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Salisbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 February 2015

Booked two nights here. The room and view was just perfect. In a deluxe room and it was very comfortable. The staff were very attentive and friendly and the customer service was excellent.The food was delicious and was included in the package. Okay the dinner menu choice was limited but the quality of the food could not be faulted. Without...

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Fort St. John, BC
Reviewed 3 February 2015

We stayed at this Hotel during our upriver trip from Luang Prabang to Houay Xay. The hotel sits on nice grounds with a great view over the Mekong River. I had booked and paid for this hotel 2 months in advance of our stay there and when we reached reception to check we were informed that the Suite room that...

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Stanislas F, General Manager at Sanctuary Pakbeng Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Trip Advisor Reader, We are happy to announce that during the second week of December 2014 we closed the upper wing of the Pakbeng lodge (Deluxe & Suites) for renovations. - Installation of air/condition units in all the Deluxe rooms. - Modification of all Deluxes & Suites to provide more natural lights in the rooms. - Upgrade of our...

Limoux, France
Reviewed 1 February 2015 via mobile

Overnight stop here whilst travelling down the Mekong to Luang Prabang.Lovely views from our balcony Room did not quite come up to standard There was no chair to sit on and the mattress was the cheap thin ones I expect to find in the cheapest hotel.Though not on our program it appeared our booking was all inclusive.The even meal was...

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Stanislas F, General Manager at Sanctuary Pakbeng Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Mrs Sarah209, Thank you for your review "beautiful location". I can assure you that we do use regular mattresses and bedspring of international standards and not the thin cheap one. Is it possible that you stayed in a different hotel and not the Pakbeng Lodge? For the dinner, we use only fresh ingredients from the local market and our...

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 18 January 2015

With our Mekong river cruise came an overnight stay in Pak Beng. We stayed one night in this hotel. There are a number of rooms spread out from the river all the way up to the road. We stayed in the Superior room which is at the river so you have a nice view of the Mekong. The room is...

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Reviewed 8 January 2015

I am giving it a 5 because for a hotel in a remote location, the accomodation and service are very good. We were privileged to stay in the upper part of the property with an incredible view of the Mekong at sunset. The rooms are comfortable, clean. The food is very good (separate dining area in the upper and lower...

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London
Reviewed 3 January 2015

We arrived by boat along the Mekong. The manager greeted us and said we were welcome to a complimentary elephant ride the next morning. We were given a welcome drink and allocated room 207, on the first floor. All the rooms look over the beautiful river and there is a very nice balcony with comfortable loungers. The bed is comfortable...

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Amsterdam
Reviewed 14 December 2014

After a 2 days of traveling we stayed for one night at the pak beng logde... And.... It was great!! The room was absolutely beautiful and was a mixture of Lao and french styles. It started with a free pick up, we were then welcomed with a local beverage to consume while watching the sunset over the Mekong river. People...

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Munich, Germany
Reviewed 8 December 2014

Me, my wife and my two kids spent two nights at Pakbeng Lodge in our recent trip to Laos. We did not have high expectations for this French style lodge but the stay was surprisingly good. Comfortable room, great food choices and very friendly staffs. But what impressed me the most was the view from our balcony. It was terrific,...

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 3 December 2014

We took a 2 day boat ride from Luang Prabang to Chiang Rai and stayed at the Pakbeng Lodge during the trip. The hotel is wonderful with an excellent restaurant and fabulous view of the Mekong River. The rooms were very nice and comfortable. We highly recommend.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 November 2014

The unexpected is often a joy, and so this proved. Landing at a muddy and rustic platform after two languid days travelling upriver on the Mekong, we were whisked by minibus up to the very top of the hill where we could sprawl outside our room and watch the sun vaporise over bruised hills and gashes of silver before walking...

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  • Breakfast included
  • Free Parking
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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 

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Address: | Ban Done Khame, Pakbeng, Laos
Region: Laos > Oudomxay Province > Pakbeng
Price Range: $152 - $212 (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 with a view of the river”
 of 5 bubbles JeannieD_12, 25 Jan 2017 | Read review
“I believe there are suites and deluxe rooms with separate dining room and perhaps the room facilities are more up market.”
 of 5 bubbles paulineandaland, 22 Jan 2017 | Read review
“1st floor overlooking the River to see the elephants come down to the river in the morning,”
 of 5 bubbles 15MikeH, 17 Jan 2017 | Read review
“ask for a room on an upper floor for beautiful views over the Meekong River”
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“Ask for air conditioning.”
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