The ideal back-to-nature vacation, the Elephant Crossing Hotel ensures pure relaxation in an idyllic setting. Located on the banks of the Nam Song River, all areas of the hotel open onto incredible views of the river, distant limestone mountains and abundant greenery. The sight of an elephant crossing would probably be the most exciting thing to happen all day here. Rooms are large and welcoming, reminiscent of early African safari lodges with dark wood and crisp linens. The rural setting doesn’t limit the services and there is free Wi-Fi in all areas, satellite TV and a great open air restaurant.
On the verge of being an ‘eco hotel’ without knowing it, Thavonsouk Hotel is a great choice for experiencing the real Laos. The location on the banks of the Nam Song River is an idyllic setting to while away the hours in the tranquil gardens admiring the nearby limestone mountains. The bungalow accommodation and garden-facing rooms use natural materials where possible, including thatched roofs and plenty of bamboo. Great regional and western dishes are served all day at the river front restaurant, which is also the ideal setting for sunset cocktails.
Nam Song Hotel is a hidden gem in Vang Vieng, with cozy, traditional bungalows set in beautiful gardens for budget prices. Ideally situated on the river banks, all rooms have views of the mountains and tropical forest. The location is perfect for enjoying many of the area’s adventure sports or just sitting back and admiring the splendid views. The accommodation reflects old colonial style with large open balconies, clean, white bed linens and dark wood floors and furniture. The open-air, sala-style restaurant has surprisingly good western dishes and great authentic local cuisine in a perfect sunset location.