My Fiancee and I stayed at Villa Manoly in mid-July 2010. We paid $35 for a room with AC on the first floor right off of the garden. Villa Manoly definitely has a quirky kind of charm to it. The exterior of the building is attractive and the garden is filled with beautiful flowers that attract a wide range of equally beautiful butterflies. The pool, while small, offers some much needed relief from the heat and was a highlight of the hotel. The staff was friendly, if not quirky, and was able to arrange transport to Luang Prabang at a competitive price. Its location could either be an asset or problem depending on what you are looking for. It is outside of the "downtown" area and is a 15-20 minute walk depending on how fast you are going, or a 30,000 kip ride. The location means that it is quite and peaceful, but if you are looking to be close to the little action Vientiane offers this place is not for you. The biggest problem is that it is simply not a good value. The room, while large and clean, was getting to be rundown and the breakfast verged on meager. You could easily spend less money on a place, although it will not have a pool. While we would probably not stay there again, if a quiet place with a pool is what you are looking for and $35 is in your price range you may want to consider Villa Manoly.
- Also Known As:
- Villa Manoly Hotel Vientiane