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Luxury Résidence Ban Thana
Luxury Résidence Ban Thana
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath

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The house was meant for our daughter, who don’t come visit very often. It is built inside the big property where we live. Fully equipped.

The space

Besides the real comfort they can offer, we designed them with care and inspired ourselves from the lao and asian traditional art.
The roof is covered with plants, which keeps the inside of the house cool.

Guest access

Residents have access to the chlorine free swimming pool (20x7 - salt system), the kids’ pool as well as the petanque game.

Interaction with guests

We want to make sure that the memory of your stay here will stick with you forever and will do our very best to counsel and accompany you in the discovery of this wonderful country.

Other things to note

After 30 years working abroad in different countries, we decided to settle in this little paradise. We built our property here and opened a small restaurant, with the different cuisines we had the chance to taste on our travels.
Our objective was to find the right balance between our professionnal, social and personal lives. Therefore this restaurant is opened only on the week-ends or on booking during the week, which enables us to take good care of our hosts and get to know them– some became true friends- as well as giving us the time to fully enjoy our (early) retirement.

Suitable for events
House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years) - besoin de surveillance permanent et accès piscine pouvant être dangereux
Check-in time is 8AM - 11PM
Check out by 3PM

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs - 3 marches
Pet(s) live on property - chats

11 Reviews

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Rob User Profile
October 2016
I spent 2 weeks at Ban Thana with Philippe and Christiane, and the only downside of the whole trip is that real life cannot match life at Ban Thana. The room (or cottage, to be more precise) is a few metres from the main house, so you pretty much have your own property. The overall compound is large and safe, with a superb swimming pool (be careful you don't spend your whole holiday in it... it's so nice) and jungle-style vegetation for that real back-to-nature feel. Philippe and Christiane, your hosts, are a lovely pair - both are keen to help out and/or chat, and they genuinely try to make you feel welcome at their property. Philippe speaks Lao, so he's a valuable friend to have! Location-wise, it's a few miles outside central Vientiane. If you want to interact with locals (although very few of them speak anything but Lao) and enjoy a slower pace of life, this is the perfect location. It's not party central... but that's not what I was looking for. Overall, the property and hosts really make it a magical place to stay. The area outside the compound might be relatively rural, but a stay at Ban Thana itself is a real five star experience. One quick note: if you do stay, ask Philippe (a chef) to show you his kitchen. It's very impressive.

Henrik User Profile
March 2016
We felt very much welcome and at home with Philippe and Christiane. A very peaceful green tropical haven outside the capital with a fabulous saltwater pool, unprecedented in Laos. Don't forget to taste some of Philippe's international fusion cuisine while you relax the day away by or in the pool with a cold beer. Philippe may even tell you some stories about life in Laos as an expat. We would recommend this place if you want to relax and stay a while in Vientiane and do not need to go to the city every day. You will need your own transport, rent a moped from Philippe, or take a taxi for that. The kitchen is fully equipped for cooking at home. In Ban Thana village you can pick up water, beer, and some fruit by foot, while for other foodstuff you'll have to go into the city by transport. There is an ATM in Ban Thana village though. The neighborhood is very peaceful although some nights there will be some karaoke a few houses away and in the early morning you might hear the monks bang the drums in the nearby village Wat. That's just local ambiance and apart from that it is very, very silent during the night compared to if you're coming from a city dwelling. Don't forget to look up and watch the stars without light pollution. Recommended for relaxation and a homestay different from a hotel and hostel.

Pavinee User Profile
December 2015
It was pleasant to stay at Philippe's residence. Philippe and wife, Christiane, were fine, friendly hosts. My son and I felt at home and felt the natural hospitality. for wich we appreciated. Philippe offered coffee and home-grown passion fruit and papaya for a morning conversation. On one evening Philippe invited me for a glass of wine and a nice evening small talk. I enjoyed it very much. Although Philppe's residence is a little out of the centre of Vientiane, Philippe has made an effort to arrange a treansport between the city centre and his residence. It worked well in the begining. After 2 trips Philippe and I were left puzzled why our pre-arranged car didn't show up. At the end, I managed to a worker's truck as a means of transport to and from the city. It worked well, and I paid more than what they expected. This was just a minor pronblem. In all, Philippe's residence is a great place to stay. Philippe and Christiane are exellent hosts. The place is highly recoommended.

