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The Luang Say Lodge & Cruises

Ban Don Kham Village, Pak Beng 0406 Laos
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#1 of 13 Specialty lodging in Pak Beng
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Since 1999, our custom built luxury river boats have travelled on the Mekong in Laos between Luang Prabang and Huay Xai. We are renowned for offering a unique cultural journey and an opportunity to understand more about life and nature along the legendary river. As part of our 2 days cruise, you will spend the night at Luang Say Lodge, and experience the fiery and romantic sunset from your luxury teak and rosewood bungalow along the river.
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Property amenities
Public wifi
Free breakfast
Breakfast available
24-hour security
Mosquito net
Non-smoking hotel
Breakfast buffet
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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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Andrea A wrote a review Mar 2021
Bangkok, Thailand4 contributions3 helpful votes
We bought a cruise with 6 people for Luangsay cruise downstream from 13-14 Apr 20, due the COVID travel restrictions we tried to communicate with them in orders to have the refund of the money and since then no answer!
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Date of stay: April 2020
1 Helpful vote
Designatedroamer wrote a review May 2020
London, United Kingdom75 contributions8 helpful votes
My partner and I stayed at Luang Say for one night in January on our honeymoon, and it was an amazing choice. I had wanted to stay at this Lodge and take the Luang Say cruise, but we had a tight schedule and the Luang Say didn't depart from the Thai border on the date we needed, so we took a different cruise. I had read several reviews trying that off-season, the experience wasnt great, but given January is peak I decided to go for it. It was a great choice! We had one of the best stays of our trip. When we arrived at the dock on our other cruise, the manager had very kindly come in a 4x4 to collect us (Luang Say is quite far from the main dock). He drove us to the lodge, and we were the first to arrive. We were welcomed with a refreshing juice, and then decided to watch the sunset from the porch with a cocktail from the bar. It was amazing! A little later another couple arrived (also not on the cruise) and then a group from the Luang Say cruise from Luang Prabang arrived. Most people stayed in the porch to watch the sunset, and then went to their rooms to get changed before the evening. Best sunset experience of the trip! In the evening, there was a lovely dance performance of a number of local dances, and we were asked to join in which was fun. Then we went for dinner, which had a great variety of dishes, all very tasty. We then went back to our room. All the rooms are little lodges, very beautiful and as advertised, and not too close to one another. I had read some reviews that it could get cold and that warm showers were a challenge sometimes, but we had long Pjs and everything including l shower was fine. The bed was also very comfy. In the morning, we had a similarly varied and delightful breakfast, before we were again kindly driven to the dock for day 2 of out trip.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Judith Carder wrote a review Mar 2020
Staffordshire, United Kingdom17 contributions24 helpful votes
I so enjoyed my cruise on the Mekong River through the mountains of northern Laos to Pakbeng . Our guide Kee was very knowledgeable and his English was very good indeed . He genuinely enjoyed talking to all his passengers and was most helpful when we were applying for a visa / sorting out appropriate currency etc . We were looked after incredibly well in every respect throughout the cruise . Our overnight stay at Luang Say Lodge was an absolute delight . I loved my room with its amazing views and although there was limited choice of menu everything was delicious . Thank you so very much .
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
2 Helpful votes
Response from Mekong Cruises, Marketing at The Luang Say Lodge & Cruises
Responded Mar 7, 2020
Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing our cruise, we are delighted that you had enjoyed our cruise on the Mekong Cruise. We hope one day you can come again and experience our Southern Cruise in the South of Laos.
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Jean Voller wrote a review Feb 2020
7 contributions12 helpful votes
The cruise and accommodation far exceeded my expectations. The boat was very comfortable, the scenery stunning and the guide very helpful and knowledgable going out of his way to help and talk to all passengers. All the visits along the route were very interesting and relevant to local life. The lodge although classed as “simple” was very clean, comfortable and with a good restaurant and bar. The dancing display was lovely and gave a real taste of Laos culture. Would strongly recommend this as a must when visiting Laos.
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Date of stay: February 2020
1 Helpful vote
Response from Mekong Cruises, Marketing at The Luang Say Lodge & Cruises
Responded Mar 3, 2020
Dear Guest, Thank you for your review and for enjoying our cruises. We will keep up the good work! Hope you can come back one day and experience our Souther Cruise in the South of Laos!
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tony m wrote a review Feb 2020
Christchurch, New Zealand18 contributions18 helpful votes
We had a wonderful 2days on the Mekong with Lee from Luang Say Combination of interesting sights and relaxing on the boat. Lodge was fun and local entertainment very good Nothing but praise for this entrance into Laos Thanks
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
4 Helpful votes
Response from Mekongcruises, Manager at The Luang Say Lodge & Cruises
Responded Feb 9, 2020
Dear Guests! Thank you for cruising with Luang Say Cruise and Lodge. We are delighted that you had enjoyed your cruise and our local dance show at the lodge. We wish one day you can come back and enjoy our sister cruise in the South of Laos !
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LaosOudomxay ProvincePak Beng
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Luang Say Lodge & Cruises
Which popular attractions are close to The Luang Say Lodge & Cruises?
Nearby attractions include Mekong Elephant Park (0.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Luang Say Lodge & Cruises?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and breakfast buffet.
What food & drink options are available at The Luang Say Lodge & Cruises?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to The Luang Say Lodge & Cruises?
Conveniently located restaurants include Happy Bar, Hive Bar Pakbeng, and Sabaidee Sivilay Restaurant.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Luang Say Lodge & Cruises?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, and Thai.
Does The Luang Say Lodge & Cruises have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbor view available here.