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Lani's House By The Ponds
Ranked #6 of 197 Vientiane B&B and Inns
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“Overpriced and dingy”
Reviewed 1 January 2006

This is way overpriced considering what you get. We had booked in advance a double room only to be shown a single. We managed to get a double on the ground floor which we found dark and uninspiring, with a cloud of mosquitos which greeted our arrival. Our host did agree to spray but the sheets and ambience left us feeling as if we were in a cell.
Check out the stuffed wild animals in the lobby - rather scary... we paid $30 dollars for the night. We had planned to stay 2 nights but walked up the road and got ourselves a mekong view room in the infinitely better Inter City Hotel for $45 including breakfast. The Lani would be fine charging $10 dollars but it really doesnt merit the price we paid.

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Property: Lani's House By The Ponds
Address: 281, Setthathirat Road | Ban Haysok, Vientiane 01000, Laos
Region: Laos > Vientiane Province > Vientiane
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 197 B&Bs / Inns in Vientiane
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 10
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 
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Lani Guest House Hotel Vientiane

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