I stayed here 3 nights with a friend, we both thought this was not a good hotel. This IS NOT a boutique hotel, it's more of a mid-range hostel, but with private rooms. We paid around US$40/room per night and after having traveled in SE Asia pretty extensively, this is seemed overpriced for what you get. The rooms don't have a single decoration on the wall, except for some water stains, spider webs and dead mosquitos. The bathroom is cleanish, but not pleasant to look at, drain from the shower is just an ugly hole in the ground. The beds have no mosquito nets, which wasn't a huge problem for me, because I brought my own, but my friend was bitten several times in the night. Location and the view are the high points of the hotel and the reason this gets 2 stars and not 1, both are excellent. Service is ok, Vietnamese guy running the hotel is nice, but often there is no one at the front desk during daytime hours. An annoying thing I didn't enjoy was that they insist guests take their shoes off before entering the hotel lobby and in all public areas. Seriously, this is Laos, just hire someone to clean the floors... Overall, I felt misled by the name of the hotel and pictures on the site - Not a boutique hotel, not a nice hotel and overpriced.