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The Elephant Crossing Hotel

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Reviewed 9 October 2012

We were shown to a room which was not what we had booked. It was small, poorly equipped and dirty. No pool, but you can use the one in our new hotel for 60000 kip - a fortune in Laos. When told that was all they had we arranged to move on. Fortunately the same company was having a soft...

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Munich, Germany
Reviewed 2 October 2012

Elephant Crossing is a very big hotel compared to the other places in Vang Vieng. We liked the idea that they employ and educate local people but you have to do it the right way. The staff needs more guidance by the management. Also: The rooms are run down and not well maintained. Our room was moldy and smelly, the...

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ECH1, Guest Relations Manager at The Elephant Crossing Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Sir/Madam, Thank you for your comments and for sharing your encounters with us. We are sorry that your experience staying with us was unsatisfactory. Your comments have been very helpful and we will address the problems that you encountered as priority issues. Best travels.

Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 18 September 2012

This has to be the most awful place to stay in Laos. Never mind that the room is old, at least it was clean. BUT the service is just awfully bad, especially coming from the owner (australian lady) of the hotel! Questions were tossed aside with brief answers and attitude was just lousy (couldn't care less). Asking for travel advice,...

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ECH1, Owner at The Elephant Crossing Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Sir, I am sorry that you didn't have a good experience staying at our hotel. Your review says that you stayed with us October 2011, almost a year ago. I do not recall our encounter however brief and if more recent I am not based at the Hotel, hence if you met me it would have been brief coming...

Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 4 September 2012

We're not into the VV party scene but thought that the surrounding area would still have something to offer so we booked for 2 nights. Sadly the room was not the sanctuary away from the VV scene that we were hoping it would be. The location was lovely and the view from the balcony beautiful but the room was quite...

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Coffs Harbour, Australia
Reviewed 3 September 2012

My husband and I have stayed at the Elephant Crossing twice in the last 2 years. It is the perfect location in Vang Vieng, away from the night life and a 1 minute walk to the shops. The rooms at the hotel face the Nam Song River with beautiful limestone mountains beyond the river that reach the clouds, amazing views...

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Reviewed 3 September 2012

I have stayed at the Elephant Crossing on 3 separate occasions over the past 3 years and could not recommend a better hotel than the Elephant Crossing in Vang Vieng. The hotel is located on the beautiful Nam Song river a couple mins walk from the town centre, far enough away from the partying of backpacker central. Most of the...

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1Thank Sheree W
Cleckheaton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 August 2012

The staff at the reception were very nice and the breakfast okay, The room was on the small side and the AC not great. Overall I would say that the problem is that this hotel is not good value for money. For this price bracket we stayed in much nicer places elsewhere in Laos.

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Singapore
Reviewed 27 August 2012

This hotel looks lovely in any web site and also the photos I took, but really is very run down. The hotel location is very good, right in the center but not too noise around the bars. The restaurant located in a beautiful spot of the place. Rooms look out to river, beautiful view. The staff is nice and breakfast...

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Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 24 August 2012

For anyone looking to be a bit away from the guesthouses and bars where all the young people are getting drunk, the Elephant Crossing is in a great spot just down the road along the river from the center of town and most of the commotion. The views form the upper floors is spectacular and a great vista to look...

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Reviewed 12 August 2012

The problem with Vang Vieng is the whole place is a bit of a backpacking touristy hole. So, compared to that, the Elephant Crossing is ok. But, compared to the other accommodation we had in Laos, it's really very expensive and not that great. The restaurant food is really not that nice (compare to the rest of Laos, where even...

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Refrigerator in room
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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 

Additional Information about The Elephant Crossing Hotel

Address: Ban Viengkeo | (PO Box 5512, Vientiane), Vang Vieng 1003, Laos
Region: Laos > Vientiane Province > Vang Vieng
Price Range: ₹ 2,333 - ₹ 3,888 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Elephant Crossing Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 36
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