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A Touch of France in Vientiane with Ansara

November 10, 2010 by Khiri Travel | Filed Under:

The Ansara Hotel stands in one of Vientiane’s most charming lanes – a quiet but centrally located little street, just metres from the Mekong river bank. Entering the hotel from the street for the first time, the unsuspecting visitor is pleasantly surprised to discover a large courtyard garden behind the elegant colonial-style main building. The 12 guest rooms and two suites are in separate low-rise buildings built around the garden.

The room facilities offered are first class. They include complimentary in-room mini bar (soft drinks only), and – uniquely – in-room personal laptops with free wireless internet access throughout the hotel.

The Ansara Hotel stands out for its French restaurant, “La Signature”, headed by a talented young chef, Jean-Marie Stainmesse, who trained in a 5-star Michelin restaurant in France. The Ansara is also host to occasional social gatherings at its terrace, restaurant and garden, welcoming people from various horizons: Lao high society, long-term expatriates, and representatives of international organizations. You might find yourself mingling with locals and get to know Lao culture from a different viewpoint.

Sylvie Lichtenstein, the Ansara owner and General Manager, told Khiri: “The Ansara was born from our desire to express our creativity and to design a property that would be elegant and stylish, yet informal and friendly.”

The location is superb: located in a quiet street, just a stone’s throw from the lively Mekong riverside, with its bars, restaurants and more.

Khiri likes the overall look and feel of the property. The Ansara’s food and beverage quality – at value for money prices – makes it a great dining location too. Our strongly recommended dish: Agneau aux Trois Facons, sauce Curry – Three Way Cooked Lamb with Curry Sauce.

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