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Portland, Oregon
Reviewed yesterday NEW

When we booked this hotel room months ago, we emphasized two things: twin beds and the importance of quiet. When we arrived after dark, we discovered our room right off the lobby, and worried that we would hear conversations, people coming and going, etc. We waited to see just how bad it was. The internal noise, however, was next to...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Lani's House next to Wat Ong Teu is a real find, a gem of a place. During my 2-week stay in Laos I visited other parts of Laos and came and went from Vientiane and managed to stay in 3 different room types at Lani's each time I checked in. I can say that each room type is charming in...

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

While you can't escape the construction sounds in Vientiane no matter where you are, this guesthouse is tucked away from the sounds. The architecture, furnishings, friendly attentive staff, full delicious breakfast with good coffee along with a peaceful room, balcony and luxurious by Lao standards bathroom make this place worth the cost. Wake up to roosters crowing at the Wat...

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed at room #9 for 2 nights. The hotel is charming and located in a quiet backstreet. The room I stayed at was cosy and comfortable. All the staff are very helpful. Special thanks to Arvin! Breakfast is tasty and fulfilling. You can walk to almost everywhere from the hotel. And it's surrounded by 3 beautiful temples! Vientiane is...

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Linschoten, The Netherlands
Reviewed December 16, 2016

Lani's is locaties in a traditional mansion. That is why all the rooms are different. It is a very quiet location considering all the traffic and tourists around. The rooms are large and well equipped. Some have a private balcony others do not. The breakfast was a bit disappointing. No variation at all, with eggs every day, the same bread,...

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Reading, United Kingdom
Reviewed December 11, 2016

A lovely escape from the city into a peaceful hotel with friendly staff and lovely big rooms. Ours had two large beds and a nice big bathroom. Lots of windows / light. The breakfast was only ok, but it all felt very relaxed and not like in a big city.

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Munich, Germany
Reviewed December 10, 2016

Mme Lani and her staff are old style elegant. The beautiful old Guesthouse has recently been revamped to include all the amenities necessary while traveling today. But the biggest charm is that you are smack in the old town center of temples just near the Mekong and have a little paradise of the quiet garden to have fresh fruit, homemade...

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Paris, France
Reviewed December 7, 2016

The hotel is located in a quiet backstreet, in the city center of Vientiane which is really nice. The garden is also nice in this environment (you won't see a lot in the area !). Breakfast is of quality ! The room is perfect : big and clean ! The kind of place you would want to stay for a...

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Reviewed December 1, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful guest house with a bit of colonial whiff and splendor about it. The location might easily be one of the best spots in town for a stay. The short quiet drive way sets it aback from the busy main street. The rooms are spacious and offer a fridge as well as AC am WiFi. Shower and toilet are pretty...

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Perth, Australia
Reviewed November 15, 2016 via mobile

We loved our stay at Lani's. The tranquil setting and old world charm encourages you to relax. Loved being so close to the temple and overlooking the daily going's on. Our room was huge, with a beautiful upstairs balcony. The property is well maintained and all you need and more, right in the middle of the capital city. Breakfast was...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Free Parking
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Breakfast included
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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 - $89 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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Lani Guest House Hotel Vientiane
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“The two upper floor front balcony rooms are fantastic, one has larger bathroom than the other, but the other has a bigger balcony.”
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“We stayed on the ground floor which is spacious, clean and very well presented.”
 of 5 bubbles Trumpybob, Sep 17, 2016 | Read review
“Peaceful and relaxed”
 of 5 bubbles alockerbie, Aug 6, 2016 | Read review
“The terrace and balcony rooms are stunning.”
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“rooms on the upper floor are the best”
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