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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful guest house with a bit of colonial whiff and splendor about it. The location might easily be one of the best spots in town for a stay. The short quiet drive way sets it aback from the busy main street. The rooms are spacious and offer a fridge as well as AC am WiFi. Shower and toilet are pretty... More 

Thank Boxbunny
Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We loved our stay at Lani's. The tranquil setting and old world charm encourages you to relax. Loved being so close to the temple and overlooking the daily going's on. Our room was huge, with a beautiful upstairs balcony. The property is well maintained and all you need and more, right in the middle of the capital city. Breakfast was... More 

Thank CherryPearce
Vientiane, Laos
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Warm, friendly place and people. Would go here next time too. The breakfast is good, a perfect calm start of the day. The garden is absolutely beautiful. Not too much noise on the street although we had bad luck that one couple was a bit loud staying at this guesthouse too. I will recommend this place to my friends who... More 

Thank milaouter
Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

A lot bigger than I expected! Nice clean rooms with a fridge handy to keep any snacks or beerlao. Beds were big, nice and comfy. Free transfer from the airport was great we never would have found the place otherwise (we got a little lost after a few too many one night!). Located just behind the main street behind a... More 

Thank kittykat_206
Tacoma, Washington
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

We loved our stay at Lani's Guest House. All staff were friendly, attentive and helpful. Breakfast on the garden patio was relaxing and delicious. Our server from the Philippines was kind, competent and gracious. We rested well in our large rom. The artwork is beautiful through out the guest house. We will certainly recommend Lani's to all!

Thank Jeanie1234
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Reviewed 4 October 2016

Situated off the road, down a little dirt track (alongside a Wat), this is a delightful B&B. More delightful accommodation you would not find! Charming Colonial style house, filled with Lao artwork set in a wonderful garden setting, just 15 minutes from the airport. Every room designed in its own unique style. A fantastic full breakfast served every day consisting... More 

Thank TL_AusTraveller2009
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed 27 September 2016

We also stayed in the Mango Room. It is spacious and very comfortable. The setting is quiet and peaceful. The patio where breakfast is served looks over a nicely kept garden. The location is excellent. The two young men at reception were friendly and helpful.

Thank kiwipeters_10
New Plymouth, New Zealand
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Reviewed 22 September 2016

We are currently here for three nights and are very happy with the great location in the middle of central Vientiane. The signage on the street could be improved with the Pepsi sign removed and the shared driveway before Lani's gate smartened up however Lani's House is a lovely building in a well maintained peaceful garden. Our room is just... More 

Thank cricriflyer
Kerikeri, New Zealand
2 reviews
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Reviewed 18 September 2016

We stayed 3 nights in the Mango Room on the ground floor which is very spacious with ensuite. It's off the main road location is quiet. The homemade yogurt and marmalade were delicious along with the fresh fruit for breakfast on the outdoor patio. The management were great and very helpful with places to visit.

Thank Trumpybob
Edmonton, Canada
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32 reviews
21 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 16 September 2016

Lani's was the absolute perfect place for us right when we needed it. After many loud nights in big hotels in Malaysia we arrived at this gorgeous, quiet and peaceful house in Vientiane. We had the mango room right off reception and were worried about noise but we had none (other than the Buddhist drums at 4 or 5 each... More 

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Lani's H, General Manager at Lani's House By The Ponds, responded to this review

Lani's H, General Manager at Lani's House By The Ponds, responded to this review, 17 Jun 2016 Dear guest, We thank you very much for your positive review. Your comments are highly valued as we continuously work on improving the service we provide. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay (and more particularly, the quietness, the bedroom and the... More 

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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: $55 - $119 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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“We stayed on the ground floor which is spacious, clean and very well presented.”
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