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Panora, Iowa
Reviewed 1 week ago

My only complaint about Lani's is has to do with the name. There is a big sign right out at the road that has been there for decades that reads : Lani House. That's how it is known by the locals, cab drivers etc. There is also a minute sign with the "on the ponds" name but if you ask...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lani's proved to be an excellent choice and good base for a few days in Vientiane. Very well located within walking distance of the centre, temples, shops and river but peaceful and quite set in a lovely garden and verandah restaurant for breakfast. Our bedroom was comfortable but not very large and a bit dark but the large bathroom with...

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Eugene, Oregon
Reviewed 28 February 2017

One never knows what to expect when you visit a place for the first time. It's hard to get a sense of location and proximity from an address on a mere map, and photos can also mislead. In this instance, reality exceeded imagination. Lani's House is a great find, and it is a serene and satisfying place to return to...

1Thank Rowan916
Reviewed 31 January 2017

Lani's House is set well back off the road and its colonial feeling is all part of its charm. We were lucky to have a balcony room and the size of both the the room and bathroom was awesome. My partners first words when she walked in to the room was "wow". It is a very quiet and peaceful place...

Thank pemicknz
Suwon, South Korea
Reviewed 30 January 2017

This hotel was nice and quiet; close to a lot of things in Vientiane. It's right next to a lovely temple (Wat Ong Teu) and about a five minute walk from the Mekong River. It's close to restaurants, cafe's, and temples throughout Vientiane. You should arrange for airport pick up or they can call you a taxi from the airport....

1Thank Allison Q
Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 20 January 2017

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...

Thank Bryan H
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 16 January 2017

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...

Thank sally b
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Reviewed 7 January 2017 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...

Thank Cathy C
Reviewed 25 December 2016 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...

Thank Elena I
Linschoten, The Netherlands
Reviewed 16 December 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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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
Region: Laos > Vientiane Province > Vientiane
Price Range: $56 - $106 (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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“Having a balcony makes all the difference”
580andyc, 26 Mar 2017 | Read review
“My room was on the ground floor, but I would try to get one of the rooms upstairs with a balcony overlooking the garden, if possible.”
Rowan916, 27 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Balcony room on the second floor if possible.”
pemicknz, 30 Jan 2017 | Read review
“The two upper floor front balcony rooms are fantastic, one has larger bathroom than the other, but the other has a bigger balcony.”
191sallyb, 16 Jan 2017 | Read review
“We stayed on the ground floor which is spacious, clean and very well presented.”
Trumpybob, 17 Sep 2016 | Read review
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