I spent 3 nights at the Kingfisher Ecolodge in Jan 2021. I loved every minute of my time there. Time to read, reflect, watch the birds, the night sky, the sunrise, time to listen to the insects, buffalo, and very distant and quiet human noises. The rooms are well apportioned and clean. The food was very tasty. All personnel were friendly and helpful. Even last minute changes to an excursion were dealt with efficiently The bikes are good and allow for a 40km ride into the country side (guide recommended). Exploring Phu Asa on foot is doable for the medium-fit and an experience into the history of the area. The imagination is let loose! Chris is a very knowledgable host, who is willing to share his insights in the car from the airport or at the lodge itself. I will definitely come back some other season.…
Kingfisher Ecolodge is a lovely little lodge situated on the Kiat Ngong Wetlands. The rooms are individual stilted bungalows set in the forest with views out onto the wetlands. The Deluxe bungalow was a good size, clean and well presented with a large bed, ceiling fans, air conditioning, private bathroom and your own balcony with uninterrupted view of the wetlands. The staff were great, welcoming and very attentive. Half-day forest hike was extremely interesting and the guide (also one of the staff at the lodge) was incredibly knowledgeable, showing us the plants used for food and traditional medicines. The wetland boat ride, although late in the season as the waters were receding, was wonderful, with great opportunities to spot wildlife (including kingfisher and snake). At night, with few lights around the lodge, the night sky was a spectacular sight. The restaurant at the lodge provided delicious food, with a mix of Lao and Western dishes. Ban Kiat Ngong, the local village, is a very traditional rural Lao village, with dirt roads, a few places selling drinks and packaged snacks, and a couple of places that sell noodle soup. All the locals were very welcoming and were happy to say hello as you walked round the village. Kingfisher Ecolodge is a wonderful place to get away from everything, appreciate the beautiful Lao scenery, enjoy some wildlife spotting and understand the rural way of life of Laos. Have already started planning a return visit.…
I had a 3 night stay and it couldn’t have been better. The environment (both wetland and forest) was beautiful, the lodge was super quiet (at night all that could be heard were insects and frogs), the room was lovely, the food was ample and the staff were great. Highly recommended, for either a peaceful getaway or to learn more about nature in southern Laos
I stayed at the Kingfisher with a group of friends and the hotel really exceeded our expectations. The rooms were lovely, the food was great and the staff were helpful and attentive. The adjacent wetlands were full of bird life and the whole area was lush and green at the end of the wet season. Probably the best accommodation in the south of Laos.
My boyfriend and I spent three night at the lodge in November 2019. It was a really nice place to relax and not do much at all except eat delicious food in their restaurant. The landscape is beautiful and the staff and guides were very friendly. We are a bit in doubt about the elephant trips that they are offering though. However, we went on a lovely "fishing trip" together with the manager, Mimi. She was really friendly and gave us a lot of local information, and helped translate between us and the people who owned the boats. It was a bit difficult to get there from the junction, but you can usually arrange something with the hotel.
I had lunch here with a group. You eat out on a terrace with views. It was a good meal with mostly vegetarian dishes plus a tasty fish dish. Three different fruits for dessert- fabulous mango (some of the most delicious I have ever had), pineapple and jackfruit.
After a great nice ride with the motor from Pakse arrived in Kingfisher ecolodge, The manager welcomed me like a king, the room was a palace, nice bed and terrace with a view over the nature reserve, I thought I was in a safari park of pure nature! After a short refreshing swim in the brand new pool, I walked to the restaurant, the pork steak was juicy and nicely decorated with salads and delicious pepper sauce. The service excellent ! later in the evening I walk to my wonderful lodge-king size bed. I took a shower ( warm water from the sun panels ) And I sleep like a rose in this brilliant place. If I get the chance i will definitely come back, it's so relaxed. Thanks management !
Beautiful location by wetlands with wonderful sunrises . There’s a new 10x7 meter swimming with views of buffalos and birds .Brilliant! There’s a dawn bird watching walk which is great to do . ...in the late afternoon go for a 2 hour round trip up the Phua Asa . It’s really interesting to see . The lodge shows you a report written about this enigmatic ‘citadel :temple . The food here is terrific . Wi-fi is slow but who cares . This is place to relax not to have obsessional behaviour on phones . People who turn this place down need help ! Never mind five stars which I don’t do that often . I’d give six if I could !!
It’s idyllic . A real place to rest up during a crazy chase around the sites and sights of Laos and Cambodia. It’s quiet .There’s a lovely 10x7 metre new pool to cool down in on a deck looking over the wet lands containing buffalo and birds. There’s a dawn bird watching walk that can be arranged...definitely worth doing. There’s a 45 minute walk up to the mysterious Phou Asa which has fabulous views of the area. The food is very good , . The hospitality is exemplary ,courteous and efficient. The bungalow rooms on stilts are comfortable. I’m told some people won’t go there because of the slow WiFi. Well that’s their loss. If you need 24/7 internet all time when you should need to see a doctor because of obsessive compulsive disorder. Go there to prove you can do without it !
We had a lovely stay here. The recently built cabin was very comfortable and the balcony was the perfect spot to sit and watch the wetlands it overlooked. We particularly enjoyed cooling off and splashing about in the swimming pool especially after the elephant trek we took. This was great fun and our son enjoyed leading the elephant and sitting on her shoulders. We also took a half day nature walk which I'd also recommend. The staff were very helpful. We really enjoyed our time here and exploring the local surrounds. It's an excellent place to stay and relax.