For understated elegance and a comfortable luxe stay while in Vientiane, Laos visit the Mandala Boutique Hotel. A definite delight and highlight while stopping through the capital. In addition to their outside veranda and restaraunt, which is framed with magnolias, you can hire a bicycle ($3 USD) to help view the city.
A lovely breakfast -- which is hard to find in Vientiane -- is included. Passionfruit yogurt and muesli is a good accompaniment to the wide breakfast entree choices they offer.