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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
Updated 10/03/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 10/03/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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Location
4.7
Cleanliness
4.5
Service
4.5
Value
3.9
La Folie Lodge is located on Don Daeng island, facing the sandy beach, Mekong river, and the sacred mountains home to the Vat Phu temple, a UNESCO World heritage site. The Lodge features charming bungalows and private villas which blend with the incredible nature of the island. All the rooms offer a private balcony overlooking the Mekong River. The amenities in-room are organic and made in Laos. The restaurant of La Folie offers comfort western food and traditional lao cuisine, at the terrace, by the pool, or under the roof of the Lodge. The pool is right where it should be, facing this very unique sunset from Don Daeng island. La Folie Tour Desk offers numerous excursions and activities, thanks to its unique location in between the best sites of Southern Laos. Private boats and drivers are available for full day excursions right from the Lodge. By staying at the Lodge, the guests support the development of the island, and can witness it by cycling around and visiting the projects.
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Property amenities
Secured parking
Free internet
Pool
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Bicycles available
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Airport transportation
Internet
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Kids' meals
Wine / champagne
Fishing
Shuttle bus service
Conference facilities
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Newspaper
Shops
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Safe
VIP room facilities
Bottled water
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Thai
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Meta S wrote a review Mar 2021
Vientiane, Laos15 contributions15 helpful votes
It's a very nice rural place. Comfortable, and most of all the service attention is very gentle. The food is good, enough variety to please western and local taste. And the aromatic massage is an extraordinary experience, highly recommended!
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Traveled
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Responded Mar 9, 2021
Dear "Metamelia", Thank you very much for your excellent review, we are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay, and especially the food variety and massage at the Spa. Best wishes, Sylvain
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Sara J wrote a review Oct 2020
Vientiane, Laos15 contributions12 helpful votes
Hotel's Favorite
We booked to stay at La Folie for 2 nights and ended up staying another night, we liked it so much. The resort, the rooms, the pool were all lovely and well kept. We had the resort to ourselves for part of our stay as Laos is very quiet at the moment. There are bicycles available to explore the leafy lanes and rice fields around the island. The food was excellent - try the fish special in bamboo. The French fries were also addictive! The resort works to provide jobs for the people living on the island and to support projects there. The biggest praise is for the team - all of them looked after us and made sure we were happy and relaxed. They were friendly and great to chat to. I would recommend this place to all.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled
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Response from Sylvain B, General Manager at La Folie Lodge
Responded Feb 23, 2021
Dear valued guest, Thank you very much for your great review, we are very happy that you enjoyed your stay and that you noticed our involvement on the island. Best regards, Sylvain
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Jeff D wrote a review Oct 2020
Vientiane, Laos7 contributions
We spent a lovely 5 nights at this hotel. The staff are wonderful and made the experience so special. It was quiet and relaxing, exactly what we wanted. We really enjoyed bike riding around the island and taking the free boat across to Champasak. Ms Bee in particular was so amazing and made it feel like a home away from home. We plan to return again soon.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled
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Response from Sylvain B, General Manager at La Folie Lodge
Responded Feb 23, 2021
Dear valued guest, Thank you very much for staying 5 nights with us, we are very pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay. I have shared your review to Bee. We hope to welcome you soon. Best regards, Sylvain
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Som wrote a review Sep 2020
7 contributions2 helpful votes
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It’s absolutely a beautiful place in an island with lovely staff with a very high standard of service. The food in this place was also amazing. I was very impressed by the staff for their service and their willingness to make my stay as pleasant as possible. If you need a peaceful vacation, this is a place to go!!! Thanks bee & Alom!
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled
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Responded Feb 23, 2021
Dear valued guest, Thank you very much for your excellent review, we are delighted to read that you had a pleasant stay on the peaceful Don Daeng. I have shared your review with Bee and Alom. Best regards, Sylvain
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SpiceGirl03 wrote a review Aug 2020
Vientiane, Laos51 contributions16 helpful votes
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We came to La Foile for a day tour biking around Dong Deang island. It has a range of accommodations that are built in traditional Laos wooden style house, accommodating 2 -4 people We had a lovely welcome drink and an introduction to the island and different bike routes by the hotel staff. We had a great time riding around in the beautiful village with very friendly and welcoming villagers. We enjoyed a very nice swim and delicious 3 courses meal If I am back to the area, I will definitely stay here
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Responded Feb 23, 2021
Dear "SpiceGirl03", Thank you very much for visiting us on the island, we are happy to read that you enjoyed riding around the beautiful Don Daeng. Best regards, Sylvain
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MaxFraRicMat wrote a review Jul 2020
Vientiane, Laos36 contributions24 helpful votes
Overlooking the long beach of Don Daeng Island, the lodge is very peaceful and relaxing. The lodges are made entirely of simple wood but well furnished with a nice terrace overlooking Mekong. The swimming pool is beautiful. Excellent welcome with the staff who take care to pick you up with the lodge boat either in Champask or at the pier arriving from road 13. Good food with the possibility of changes from the menu upon advance request. For those wishing to use the bicycles of the lodge it is possible to travel around the island where cars are prohibited. For the more adventurous, the staff transports you by bike by boat to Chapasak to reach the temple of Wat Phu. Thanks to the manager who due to a small problem, then solved, at the swimming pool, not usable on our arrival, offered us a bottle of wine for dinner. Highly recommended for those wishing to spend a few relaxing days.
