Photo: Wat Sisaket, Vientiane.

Photo of Lani's House by the PondsLani's House by the Ponds

Elegant hideaway house

281 Setthathirat Rd, Ban Haysok, Vientiane T: (021) 215 639  F: (021) 215 639

Lani's House by the Ponds

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Tucked away down a small lane in the middle of the town centre, Lani’s House by the Ponds (formerly Lani Guesthouse) is a beautiful old Lao house with artful flourishes of antiques, large photos, painting and local handicrafts.

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It’s an escape and a home-away-from-home in the middle of a city gone mad with ugly development. Like Mandala Boutique Hotel and Villa Manoly, this hotel is a revived 1960’s-era villa with breezy rooms and loads of character.

The 12 rooms are spacious and standard features include air-con, mini-fridge and ensuite bathrooms. The deluxe suite rooms in the main building are the most appealing of the lot, with a separate living room, TV, fridge, new and surprisingly sleek modern bathrooms and a mix of contemporary and rattan furniture. The rooms in the extension are slightly smaller and cheaper but just as delightful and charming and come with a private balcony. The lush, tranquil gardens are a buffer of calm -- the only time the peace is broken is from the drums at neighbouring Wat Haysok.

Lani consistently gets glowing reviews from guests who rave about the gorgeous setting and homey feel, plus rates include breakfast, WiFi and airport pick-up. There’s a lot to reasons to love this place, and after years of reviews, we still find the prices more than reasonable.

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Lani's House by the Ponds
281 Setthathirat Rd, Ban Haysok, Vientiane
T: (021) 215 639  F: (021) 215 639
Coordinates (for GPS): 102º36'14.52" E, 17º58'0.58" N
Room rates: US$20 to 50

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