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7.4
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8.4
mahon from Australia
Solo traveler
River View
Stayed 1 night in February 2018
lovely place to stay”
loved the property .so nice to hear birds and see the elephants. The pool was lovely. Staff were excellent .Wish i could have had more time there.Nice peacefull compared to other places i stayed in luang prabang,I would certainly recommend to stay at mahout rather than in the city
Reviewed February 27, 2018
8.4
James from Malaysia
Solo traveler
River View
Stayed 2 nights in February 2018
Beautiful, Beautiful, Beautiful”
Yes read all the reviews.... I had amazing hot water, then no water, then hot water again. The area is gorgeous. It's away from everything so getting time to relax is perfect. bring a book or music cause there is nothing else. The staff works with you on getting the shuttle in town... Getting picked up from the airport was a bit iffy so make sure you have the hotel number to call and remind them.
Reviewed February 20, 2018
6.0
Keith from United Kingdom
Couple
Deluxe Cottage
Stayed 3 nights in December 2017
Good for elephants ”
If you like elephants this is a place to stay but maybe for one night. We stayed three and only had hot water on the first evening after that it was cold showers. The accommodation was basic our bungalow had shower and toilet facilities that you might find on a campsite. We had to ask for more blankets to keep warm and a kettle to make coffee and hot water to wash with. The staff tried but in general it was all substandard.
Reviewed December 28, 2017
4.0
Cindy from Australia
Couple
River View
Stayed 2 nights in October 2017
Acceptable”
We are really disappointed for more than one points They were supposed to pick up at the airport but they forgot. we waited 1h decided to take a taxi, and they refused to refund the money. Then we wanted to book for riding elephant, someone say OK OK. but the next day we waited again for nothing. the girl didn't understand but say yes and didn't book for us! The room and the view is beautiful, but it smelled bad inside, the color of the water was orange, a lot of spider webs. I think the room wasn't used for a while. The welcoming was cold, and we didn't feel on our ease. We expected more than that for the price of the room, and at least a refund for the taxi. I do not recommend this place.
Reviewed October 27, 2017
6.4
Ghazal from Netherlands
Couple
River View
Stayed 2 nights in February 2017
Great hotel with some downsides”
First of all the location of the hotel is beautiful. Right in the jungle outside of the city along the banks of the river. Walking through jungle at night on the path lit by oil lamps is amazing. Because the bungalows are surrounded by forrest you might share your room with some woodland creatures such as huge spiders, some mosquitos, gigantic geckos and other reptiles. We were quite used to this so that was not a problem for us, the thing that bothered us was the condition their elephants live in. In the morning you can see the mahouts riding the elephants with big chains around their necks right in front of the bungalow. Then they have tourists riding on their backs all day long. We don't know if or how the employees of the hotel trained these elephants, bit you could clearly see the scars of bullhooks on the animals heads and backsides. (Elephants are usually tortured with bullhooks in order for them to learn tricks and obey their mahouts and tourists). If you want to see elephants please visit them at a sanctuary. Also one of the things the hotel offers is a shuttle service from and to luang prabang. These vans leave at certain times of day, but if you need to be somewhere in time you better leave far in advance. The vans rarely leave on time and sometimes it seems like the drivers intentionally take alternative routes all around the city before dropping you at the right destination.
Reviewed February 06, 2017
4.8
Angela from France
Couple
River View
Stayed 3 nights in January 2017
This hotel is falling in pieces ”
Bungalows : location wonderful near by the river, from where you can see the elephants bathing. But it's clearly not a place to sleep because it's old, not comfortable, no hot water, dusty with high humidity. Bedrooms inside the hotel : very spacious with gorgeous balcony. But nothing is working well. There are water leaks everywhere. The water in our bath stayed for 2 days ! Location : great location with an elephant camp onsite. But you must have a car because it's really far from town. Staff : they are helpful and try hard but you cannot do the impossible. No manager.
Reviewed January 29, 2017
8.8
Robin from Australia
Couple
Deluxe Cottage
Stayed 2 nights in November 2016
commune with nature and be up close and personal with elephants”
We loved our two night stay at Mahout Lodge in a spacious deluxe cabin (aircon) overlooking the lovely Nam Khan river. We wanted a nature experience (no tv or internet) after being in Luang Prabang and wanted to stay at a Loa-owned elephant lodge. It was a perfect quiet retreat with the added bonus of being able to hang out with the nine elephants without riding them or doing a mahout course and without lots of tourists around. Mimi is a fantastic host and a highly knowledgeable mahout who made us feel very at home and taught us so much about elephants. We were the only guests staying at the lodge so the menu in the restaurant was a bit limited but the food was fresh, delicious and cheap. I doubt there are many places in the world where you can wake up and see from your veranda several elephants come out of the jungle and cross the river!! A very memorable experience!! cabins are rustic, but clean, comfortable and good value, compared to the overpriced German-owned Elephant Village.
Reviewed November 19, 2016
7.6
Patrick from Germany
Couple
Deluxe Cottage
Stayed 1 night in November 2016
Good remote place”
The staff is great and they are doing everything they can to help you out, especially Mr. Pa, the only problem is that the owners of the lodge don't seem to fix the bungalows. There was absolutely no wifi anywhere, the water heater didn't work and some of the lamps weren't working. However the location is great and the bungalows are beautiful and spacious.
Reviewed November 11, 2016
10.0
Lori from United States
Couple
Deluxe Cottage
Stayed 1 night in December 2015
elephant camp extraordinary”
4day elephant camp. One of the most amazing experiences of our lives. Accommodations and meals amazing. Loved every minute.
Reviewed May 02, 2016
2.8
Robert from United Kingdom
Couple
Deluxe Cottage
Stayed 1 night in February 2016
Caos ”
Had to book the room last minute as the whole of Luang Probang was fully booked, at first no taxi driver recognised the address at all which seemed unusual as it was only meant to be 6km from town. Eventually found a tourist info place & for $10 they took us there. Better than the $27 the taxi drivers wanted-thieves! When we arrived there was no actual record of our stay, they had no internet at all (despite wifi advertised) so I couldn't prove if I was in the right place. Was just told to go look at/ take photos of the elephants they had working there which was a total surprise & made me doubt whether I was booked here or not! Was then approached by a nice Greek couple who had stayed the previous night in a "dirty, cold hut with no electric or wifi" and were only still there as no where else was available. Continued to wait for our room to be prepared, I made the error of needing the toilet, I quickly found one cubicle locked the other had 2 inches of dirty water on the floor and excrement covering the toilet. Realised this was never going to be a nice stay so we asked to cancel the booking on the grounds they couldn't provide the facilities listed online- this drew blank looks & there was no way any refund was coming our way! Through pure luck the stranded Greek couple had nowhere to go & just wanted to know they had a bed for the night so they said they would buy our reservation off of us!! The guy who we spoke to there, "Honda" seemed like a nice guy but just didn't have any idea what was going on or how to resolve it. The location was terrible for getting back and forth to town. You are totally reliant on taxi's (theives! We wouldn't usually mind but it worked out more expensive than anywhere we have ever been!) hopefully you will have better luck!
Reviewed February 12, 2016
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