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Regensburg, Germany
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Picked us up in Luang Prabang, warm welcome and support for whatever you need. Beautiful landscape and location. Good food. Organized a great kayak trip on Nam river with visit of a wonderful waterfall on the way.

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Evelyn N, General Manager at Zen Namkhan Boutique Resort, responded to this review

Dear 'jpapen_154612', Thank you posting! And in particular for mentioning the kayak trip. We have three double-seater kayaks here at Zen Namkhan, and private kayaking is a great way to enjoy an authentic Lao experience. And yes, Tad Sae Falls are wonderful! Great swimming in cascading pools, elephants, hiking - and much quieter and far less crowded than other waterfalls...

Brussels
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful time - with one of the best mountain view I have seen ever. It was pouring rain almost the whole trip but the hotel ambiance was nonetheless cost and relaxing, and the scenic view all the more dramatic. Evelyn and the staff and in huge part for making this happen - as they're so friendly and attentive to your...

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Evelyn N, General Manager at Zen Namkhan Boutique Resort, responded to this review

Hello 'berenicev708', Thank you! So pleased to know that we were cosy and relaxing, rain notwithstanding. A note to our readers: it shouldn't rain in November! But as we all know, weather has a mind of its own, and loves to serve up surprises from time to time. Thank you for posting 'berenicev708', and we wish you even more lovely...

Vientiane, Laos
Reviewed 30 October 2016

This is a fabulous jungle getaway, beautiful and simple rooms, views over the mountain and rivers, a natural pool, and waking up to the sounds of elephants. Definitely one of our favorite experiences of Laos!

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Evelyn N, General Manager at Zen Namkhan Boutique Resort, responded to this review

Dear 'luellenk', Laos has many wonderful experiences to offer, so your saying that we were one of your favorites means a lot. Thank you! This is much appreciated. May all your travels be filled with favorite experiences...and we'll continue to do our best to make this true for all our guests. Thanks again 'luellenk', and With Our Best Regards, Luke,...

Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
Reviewed 24 October 2016

This resort is lovely. It's peaceful, surrounded by nature, isolated and so beautiful. The manager, Evelyn is very helpful and the food is delicious. The large rooms on the river side are spacious, well decorated and comfortable. The views are fabulous and we even saw a couple of elephants on the river bank!

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Evelyn N, General Manager at Zen Namkhan Boutique Resort, responded to this review

Hello 'vickifish62'! Well, we can't guarantee elephants, but are always delighted when they come down to the river, where our guests can enjoy their serene magnificence from the veranda-style balcony. (For our readers, a note that 'vickifish62' was staying in one of our Bungalows [there are two types]). Also very glad to hear you enjoyed our food, and that the...

Beijing, China
Reviewed 17 October 2016

It is a wonderful place and nice staff. You live there among butterflies and nature. The ecologig swiming pool is very pleasant. The breakfast and dinner are quitegood (a little bit more fruit woul be better). You are away from the city, in a exotic countryside. A place to go.

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Evelyn N, General Manager at Zen Namkhan Boutique Resort, responded to this review

Dear 'ebette', Thank you so much for posting, as we know how busy you are! "Wonderful" is a wonderful word, and we are so pleased it's the word you chose for describing our resort. And yes, lots of butterflies! Our best to you and the girls! With Best Regards, Luc, Francis, Evelyn and everyone here at Zen Namkhan Resort

Portland,oregon
Reviewed 8 October 2016

My husband and I spent three nights and thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. It is a beautiful place - situated on a hillside overlooking the river with a vista filled with magestic hills and mountains beyond. The buildings and site are attractively designed and developed with natural materials used tastefully. Our bungalow overlooked the river where we occasionally saw fishermen...

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Evelyn N, General Manager at Zen Namkhan Boutique Resort, responded to this review

Hi PdxPortland_Oregon, Our apologies for the delay in responding to such a positive and thoughtful review! But guests come first as you know, and we've been busy now that the High Season has arrived. Thank you in particular for covering so many points the Trip Advisor community wants to know about: rooms, dining, our chemical free pool, activities, and the...

