We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Sanctuary Pakbeng Lodge

Ban Done Khame, Pakbeng Laos
About
Location
Cleanliness
Service
Value
Certificate of Excellence
Sitting by the bank of the Mekong, Pakbeng Lodge is halfway between the World Heritage Town of Luang Prabang, and Huay Xai, the main border crossing between northern Thailand and northern Laos, both towns reachable within a day by cruise.Attached to each of the Lodge's 20 Superior Rooms, 8 Deluxe Rooms, and 2 Suites, is a large terrace overlooking the river.The Lodge is an ideal point of departure for walks in the forest of an hour or a day, towards villages off the tourist roads. (Please see our section on Excursions.) It faces the Mekong Elephant Camp, which is dedicated to the protection of elephants in Laos. There, a wonderful opportunity exists to discover the life of an animal that contributes a strong element to the traditional culture, by participating in a walk or with their morning bath.The Pakbeng Lodge suggests you stay a few days in this protected area far from the beaten tracks. You will appreciate the comfortable atmosphere, the picturesque sunrise and sunset over the Mekong, and the comings and goings of the different boats that dock near the Lodge's beach. Your visit will consist of utmost relaxation but also of unusual encounters- an immersion into traditional Lao life.
Read more
Property amenities
Restaurant
Free Parking
Bar/Lounge
Free Internet
Breakfast included
Laundry Service
Public Wifi
Non-Smoking Hotel
Room features
Suites
Non-Smoking Rooms
Air Conditioning
Family Rooms
Good to know
HOTEL STYLE
Quirky Hotels
HOTEL CLASS
Location
Full view
Getting there
Luang Prabang Airport67 mi
See all nearby hotels
Nearby restaurants
See all nearby restaurants
Nearby attractions
See all nearby attractions
Reviews & more
396Reviews
261Photos
6Q+A
47Room tips
Traveler rating
  • 179
  • 152
  • 50
  • 10
  • 5
Time of year
Traveler type
Language
  • More languages
  • Filter
  • English
Show reviews that mention
+2
We stopped here on our 2-day boat journey down the Mekong River from Chaing Rai (Thailand) to Luong Prabong (Laos). This is a lovely hotel situated on the banks of the River with views across to the elephant reserve. In the morning, from our deck we watched the elephants walk
Read more
We spent a night there some weeks ago, and it was really an excellent place. The set menu for dinner was excellent and very tasteful. Our room was the best room we have had in Laos. We will for sure come back here.
Read more
Response from Sanctuary Hote... L, Sales and Marketing Assistant at Sanctuary Pakbeng Lodge
Responded 3 days ago
Dear Customers, On behalf of the entire Sanctuary Hotels and Resorts team we wanted to thank you for the glowing review you posted on us. We are pleased to hear that you appreciated the peaceful setting, as well as the services offered by Sanctuary Pakbeng Lodge We are delighted that you appreciated our cooking. We suggest to our guests to discover traditional Lao and northern Thailand specialties through our menus. We are solicitous to bring you fresh and quality products: Our ingredients comes from to the local market, but also coming from the harvests of our garden. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you once again soon, Best Regards,
Read more
We arrived from Luang Prabang by boat just before sunset. Two men from the hotel were waiting to carry up our luggage. Halfway up the hill we were greeted by the owner who escorted us to our room in the upper part of the hotel. The views from there were spectacular. Nice room wit
Read more
Response from Sanctuary Hote... L, Sales and Marketing Assistant at Sanctuary Pakbeng Lodge
Responded 3 days ago
Dear Customers, On behalf of the entire Sanctuary Hotels and Resorts team, we wanted to thank you for your comment posted on our Tripadvisor page. We are delighted to have been able to bring you satisfaction. Remembering it is fundamental for us to satisfy our guests, we ensure to meet your expectations at the best. We are pleased that you have appreciated the time among us and that you have been charmed by the Sanctuary Pakbeng Lodge, with its amazing view on the Mekong river. We are also delighted that you enjoyed our cooking. We offer traditional Lao and northern Thailand specialties through our menus. Our products comes from to the local market, but also products coming from the harvests of our garden. Thank you again for choosing us for your stopover in Pakbeng, we hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you again soon. Best Regards,
Read more
The hotel is in a great location on a hillside overlooking the Mekong.
Rooms are fairly basic but comfortable. Food is good with generous helpings. Dinner is a set menu.
