That afternoon we decided to try out the pool at Silver Naga Hotel. The breathtaking view of the mountainous side of Vang Vieng gave a nice backdrop to our swimming escapade. After a couple of laps it started to drizzle. The dilemma was to either suspend the dip or carry on with the swim; of course, we chose the latter.
|Nam Song River at dry season|
It was our third day in town and after experiencing its quiet side, we transferred to the more touristy area. Silver Naga Hotel is well-located in the middle of Vang Vieng’s city center. Settled atop a slope along the Nam Song riverbanks, it will be our home for the next four days.
Me and my buddy arrived at the hotel just a few minutes after noon. We went to the lobby and processed our reservations. We booked for a Deluxe Double with Balcony room. We usually get good deals and discounts by using Expedia promo codes on our flights and hotel bookings.
The white and brown hues echoed all throughout the room which made it fresh and homey. It was equipped with king-sized bed, flatscreen TV, coffee and tea-making facilities and a work desk.
The toilet and bath had a hot and cold shower, hair dryer and basic toiletries.
I went to the glass doors leading to our private veranda. The two wooden lounge chairs were seated on both ends and the stunning view of the landscape made me stranded here for a few minutes. The limestone karst mountain of the western side of the town and the Nam Song River was the perfect backdrop for that chill-out afternoon.
We have four more days to cover Vang Vieng and the strategic location of our new home was a good base camp for our exploration around the area. Night-outs wouldn’t be a problem for it was near restaurants, pubs and bars.
The reliable and fast WiFi connection helped us on plotting our itineraries. With our weeklong stay in Vang Vieng, we truly had a slow time and waking up was always great.
Breakfast was served at the in-house restaurant of the hotel from 7:00 am to 10:00 am. The complimentary buffet spread had the basic brekkie options of breads, noodle soups, fresh fruits and rice meals. Juice, coffee and tea were our drink options.
Me and my buddy were very tired after our cave and lagoon explorations and decided to have a late afternoon dip at the pool. The long and narrow pool is perfect for lap swimming. It started to drizzle as we warmed up in the water. We thought of ditching our plans and let the rain pass but decided to remain and swim while it showered. The cold water from the rain felt ticklish in contrast to the warm water from the pool.
We lounged at the hammocks scattered all around the sun deck area. We waited for the sun to set with hot coffee warming us up. The colorful hot air balloons were everywhere that started me wishing to be on that flight.
Silver Naga Hotel in Vang Vieng is conveniently located in the middle of the town’s city center. The peaceful riverside is in perfect contrast with the busy restaurants, bars and tour agencies that scattered around. What I loved the most was waking up each morning with the picturesque landscape, holding on to my warm cup of coffee as the soft light from the sun rising on the horizon touching my face. Heaven.
Silver Naga Hotel (book online)
Nam Song Riverside, Ban Savang
Vang Vieng, Laos
Contact Numbers: (+856) 235.118.22 | (+856) 020.556.028.30
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