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Zen Namkhan Boutique Resort

Ban Xieng Lom, Luang Prabang 06000 Laos
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#2 of 2 hotels in Ban Xieng Lom
Located in Luang Prabang at 12 km form the center, it's the perfect place to enjoy the breathtaking on the Namkhan River and mountains. You will be able to enjoy the NamKhan River with a serene boat ride, kayak or Trek around the Resort and Tad Sae Waterfall or doing yoga and meditation. We just finish to built a new steam room next to our swimming pool. The beautiful onsite restaurant offer excellent choice of menus, using ingredients from organic produces like herbs and vegetables. Unwind at the Ecological chlorine-free pool after a tiring day. Zen Namkhan Boutique Resort is a perfect sanctuary for leisure travelers who seek for sophistication within a serene environment. Please note the new road from Luang Prabang it's now completed. We have 6 more villas near our swimming pool. Nearby there is 3 elephants camp and Tadsae waterfall can be access by boat from our resort. Selftrek of one to two hour to go to the village and visit elephant camp.
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Free parking
Free internet
Free breakfast
Taxi service
Infinity pool
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
24-hour security
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
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Air conditioning
Additional bathroom
Private balcony
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Seating area
Bottled water
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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River View
Languages Spoken
English, French, Thai
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Rachel W wrote a review Feb 2020
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia175 contributions63 helpful votes
I was looking for a quiet, comfortable getaway for a few days and found the perfect place! I took a scooter up from Luang Prabang and, yes, the road isn't great (I'd advise most people to take the provided transport) but, for someone like me, that is a good sign. Roads in Laos aren't great and this one was a little challenging but not undoable. But, when you arrive, you find a paradise. The staff were so kind and the grounds were lovely. The pool was beautiful and my room was well beyond my expectations for such a rural environment. The bedding and design were beautiful and the large veranda overlooking the river and the mountains grew more stunning with each view. Relaxing and quiet, the staff provide for all your needs cheerfully. I met the owner and she is marvelous and I felt even better about staying there knowing that my money is going to such a thoughtful enterprise. There are loads of activities available though my main goal was to read in peaceful solitude and that is exactly what I did. I do highly recommend the truly ethical MandaLao elephant sanctuary just downriver. Food and service and environment were on point and I look forward to returning!
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
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Response from Chansone Thongsavath, General Manager at Zen Namkhan Boutique Resort
Responded Feb 29, 2020
Thank you very much Rachel for your Maverous review for our Resort and we look forward to serve you again soon.
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katisaun wrote a review Jan 2020
Toronto, Canada99 contributions17 helpful votes
We were really disappointed with this hotel. In general, the hotel hasn’t been maintained, with upholstery torn and stained, old fraying towels and robes, dirty and stained walls and furniture. Our door hinges were broken, so I couldn’t shut it properly and mosquitos had easy access. There was a large spider in our room, and no mosquito net. Staff did put up a net for us on request. The room had a musty smell. Overall, staff were quick to respond and really tried to do their best. Due to construction of the rail line in the area, the roads to the hotel are terrible. The breakfast included in the hotel price was excellent, with good coffee and fantastic French Toast. The other meals we had were good, but expensive. The views are lovely, and the pool looked inviting. We had booked 3 nights, but left after the first night. The owner has a new hotel in Luang Prabang and accommodated us there for the remaining nights.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Archelaos B wrote a review Dec 2019
14 contributions1 helpful vote
The resort is at an amazing position in the jungle with a pool and a decent restaurant. It is the perfect place to relax, do your massage and enjoy nature. The stuff was very helpful and friendly. There is not much to do around but there is the river and the Village not far away.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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peter g wrote a review Nov 2019
Monterrey, Mexico8 contributions2 helpful votes
As we approached the resort, which was far off the main road as well as via an access road in very poor condition, I began to have some real anxiety about what we were getting into. But the resort is comfortable though rustic, with traditional, open to the elements construction. I had a great massage there, The food is good, plentiful and reasonably priced. The wonderful Mandalao elephant experience (highly recommended) is very nearby. The staff is friendly and mostly attentive though response time can be desultory. The internet is awful, so be prepared to be disconnected while there. For me, the big negative is the distance to Luang Prabang. It’s more than 30 minutes away, bouncing around on bad roads. My suggestion is plan 4-5 days in the area, two in this type of relaxing, pastoral atmosphere near the elephants and 2-3 more in or very near Luang Prabang itself, enjoying the sights, variety, eclectic crowd and more cosmopolitan scene. Also, recommend that while there you don’t frequent any establishment that trades in elephant rides. There is no humane way to do it, so don’t.
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Date of stay: November 2019
Room Tip: It gets cold at night and the hotel doesn’t issue blankets. Close all doors and windows.
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Laura69 wrote a review Oct 2019
38 contributions12 helpful votes
Booked direct and received pick up and return to Luang Prabang included in the price. Breakfast and dinner in the restaurant was all delicious. The staff are so happy and helpful and the cabin / view just idyllic. Loved it here and miss it already!
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Frequently Asked Questions about Zen Namkhan Boutique Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Zen Namkhan Boutique Resort?
Nearby attractions include Tad Sae Waterfall (1.4 miles), Tad Sae Waterfall (1.4 miles), and Ban Phanom (4.8 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Zen Namkhan Boutique Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Zen Namkhan Boutique Resort?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and an additional bathroom.
What food & drink options are available at Zen Namkhan Boutique Resort?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Zen Namkhan Boutique Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Zen Namkhan Boutique Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a sauna during their stay.
Is Zen Namkhan Boutique Resort located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.8 miles away from the center of Ban Xieng Lom.
Are any cleaning services offered at Zen Namkhan Boutique Resort?
Yes, laundry service and a clothes dryer are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Zen Namkhan Boutique Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, and Thai.
Are there any historical sites close to Zen Namkhan Boutique Resort?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Wat Manorom (6.3 miles) and Wat Tat Luang (6.6 miles).
Does Zen Namkhan Boutique Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.