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Sergy, Rhone-Alpes, France
Reviewed 10 December 2015

Our family of five (with kids aged 11-16) stayed here in August 2015... we had been working in a remote part of the country for a number of days and as fun as that was, we were happy to come to a place with hot shower and wifi! Lani's guest house was clean, welcoming, central (we walked everywhere), and excellent...

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

Dear guest, We thank you very much for your positive review. Your comments are highly valued as we continously work on improving the service we provide. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay (and more particularly the location and the facilities offered) as we are dedicated to making our guests' visits the most pleasant we can. We are looking...

Reviewed 11 November 2015

Just spent a week at Lani's House by the Ponds and loved every moment of it. Great renovated old house right in the most lively part of Vientiane. Very quiet, considering the location. I had a large room on the 2nd floor, and a balcony. I'll stay there again next time I go to Vientiane!

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

Dear guest, We thank you very much for your positive review. Your comments are highly valued as we continously work on improving the service we provide. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay (and more particularly the building, your room and the location) as we are dedicated to making our guests' visits the most pleasant we can. We are...

gold coast, australia
Reviewed 8 November 2015

I really liked this place. Spacious rooms with good facilities at a great location. Not crazy about Vientiane as a tourist destination but Lani's made it comfortable. Nice,simple breakfast. Friendly, helpful staff. Wont be back to Vientiane but if I did I would stay here again.

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

Dear guest, We thank you very much for your positive review. Your comments are highly valued as we continously work on improving the service we provide. We are happy that you enjoyed that we could made your stay in Vientiane comfortable as we are dedicated to making our guests' visits the most pleasant we can. We are looking forward to...

Perth, Australia
Reviewed 26 October 2015

Lani's House by the Ponds was just gorgeous. the staff where lovely and breakfast was simple yet lovely. the manager was very helpful and let my husband feed the fish in the pond each day :). we ended up staying there twice we loved it so much. rooms are clean and roomy and the upstairs ones with balcony's are a...

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

Dear guest, We thank you very much for your positive review. Your comments are highly valued as we continously work on improving the service we provide. For example, we have worked on providing a breakfast up to our guests' expectations. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay (and more particularly the building, your room and the location) as we...

Vientiane, Laos
Reviewed 15 October 2015

We spent 7 nights at Lani's House by the Ponds (formerly the Lani Guest House) in October 2015 and thoroughly enjoyed our stay . The house is a classic remnant of colonial Vientiane set back from the road in a lush tropical garden with fish ponds. The Lani is situated adjacent to a lovely temple (wat Haysoke) which adds to...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 April 2015

I stayed with three friends for three nights at the end of March 2015. Lani's colonial character epitomised what we had hoped to find in Laos. I can speak for all of us when i say that we thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. Perfectly located yet set 60-80m from the main road. Staff courteous and helpful. The place itself was...

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

Dear guest, We thank you very much for your positive review. Your comments are highly valued as we continously work on improving the service we provide. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay as we are dedicated to making our guests' visits the most pleasant we can. We are looking forward to seeing you again, should you visit Laos...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 January 2015

We stayed here for a few days over New Year. The house itself was charming, while the rooms were spacious and clean. It has a lovely location next to a temple and an easy walk from Vientiane's main areas. Everything worked as expected, though I did bang my head a couple of times on the mysterious glass bugshield (possibly) inside...

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

Dear guest, We thank you very much for your positive review. Your comments are highly valued as we continously work on improving the service we provide. We have taken into account your remarks regarding the service provided by the manager and have now new and fully trained staff to offer a service up to our guests' expectations when staying at...

Bangkok, Thailand
Reviewed 9 December 2014

Actually there're plenty reasons to love this place. I've tried several hotels in Vientiane throughout the year and this is the last one for this year in which I chose to pay more to get better room & services .. but I didn't. Location: Beware !! Some hotel agency may pin it with the wrong location. Please use "Google Maps"...

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

Dear customer, First things first, we would like to thank you for your review as we have been using our past clients' comments to improve our service. Lani's House (one of the first guesthouses in Laos) has been running for more than 30 years and needed serious renovation works until recently, indeed. We are now taking the time to reply...

New York
Reviewed 17 September 2014

I have just stayed at Lani Guest house and loved it. Great location walking distance from many nice places,the rooms / suites are huge and brand new, I stayed in room number 8, nice architecture, quietness and best value for money, I will be back !

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 May 2014

I spent 3 night here recently. It's in the process of reinventing itself as "Lani's house by the ponds". The website describes a high-end guesthouse and boutique rooms – the pictures back this up. Unfortunately, the reality on the ground is very different – there’s some refurbishment taking place, we clearly didn’t get a refurbed room (despite seemingly being the...

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

Dear customer, First things first, we would like to thank you for your review as we have been using our past clients' comments to improve our service. Lani's House (one of the first guesthouses in Laos) has been running for more than 30 years and needed serious renovation works until recently, indeed. We are now taking the time to reply...

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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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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: RM187 - RM396 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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