We were one English couple along with a 30+ group from France. We were made very welcome and were well looked after by Lee the lodge guide who accompanied us on site experiences. His English and detailed knowledge were exceptional.
The food was OK and an effort was made for us not to be sidelined by the big group.
The standard of accommodation was disappointing. We understand this is more Eco Lodge than hotel, but even so it was not good enough. Also the walk from our lodge to dinner was initially in pitch blackness over difficult terrain. No torch was available in the room, luckily we had our own small torch and were able to pick our way through with some difficulty, an issue which could have led to an accident.
We fully support the lodge in trying to involve and support the local community, but a little bit more attention to detail is needed. Due to the potential dangers from
lack of lighting I can only rate 3 stars.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Sitting along the Mekong River, Kamu Lodge offers the unique opportunity to experience slow travel with accommodation in our spacious "African Safari" tents, each with a private balcony and thatched roofs. Our tents provide all necessary comforts and great river views. Using only solar power energy at the lodge, rooms have lights, fans and each has an en-suite private bathroom with shower facilities. The experience includes boat transfers to and from Luang Prabang. Step back in time visiting and getting to know the people from the neighboring Kamu Ethnic Minority Village. Activities include the chance to learn traditional crafts from the Kamu people of net fishing, gold panning and to learn with a "hands on" opportunity of rice planting and harvesting. We also offer traditional massages that complement the experience. Enjoy al fresco dining at the lodge's rustic restaurant in the middle of the rice fields. We serve Lao specialties, offering lunch, dinner and breakfast included in the package. There is also a well-stocked bar, offering a delicious selection of drinks and refreshments. Kamu Lodge is in Yoi Hai Village, a 2.5-hour boat ride from Luang Prabang, tour includes a stop at the revered Pak Ou Caves. The 2 day 1 night package departs Luang Prabang daily at 9.00am, returning the following day before 4pm ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Kamu Hotel Luang Prabang