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Berlin, Germany
Reviewed 5 April 2012

After we spent one week in Bangkok enjoying all the excitements that this big city has to offer we really were longing for a more quiet and idyllic place .... and finally we ended up in Ban Pako. What a revelation, what a retreat! Phantastic location, quiet and authentic, very good Lao food, friendly people... we enjoyed relaxing in the...

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Des Moines, Iowa
Reviewed 9 February 2012

We just spent 2 days at this eco resort. It was absolute heaven, especially after 4 days in the hustle and bustle of Vientiane. The river views from all 4 bungalows are spectacular. And they all have huge balconies hanging over the cliff.The restaurant is excellent. The staff is very friendly. For a small charge,l they will pick you up...

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4Thank Schanke
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 10 January 2012

A group of 6 of us went to Ban Pako for one night and it was one of the best days of our entire trip. Ban Pako is simple but beautiful. It is an ecolodge - so don't expect 5 star accommodation - its really simple - just a room with a mosquito net and a small bathroom, all electricity...

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Paris, France
Reviewed 25 September 2011

A piece of heaven indeed and i'm not at all exagerating. i've been there in last july and since i left, i want to return... The landscape his truly beautifull. you are completly in the middle of nature with, yet, a real comfort. first the rooms and bathrooms are clean and confortable. then you have a menu full of receipes....

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Ghent, Belgium
Reviewed 22 September 2011

We stayed in Ban Lao Pako a few days in february 2011. It is a nice place but there is some space for improvements. There are, as far as I know, not so many places in Laos where one can stay out of the cities.Food, drinks and service is ok. It is obvious that it is run by a man,...

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1Thank bbb05
Melbourne
Reviewed 1 December 2010

My wife and I spent two nights here on a recommendation from a friend. It's has a beautiful location, situated on a wide, languid river bend that was particularly beautiful as the sun went down. Ban Pako is perhaps one of the quietest, most peaceful places I've ever been. Our problem was there that was not much to do, and...

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Laochef, Owner at Ban Lao Pako, responded to this review

I agree on almost everything the reviewer writes. As the new owner, taking over in 2010, I have lowered all prices to about 40 % of old prices, i.e. old price for Riverview Bungalow 250,000 KIP, new price 100,000 KIP; and from 1st January 2011, 120,000 KIP. We plan to close the resort as of 1st April 2011 for new...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 September 2010

This Resort is not for everybody.... If you like stunning views over a river and jungle, this is definitely worth the trip. Really friendly staff and good food. Bungalows all have large verandahs, overlooking the large river. There is solar-cell electricity for only a few hours after sunset. Otherwise there is no Internet and weak mobile signal.

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3Thank joancrawford99
Baltimore, Maryland
Reviewed 4 June 2010

This place was amazing! The bungalows were the perfect size for two people, each with a big front porch and hammock. The bathrooms are just a sink, a toliet, and a showerhead all together, but work great. Not much hot water though. The food was very good and had a really great variety of food, even some western choices. The...

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Dalyan, Turkey
Reviewed 19 March 2009

We went to Ban Pako to escape from Vientiane for a couple of days and I really wish we hadn't. We booked a bungalow over the internet and transport from Vientiane. Journey OK, and setting of Ban Pako stunning - overlooking the Nam Khan river. However, the bungalow was small, with absolutely no facilities......... the bathroom was off the bedroom...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Ban Pako is an eco-lodge located on an ancient temple site on the banks of the Nam Ngum river, about 50 km from Vientiane. Ban Pako has room for 22 guests per night and the restaurant serves delicious Lao food. It is the perfect place to relax and experience the Lao countryside. Also on offer is a wide range of activities such as jungle trekking, cultural excursions and monthly events. ... more   less 

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Address: Nam Ngum River | P.O. Box 3144, Vientiane 0100, Laos
Region: Laos > Vientiane Province > Vientiane
Number of rooms: 5
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“All bungalows have a great view!”
 of 5 bubbles ChriLi2015, 25 Jan 2016 | Read review
“we had number 8, which is a little bit separated from the others.we loved it.the only thing is that you are always in the shadow.”
 of 5 bubbles Chanti2013, 25 Dec 2013 | Read review
“I think any of the bungalows would be ok, they all have sublime views over the river. Try to get i e as far from the restaurant as you can as the staff can be quite noisy when they sit there at night.”
 of 5 bubbles poohtravel, 15 Dec 2013 | Read review
“Try the jungle bath and sauna!”
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 of 5 bubbles dsharmawinter, 20 Dec 2012 | Read review
“Ask for bungalow #8. It is the largest with a big double bed, a sitting area, and a very nice balcony.”
 of 5 bubbles Schanke, 8 Feb 2012 | Read review
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