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Lani's House By The Ponds

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We also stayed in the Mango Room. It is spacious and very comfortable. The setting is quiet and peaceful. The patio where breakfast is served looks over a nicely kept garden. The location is excellent. The two young men at reception were friendly and helpful.

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We are currently here for three nights and are very happy with the great location in the middle of central Vientiane. The signage on the street could be improved with the Pepsi sign removed and the shared driveway before Lani's gate smartened up however Lani's House is a lovely building in a well maintained peaceful garden. Our room is just... More 

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Kerikeri, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed 3 nights in the Mango Room on the ground floor which is very spacious with ensuite. It's off the main road location is quiet. The homemade yogurt and marmalade were delicious along with the fresh fruit for breakfast on the outdoor patio. The management were great and very helpful with places to visit.

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Edmonton, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lani's was the absolute perfect place for us right when we needed it. After many loud nights in big hotels in Malaysia we arrived at this gorgeous, quiet and peaceful house in Vientiane. We had the mango room right off reception and were worried about noise but we had none (other than the Buddhist drums at 4 or 5 each... More 

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Lani's H, General Manager at Lani's House By The Ponds, responded to this review

Lani's H, General Manager at Lani's House By The Ponds, responded to this review, 17 Jun 2016 Dear guest, We thank you very much for your positive review. Your comments are highly valued as we continuously work on improving the service we provide. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay (and more particularly, the quietness, the bedroom and the... More 

delhi
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a old construction big house with mossaic flooring,lousy false ceiling and uncomfortable bed.I could not find any pond near by.Our room bathroom seemed to have been recently renovated. Walls of the bathoom were not even painted. No curtain for the shower.Door latches are ancient for room and bath doors. On arrival it does not give a cosy and... More 

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Lani's H, General Manager at Lani's House By The Ponds, responded to this review

Dear guest, We thank you very much for your review. Your comments are highly valued as we continuously work on improving the service we provide. We are sorry that, unlike most of our guests, your stay here was not fully up to your expectations, as we are dedicated to making our guests' visits the most pleasant we can. We have... More 

Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We very much enjoyed our stay at this excellent little B&B set in a beautiful old house in very well maintained lush gardens which is set off the main road. The Mango room with attached big ensuite was huge, comfortable and attractively decorated. The excellent breakfast was a lovely start to each day - served on the outdoor terrace -... More 

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Lani's H, General Manager at Lani's House By The Ponds, responded to this review

Lani's H, General Manager at Lani's House By The Ponds, responded to this review, 17 Jun 2016 Dear guest, We thank you very much for your positive review. Your comments are highly valued as we continuously work on improving the service we provide. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay (and more particularly, the location, the bedroom and the... More 

Bangkok
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2016

Simple yet attractive guesthouse, small and quite pretty garden, very well-located in the centre of town and yet peaceful (not counting temple drums all through the night!). We arrived after a hard slog all day from Luang Prabang, and were only staying one night, and it would have been absolutely perfect had it not been for the indifference bordering on... More 

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Lani's H, General Manager at Lani's House By The Ponds, responded to this review

Dear guest, We thank you very much for your review. Your comments are highly valued as we continuously work on improving the service we provide. We are sorry about the impression one member of our staff gave you. We have already taken steps to encourage our members to be a part of making our guests' stay as pleasant as possible.... More 

bangkok
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7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2016

Stayed here 3 nights. what a lovely spot off the road. Beautiful old building in lush park like setting. Great spacious room (Rm 5) with nice furniture and balcony area. Excellent bathroom and shower too. Staff are lovely and friendly and speak very good English. Only issue was the wifi which was intermittent at times and quite slow, however the... More 

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Lani's H, General Manager at Lani's House By The Ponds, responded to this review

Lani's H, General Manager at Lani's House By The Ponds, responded to this review, 17 Jun 2016 Dear guest, We thank you very much for your positive review. Your comments are highly valued as we continuously work on improving the service we provide. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay (and more particularly, the location, the bedroom and the... More 

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18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

I spent a week at Lani's House. ideally located, surrounded by 3 temples; the colonial style house is big and offers a much-expected quietness right in the heart of the city (which i very handy, late ... at night). I came 4 years ago and the whole place has, since, been renovated. Breakfast and service have been greatly improved too... More 

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Lani's H, General Manager at Lani's House By The Ponds, responded to this review

Lani's H, General Manager at Lani's House By The Ponds, responded to this review, 17 Jun 2016 Dear guest, We thank you very much for your positive review. Your comments are highly valued as we continously work on improving the service we provide. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay (and more particularly, the location and the quietness) as... More 

Canton of Geneva, Switzerland
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2016

this old colonoal style but refurbished house is the address to stay when one wants to be in the centre of Vientiane yet be away from the ustle of it. the beautiful garden, the pleasant staff, the morning and evening temple bells next door...this is what I like in being in Vientiane.

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Lani's H, General Manager at Lani's House By The Ponds, responded to this review

Dear guest, We thank you very much for your positive review. Your comments are highly valued as we continously work on improving the service we provide. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay (and more particularly, the location and garden) as we are dedicated to making our guests' visits the most pleasant we can. We are looking forward to... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Lani, one of Vientiane's classic high-end guest houses has been lovingly revived and is now Lani's House by the Ponds. The breezy colonial house, set in a peaceful tropical garden in the city centre, is a few minutes' walk from the Mekong Riverbank. Located just off Setthathirat road, lined with temples and old trees, this gem of a hotel is close to many of Vientiane's finest cafés, restaurants and shops. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Lani's House By The Ponds

Address: 281, Setthathirat Road | Ban Haysok, Vientiane 01000, Laos
Location: Laos > Vientiane Province > Vientiane
Price Range: $42 - $80 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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