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Bangkok, Thailand
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On our way from Huay Xay we stayed over at Pakbeng Lodge, and it was absolutely wonderful. We came in time for the sunset and the outside dinner was very delicious. The staff were very friendly and spoke good English. This place is a very good choice.

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Sanctuary Hote... L, Sales & Marketing Manager at Sanctuary Pakbeng Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Customer, On behalf of the entire Sanctuary Pakbeng Lodge team, I wish to thank you for the kind comment you posted on Tripadvisor: it has made our day. Our team is devoted to make your stay pleasant, and our only motivation is to bring you entire satisfaction. Glad once again that your stopover with us was a success. We...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I stayed in Sanctuary Pakbeng Lodge in November 2016 and it was a great experience. The location is very good with a nice to view to the Mekong river from every room, it is near the center of the town but in a very calm area, perfect to relax. The rooms were very cosy and clean, well...

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Sanctuary Hote... L, Sales & Marketing Manager at Sanctuary Pakbeng Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for posting a comment on the Sanctuary Pakbeng Lodge. We are pleased to hear that you were satisfied with your stay. The superior rooms all indeed have breathtaking views of the Mekong and are decorated in traditional Lao styles with ornaments made of wood and bamboo. Our restaurant gives you the opportunity to taste and sample...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My stop here was part of the Intrepid Journey down the Mekong trip. What a stunning location and trip . The Mekong is beautiful and this is the ideal place to sip a beer and watch it flow by from the verandah . Also recommend a visit to the local town.

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Sanctuary Hote... L, Sales and Marketing assistant at Sanctuary Pakbeng Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for posting a comment on the Sanctuary Pakbeng Lodge. We are pleased to hear that you were satisfied with your stay. The superior rooms all indeed have breathtaking views of the Mekong and are decorated in traditional Lao styles with ornaments made of wood and bamboo. Our restaurant gives you the opportunity to taste and sample...

Belfast N.Ireland
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here as part of our Thailand and Laos tour with Riviera Travel in Oct 2016 and had one night here as part of our Meekong River cruise and I dont think we could have stayed in a more fitting relaxing and restful place. We loved it I must admit it was very hot without air conditioning but the...

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Sanctuary Hote... L, Sales and Marketing Assistant at Sanctuary Pakbeng Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for posting a comment on the Sanctuary Pakbeng Lodge. We are pleased to hear that you were satisfied with your stay. The superior rooms all indeed have breathtaking views of the Mekong and are decorated in traditional Lao styles with ornaments made of wood and bamboo. Our restaurant gives you the opportunity to taste and sample...

Chiang Mai, Thailand
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

We were on an Adventure Motorcycle trip and planned to cross the Laos/Thai border at Thung Chang. This was a convenient place to spend the night. The typical road from Luang Prabang to the border crossing was in terrible condition so we backtracked north and west to go south into Pakbeng and ultimately this lodge. Laos is a set of...

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Sanctuary Hote... L, Sales and Marketing Assistant at Sanctuary Pakbeng Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your experience about the Sanctuary Pakbeng Lodge. We are pleased to hear that you were satisfied with your stay. The superior rooms are maybe not very large but have breathtaking views of the Mekong and are decorated in traditional Lao styles with ornaments made of wood and bamboo. Our restaurant gives you the opportunity...

Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

We too were on the slow boat down river (a great chill out) and stopped here for the night. This was described to us as a simple basic hotel but was far better than we expected. The hotel manager and his staff made us most welcome and couldn't have been more helpful despite some other inconsiderate guests who insisted on...

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Sanctuary Hote... L, Sales and marketing assistant at Sanctuary Pakbeng Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for posting a comment on the Sanctuary Pakbeng Lodge. We are pleased to hear that you were satisfied with your stay. The superior rooms all indeed have breathtaking views of the Mekong and are decorated in traditional Lao styles with ornaments made of wood and bamboo. Our restaurant gives you the opportunity to taste and sample...

Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Stayed overnight on the showboat cruise as a stopover en route to Luang Prabang. The rooms were simply but comfortably furnished, had an en suite bathroom with hot water (when you worked out how to use it), a balcony and the staff were most welcoming and friendly. The setting is beautiful, set on the river banks and it has lovely...

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Dear Guest, Thank you for posting a comment on the Sanctuary Pakbeng Lodge. We are pleased to hear that you were satisfied with your stay. The superior rooms all indeed have breathtaking views of the Mekong and are decorated in traditional Lao styles with ornaments made of wood and bamboo. Our restaurant gives you the opportunity to taste and sample...

Shanghai, China
Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

This beautiful oasis on the river I'd luxury in a rough backpackers town. You're greeted with fresh lime juice and cold towel. Perfect view from our deck and the food was wonderfully prepared. The cucumber ice cream and fried banana dessert and French toast were memorable. Drinks were generous but bar closed at 8 pm. If there were air conditioning...

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Dear customer, Thank you very much for your interest in our hotel, and the kind review you posted concerning our hotel. We were delighted to be able to bring you entire satisfaction. Please note that it is fundamental for us to satisfy our customers and we do do our best to ensure a service worthy of your expectations. Concerning the...

Reviewed 15 September 2016

We didn't organise to be picked up from the boat, but they were there to greet us. We got off the slow boat after 5 hours and had to scramble up a muddy hill. The hotel staff were there to help which was very welcome. The room was lovely with fantastic views over the Mekong River. No aircon but a...

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Sanctuary Hote... L, Sales and Marketing Assistant at Sanctuary Pakbeng Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for posting a comment on the Sanctuary Pakbeng Lodge. We are pleased to hear that you were satisfied with your stay. The superior rooms all indeed have breathtaking views of the Mekong and are decorated in traditional Lao styles with ornaments made of wood and bamboo. Our restaurant gives you the opportunity to taste and sample...

Queanbeyan, Australia
Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Didn't see much of Pakbeng as it was the overnight stop on the slow boat from Thailand to Luang Prabang. This hotel though is an oasis after a long hot day. They turned up at the boat without being asked to take us to the hotel. We had a nice dinner and great breakfast and a room on the hill...

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Dear Guest, Thank you for posting a comment on the Sanctuary Pakbeng Lodge. We are pleased to hear that you were satisfied with your stay. The superior rooms all indeed have breathtaking views of the Mekong and are decorated in traditional Lao styles with ornaments made of wood and bamboo. Our restaurant gives you the opportunity to taste and sample...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Sitting by the bank of the Mekong, Pakbeng Lodge is halfway between the World Heritage Town of Luang Prabang, and Huay Xai, the main border crossing between northern Thailand and northern Laos, both towns reachable within a day by cruise.Attached to each of the Lodge's 20 Superior Rooms, 8 Deluxe Rooms, and 2 Suites, is a large terrace overlooking the river.The Lodge is an ideal point of departure for walks in the forest of an hour or a day, towards villages off the tourist roads. (Please see our section on Excursions.) It faces the Mekong Elephant Camp, which is dedicated to the protection of elephants in Laos. There, a wonderful opportunity exists to discover the life of an animal that contributes a strong element to the traditional culture, by participating in a walk or with their morning bath.The Pakbeng Lodge suggests you stay a few days in this protected area far from the beaten tracks. You will appreciate the comfortable atmosphere, the picturesque sunrise and sunset over the Mekong, and the comings and goings of the different boats that dock near the Lodge's beach. Your visit will consist of utmost relaxation but also of unusual encounters- an immersion into traditional Lao life. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sanctuary Pakbeng Lodge

Address: | Ban Done Khame, Pakbeng, Laos
Region: Laos > Oudomxay Province > Pakbeng
Price Range: $135 - $256 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Sanctuary Pakbeng Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 30
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“ask for a room on an upper floor for beautiful views over the Meekong River”
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 of 5 bubbles TandTSwitzerland, 3 Sep 2016 | Read review
“All rooms have balconies, but second floor is preferable.”
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