Laos, Vientiane – Villa Manoly

The beautiful grounds of Villa Manoly and the friendly staff made our eight night stay here very relaxing. Originally a late fifties colonial style two storey family home, it was renovated to become a charming and pleasant family run hotel in 1997.Villa Manoly_Laos_1We originally found this guesthouse during an Airbnb search and as we usually do, we checked to see if they had their own website. They did, and booking with them directly for a stay of over four nights gave us a small 5% discount (but we’ll take any savings we can) and they had family rooms which meant we could go back to a bit more space and we weren’t all in one small room.

The main bedroom of our space was quite spacious and had a large, reasonably hard, king bed, air conditioning unit, TV, small refrigerator, desk and chair set as well as another chair. A solid door separated this room with the other which consisted of two single beds, a single wardrobe unit with set of drawers, air conditioning unit and access to the bathroom.Villa Manoly_Laos_2Our room rate included daily breakfast which consisted of baguettes with delicious jam and butter with fruit or eggs cooked in your choice of style with baguettes. Wi-Fi was available in the common areas and sometimes stretched to our room but overall it was quite weak as often was the case throughout Laos. The pool area was a very pleasant space and we all enjoyed some relaxing times in the sun and water.Villa Manoly_Laos_3Villa Manoly is located in a pretty central (and flat) part of Vientiane so we walked a bit and explored more via hired bicycles (8,000 LAK/$1.45 NZD per bike per day).

Distant to:

  • Restaurant “Tam-mii Don Chan” – 200m
  • Morning Market & Talat Sao Shopping Mall – 1km
  • Night Markets – 1.2km
  • Patuxai/Victory Gate – 2km

There are local tuk tuks available for things further afield.

Price – $63.73 NZD per night (included breakfast & 5% discount)