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Tulln, Austria
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2016

My husband and I went to the lodge for two nights. We went there by public bus and a boat, which was organized by the owner, which was already very exiting. The beautiful bungalows all have a stunning view to the river and to the jungle on the other side of the river. It is absolutely quiet and in the... More 

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Vientiane, Laos
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13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2015

We just made a day visit yesterday to check it out. We did not stay overnight, so I cannot comment on the accommodation. We got the impression that this was once a place started with great enthusiasm and ambition, but that the euphoria has faded a lot with time. It is now quite run down and sleepy. It is not... More 

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Berne Switzerland
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8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 December 2013

There is nothing we didn`t like about this unique place!!!!!!the view from the bungalow, from the restaurant-from everywhere is amazing!!it is so quiet, you hear the insects, the birds and the big bamboo "whispering", when there`s some wind-and that`s it.each bungalow has his own terrace with a great hammock made from wood.the bed was very cosy and not that hard... More 

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New Zealand
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222 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2013

The location is stunning, the bungalows perfectly suited to the environment but there is something missing. This place has no soul, no purpose for being, no character, no wow factor. The view from the bungalow deck is sublime but that's it. Human touches are missing. Like a welcome when you arrive. I was dropped at reception and given a pen... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2013

This place is simply amazing. The location is very secluded and you feel like Henri Mouhot when trekking through the jungle or paddling on the river. The bungalows are basic and clean and perfectly serve their purpose (who wants to stay inside when such an amazing scenery is waiting for you outside). Cleanliness is maybe a bit of our European... More 

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Portland
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15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2013

Incredible location -- peaceful and beautiful. Enjoyed lounging in a hammock, swimming, hiking and paddling on the river. Staff are very friendly, but there seems to be tension with the owner. The food is overpriced, takes an unreasonable amount of time to prepare, and there are frequently errors with the orders. The bungalows looked remodeled, but our chief complaint was... More 

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Vientiane, Laos
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2013

Beautiful location, great rooms with a view, at very reasonable price. The problem with this place is that the food served in the restaurant borders on inedible (I live in Laos and am by no means a fussy eater), it's seriously expensive, and you have to wait at least two hours before you see any food (I know this is... More 

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malta
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82 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2013

This place doesnt market itself an an upscale nature resort so you know what to expect - but you wont be disappointed ...excellent views, great restaurant and a lot of respect for the owner who is trying to build something positive and help the Laotian people ....

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New Delhi, India
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122 reviews
90 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2012

We came here after being dissatisfied with another eco resort up river. A totally tranquil lodge on the banks of the Nam Ngum, you simply sit and breathe in and out with the jungle. Food is from a limited menu but of great quality and if you want a place to relax and chill out, this is it!! Totally recommended... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 September 2012

This place is beautiful. The experience was like no other. Friendly staff, fantastic nature and super good food. The price was reasonable and so close to Vientiane city. It only took us about one hour to get from Vientiane to one of the most idyllic locations I have ewer been, and I have been around. Waking up in the jungle... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Ban Pako is an eco-lodge located on an ancient temple site on the banks of the Nam Ngum river, about 50 km from Vientiane. Ban Pako has room for 22 guests per night and the restaurant serves delicious Lao food. It is the perfect place to relax and experience the Lao countryside. Also on offer is a wide range of activities such as jungle trekking, cultural excursions and monthly events. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ban Lao Pako

Address: Nam Ngum River | P.O. Box 3144, Vientiane 0100, Laos
Region: Laos > Vientiane Province > Vientiane
Number of rooms: 5
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“All bungalows have a great view!”
 of 5 bubbles ChriLi2015, 25 Jan 2016 | Read review
“we had number 8, which is a little bit separated from the others.we loved it.the only thing is that you are always in the shadow.”
 of 5 bubbles Chanti2013, 25 Dec 2013 | Read review
“I think any of the bungalows would be ok, they all have sublime views over the river. Try to get i e as far from the restaurant as you can as the staff can be quite noisy when they sit there at night.”
 of 5 bubbles poohtravel, 15 Dec 2013 | Read review
“Try the jungle bath and sauna!”
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 of 5 bubbles dsharmawinter, 20 Dec 2012 | Read review
“Ask for bungalow #8. It is the largest with a big double bed, a sitting area, and a very nice balcony.”
 of 5 bubbles Schanke, 8 Feb 2012 | Read review
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