I spent two nights in one of the eco-houses, with two rooms per building and shared bath. The setting itself is beautiful and tranquil, and it was fun to see the elephants grazing in the meadow beyond the lodge. The views from the shared houses are somewhat obscured by random vegetation and the grounds are weeding and poorly kept relative to the higher priced bungalows. The first night I was there a large group of men stayed in the rooms across the path from me. They were very noisy, and I could smell their cigarette smoke and hear their radio playing into the night. They left lights on in the shared baths and there were insects everywhere. The next night they left and the place was much more tranquil. The walls are very thin and you can hear everything in the adjacent rooms. I believe that my experience would have been better had I splurged on a bungalow.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ecolodge located in Xe Pian National park, southern Laos, not far from Wat Phu temple. Restaurant service and eco activities available. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Kingfisher Ecolodge Laos/Ban Khiet Ngong