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Kingfisher Ecolodge

Ban Khiet Ngong, Ban Khiet Ngong 16000, Laos
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed there two nights before taking our plane from Pakse to Vientiane (the lodge is 1h30-2h away from the airport). We enjoyed the nature and the peace of this place ! The staff was very friendly, we did the one day elephant safari and our guide (one of the employee) was extremely nice ! The food is also good... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Getting to Kingfisher Ecolodge can be a bit of a challenge, as the main highway is in very poor condition. However the road from the highway to the lodge is well maintained. This is a fair distance from any cities so there are no amenities other than those at the lodge. They do cater to you here quite well. The... More 

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Calgary, Alberta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

The Kingfisher Ecolodge has almost as much quaintness as a Lord of the Rings story. It seems like an Edwardian era African jungle retreat only constructed (partly from bamboo) in southern Laos. One example would be the steps sometimes having different height spacings in the steep wooden stairs leading up to the bungalows. Another would be the geckos, which range... More 

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Seoul, South Korea
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Be careful with all the fuss around this place ! First of all, we didn't get the "eco" part in "ecolodge". They are watering the garden all day long during the dry season. They are also putting the lights on way before the sun sets. Not very eco-friendly. This place is ok if you have a lot of money to... More 

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Maxit, Manager at Kingfisher Ecolodge, responded to this review

We are not going to comment on the rest, it really doesn't worth the time, but to say that our food prices are 3 to 4 time higher than the rest of the country (which rest of the country by the way?) is not only a blatant lie but also a very ignorant comment to do, most probably this person,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 via mobile

Stayed for 1 night at bungalow View of the terrace is superb Watching elephants and bizons eating And if you love camping and being outside at night this is place to be But we are not that fan of all the noise of insects Also a large gecko was also lodged at our place So we spend evening at Resto... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Very good location, this ecolodge is well isolated on the road 18a not far from a nice village. The welcome was just ok the ecoroom are very basic, we could have done with a blanket as the night was quite cold. no isolation at all so be prepared to hear everything that is said next door! Breakfast is very "economic"... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 via mobile

We stayed in the Eco Room which is quite nice. We found it very clean and the view beautiful. It is nice and quiet, all you can hear are the sounds of nature. The bungalows are well constructed and we didn't feel the need for the mosquito net. Nice linens are provided and purified water as well. The shared bathrooms... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

I stayed here for 4 days on my own as it was to be a relaxing break from a tour of Asia. I have read the reviews of others and found them honest and fair. Much of what I say has been said before but this is up to date as I was there 7-11 Dec 2014. The last 10k... More 

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Maxit, Owner at Kingfisher Ecolodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your nice review. We would like just to take this occasion to inform our guests that the access road (road no. 18) to the lodge has been just repaired and it is now in good conditions. Regarding smoking area we would like to precise that it is separated: second floor (restaurant) is no smoking area, first floor... More 

Oxford, UK
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

In the case of my review for Kingfisher Ecolodge, less is definitely more, so little do I have to say by way of negative comment. The welcome was friendly and unpretentious, the atmosphere is laid back and easy-going, the dinner choices are of a high quality (whether Italian or Lao) and the location in the middle of an unspoilt village... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

The cost went up quite a bit due to the transport to the middle of no where at 100,000 kip each one way, due to the wet season. It was an adventure just organising the transport - but it worked! Charming. Glamping almost. No ac but great fans. Showers OK to say solar. Breaky good. Food a bit pricey and... More 

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Maxit, Owner at Kingfisher Ecolodge, responded to this review

First of all many thanks for your nice review of our lodge. We would like however to point out that we do not advertise our food as organic even if it is, partially, if you read that on other websites or guide books I'm sorry but unfortunately it is beyond our control what other people write about us. We also... More 

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