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Singapore, Singapore
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78 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016

If you are looking for a place to stay at Vang Vieng and are ready to spend just a bit more than the average backpacker hostel, this is the place to be. Bookings for this place can be made online and through apps but availability can be low especially during the peak seasons of winter. Located right on the banks... More 

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Enjoy_VangVieng, Owner at The Elephant Crossing Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your valuable review! All your comments and recommendations are important to our potential guests. As you stated we are a bit more than backpacker hostel but the cheaper option for riverside & mountain view accommodation. Options of standard or deluxe all with wooden floors and private balconies. We hope you enjoyed your stay! More 

Mililani, Hawaii
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46 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016

Accommodation options aren't all that great in Vang Vieng. I do feel like I paid too much for this room. However, I think the other options are worse. The room was clean, the AC worked well and the beds were fine. Staff weren't particularly interested in speaking with us. We were placed in a single room until I made it... More 

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2 Thank Tehani D
Enjoy_VangVieng, General Manager at The Elephant Crossing Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. This is very valuable to us and we will use your comments to make improvements. In particular to your breakfast experience. Enjoy your travels! More 

Level Contributor
5 reviews
Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

My experience with this hotel quite good. I stayed in suite room 3rd FL. so I got wonderful view from my bed. But bathroom quite tiny. Staff are all service mind. Breakfast not various but good taste. A little bit meat if improve these I think it will be make hotel more excellent. Decent for money. Moreover this hotel there... More 

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Thank Kanlayanee W
Enjoy_VangVieng, General Manager at The Elephant Crossing Hotel, responded to this review

Your reveiw is very valuable to us! Thank you for your comments and suggestions. More 

Lisboa
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57 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2016

Nice Hotel in the center, close to all shops and coffee shops (Cafe Eh Eh is part of the Hotel and serves and excellent Espresso). Nice spacious rooms, Ac and fan, and a big shower. The view from the restaurant overlooking the mountains and the river are to die for. One can very well spend a relaxing afternoon just contemplating... More 

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Thank AnaPaulaLisboa
Enjoy_VangVieng, General Manager at The Elephant Crossing Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your great review and appreciating our coffee at Cafe EhEh and our resident pets. Our coffee beans come from one of the best local roasters by Naked Expresso. Our dogs are all clean and vaccinated and very friendly, many people like to make friends with them while travelling as they miss their own dogs back... More 

Whangarei, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Stayed 3 days here. For the price we were not impressed. They can't help the building site next door that starts at 6.30am, but they can do something about the rooms and service. They don't seem to care about their guest needs. Staff need to be trained better in hospitality and english. When the new hotels start up this hotel... More 

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Enjoy_VangVieng, General Manager at The Elephant Crossing Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your feedback and your review. We will take all your comments with great value and followup to improve where lacking. We apologise for any inconveniences you may have experienced while staying with us. Enjoy your travels! More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for two nights and found the place to have both positives & negatives - PRO: - we had a two-for-one cocktail hour which was well used. You did have to get the same cocktail but we worked around that by ordering in pairs (& choosing different drinks) - bed was extremely comfortable and you got two pillows which... More 

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Enjoy_VangVieng, General Manager at The Elephant Crossing Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your valuable review. We appreciate all your observations, comments and experiences. Most definitely there is an issue with the restaurant staff that day and your order, we apologise for the inconveniences. We do have lower floor rooms which are deluxe (alot larger than 3-4 floor). I certainly hope you enjoyed most of your stay with... More 

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24 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

I didn't care too much for this place. No elevator, and of course we were on the fourth floor. They said they were very strict about us not wearing our shoes, but the hotel staff and several other natives were wearing shoes in the hotel. A rat chewed through my bag. I guess that was my fault for having food... More 

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Enjoy_VangVieng, General Manager at The Elephant Crossing Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review and feedback on your stay with us. I apologise for the poor service and facilities you encountered with us. As hotel policy we do not ask staff to tell guests to take shoes off. We apologise for misconstrued communication. Since your review we have taken measures to erradicate any rodents, replace several AC... More 

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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

We chose this hotel on the basis of a recommendation from friends who had travelled a few months earlier. The only good thing about the room was the view, however you could get the same view at other places and for much better value for money. There was no hot water and despite it being reported, there seemed no urgency... More 

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Enjoy_VangVieng, Owner at The Elephant Crossing Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. We apologise for the inconveniences you experienced while staying with us. The hot water issue was resolved with replacing a part and the breakfast we pursue to improve the options for our guests. It is true the Hotel location and views are worthy and we remain the cheapest option at our end of... More 

Vancouver, Canada
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70 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

The Elephant Crossing is a great place to stay in Vang Vieng. The hotel is tucked into the river side so the views are great and you are buffered from the overall street noise. There is a nice sitting area in the lobby with surrounding gardens. The staff speaks good English and the attached restaurant also has good food. TravelingNinjas... More 

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Enjoy_VangVieng, Owner at The Elephant Crossing Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your wonderful review and we are so glad that you had an enjoyable stay. Enjoy your travels! More 

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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

We loved the atmosphere and vibe of this place. Right on the river with riverside dining to boot! Casual , relaxing place with friendly staff and well appointed rooms at a steal of a price. They've been around a while for good reason ! Location is also prime right in town but tucked away enough do it's quiet.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
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  • Refrigerator in room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Elephant Crossing Hotel is a welcoming, warm and friendly accommodation venue situated on the river with fabulous views of the Karst limestone mountains! A boutique hotel, well established gardens and long terrace that stretches along the river. We aim to please all our guests and may they have a memorable experience while staying here with us. The bar and restaurant utilizes local farmers produce and serves Lao, Asian and Euro food. We are doing our best to reduce miles and serve clean chemical free food, with our own organic grown rice and winter vegetables from our own gardens. Our team of local staff are always willing to help with a friendly approach and authentic touch! ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Elephant Crossing Hotel

Address: Ban Viengkeo | (PO Box 5512, Vientiane), Vang Vieng 1003, Laos
Region: Laos > Vientiane Province > Vang Vieng
Price Range: $58 - $146 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Elephant Crossing Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 36
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“Ask for a river view room”
 of 5 bubbles lynnm293, 27 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Always choose river facing rooms. Mountains,rivers and sunset all face those rooms”
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 of 5 bubbles RaktimRay, 7 Sep 2016 | Read review
“High floor room bring you better view of Vang Vieng”
 of 5 bubbles JennyJane2010, 26 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Higher floor facing the river.”
 of 5 bubbles Y0ngM, 5 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Better views to be had on the higher floors.”
 of 5 bubbles MrsRobinsonPrestonUK, 17 May 2016 | Read review
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