Reviewed 5 October 2016

We stayed at the resort as a group of friends and really enjoyed the remote location and peace and quite. However, unfortunately the resort did not meet our expectations and was not value for money. The small details need to be improved to ensure this resort offers what it says it does. Many of the features advertised were not available;...

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Evelyn N, General Manager at Zen Namkhan Boutique Resort, responded to this review

Dear Mjay7, We deeply respect your relaying your personal impressions of Zen Namkhan, and we hope this reply will address your concerns, as well as fully inform the Trip Advisor community. During my years as a GM, one of the things I have Always urged guests to do is to report anything unsatisfactory. As our guests know, I visit everyone...

Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Reviewed 2 October 2016

My father and I stayed at the ZenNamkhan at the end of September. We stayed in the Serenity Villa which included two twin beds and a more private room with a queen bed and aircon. The view from our balcony was absolutely beautiful. It was a perfect place to sit and enjoy a cup of coffee or to do some...

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Evelyn N, General Manager at Zen Namkhan Boutique Resort, responded to this review

Hi 'Emily G', We were sincerely flattered that you chose to stay with us during your special trip with your father. And we're even more pleased that it was such a great experience for you both. Your comments about your Villa will be most helpful to the Trip Advisor community, as are your observations about our menu. As our readers...

Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 15 September 2016

We stayed for 3 days and loved it. Beautiful property with stunning view. Waking up to this view and just sitting down at the deck enjoying the sound of nature whilst sipping tea was just what we needed for a getaway holiday. Food is just yummy. They use the freshest ingredients. Credit to both "chefs". Mrs Bun and her famous...

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Evelyn N, General Manager at Zen Namkhan Boutique Resort, responded to this review

Dear 'Urbanitez', So pleased to hear that we hit all the right notes for you: "peace and serenity", lovely, natural surroundings, "yummy" (great word!) food and being close to nature. Many thanks for this post! We know everyone is busy, so it always means a lot to us when our guests take the time to send a review. Thank you...

Ithaca, New York
Reviewed 26 August 2016

My wife and I spent some of our honeymoon at Zen Namkhan Resort and it was by far one of the best experiences we had while traveling in SE Asia. i had spoken with the staff, specifically the General Manager Evelyn Napier, weeks in advance to set up a couple of surprises for my wife. Evelyn and the rest of...

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Evelyn N, General Manager at Zen Namkhan Boutique Resort, responded to this review

Hello Brandon B! Brandon, it just means the world to us that you feel your stay with us was one of your best experiences in SE Asia. Especially as it was your honeymoon. Thank you so much for such wonderful words. And actually - we almost feel that We should be thanking You! It was so much fun planning those...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located in Luang Prabang at 12 km form the center, it's the perfect place to enjoy the breathtaking on the Namkhan River and mountains. You will be able to enjoy the NamKhan River with a serene boat ride, kayak or Trek around the Resort and Tad Sae Waterfall or doing yoga and meditation. We just finish to built a new steam room next to our swimming pool. The beautiful onsite restaurant offer excellent choice of menus, using ingredients from organic produces like herbs and vegetables. Unwind at the Ecological chlorine-free pool after a tiring day. Zen Namkhan Boutique Resort is a perfect sanctuary for leisure travelers who seek for sophistication within a serene environment. Please note the new road to Luang Prabang it's almost completed. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Zen Namkhan Boutique Resort

Address: 082, Ban Xieng Lom, Luang Prabang 06000, Laos
Region: Laos > Luang Prabang Province > Luang Prabang > Ban Xieng Lom
Price Range: $92 - $165 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Zen Namkhan Boutique Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 11
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“Rooms have a short steep walk to the restaurant so you might want to be near the top”
 of 5 bubbles ROamerG111, 8 Mar 2016 | Read review
“All cabins look like they have great views. The last cabin is standing complety free in nature.”
 of 5 bubbles Bingtravel, 28 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Those overlooking the river have stunning views”
 of 5 bubbles fs936, 5 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room overlooking the river. The view is amazing”
 of 5 bubbles layneeeeee, 18 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Pay more for the mountain views.”
 of 5 bubbles canebrook, 30 Oct 2015 | Read review
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