Sanctuary Nam Ngum Beach Resort
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Sanctuary Nam Ngum Beach Resort

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4.5
#2 of 10 resorts in Vang Vieng
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
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4.1 of 5 bubbles
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Located 120 km away from Vientiane capital on route 13 towards Vang Vieng or Luang Prabang, the Sanctuary Nam Ngum Beach Resort is an island on the Nam Ngum lake by the banks of Thaheua, a fisherman's village in the heart of mountain surroundings. The resort can combine relaxation times with its sandy beach and swimming pool on the lake but also offers water activities for your pleasure. Why not have a thrilling water ski experience at Nam Ngum lake, Laos?
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Bar / lounge
Billiards
Fishing
Massage
Baggage storage
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Snack bar
Sun terrace
Laundry service
Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Safe
Bottled water
Minibar
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
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HOTEL STYLE
Lagoon View
Quiet
Languages Spoken
English, French

Location

Ban Theua, BP 365, Vang Vieng 1003 Laos
1 Restaurant
within 5 miles
1 Attraction
within 5 miles
162Reviews6Q+A21Room tips

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Marcantei G wrote a review Jan 2020
Paris, France
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Localization on the lake's banks, modern design room, facing the lake (superb sunset) well equipped, wifi ok, local and continental
breakfast very rich. Outdoor dining room, very nice sheltered, varied meal menus. Floating pool in the lake. Jetski, kayak, pedalo for rent. Pétanque game, badminton, billiards, bicycle for free. Different choices of cruises. Smiling and considerate service with special mention for Alex, the manager, who has upgraded and shifted the hour of the free shuttle to get us to Vang Vieng take the bus.
Recommend to take one day visiting Vang Vieng, caves, and lagoons. (free shuttle from hotel).
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Sanctuary Hotel Luang Prabang, Autre at Sanctuary Nam Ngum Beach Resort
Responded 19 Feb 2020
Dear MarcanteiG, On behalf of the entire Sanctuary Hotels and Resorts team, we would like to thank you for your kind comment. We are delighted to have been able to bring you complete satisfaction. Indeed, your satisfaction is ours too, we do our best to provide you with the best possible services. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed the environment and the services offered by our hotel. Your positive message has been shared with our entire team! Thank you again for choosing us for your stopover at our hotel and we hope to see you again soon, the entire Sanctuary Hotels and Resorts team wishes you a pleasant day.
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Ralf S wrote a review Jul 2020
Vientiane, Laos
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I just had a few days in that lovely resort and can say I loved to stay there!! You can relax there or use the Kayaks and/or pedal boats. The swimming pool on the lake is very nice. We enjoyed our sundowner drinks at the pool, by having spectacular views. The food is very good there I loved homemade jam and baguette and the other good quality options for the breakfast and the good mix of western and lao style food at lunch dinner time. and especially during the difficult times by fewer customers because of the travel restrictions, I guess it is not so easy to manage a place like that and ensure customers satisfy all the time, but, in our case, I can say that they were absolutely able to do it . A big plus is the management in that resort. Alex is willing and able to help in every need we had like shuttles, special needs recommendations and much more. Many thanks to him and his team for making our short holydays so special for us, and for sure we will escape the city and visit your place very soon again.
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Date of stay: July 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Room No. 9 very good view and have private jacuzzi
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Response from Sanctuary Hotels and Resorts, Autre at Sanctuary Nam Ngum Beach Resort
Responded 18 Aug 2020
Dear 766ralfs, On behalf of the entire Sanctuary team, we would like to thank you for the nice comment you posted : it has made our day. We are happy to hear that you have been satisfied with your stay. Thank you for choosing us for your stopover and we hope to see you soon! Best regards
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ddijk wrote a review Jan 2020
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
5.0 of 5 bubbles
If you are looking for peace, quiet, great views , good food and comfort: this is the place to be!
Very beautiful villa,s with a huge supercomfortable bed with view of the make and magnificent sunset! There is a small beach with sunbeds and by the lake a separate swimminhpool and sundeck
Staff is very friendly and they all want to please you.
Owner is around, welcoming guests and taking care they all have a good time.
Great place to stay for a couple of days!
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Sanctuary Hotel Luang Prabang, Autre at Sanctuary Nam Ngum Beach Resort
Responded 19 Feb 2020
Dear ddijk, On behalf of the entire Sanctuary Hotels and Resorts team, we would like to thank you for your kind comment. We are delighted to have been able to bring you complete satisfaction. Indeed, your satisfaction is ours too, we do our best to provide you with the best possible services. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed the environment and the services offered by our hotel. Your positive message has been shared with our entire team! Thank you again for choosing us for your stopoverat our hotel and we hope to see you again soon, the entire Sanctuary Hotels and Resorts team wishes you a pleasant day.
