We stayed there as a stopover in a 2-day Mekong boat trip to Luang Prabang during our honeymoon and although the place is beautiful we found it too expensive for its value. The location is beautiful but the place is full of big groups so it's not ideal for a romantic atmosphere, it feels a bit like a "tourist factory". There are no hooks for mosquito nets in the rooms, and the water was very cold in the shower. The view makes up for it though.
- 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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- Pakbeng Hotel Pakbeng