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“Dont stay here. Period!!!!!” 1 of 5 stars
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Lani Guest House
281 Thanon Setthathirat | Ban Hai Sok, Vientiane, Laos   |  
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Ranked #26 of 167 Vientiane B&B and Inns
Vientiane, Laos
1 review
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“Dont stay here. Period!!!!!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012

When I checked in,it was everything that was promised. Friendly manager et al. But the next day I found that they were doing some construction work and the b*****d of a manager had given me a room that was right next to where the workers were working. So I had to suffer the nose of an electric saw right outside my room the whole afternoon. That was when I found that there were other rooms available and for some starnge reason the afore-mentioned manager m****rf****r had given me that specific room. Talk about friendly service. That guy deserves to be lynched. For 25 USD a night???!! absolute crap.Please don't stay here.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled solo
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Ipoh, Malaysia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2012

Nice! Like living in your own bungalow from years past. Located in a quiet lane off a busy road but you can't hear the traffic. Facilities basic without TV but I really enjoyed the ambience of being in an old colonial bungalow with servants running around in your service. Staff casual but friendly. We brought our own drinks on the first floor verandah and the staff (Vilaysack) even went out to buy ice for us.

Room Tip: Rooms 1 to 4 are more expensive by US$5 but better rooms and adjoining a verandah. Cheaper rooms at...
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Brisbane, Australia
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57 reviews 57 reviews
36 hotel reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2012

Lani Guest House is in an old house just far enough off the main street to be very quiet, but very close to many sites and restaurants, and about 5 minutes from the river. We stayed there twice, both times in the main house, and both rooms were great. We did have trouble with both air conditioners, but when we complained someone came immediately and repaired them, even on New Year's. The rooms include a nice breakfast. The staff are very sweet and helpful.

Room Tip: We didn't see the ones in the back, but the ones in the main house (our extended family had thre...
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2012

I liked the location - in a small street close to the main street, quiet and peaceful but close to things in the city. The garden was lovely and the breakfast verandah overlooks it. We had a large twin room with very large bathroom. The man on reception had a relaxed style about him. Absence of TV was quite appealing too though we had only one night at Lani so TV might have been nice to catch up on the news if we had been there longer.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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vancouver
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21 hotel reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2012

We booked ahead to ensure a room and were happy with the complimentary air port pickup. However as others have mentioned the guest house, the lobby and our room felt liked they hadn't been dusted in ages. We had a room on the ground floor in the back. The window was covered with curtains, then screens and then upopenable shutters. Very depressing - so dark. And such a musty smell. On the plus side the manager is very sweet and the garden is an attractive place to sit and chat. We moved out the next day being lucky enough to get into a hotel very near by which for a small amount more was a giant leap in comfort.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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14 hotel reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2012

The rooms at the back are a bit dark and definitely over-priced. However go for one at the front (Say 1 or 2) and it's a different story. Classy, spacious, nicely done up and good value. The Guest House itself is in a convenient location, on a side street so nice and quiet. Overall a pleasant environment, with polite and helpful service from the staff.

Room Tip: If you can't get one of the nice rooms at the front, I'd look around. Having said that, good...
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bangkok, Thailand
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2012

Been there on my last minute trip of 7 days in Laos from 1st january 2012, walk in without reservation. All 3 gentlemen receptionists I met were excellent especially Mr. Bom, a young first year university student working on night shift. The room was all okay with air-con, hot shower, bed, table and wardrobe. Enough space for you. The linen were clean eventhough they looked old but that was fine. the bulding was built in a way of western style about over decades. No TV in the room (good). Quiet in central area and next to temples. Lots of Trees around. Walking distance to all major restaurants and Mekhong River. Just a bit tidying up the public area and in room a bit would be a plus.

Room Tip: I Like room number 7.
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 281 Thanon Setthathirat | Ban Hai Sok, Vientiane, Laos
Location: Laos > Vientiane Province > Vientiane
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Ranked #26 of 167 B&Bs / Inns in Vientiane
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