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2 of 5 bubbles Review of Villa Manoly

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Villa Manoly
Italy
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“we didnt like it”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2008

The room did not seem particularly clean but it would have been hard to tell exactly because of the bad lighting. We had a problem with mosquitoes (no mosquito nets!) and the bathroom was in need of some works. We stayed only a night because we couldnt find anything else and for a night it was okay but I wouldnt recommend it for longer periods.

Stayed December 2007
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3 of 5 bubbles
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Histon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2007

This was such an amazing find. Very cheap at $28 dollars a night per room (we had a large twin, with en suite bedroom and a funny little kitchen). The room was enormous, and had great air conditioning and (amazingly for this part of the world!) a HOT SHOWER!!! Waow!!! :-)

The room and beds were absolutely spotless. Gorgeous wooden floors in our room, and a well lit and very very clean bathroom with lots of loo paper (believe me - you come to develop a toilet paper obsession in Asia). There is also a lovely little pool in the gardens of the hotel - and it is SO peaceful! Just 10-15 minutes walk into the centre of things in Vientiane, and like another reviewer said, you are right on top of a rather impressive temple just across the road - and the sound of the drums is just charming!

Breakfast was great - and only $2 a pop. You could have a plate of fruit or an egg (scrambled or fried), a large piece of french stick, and butter and jam. This came with excellent tea or coffee.

What made it for us though was the waiter that served us breakfast each day. A lovely young chap, with a HUGE love of English football, and in particular Manchester United. We bought him some MU shorts from the market, and he almost cried with gratitude. His English is slightly slow, but word perfect. An absolute gem! We have promised to send him something else to feed his football obsession - but go prepared and take him a little something.... :-D

If you want more information, you can contact me on hayley_sb@hotmail.com.

Kind regards

  • Liked — The service, and the peaceful gardens and small pool.
  • Disliked — We couldn't seem to get a beer here (the mini bar had nothing in it and there was no bar), so make sure you pick some up on the way home if you want a beer!
  • Stayed November 2007, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2006

The garden will draw you in at this beautiful guesthouse. Like much of Laos, Villa Manoly seems lost in a former decade, but that is part of its charm. It is directly behind a small monastery, and you can hear the temple drums early in the morning. You simply have to experience it if you want to have a peaceful vacation in Vientiane. It is tucked away from the main road just enough that you feel safer, and the property has great security. In addition to its own watchman, you'll be looked after by a pair of adorable brown dogs who trot around the garden on lookout. Ask about meals, etc. upon check-in. The staff are very friendly and sweet. The pool is small, but well-maintained and there are plenty of lounge chairs if you want to get some sun. Overall, a great experience. Villa Manoly is definitely somewhere to relax.

  • Liked — Location, relaxing atmosphere, the garden
  • Disliked — Overall, Vientiane is a very dusty place. Can't be helped!
  • Tips/Secrets — Don't leave your door open; you'll get mosquitoes!
  • Stayed November 2006, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Villa Manoly

Property: Villa Manoly
Address: 29 Ban Phiawat, Vientiane 0100, Laos
Location: Laos > Vientiane Province > Vientiane
Hotel Style:
Ranked #23 of 99 Specialty Lodging in Vientiane
Number of rooms: 12
Also Known As:
Villa Manoly Hotel Vientiane

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