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The Luang Say Lodge & Cruises

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Ban Don Kham Village, Pak Beng 0406 Laos
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#1 of 13 Specialty lodging in Pak Beng
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4.7
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4.3
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4.5
Value
4.2
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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Public wifi
Free breakfast
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24-hour security
Mosquito net
Non-smoking hotel
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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
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Designatedroamer wrote a review May 2020
London, United Kingdom75 contributions8 helpful votes
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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
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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
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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
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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 Zealand21 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
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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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ozallan wrote a review Jan 2020
Sydney, Australia1529 contributions337 helpful votes
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I did the one day cruise up the Mekong from Luang Brabang to Pakbend and an overnight stay at their lodge. It’s a 10 hour journey up stream fighting a very fast current with two stops on the way up. The boat leaves at 7am and once we are off breakfast is served. There are snacks, fruit, tea and coffee for the whole journey. And there was a tasty lunch served with three different dishes. Along the Mekong it’s mainly scenery to enjoy as well as a bit of river traffic and people working along the river front. Overnight was at the Luang Say Lodge. It’s in a beautiful setting overlooking the Mekong. In the dry season it’s a bit of a walk up from the river bank. The accommodation is individual wooden huts which are lovely with big wooden louvred windows opening up to great views. There is a big comfortable bed. The bathroom has a walk in shower although the water pressure is pretty terrible. And be warned - it’s VERY co,d at night with only the bed covers to keep you warm. All meals were included in the package. Dinner was very tasty and plenty of it and the same for breakfast. There is pretty good wifi available around the dinning / bar area. The staff at the Lodge were delightfully friendly and helpful. A great place to stay for a night or two.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
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Thomas W wrote a review Jan 2020
Sarpsborg, Norway265 contributions99 helpful votes
All the cabins have a fantastic view over the river, with good beds and a decent bathrooms. A wooden pathway took us to the restaurant, which was run by an excellent, female manager. The took very well care of us. The foood was also excellent. Highly recommendable! Just be sure to put on enought mosquito oil...
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Date of stay: July 2019
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Response from Mekongcruises, Manager at The Luang Say Lodge & Cruises
Responded Jan 14, 2020
Dear Sir! Thank you very much and enjoying your trip with The Luang Say Crusie & Lodge. We do hope you can also experience our Southern Crusies in Laos.
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Shirakl wrote a review Jan 2020
London, United Kingdom92 contributions43 helpful votes
The Cruise was relaxing, and the service was excellent, with fruits and tea/coffee between the meals. When we finished the cruise the hotel staff came to meet us and carry the suitcases to the hotel. The rooms are wooden beautiful cabins. The food was good and we enjoyed dinner in the open air. The staff accommodated our special dietary needs.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Mary Mariana Spencer wrote a review Nov 2019
United Kingdom459 contributions116 helpful votes
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We booked this cruise some time in 2018 but we didn't foresee how incredible this company is! Staff are wonderful panctual and the service superb! Meals are very delicious and freshly made! For lovers of coffee wow I have no words! The guide was great. The service both on the boat cruise and lodge was wonderful! Everything was paid for so the only thing is buying some souvenirs! There are stop overs to some two villages and a cave! This really helps you stretch your legs and explore some realities of the communities living there. My only challenge was the last village seemed to be a tourist trap children are used to sell scarves and other items and they are so persistent that you get to feel uncomfortable! Watch out for that village and may be, be ready to buy something from about £3 and above! Its really good that these people are doing this to earn a living some children also beg for money and can be persistent too! But overall service and experience I give this company a 5 Star for all the package nothing really went wrong on their side! Washrooms are very clean on the cruise! No elevators at the lodge, WiFi is only in the lounge and may be close rooms to the lounge! Carry a magnifying mirror, house shoes, lotions, also they have a big fan in the rooms a bit noisy but you can sleep! Also some rooms are near a road but no much traffic on it.
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Mekongcruises, Manager at The Luang Say Lodge & Cruises
Responded Nov 17, 2019
Dear, We are so happy that you enjoyed our cruise along the great Mekong River and with a stay overnight at our beautiful lodge in Pakbeng. We hope one day you can also enjoy our cruise in Southern of Laos.
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manorom wrote a review Oct 2019
Knutsford, United Kingdom211 contributions220 helpful votes
The experience of a lifetime. This cruise is so well organised and delivered - we loved every moment. Our guide Keelee greeted us at the border crossing and for two days was a joy to be with - informative, courteous, helpful and efficient. The crew were equally captivating, meals were excellent and the itinerary was interesting, the scenery breathtaking. Our overnight stay at Pak Beng lodge was extremely enjoyable, it’s quite beautiful and so in harmony with its location. The service we received from staff at the lodge added value to our experience, dinner and breakfast were superb. So many wonderful memories.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Response from Mekongcruises, Manager at The Luang Say Lodge & Cruises
Responded Oct 31, 2019
Dear, We are delighted that you'd enjoyed our 2 days cruises on Mekong River and night stay at our Luangsay lodge in Pakbeng city. Our guide Mr. Keelee has done a great job, we will inform him accordingly. We also hope you can come experience our Souther Cruise in the south of Laos!
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PRICE RANGE
$65 - $100 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
luang say hotel pakbeng
LOCATION
LaosOudomxay ProvincePak Beng
NUMBER OF ROOMS
20
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THE LUANG SAY LODGE & CRUISES - Prices & Reviews (Pak Beng, Laos)

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.