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1605 Pathoumphone, Ban Khiet Ngong 16010 Laos
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Updated 05/09/20

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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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Property amenities
Free parking
Wifi
Pool with view
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Bicycles available
Kids pool
Airport transportation
Parking
Free wifi in the business center
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Saltwater pool
Shallow end in pool
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Outdoor dining area
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Canoeing
Hiking
Bicycle tours
Canoeing offsite
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Taxi service
Massage
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
Sun deck
Umbrella
Laundry service
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Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Coffee / tea maker
Minibar
Walk-in shower
Safe
Seating area
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Electric kettle
Complimentary toiletries
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Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
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
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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
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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, Laos2 contributions
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
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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
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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
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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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GaryBrazel wrote a review Feb 2020
Brooklyn, New York414 contributions45 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Responded Feb 23, 2020
Dear GaryBrazel, Thank you for your lunch with us. We are happy to receive a review from guests having lunch at Kingfisher, this doesn't happen too often. I will pass it on to our local kitchen staff who, I am sure, will be delighted you liked their cooking. Much appreciated..
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Robinhood08 wrote a review Feb 2020
Belgium2 contributions
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 !
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Responded Feb 10, 2020
Dear Robinhood08, Thank you so much for this happy review. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and share this with the travelling world. Do hope to welcome you again in the near future. The Lodge will be ready for you.
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travellerme wrote a review Jan 2020
Brighton, United Kingdom302 contributions120 helpful votes
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 !!
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded Jan 23, 2020
Dear Traveltone1, What a great review for us heading into our weekend. We are very happy you have enjoyed the birding with us and you hike up Phou Asa's Acropolis. Also much pleased to see you have enjoyed the culinary performance of our lovely local kitchen chefs. And you are right of course, Kingfisher is a place to get away from it all, WiFi is only there to let your friends and family know what an enjoyable time you have at the Lodge. Hope to welcome you back sometime (soon).
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tony-travller wrote a review Jan 2020
england49 contributions30 helpful votes
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 !
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Room Tip: Any room is excellent all looking over the wetlands
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Responded Jan 21, 2020
Dear tony-travlier, Hahaha, a brilliant review of the Kingfisher Ecolodge, thank you very much. We are very happy to have had you and love it that you have enjoyed the outings. I shall adjust my Asa pitch to 45 minutes though, thank you. Wishing you further great experiences on your ongoing travels and do hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you again at the lodge someday.
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HurtyFeet wrote a review Jan 2020
London10 contributions3 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded Jan 21, 2020
Dear HurtyFeet, Thank you ever so much for this great write-up on us. It has been a pleasure having you and we are thrilled you enjoyed our excursions and pool. I do hope the rest of your travels in the Lao PDR have been equally enjoyable. Please do come again someday (soon).
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PRICE RANGE
$14 - $143 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
LaosChampasak ProvinceBan Khiet Ngong
NUMBER OF ROOMS
16
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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 airport transportation?
Yes, Kingfisher Ecolodge offers airport transportation 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.