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Kingfisher Ecolodge

1605 Pathoumphone, Ban Khiet Ngong 16010 Laos
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Kingfisher Ecolodge is located on the edge of the Xe Pian National Protected RAMSAR Park & wetland, in southern Laos. Not far from Phou Asa, Vat Tomo and Vat Phu Champasak's ancient Khmer ruins. Our Kingfisher restaurant serves delightful local and International food, nature activities are available such as hikes, mountain biking, kayaking and bird watching. Kingfisher Ecolodge is situated within local natural forests. A wonderful place to relax and explore her surroundings with or without our expert local guides. Kingfisher Ecolodge's most recent addition is a swimming pool overlooking the National Park & wetland and 9 beautifully finished Deluxe Bungalows complete with Air Conditioning, spacious rooms, with en-suite bathroom, stocked mini-fridge and Balcony to enhance on our long time favourite Comfort Bungalows.
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Free parking
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Free breakfast
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Bicycles available
Kids pool
Airport transportation
Free wifi in the business center
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Saltwater pool
Shallow end in pool
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Outdoor dining area
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Bicycle tours
Canoeing offsite
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Taxi service
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
Sun deck
Laundry service
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Air conditioning
Private balcony
Coffee / tea maker
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Seating area
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
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Hair dryer
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English, Dutch, German, Thai


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1605 Pathoumphone, Ban Khiet Ngong 16010 Laos
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Ricarda R wrote a review Jan 2021
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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.
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Date of stay: January 2021
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Room Tip: All rooms face the wetlands, some are closer to the restaurant.
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Response from chris mulder, General Manager at Kingfisher Ecolodge
Responded Jan 16, 2021
Dear Ricarda R, Thank you very much for your factual and praised review on Kingfisher Ecolodge. It was indeed an honour to host you and looking forward to your return. All staff are amazed by your energy and drive to explore still finding the time to relax and simply enjoy the lodge. A BIG thank you,
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Matt wrote a review Dec 2020
14 contributions6 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: December 2020
Response from chris mulder, General Manager at Kingfisher Ecolodge
Responded Dec 18, 2020
Dear MattR1500, Thank you very much for your praising review on the Kingfisher Ecolodge. It was indeed a pleasure having you and happy to show a longer-term ex-pat around the sights of Southern Laos and of course our Xe-Pian National Protected area. The boat rides on the wetlands are getting more difficult now as the rainy season seems to have past. We all are very happy you have enjoyed your stay and looking forward to seeing you again.
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Mjmjmjmj1 wrote a review Nov 2020
Vientiane, Laos1 contribution
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
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
Response from chris mulder, General Manager at Kingfisher Ecolodge
Responded Nov 10, 2020
Dear mjmjmjmj1, Thank you for yet another great review from one of the earlier visitors after our C-19 closure. Needless to say, greatly this is appreciated in these difficult times. It was lovely to have you and we are all so happy you enjoyed your time at the lodge and on the wetlands. We all do hope you shall find the time to come back one day soon(ish) perhaps with your wife. I shall share your satisfaction with our staff in view as well as the lovely kitchen staff preparing your food.
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David O wrote a review Oct 2020
Vientiane, Laos10 contributions3 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: October 2020
Response from chris mulder, General Manager at Kingfisher Ecolodge
Responded Oct 23, 2020
Dear David O, What a wonderful write-up on us, especially being the first group gracing us with your presence after the 6 months closure. We are happy you have enjoyed your stay with us as well as the surroundings and indeed the lush greenery at the end of the rainy season. I was a pity we have not taking any pictures on your first morning local boat ride on the Xe-Pian wetlands, always an exciting tour and enabling participants to get closer up to the migrating birds. We do hope you will find some time to come visit again soon. It has been a pleasure having you here.
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Irunn wrote a review Apr 2020
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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.
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Date of stay: November 2019
Response from kingfisherecolodge, Manager at Kingfisher Ecolodge
Responded Apr 4, 2020
Dear irunn, Thank you for your lovely review of Kingfisher Ecolodge. We are delighted you liked the lodge and the restaurant as well at your trip with Mimi. The elephant trips the lodge offers are forest hiking trips where we can arrange for the guests to have an elephant join the hike. Perhaps we will see you for another visit someday?
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$77 - $105 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LaosChampasak ProvinceBan Khiet Ngong
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kingfisher Ecolodge
What are some of the property amenities at Kingfisher Ecolodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Kingfisher Ecolodge?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Kingfisher Ecolodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Kingfisher Ecolodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Kingfisher Ecolodge?
Yes, guests have access to an outdoor pool during their stay.
Does Kingfisher Ecolodge have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Kingfisher Ecolodge offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Kingfisher Ecolodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, Thai, and Dutch.