After four previous trips to Vientiane Villa Manoly would be the only hotel i would return too (excluding Rivertime eco Lodge which is out of town). I was travelling with my son , husband and mother so we had varied needs but Villa Manoly was perfect for my family with a pool, patio, big garden and staff who while very helpful and friendly left us alone.
We stayed for a month with a quick trip up to LP in the middle. The rooms where far from clean but i fixed this by cleaning it a bit myself and the lovely cleaning lady while coming everyday just gave it a quick wipe over (im not sure what she did in there every day but "not much' was the result). this is the only fault i can give Manoly and i wish they would fix it but its also a factor in all the accommadation in Lao bar the very expensive hotels i assume. We also didn't have breakfast there but went to the local bagette stalls around the corner or walked to the the near by expat/local supermarkets (with ATM). There is a little bar on the corner nearest the river which has great noodle beef soup and a great cafe run by a lovely chinese lady near the junction of roads leading out of town (10mins walk along the river but worth it)
While reading the reveiws of vientiane guesthouses its best to keep in mind what is important to you. if you want bars and nightlife (best go to thailand really) stay in town , if its a cheap bed go to a the many flea pits or if its western standard luxury there is greenpark etc but if you want to see into a bit of normal lao life and be able to relax in quiet family friendly surrounds villa manoly can't e beat.
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- Villa Manoly Hotel Vientiane