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Ban Lao Pako

Nam Ngum River | P.O. Box 3144, Vientiane, Laos
Ban Lao Pako
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Berne Switzerland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

There is nothing we didn`t like about this unique place!!!!!!the view from the bungalow, from the restaurant-from everywhere is amazing!!it is so quiet, you hear the insects, the birds and the big bamboo "whispering", when there`s some wind-and that`s it.each bungalow has his own terrace with a great hammock made from wood.the bed was very cosy and not that hard... More 

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New Zealand
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30 hotel reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

The location is stunning, the bungalows perfectly suited to the environment but there is something missing. This place has no soul, no purpose for being, no character, no wow factor. The view from the bungalow deck is sublime but that's it. Human touches are missing. Like a welcome when you arrive. I was dropped at reception and given a pen... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

This place is simply amazing. The location is very secluded and you feel like Henri Mouhot when trekking through the jungle or paddling on the river. The bungalows are basic and clean and perfectly serve their purpose (who wants to stay inside when such an amazing scenery is waiting for you outside). Cleanliness is maybe a bit of our European... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

Incredible location -- peaceful and beautiful. Enjoyed lounging in a hammock, swimming, hiking and paddling on the river. Staff are very friendly, but there seems to be tension with the owner. The food is overpriced, takes an unreasonable amount of time to prepare, and there are frequently errors with the orders. The bungalows looked remodeled, but our chief complaint was... More 

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Vientiane, Laos
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

Beautiful location, great rooms with a view, at very reasonable price. The problem with this place is that the food served in the restaurant borders on inedible (I live in Laos and am by no means a fussy eater), it's seriously expensive, and you have to wait at least two hours before you see any food (I know this is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

This place doesnt market itself an an upscale nature resort so you know what to expect - but you wont be disappointed ...excellent views, great restaurant and a lot of respect for the owner who is trying to build something positive and help the Laotian people ....

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

We came here after being dissatisfied with another eco resort up river. A totally tranquil lodge on the banks of the Nam Ngum, you simply sit and breathe in and out with the jungle. Food is from a limited menu but of great quality and if you want a place to relax and chill out, this is it!! Totally recommended... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2012

This place is beautiful. The experience was like no other. Friendly staff, fantastic nature and super good food. The price was reasonable and so close to Vientiane city. It only took us about one hour to get from Vientiane to one of the most idyllic locations I have ewer been, and I have been around. Waking up in the jungle... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2012

After we spent one week in Bangkok enjoying all the excitements that this big city has to offer we really were longing for a more quiet and idyllic place .... and finally we ended up in Ban Pako. What a revelation, what a retreat! Phantastic location, quiet and authentic, very good Lao food, friendly people... we enjoyed relaxing in the... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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27 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2012

We just spent 2 days at this eco resort. It was absolute heaven, especially after 4 days in the hustle and bustle of Vientiane. The river views from all 4 bungalows are spectacular. And they all have huge balconies hanging over the cliff.The restaurant is excellent. The staff is very friendly. For a small charge,l they will pick you up... More 

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