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Date of stay: July 2020
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Response from Sylvain B, General Manager at La Folie Lodge
Responded Feb 23, 2021
Dear valued guest, Thank you very much for your great and detailed review, we are very pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay with us. Best regards, Sylvain
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rjwr1 wrote a review Apr 2020
London, United Kingdom11 contributions
Wonderful location and a unique way of arriving by boat and tractor! Lovely rooms and beautiful gardens. Very friendly staff throughout. Excellent food in a lively restaurant, or drinks by tge pool. What's not to like!!
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Responded Feb 23, 2021
Dear valued guest, Thank you for your great review! Best regards, Sylvain
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colinrSurrey wrote a review Mar 2020
surrey18 contributions36 helpful votes
A comfortable lodge style hotel with high standard of rooms, restaurant and spa. Staff very friendly and helpful. The pool would have been better if there had been a small shallow section for children. Complimentary ferry across to main land any time.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled
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Response from Sylvain B, Manager at La Folie Lodge
Responded Mar 17, 2020
Dear valued guest, Thank you very much for your review, we are very pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay with us. Best regards, Sylvain
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gijsbertv2017 wrote a review Mar 2020
Hoorn, The Netherlands17 contributions35 helpful votes
Location is perfect! Personel and Staff are very helpfull. Lunch and Diner are perfect, fresh ingtedients from their own garden. You have any demand, they solve it for you. They aranged a scooter for us in Champasak. The boatsman brought us to this shop and helped us. Cycling around the Island is lovely. Very quiet! Diner overprized??? From which planet are you? Reasonable prices for this kind of lodge and location. This is not a guesthouse 3 streets behind the main street
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Room Tip: Original Lao type of buidling! Quiet and very original
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Responded Mar 17, 2020
Dear valued guest, Thank you very much for your wonderful review! We are always happy to help. We are very happy to hear that you found the surroundings wonderful (we do to!). All the best, Sylvain
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CJCheshire wrote a review Feb 2020
Crewe, United Kingdom23 contributions34 helpful votes
Our stay at this hotel was wonderful from the moment we arrived - by the hotel’s own boat and tractor along the sands, avoiding stray cows and water buffalo. Our lodge was delightful - spotlessly clean and well equipped. But the view was it’s crowning glory. The restaurant and pool area are well organised, beautifully situated and chilled. We couldn’t fault the food or staff. Nothing was too much trouble - equally the boatmen, grounds people and hotel staff were attentive, friendly and good at their jobs. Bee should be mentioned as the most lovely hostess, thoughtful and efficient. Staying at La Folie has induced such relaxation that we feel as though we’ve been here much longer. The island (Mr Mee’s restaurant shouldn’t be missed), the people and the location all add up to a very unique and special place to spend true quality time.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled
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Responded Mar 17, 2020
Dear valued guest, Thank you very much for your wonderful review. We are very pleased that you enjoyed La Folie, the staff, the island and surroundings. We wish you a safe trip and hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you again in the future. Best regards, Sylvain
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PRICE RANGE
$81 - $95 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
la folie hotel champasak
LOCATION
LaosChampasak ProvinceDon Daeng Island
NUMBER OF ROOMS
26
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Frequently Asked Questions about La Folie Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to La Folie Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Chez Maman (1.1 miles), Don Daeng Island (0.02 miles), and Si Phan Don (2.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at La Folie Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at La Folie Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at La Folie Lodge?
Yes, secured parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to La Folie Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Nakorn Cafe Guest House and Restaurant, Soum Noum, and ChampasakWithLove.
Are there opportunities to exercise at La Folie Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does La Folie Lodge have an airport shuttle?
Yes, La Folie Lodge offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does La Folie Lodge have airport transportation?
Yes, La Folie Lodge offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at La Folie Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, and Thai.
Are there any historical sites close to La Folie Lodge?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Wat Muang Kang Temple (4.2 miles).
Does La Folie Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the river view available here.