Bryan User Profile
February 2015
We were very well welcomed by the hosts, who were very kind and attentive to any concern. They adapted the apartment to accommodate us with our two small kids, and it all worked well. The apartment was better than it seemed from the pictures and the site description. The compound with a large swimming pool is simply great and relaxing - just ideal for a family as ours. The place is not in the centre of Vientiane, it's a 15 minute drive - but having our own transportation made everything very easy.

Anna User Profile
December 2014
On arrival late at night, I was warmly welcomed by Philippe and Christine including a pick up from the airport. Which was great, because it might have been hard to find without any knowledge of Vientiane. The welcome breakfast the next morning was lovely, especially for a weary traveller! The one- bedroom villa is a great self contained space, that has a beautiful garden view. The bathroom is fantastic, and the photos don't really do it justice, it has a fantastic shower and a view to the sky. The pool is just divine - a lovely saltwater oasis. Ban Thana is a lovely little village with a two nice temples close-by which makes the morning a pleasant wake up with the sounds of the temple drums and chanting monks. There are some nice village walks close by that have you wandering past the rice paddies. As it is a bit out of town its good to have some transport arranged, and it is a little off the tuktuk routes, but its good to know the "clock tower" or "kilometre 6" as reference for the tuktuk drivers in helping you get back from Vientiane city centre. If you are after a quiet off the beaten track retreat with a fabulous garden and pool, and the best passionfruit cocktails in town then this is the place! It was nice to come back to Ban Thana after a busy and hot day sightseeing to relax by the pool.

Hyejeong User Profile
November 2017
필립의 집에서 4주 머물렀습니다. 관광이 아니라 작업을 위해서 머물렀는데, 집중해서 작업하기엔 최적의 장소였어요. 필립 부부의 따듯한 배려로 생활에 불편함이 거의 없었고, 프라이버시를 방해하지 않아 일에 집중할 수 있어 좋았습니다. 자전거를 빌려줘서 동네 주변을 탐색할 수 있었고, 덕분에 라오인들의 생활상을 볼 수 있어 좋았습니다. 주변 물가도 아주 싸 식료품비가 거의 안들었습니다. 근처에 ATM도 있고, 집안의 해수 수영장은 한낮의 더위를 식혀주고 기분전환을 하는데 더없이 좋았어요. 거실 창으로 비치는 열대 나무들의 초록색 향연을 바라보는 것만으로도 피로를 씻어주는 것 같았어요. 아마도 전 세계에서 혼자 여행객을 위해 이런 조건을 만족시키는 곳은 흔치 않을 거라 생각합니다. 한 집안 울타리에 있어 안전하고 고립감은 없으면서도 별채로 독립되어 있어 개인생활은 유지되는 곳입니다. 복잡한 도시를 떠나 느긋하게 며칠 쉬거나 집중할 작업이 있는 분께 적극 추천합니다. 추신; 근처에 작은 가게들이 많아 소소한 물건이나 생수, 과일, 야채들을 사기도 쉽습니다. 물은 필립이 정수된 물을 따로 주기도 하고요. 부엌시설을 이용해 요리해 먹을 수 있어 편리했습니다. 근처 식당 정보나 그 외 궁금한 점은 필립에게 물으면 바로바로 친절하게 대답해줍니다.

Shai User Profile
March 2017
Merci à nos merveilleux hôtes pour leur accueil chaleureux. Christiane et Philippe ont été géniaux, ils ont été à notre écoute et nous ont fait découvrir de beaux endroits. Nous avons passé un excellent moment au Ban thana. Le ban thana est un petit bijou décoré avec goût et esthétisme . On contemple avec plaisir le jardin parfaitement pensé où l'on se sent tout de suite bien et apaisé avec probablement la plus belle piscine de Vientiane. On serait bien resté plus longtemps dans notre bungalow tout équipé à la fois moderne et authentique. Christiane et Philippe nous vous remercions encore pour tout et on vous dit à bientôt. Une merveilleuse rencontre au Laos que l'on est pas prêt d'oublier. Affectueusement, Sophie & Shaï

Grenoble, FranceJoined in August 2014
Philippe User Profile
Après un long périple à travers le monde, nous sommes arrivés, ma femme Christiane et moi, au Laos en 2008 et avons commencé ce projet de club restaurant 3 ans plus tard. Le temps de la construction et de la mise en place, nous avons ouvert en mars 2013. Nous avons construit deu…
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