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donandkeo wrote a review Jul 2020
Vientiane, Laos
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We had three nights here and we enjoyed our stay.
The staff were really great and very helpful.
The room was very good, with good beds and plenty of room, though the WC was very, very small and claustrophobic. One issue was that there was no chair in the room, and only sun lounges on the balcony. At least one chair would be good.
The whole place was very clean.
But the food was only OK. The range was limited, and only of average quality. Breakfast was very disappointing. Poor quality bread, boxed juice, only one jam and little choice.
We understand th problems of operating in such circumstances, but it could be so much better with a little more effort.
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Date of stay: July 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Sanctuary Hotels and Resorts, Autre at Sanctuary Nam Ngum Beach Resort
Responded 18 Aug 2020
Sabaidee, Dear donandkeo, The whole team of Sanctuary Hotel joins me in thanking you selecting our hotel as the destination of your holidays and for taking the time to review us. We are delighted to have been able to bring you satisfaction. It is fundamental for us to satisfy our kind customers and we put all means to meet your expectations. We appreciate your comments and suggestions, the issues you raised are under improvements and we continuously strive in providing the best service to our clients.
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Gavin Vance wrote a review Jan 2024
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sanctuary Nam Ngum Beach Resort might be a little off the beaten track, but WHAT A GEM! A calm and quiet oasis only two hours north of Vientiane, and just a short ride away from Vang Vieng. The accommodations are stylish, modern, and EXTREMELY comfortable, even luxurious. And the options you have for water sports / activities are many - pedal boating, jet skis, kayak, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, or just relax by the gorgeous swimming pool with a view out over the lake instead. The restaurant serves great food, and breakfast s varied and well-managed, and the staff do everything they can to ensure a pleasant stay, always with a smile. I wish I could have stayed longer!
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Date of stay: December 2023
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: Worth the hassle of Vientiane - Vang Vieng train / taxi. But if you can spend a bit more, drive...
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Response from Sanctuary Resorts, Marketing at Sanctuary Nam Ngum Beach Resort
Responded 8 Jan 2024
Dear Gavin V69, Sabaidee. The whole team of Sanctuary Hotel joins me in thanking you selecting our hotel as the destination of your holidays and for taking the time to review us. We are delighted to have been able to bring you satisfaction. It is fundamental for us to satisfy our kind customers and we put all means to meet your expectations. Best regards, The Sanctuary Hotels & Resorts Team.
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HpRLaos wrote a review Jan 2020
Vientiane, Laos
3.0 of 5 bubbles
To Alexandre Lucas General Manager Sanctuary Nam Ngum Beach Resort
We have been with our 2 kids and daughter 2 years ago. It was a splendid stay. The rooms and landscaping of the property are lovely.
Just before Chinese New Year 2020 I booked again 2 Deluxe rooms and Mr Alexandre told me by his phone number that he could do it, even if there is Chinese New Year. On our arrival on January 28 around 01:30 a.m., Mr Alexandre told my wife Kongchai-Kittanouvong and to my daughter Nidnapha Kittanouvong that there is full house, NO rooms No beds!!!
Mr Alexandre was very impolite, arrogant taking. A very bad behavior for this ‘General Manager’. We had to return to Vientiane again 3 hours.
Difficult to recommend this beautiful resort again. Sorry!
Prof.Dr.med. Hanspeter Rohr-Kittanouvong
hanspeter.rohr@gmail.com
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Response from Sanctuary Hote... L, Marketing Director at Sanctuary Nam Ngum Beach Resort
Responded 28 Jan 2020
Dear Prof.Dr.med. Hanspeter Rohr-Kittanouvong, I am very sorry to hear about your complaint. I have spoken to my teams and it seems there has been a misunderstanding when you wished to stay with us and place a booking. Seemingly, someone within your family called the reception to find out about our availabilities and pricing during Chinese New Year. Having the required rooms for 2 nights only ( not 3 as you initially requested) , our front office member of staff did confirm being able to welcome you on these dates at least (27-29/01) and suggested a pricing on the phone. Your relative wished to revise and renegociate this price with the General Manager directly, therefore his contact details were provided in order to discuss another potential offer to then be able to confirm the reservation. The call seemed to have never come through and therefore no official booking was made. I understand maybe your surprise when phoning us on the 27th,1hr before reaching the Resort, and hearing that we do not have a booking in your name but this comes down to a misunderstanding due to a non confirmed booking and a second call never made. I do regret the return journey you had to make and the communication issues with the non Lao speaking General Manager of the hotel and I would have defintely wished we were not fully booked that day allowing us to welcome you in the end. I wish to again apologize for the inconvenience caused and do hope we could make it up to you in the future by welcoming you again. Kind regards. Melissa Woolley
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You Li in Asia wrote a review Apr 2021
Vientiane, Laos
+1
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed here for 2 nights for a relaxing family holiday. The resort is beautiful located about 30 minutes by car from vang vieng nestled on the banks of the Num ngum River.

