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“Unrivalled views of Vang Vieng” 5 of 5 bubbles
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The Elephant Crossing Hotel
Ranked #3 of 19 Hotels in Vang Vieng
Melbourne
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Unrivalled views of Vang Vieng”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2007

Wonderful little boutique-styled hotel on the river, and magnificent views of Vang Vieng's spectacular range of limestone peaks, the river and peaceful farmland beyond. Walk 30m to your right and take a slow boat ride down the river, or go tubing and plop yourself into the water via flying fox up river like all the young 'uns. Close to restaurants and internet cafes on the main road, but quiet and peaceful on its own, topped with impeccable service. Owned by a Lao-Australian couple, they bring a unique combination of modernity and tradition to their hotel. Great for families and people who like serenity and calm. Stayed at the family suite with glass panels that overlook the limestone peaks - a priceless view to wake up to.

  • Liked — The breathtaking view.
  • Disliked — That the fans and air conditioner didn't actually face our beds! Quite a torture if it's a hot night!
  • Stayed July 2007, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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5 Thank jwleong
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Canberra
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43 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2007

This hotel is just beautiful - excellent views, lovely outdoor dining over the river, close enough to walk into town in 3 minutes for dinner...but Rachel & Somphan the owners get a great wrap in the book "Ant Egg Soup" about food in Laos so eating in is worth it.

  • Stayed June 2007, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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4 Thank Pidg3
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UK
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15 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2007

Arrived on the bus from Luang Prabang and walked in. This hotel has everything you need, and everything you want. It's on the riverbank, with lovely views of the limestone karst mountains. The rooms are good, large and well equipped; and you have a balcony. You can dine or have a drink on the riverbank terrace, or in the cool open air Sala. The food is good. The Beer Lao is cold; and the wines are delicious. The staff are suberb, the owners very welcoming. This is a good place to stay. Cost about $30-35. [----]

  • Liked — The friendliness of everyone there
  • Disliked — n/a
  • Stayed March 2007, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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8 Thank martin w
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2007

What a great place - run by a lao and australian couple, complete in March with a little goat running around the garden - backs onto the river with a great view - if we hadn't been there during slash and burn.Extremely friendly place - very caring
Fan and airconditioner, which was wonderful for those of us who don't like the airconditioner on all night. A bathroom witha sliding window that allows you to watch the view or tv from the bath. About 3 minutes stroll from the main shops, restaurants and massage places - but you can have a traditional Lao massage in your room for $8 usd.
Wonderful

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Property: The Elephant Crossing Hotel
Address: Ban Viengkeo | (PO Box 5512, Vientiane), Vang Vieng 1003, Laos
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Region: 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 #3 of 19 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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