themselves on their amazing service and beautiful rooms that cater for singles, couples and families perfectly.

If you are thinking of staying here and you have any special request or need an extra bed please contact them and they will do their best to help you out.

Each room is different in colours and slightly different in design.

Facilities La Seine by Burasari has for guests

One thing we like to do when we are staying at a hotel is trying out as many of the facilities that the hotel has to offer.

  • The on-site restaurant, the Red Rose
  • On site wine cellar with amazing wines from all over the world
  • Wi-Fi
  • 24-hour front desk
  • The most amazing toiletries
  • Help to organise some day trips
  • Recommendations by the locals who work there
food at La Seine
One of the breakfast delights at La Seine

What is special about La Seine by Burasari

With its touch of Parisian flair, I really felt like I was staying in a gorgeous hotel in Paris.

After months of not having a glass of wine and a lovely cheese platter to enjoy it was wonderful to sit and relax in the lobby and enjoy a platter together knowing the girls were safe up in our room on the 3rd floor.

They were always welcomed by the staff when they decided to join us and were always made to feel very welcome.

We would love to sit in the window chairs and look at the Mekong River flowing beside us remembering our trip down it to reach Laos from Thailand.

My favourite thing about La Seine by Burasari

I really enjoyed our stay at the La Seine by Burasari but here are my top three.


I love a good breakfast and the kitchen at the La Seine knows how to start your day off really well. You could choose from an assortment of things like eggs Benedict, fruits, fresh bread, tea and coffee as well. The girls always went for the crepes and fresh fruit every morning while Mark and I enjoyed our eggs Benedict!

The views

As I said the La Seine is located on the banks for the mighty Mekong River. You can sit in the lobby in the windows and look out over the Mekong River.

The front of the La Seine
The Front of the Burasari

Some rooms have river views or I hope in the future a rooftop bar will be opened for people to enjoy a drink out there and watch the sun go down.

The Red Rose Restaurant

The weather in Vientiane when we were visiting was a staggering 40+ every day and it stayed hot into the night. One of our biggest struggles in Laos was finding food that we could all enjoy.

View of the mekong from La Seine
The view from the top of the hotel

We did not have this problem while staying the La Seine as the Red Rose restaurant had all that we needed.

Mark and I would enjoy a traditional Laos Curry while the girls had rice or a salad. It has a great menu and we found the prices very good for the brilliant, tasty meals that we got.

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Big family rooms at La Seine Vientiane

Recommendations for things to do when you stay at La Seine by Burasari

  • Grab a Tuk-tuk and visit the COPE museum
  • Spend the day at the Water Park
  • Visit the Arc and got to the top for lovely views
  • Take a cruise on the Mekong River

Any suggestions I could make?

I really hope in the future a bar will be opened on the roof as the sunset over the Mekong River is a beautiful sight.

We had some laundry done and while we were told it was a pay per kilo service it ended up being a miscommunication and it was a pay per item service. We had roughly 2kilo’s of laundry and it cost us around $85 AUD to have it done in the end which was a bit of a shock!

How to get to Vientiane, Laos

Vientiane’s Wattay Airport is 4 km west of the city. You will frequently see planes coming in over the Mekong River to land.

You will find direct flights from Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Singapore, China, Kuala Lumpur and South Korea

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You can get a bus from all parts of Laos, Vietnam and Thailand into Vientiane. The Thai city of Nong Khan is just on the other side of the Mekong River. You can get a direct train from Bangkok to Nong Khan.

You can rent a car in many cities around Asia and drive to Vientiane. I must warn you the roads in Laos are the worst I have seen in any country in Asia.

Money in Laos

The official national currency in Laos is the Lao kip. We get 2,000, 5,000, 10,000, 20,000, 50,000, and 100,000 kip banknotes. Be aware you may not be able to change your Lao Kip once outside the country back to your home currency. Try and spend it all while in Laos.

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