The rooms are comfortable and very functional. We got upgraded to a suite where there was an out door jacuzzi. The room was very big but unfortunately felt a bit empty. However the outdoor area was beautiful and perfect for a sundowner or a nice morning cuppa in the morning.

The pool was unique since it was an intex pool but sits in the river on a platform. Very different and we really enjoyed the refreshing water. There's also lots of activities for the kids like paddle boats and body boards, kayaks, jet ski etc which you can hire and use on the river.

Lastly, the hotel also allows fishing which is great.
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Sanctuary Hotels and Resorts, Autre at Sanctuary Nam Ngum Beach Resort
Responded 31 Oct 2022
Dear youli_in_asia, The whole team of Sanctuary Hotel joins me in thanking you selecting our hotel as the destination of your holidays and for taking the time to review us. We are delighted to have been able to bring you satisfaction. It is fundamental for us to satisfy our kind customers and we put all means to meet your expectations. We appreciate your comments and suggestions, the issues you raised are under improvements and we continuously strive in providing the best service to our clients. Best regards
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BrakelSyl wrote a review Jan 2020
Eindhoven, The Netherlands
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Absolutely recommended, our photos say it all! Piece of paradise, lots of views to adore! Alex and his team are so friendly and do all to make you happy. Food in the restaurant was very very good, we had all our meals there during our two nights stay. We were staying in Vang Vieng town later, so we used this spot to relax, went on a jetski, had a lovely foot/leg massage and enjoyed the sunny weather a lot. Our junior suite was big with enough space for an extra bed for our daughter. Great views to the lake and the funny pool they built in it. And we enjoyed the private jacuzzi a lot every evening!
Pls do not choose between Vang Vieng town and this resort, just book both places for a couple of nights!
Small minor point: we found the chairs in the restaurant very uncomfortable...
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Date of stay: December 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: The junior suite has excellent views and has a private jacuzzi
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Response from Sanctuary Hotel Luang Prabang, Autre at Sanctuary Nam Ngum Beach Resort
Responded 19 Feb 2020
Dear BrakelSyl, On behalf of the entire Sanctuary Hotels and Resorts team, we would like to thank you for your kind comment. We are delighted to have been able to bring you complete satisfaction. Indeed, your satisfaction is ours too, we do our best to provide you with the best possible services. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed the environment and the services offered by our hotel. Your positive message has been shared with our entire team! Thank you again for choosing us for your stopover at our hotel and we hope to see you again soon, the entire Sanctuary Hotels and Resorts team wishes you a pleasant day.
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Vivanh S wrote a review Feb 2022
France
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sanctuary is a beautiful hotel with a peaceful atmosphere and an amazing view on the lake. Nice activities like kayak, jet ski and swimming pool.

We want to THANKS the manager, Alex !!! He was very warm, professional, helpful and patient to answer all my questions and satisfy all my requests before and during our trip.
Plus, I had a surprise and received a gift for my birthday from the hotel. It made my day and my trip even more special! Thank you!!!