The breakfast omelette was delicious. We ate breakfast watching elephants bathing on the far side of the Mekon
Read more
Response from Sanctuary Hote... L, Sales and Marketing Assistant at Sanctuary Pakbeng Lodge
Responded 3 days ago
Dear customers, On behalf of the entire Sanctuary Hotels and Resorts team, we wanted to thank you for your kind comment posted on our Tripadvisor page. We are delighted to have been able to bring you entire satisfaction. Indeed, your satisfaction is also ours so we do our best to provide you the best services possible. We are pleased to hear that you appreciated the environment and services offered by the Sanctuary Pakbeng Lodge. As you mentioned, In the morning you could watch the elephants take their bath on the other side of the river. our rooms all have a breathtaking view of the Mekong as well as the Elephant Park. We are delighted that you enjoyed our cooking. We offer traditional Lao and northern Thailand specialties through our menus. Our products comes from to the local market, but also products coming from the harvests of our garden. Thank you for your lovely comments on our helpful staffs. Your positive message have been shared with our entire team! We do hope to welcome you again soon, Best Regards,
Read more
We have chose to travel by the regular slow boat on the Mekong River and stop at Sanctuary Pakbeng for more then one night, to relax and really see a little of Laos.

I think we made the best decision what we could. It was a fantastic place filled with calmness and all that you n
Read more
Response from Sanctuary Hote... L, Sales and Marketing Assistant at Sanctuary Pakbeng Lodge
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear customers, On behalf of the entire team Sanctuary Hotels and Resorts we wanted to thank you for your interest in the Sanctuary Pakbeng Lodge. It is very pleasant for us to read such a good comment. We are delighted to have been able to bring you entire satisfaction. Indeed, your satisfaction is also ours so we do our best to provide you the best services possible. We are pleased that you have appreciated the time among us and that you have been charmed by the Sanctuary Pakbeng Lodge, As you mentioned, We have an amazing view of the Mekong, and in the morning you could watch the elephants take their bath on the other side of the river. We are enthusiastically forwarding your comment to our manager, Benoit & Wendy. Thank you for your lovely comments on our helpful staffs. Your positive message have been shared with our entire team. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you once again soon, Best Regard,
Read more
Previous
Album Categories
All photosTravelerRoom & SuiteDining Pool & BeachFamily and Play AreasBusiness Center & Event Rooms
double superior room
Double superior room
Previous
Hi, we are coming to Pakbeng on November 21. I reserved one room but we need one more for one adult and two kids (age 10,8). Will any more rooms open up? It says on the site that there is no availability. Thank you! Jennifer
Dear Jennifer, For more information, please contact Melissa Woolley, the Sales & Marketing manager via our website, followed by your request, we will check availability (Tripadvisor does not allow us to communicate email details via message). We wish you a good day, Looking forward to welcoming you very soon! The Sanctuary Hotels & Resorts team
1 vote
We are taking a slow boat from Huay Xai and staying a night there. Would you be able to pick us up and would that be included with the price of staying. Moreover, do you accept credit card?
Hi Michelle, our tour itinerary was the same, all been pre paid through Buffalo tours. This company is incredible..very very happy with their service. We had an overnight stopover at this lodge on the way to Luang Prabang. It's all been pre arranged so, not sure about your enquiry. Sorry. However, the place is amazing so you are sure making the right choice if you stay at this place instead of those hostel close to town which are a bit dodgy...good luck...
0 votes
Show all answers
We are taking a slow boat from Huay Xai and staying a night there. Would you be able to pick us up and would that be included with the price of staying. Moreover, do you accept credit card?
Dear guest, Indeed we pick you up at the station, confirm us your arrival when making your booking and pick up will take you to the hotel. This is a free transfer. In addition, we accept credit card, you can present it during your check out, We hope to welcome you soon. The whole Sanctuary Hotels and Resorts team and I wish you a pleasant day. Best regards, Marion Dukiel – Assistant Sales & Marketing
0 votes
Show all answers
Do you have a room available on the 23rd February? Thanks Tania
Dear Tania, I hope this email will finds you well. Unfortunately we are fully booked already on the 23rd February 2017 We have availabilities on the 22nd and 24th February 2017. With Kind regards, Camille Budry Hotel Manager
0 votes
Laundry: cost per load or individual piece. Mainly under garments for men and women. Time to complete laundry service.
Dear Madam / Sir , Our laundry service is operationnal for Deluxes or Suites bookings. Your belongings returned the next morning. The pricing is as below per item: T-shirt $1,00 Trousers $3,00 Shorts $1,00 Skirt $2,50 Dress $3,00 Underwear $0,50 Regards, Melissa Sales & Marketing Manager
0 votes
Show all answers
Previous
12
"It s great that the hotel offers an upgrade free of charge if possible upon availability"
"Overlooking the river 1st floor is a good choice away from dining area,"
"select a first floor room for better view"
"All the rooms have views and balconies so no need to pick a specific room"
"Stay for more than one night!!"
Previous
PRICE RANGE
$61 - $123 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
pakbeng hotel pakbeng
LOCATION
LaosOudomxay ProvincePakbeng
NUMBER OF ROOMS
30
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing