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Sanctuary Pakbeng Lodge

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
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Bangkok
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very well-run establishment with friendly staff. Beautiful grounds overlooking the Mekong River. Beautiful, nicely furnished rooms, and includes a very delicious breakfast. Very comfortable and clean place to stay.

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

Dear guests, On behalf of the entire Sanctuary Pakbeng Lodge team, I wish to thank you for the kind comment you posted on our Tripadvisor page: it has made our day. We are pleased to hear that you were satisfied with your stay. Indeed, the superior rooms all have breathtaking views of the Mekong and are decorated in traditional Lao...

Glass House Mountains, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

The lodge is located high upon the bank of the Mekong River giving wonderful views of the river and mountains beyond. After an 8 hour cruise it is a worthwhile break. The hotel apart from wonderful views is modern and we were met by the Manager upon arrival. The staff were all friendly and helpful. A short stroll from the...

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

Dear customers, Thank you for posting a comment on the Sanctuary Pakbeng Lodge Tripadvisor page. We are pleased to hear that you appreciated the environment, with its breathtaking views of the Mekong, and services offered by our hotel. We are sorry that you found that there was a lack of activities in Pakbeng. However, the hotel offers activities to do...

Moraga, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had been on a boat on the Mekong river and stopped here for the night. The staff was very accommodating and rooms were very nice. We enjoyed being able to sit and look at all of the traffic on the river. The food was very good. It us great when on a tour to have such a pleasant place...

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

Dear customers, Thank you very much for your interest in the Sanctuary Pakbeng Lodge, and the kind review you posted on our Tripadvisor page. 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 our best to ensure a service worthy of your expectations....

Sawbridgeworth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Hotel consists of a series of bungalows. All had a balcony with views over the Mekong. Very comfortable bed. Plenty of hot water. Food very good and good value. Good internet in the restaurant and reception. Five minute walk to the sleepy town. Stayed one night. Hotel did tours to villages and other places. Could easily have stayed more nights....

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Sanctuary Hote... L, Assistant Sales & Marketing 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. Our restaurant gives you the opportunity to taste and sample Lao and Northern Thailand traditional specialties through our set menus. They vary with the...

Cork, Ireland
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Arrived after an 8 hour journey on the Mekong river there was quiet a climb to the hotel greeted by the Manager and given a welcome drink The room was adequate with a most unusual shower Had both dinner and breakfast the following morning and no complaints with either I was very impressed to see all their vegetables growing in...

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Sanctuary Hote... L, Assistant Sales & Marketing 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...

Chugiak, Alaska
Reviewed 24 February 2017

After our first day on the Mekong River it was a delight to spend the night in the Pakbeng Lodge. The staff was very accommodating and the room was super. I liked the screens on the windows which you could keep open at night and not have to use a fan or air conditioner. The food at both dinner and...

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Sanctuary Hote... L, Assistant Sales & Marketing 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...

Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

Review by alohatripper adequately describes the Superior (in other words Standard) room and positives and negatives. The fixed 3 course dinner (soup, choice of 3 mains to mix or not, and dessert) and breakfast were indeed excellent. We recommend you take the time to walk into town. This is an especially strong recommendation for anyone primarily doing the river cruise...

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Sanctuary Hote... L, Assistant Sales & Marketing 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. Thank you for your tips on Pakbeng which will be useful to...

Honolulu, Hawaii
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Jan 25 Our group was greeted by the French manager. After a round of refreshment, we were presented with a tray of room keys (less the TWIN room). I got room #201, an end room. The room is basic, clean, darkly lit with nice balcony view of the Mekong, no elevator, a shower but no soap, and overhead fan but...

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Sanctuary Hote... L, Assistant Sales & 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. Our restaurant gives you the opportunity to taste and sample Lao and...

Prague
Reviewed 6 February 2017

The rooms come with a balcony overlooking the Mekong and jungle. Aside from some vocal geckos it was very quiet and pleasant. The food was excellent and service were both excellent. The twin beds are on casters and seemed out of place in an otherwise authentic hotel. The wifi available in the bar area was much better than other hotels...

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Sanctuary Hote... L, Assistant Sales & Marketing 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...

Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 4 February 2017

We recently stayed 1 night during our Slow Boat trip to Luang Prabang. Our room was clean and comfortable with a lovely balcony with great views of the Mekong. The food for dinner was nice but our breakfast crepe and toast were cold. Great excursion across the river to feed the elephants. The gardens are lovely but it is quite...

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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. Sorry nevertheless for the miss out on breakfast. I will make sure...

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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: $64 - $172 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Sanctuary Pakbeng Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 30
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“All the rooms are quiet and offer a view of the river”
goodra, 23 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a room with a view of the river”
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.”
paulineandaland, 22 Jan 2017 | Read review
“1st floor overlooking the River to see the elephants come down to the river in the morning,”
15MikeH, 17 Jan 2017 | Read review
“ask for a room on an upper floor for beautiful views over the Meekong River”
NottsForestfan, 7 Nov 2016 | Read review
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