We booked on-line to have a place to stay when we arrived late in Vientiane. We usually stay in guest houses and know what to expect
The lobby through us off at the beginning as they have a lot of interesting old artifacts, which have never been dusted - combined with poor lighting and an abscense of guests or staff it seemed like an mauseleum
The building itself is an old 50s house that has been converted to a guest house. The rooms are large with high ceilings and with nice beds. Aircon, but no TV and the fridge is located in the bathroom - a first in any hotel!
Breakfast - average - American B'fast -- eggs, bread or coffee, or continetal - bread and coffee. Overall quite dissapointing with an air of place going down hill fast. We checked out into a hotel in the Mekong - same price but with a nicer room, cable TV [we good skip, but good to get the kids in bed early when they're tired] , buffet breakfast and staff that took the time to chat and give a good time.
We paid $35 plus tax = $39. It's worth $25 a night and no more
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Lani Guest House Hotel Vientiane