The food was good and we ordered from the restaurant to eat in the terrace of our room.

My advice : stay two nights minimum! One night was too short, we wish we could stay longer. We will definitely come back.

Thank you for the experience!
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Date of stay: January 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Sanctuary Hotels and Resorts, Autre at Sanctuary Nam Ngum Beach Resort
Responded 31 Oct 2022
Dear vivanhs2022, On behalf of the entire Sanctuary Hotels and Resorts team, we wanted to thank you for your comment posted on our page. We are delighted to have been able to bring you satisfaction. It is fundamental for us to satisfy our guests, and we ensure to meet your expectations at the highest quality of services. We are pleased that you have appreciated the time here with us. Thank you again for choosing us for your stopover, we hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you again soon.
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dutchguest2016 wrote a review Jan 2020
Zeist, The Netherlands
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed two nights in this hotel. We hooked the best room and hot ons with a very beautiful view on the lake. We made a kajak trip to the collage and a boat trip over the lake with subset. Both beautiful experiences. Surrounding very quiet and relaxing in the nature.
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Sanctuary Hotel Luang Prabang, Autre at Sanctuary Nam Ngum Beach Resort
Responded 19 Feb 2020
Dear dutchguest2016, We thank you very much for the interest you have in our hotel, and the nice review you left. All your sentiments go straight to our hearts. We are delighted to have been able to bring you satisfaction. It is fundamental for us to satisfy our kind customers and we put all means to meet your expectations. Thank you again for choosing us for your stop at our hotel and we are looking forward to welcoming you again.
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Answer from buksida
Bang Saphan, Thailand269 contributions91 helpful votes
The hotel is only 40 minutes from vang vieng and there are regular minivans from there to and from Luang Prabang. We flew into Vientiane, took a van to the resort, they took us to VV for free, then we took another van to LP and flew out of there.
Answer from Anisia85
Geneva, Switzerland74 contributions38 helpful votes
Contact the hotel as there are multiple ways but best to sort it out beforehand as the local buses don’t stop or go there all the time. As for the food options, the menu is limited but they may be able to accommodate.
Answer from Tanya C
Greater Newcastle, Australia5 contributions
Thanks for your reply, however, we have already been and went. While you do have a nice setting, the menu is limited and some of the items we liked the most on the first night, weren't available on the next. My daughter ordered your spaghetti bolognaise and found it too spicy - it is not normally a dish with chilli and she could not eat it. I would also like to suggest that you start serving fresh fruit juice, rather than the unpleasant canned stuff you currently serve.
georoz1 asked a question Jun 2016
Cleveland, Australia61 contributions31 helpful votes
How do you get there?
Answer from moments
Yorkshire, United Kingdom6,225 contributions182 helpful votes
walking distance from which airport?
Gavin Vance wrote a tip Jan 2024
33 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Worth the hassle of Vientiane - Vang Vieng train / taxi. But if you can spend a bit more, drive yourself, or get a driver all the way!"
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PedroCM wrote a tip Mar 2023
Lisbon, Portugal92 contributions21 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Stay away from this hotel, there are many good hotels in the center of Vang Vieng"
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Ralf S wrote a tip Jul 2020
Vientiane, Laos2 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Room No. 9 very good view and have private jacuzzi"
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MAYEMICH wrote a tip Feb 2020
Luxembourg156 contributions31 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"All rooms are great."
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BrakelSyl wrote a tip Jan 2020
Eindhoven, The Netherlands2,592 contributions316 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The junior suite has excellent views and has a private jacuzzi"
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PRICE RANGE
£40 - £54 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Blue Lagoon Resort Laos
LOCATION
LaosVientiane ProvinceVang Vieng
NUMBER OF ROOMS
23
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sanctuary Nam Ngum Beach Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Sanctuary Nam Ngum Beach Resort?
Nearby attractions include Animal Sanctuary Laos (0.08 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Sanctuary Nam Ngum Beach Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Sanctuary Nam Ngum Beach Resort?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Sanctuary Nam Ngum Beach Resort?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Sanctuary Nam Ngum Beach Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Sanctuary Nam Ngum Beach Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Sanctuary Nam Ngum Beach Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and French.
Does Sanctuary Nam Ngum Beach Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the lake view available here.
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