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Lani's House By The Ponds

281, Setthathirat Road Ban Haysok, Vientiane 0100 Laos
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#5 of 216 B&Bs / Inns in Vientiane
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.
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English, French
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Lynne Hardinge wrote a review Feb 2020
16 contributions3 helpful votes
My husband and I recently stayed 2 nights at Lani's House by the Ponds. It is in a great location within easy walking distance to amenities and restaurants but is hidden away from the chaos of the city in a peaceful and perfect garden of calm. Perfect for our needs at the time! Our bedroom and bathroom were large, well equiped and comfortable. The breakfasts were really lovely and the staff were helpful and friendly. Highly recommend this Hotel.
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Date of stay: February 2020
Lene N wrote a review Feb 2020
Copenhagen, Denmark26 contributions16 helpful votes
In this city with its pollution, noise and chaos it was wonderful to return in the afternoon to this quiet place with the big garden with shadow. It was also here we had breakfast in the morning. Nice and spacious rooms, good breakfast (we loved the coffee in small pressure pots, and the homemade yogurt) and friendly staff. And really fair price. We could have used a safety box, though - an advice for the hotel is to install this. We choosed to bring the valuables with us, when we left the hotel.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Lestalle744 wrote a review Jan 2020
Amelia, Italy9 contributions
Lani’s house is the perfect place to stay for those who like peace and tranquility. Despite its central location its an oasis of calm. An ample breakfast is served in the outdoor dining area and garden. The room we were in was spacious with air con and tv. The en suite bathroom was also spacious with a decent shower. A great place to stay. There’s even a monastery next door !
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
townbytown wrote a review Dec 2019
Federated States of Micronesia91 contributions41 helpful votes
After the frenzy of end of semester tasks and a three day trip to get here, a place to just relax was our key objective for this part of our Laos tour. Lani's was perfect. Our room was beautifully reminiscent of a Graham Greene novel with a comfortable bed and an amazing bathroom. And then there was the balcony...pure joy. A view of the temple next door, lovely furniture, and even a fridge for keeping something cold to drink handy. Some afternoons we spent hours reading and talking there before venturing out into the neighborhood for something to eat. And this was never a problem as the location is within quick walking distance to a fabulous collection of eclectic restaurants. Our mornings with a bit more energetic with a boost from breakfast on the terrace. French press coffee, homemade jams and yogurt, and eggs made to order. The neighborhood begged to be explored and just wandering always brought new adventures. The building and grounds were full of details which conveyed the care and thoughtfulness of the owners. Lots of wonderful art both old and new. The staff were kind and attentive and made sure we had everything we needed. We highly recommend this spot if you need tranquility in the middle of this beautiful city.
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Date of stay: December 2019
Room Tip: Upper floor with a balcony!
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Derry M wrote a review Oct 2019
County Donegal, Ireland492 contributions188 helpful votes
I spent three nights at this lovely place last August/September and have fond memories of it.My room was very spacious,super clean and was serviced daily.Breakfast was served on the terrace at the front and was very substantial.I want to pay tribute to Mr Lai who took my reservation over the telephone and handled check-in.He was friendly and helpful and was available to offer assistance when needed.This guesthouse is in a very central location and yet it offers great sleep quality....I am happy to recommend this guesthouse and gladly give it 10 out of 10.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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USD 34 - USD 55 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Lani's House By The Ponds
Which popular attractions are close to Lani's House By The Ponds?
Nearby attractions include TaiBaan (0.2 km), Lao Textiles (0.2 km), and Mekong Riverside Park (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Lani's House By The Ponds?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and airport transportation.
What food & drink options are available at Lani's House By The Ponds?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Lani's House By The Ponds?
Conveniently located restaurants include Common Grounds Cafe and Bakery, Annabelle 1 Restaurant Café Bakery, and Pomodoro Pizzeria.
Does Lani's House By The Ponds have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Lani's House By The Ponds offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Lani's House By The Ponds?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and French.
Are there any historical sites close to Lani's House By The Ponds?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Great Sacred Stupa (Pha That Luang) (3.5 km).