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Perth, Australia
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50 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2012

Nice hotel in good position in Vang Vieng....right on the river and handy to restaurants and shops but far enough away to avoid the noise from the young crowd. Rooms were spacious, nicely decorated and clean. Lovely comfortable foyer area to relax. and beautiful restaurant next to the river. No safes in rooms but safety deposit system at reception worked... More 

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UK
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24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2012

The hotel is run down and shabby with almost ridiculous electrical fittings and mixed service standards (reception good, restaurant poor) The shower randomly pulsed hot and cold water and the room was simply not worth the $66 price. Breakfast was surrounded by flies. The hotel has a good view but as others have noted, it is not exclusive to this... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2012

stayed here for a few nights when doing the tubing Not a bad pad for the price..

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australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2012

We are staying at The Elephant Crossing Hotel with a room that doesn't have a view for $50 a double. Too much for what is provided which is a very basic room. The staff are very nice and helpful but this town is so ugly, it's amazing how such a beautiful location can be destroyed by such ugly hotels &... More 

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Vancouver
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2012

We stayed at the Elephant Crossing Hotel in January, 2012. This hotel lacked maintenance. Everything in our room was either dirty or worn. There was a significant amount of old wood in our bedroom most of which was either chipped or discolored. The air conditioning unit in our bedroom was filthy and proved to be inadequate in the day heat.... More 

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ECH1, Owner at The Elephant Crossing Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Sir/Madam, Firstly thank you for your review and we apologise for your unsatisfatory stay at The Elephant Crossing Hotel. Your review has made us more aware of the immediate maintenance and upgrading that is so urgent! We will be refurbishing rooms one by one in the immediate weeks. We wish you a pleasant trip. More 

Toronto, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2012

I'm writing this from my room at Elephant Crossing. We paid $50 for a night in a Deluxe Queen room with a balcony over the water. I guess I should be happy to get such a low price but somehow I wish I could have paid a bit more and got a bit more. The room is shabby. The pipe... More 

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ECH1, Owner at The Elephant Crossing Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Sir/Madam, Firstly thank you for your review and we apologise for your unsatisfatory stay at The Elephant Crossing Hotel. Your review has made us more aware of the immediate maintenance and upgrading that is so urgent! We will be refurbishing rooms one by one in the immediate weeks. We wish you a pleasant trip. More 

Freiburg (Elbe), Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2012

For the price we paid we would have expected a much nicer room. Especially the powersupply in the room was horrible. It almost fell of the wall and was stuck all over. Almost scary. The restaurantservice was also really slow and the food nothing special. The location though is really great, overlooking the river and some of the staff were... More 

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4 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2012

When we arrived here for a 1 night stay, we had to ask 4 times for the room key. We finally got it and the view was great, room was ok. We got 2 singles for my wife and I, thought we would get a double. Don, one of the bar men was fantastic and so was most of the... More 

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Bundaberg, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2012

Five of our family stayed here for 8 days. The views are incredible, craggy limestone peaks across the Nam Song river. The food was fantastic, especially the soups, full of fresh ingredients straight from the hotels own gardens across the river.

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Hong Kong, China
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104 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 239 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2012

We have a standard room. It is small but comfortably furnished. We have a balcony and terrific views over the mountains and river. The hot shower was a blessing after the "VIP" bus trip from Vientiane. The riverside restaurant is in a lovely location and we had a lovely romantic meal last night by candlelight. The food was good and... More 

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  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Elephant Crossing Hotel is a welcoming, warm and friendly accommodation venue situated on the river with fabulous views of the Karst limestone mountains! A boutique hotel, well established gardens and long terrace that stretches along the river. We aim to please all our guests and may they have a memorable experience while staying here with us. The bar and restaurant utilizes local farmers produce and serves Lao, Asian and Euro food. We are doing our best to reduce miles and serve clean chemical free food, with our own organic grown rice and winter vegetables from our own gardens. Our team of local staff are always willing to help with a friendly approach and authentic touch! ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Elephant Crossing Hotel

Address: Ban Viengkeo | (PO Box 5512, Vientiane), Vang Vieng 1003, Laos
Location: Laos > Vientiane Province > Vang Vieng
Price Range: $34 - $86 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Elephant Crossing Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 36
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