The furnishings were all new - the bed comfortable, the pillows firm (but a little too high for me; I got a stiff neck. The air conditioner on top of the TV also had a setting fan only. Location was OK - just in front of the night market where some stall holders charge tourists double the real price for grilled chickens and pork (we witnessed it) and far enough away from the main street to be quiet, although a couple of ferocious sounding dogs barked at each other all night during the 3 days we were there. Convienence stores, bakeries and mini-marts are everywhere, although the nearest pharmacy is at the morning market, which is a good 30 minute stroll.
I found it surprising, especially in the current state of world economies, that after staying 3 nights and telling them we would wanted to stay another 7 to 10 nights if they would give us a better price, they didn't want to know. Business must be good,eh? Seriously, I could understand their reluctance to negotiate if they were busy, but from what we saw they weren't even close to half full.
Although it was nice, I don't think we'll be back as there is better value to be found elsewhere in Vientiane, such as the next place we stayed at.