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“Spectacular views with breakfast”

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The Elephant Crossing Hotel
Ranked #6 of 23 Hotels in Vang Vieng
Bangkok, Thailand
Level 5 Contributor
21 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Spectacular views with breakfast”
Reviewed June 12, 2012

At 40 USD per night it was very good value. A great location right on the river with brilliant views of the rugged peaks beyond from the outdoor restaurant. The room was spacious, and clean, and the comfortable beds ensured a good nights sleep. Plentiful supply of hot water ehile showering and a good wifi connection. The staff were friendly and spoke reasonable English. Probably one of the better hotels in Vang Vieng

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled solo
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed May 9, 2012

Awesome location on a very central street, pancake sellers right outside.
Lovely simple clean rooms
Awesome toiletries in the bathroom
Fan and aircon and fridge
Lovely simple breakfast on the balcony overlooking the river
definitely get a room high up to take in the limestone mountain view - its unbeatable
would stay here again definitely!
very traditional- no shoes inside, you leave them at the entrance

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
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scotland
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86 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed April 21, 2012

My stay at this place was ruined by the fact it is completely infested by cockroaches. My first experience was of a giant 2 incher roach falling out of the air con unit when I switched it on. I then found small ones in the bathroom sink. Later on at night I came back to the room switched on the light & saw 4 big ones scuttling away, I went to reception to get bug spray & saw many big roaches scuttling about in the public areas in the dark. I discussed the situation with the manageress, who told me they have no bug control anywhere including the kitchens, which I assume in that case will be crawling with roaches as that is where the most food is. Cockroaches carry many unpleasant diseases, guests in this hotel are asked to remove their shoes at the front entrance so will be stepping in cockroach faeces constantly & its a simple matter to transfer them to your mouth if you touch your unwashed feet.

I tried what I thought would be a safe breakfast here of fried egg & baked beans but even the beans had bugs in them & tasted awful, like the coffee. I complained to my tour company about this place as the cockroach infestation is a public health issue.

  • Stayed May 2011
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Reviewed April 9, 2012

So Vang Vieng isn't the greatest spot in Laos with drunken backpackers tubing down the river and stumbling about the town but, the scenery is amazing and the Elephant Crossing has a first class view of the limestone hills above the river. Our river view room was tired but clean and my favourite snack in the restaurant was fried river weed. Delicious. And the food in the restaurant was very good. The garden is pretty and it's pleasant to sit on the decking and watch life on the river go by. I took some great photos at the hotel and it was a pleasant break from being on the road. A refurb wouldn't go amiss though.

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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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Bath
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Reviewed March 23, 2012

our room had a great view-straight into the car park-had to keep the curtains drawn all the time. as previous reviewer said the decor needs attention and several of our party had issues with their bathrooms.lovely garden and foyer and restaurant on the river.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
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Winnipeg
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed March 22, 2012

Stayed with a Contiki group at this hotel and I loved it!
The rooms were really nice and ours had an awesome view of the river.
They had a nice deck/patio area to sit and relax and take it the gorgeous surroundings.

I like that it was not right next to all of the night bars like Bucket Bar etc...

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled solo
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Brisbane, Australia
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106 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed March 12, 2012

This is my first very negative review. This hotel is in need of major refurbishment. The room was tired. The bathroom atrocious. The shower curtain had mould on it. The water pressure was non existent. The hot water took several minutes to warm up. The service at the restaurant was slow and inefficient. Food was average at best. Stay somewhere else.

  • Stayed March 2012
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Property: The Elephant Crossing Hotel
Address: Ban Viengkeo | (PO Box 5512, Vientiane), Vang Vieng 1003, Laos
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Location: Laos > Vientiane Province > Vang Vieng
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 23 Hotels in Vang Vieng
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — The Elephant Crossing Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 36
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 
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