The Elephant Crossing Hotel
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2017

The Elephant Crossing Hotel

Ban Viengkeo, Vang Vieng Riverfront, Vang Vieng, Laos,
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    The Elephant Crossing Hotel Reviews

    7.6
    Very good
    /10
    (1043 reviews)See what guests said
    8.0
    Very good

    "The resturant for Breakfast is served metres above the river..."

    mark

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    December 7, 2018

    7.7
    Very good room comfort and quality

    Things you’ll love about The Elephant Crossing Hotel

    Things you'll love

    • 590 meters to public transportation

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Air conditioning

    • Bar

    Excellent
    Location
    8.7
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    Excellent location
    Popular
    Nearby
  • Green Discovery520 m
  • Wat Kang570 m
  • Nam Song River770 m
  • Tham Xang1.46 km
  • Lusi And Pha Poak Caves2.11 km
  • Silver Cliff3.13 km
  • Tham Nam (Water cave)5 km
  • Tham Phu Kham Cave and Blue Lagoon5.34 km
  • Tham Loup & Tham Hoi Caves5.57 km
  • Kaeng Nyui Waterfall6.03 km
  • This property is in high demand!

    Last booked 2 hours ago

    Value for money7.5
    Distance to city center0.05 Km
    Location rating8.7
    Nearest airportWattay International Airport (VTE)
    Distance to airport106.2 km

    Rooms available at The Elephant Crossing Hotel

    7.7
    Very good
    Room comfort & quality
    Suite Balcony
    Suite Balcony
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    • Room size: 35 m²/377 ft²
    • River view
    • 2 king beds
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    Deluxe Balcony Double
    Deluxe Balcony Double
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    • Room size: 28 m²/301 ft²
    • River view
    • 1 king bed
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    Standard Balcony Double
    Standard Balcony Double
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    • Room size: 22 m²/237 ft²
    • River view
    • 1 double bed
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    Deluxe Balcony Twin
    Deluxe Balcony Twin
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    • Room size: 28 m²/301 ft²
    • River view
    • 2 single beds
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    Standard Balcony Twin
    Standard Balcony Twin
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    • Room size: 22 m²/237 ft²
    • Balcony/terrace
    • 2 single beds
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    Standard Triple (No View)
    Standard Triple (No View)
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    • Room size: 28 m²/301 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 single bed and 1 double ...
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            What people love about The Elephant Crossing Hotel

            • 10.0
              Exceptional

              "Lovely hotel."

              Sharon

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              February 9, 2016

            • 10.0
              Exceptional

              "Great location and nice restaurant on the river."

              Sharon

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              February 9, 2016

            • 7.6
              Very good

              "Hotel is quite old, location is good, Breakfast is good, view is superb."

              chongdee

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              December 9, 2018

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            4.4
            Review score

            "The only positive was the magnificent river view from our ro..."

            Vivien

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            December 28, 2018

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            9.6
            Exceptional

            "The staff took great care and I was able to pick-up my bag a..."

            Nikolai

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            September 18, 2017

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            Agoda Reviews (1043)Booking.com Reviews (121)
            7.6
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            10
            Cleanliness7.2
            Facilities6.9
            Location8.7
            Room comfort and quality7.7
            Service7.4
            Value for money7.5
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            8.8
            Excellent
            steven from Philippines
            Couple
            Standard Balcony Double
            Stayed 1 night in April 2019

            Excellent”

            The hotel with the best view in our entire trip across Laos. Location was good, and room was comfy enough for Our overnight stay in Vang Vieng. The property is a bit dated and could use some really good cleaning. The free breakfast was OK just the basic with an omelet station. But the resto Cafe is right by the river which made for quite a relaxing breakfast.

            Reviewed April 17, 2019

            Thank you for your review and we are glad you enjoyed the amazing view and comfy rooms. Breakfast along the river is always a great way to start the day Safe travels

            Responded April 19, 2019
            The Elephant Crossing Hotel
            9.6
            Exceptional
            robert from Philippines
            Solo traveler
            Standard Balcony Double
            Stayed 1 night in March 2019

            The Best 3-star hotel in Vang Vieng”

            The hotel is situated along the river bank and it has one of the best views of the mountain ranges from room balcony. It is accessible 24x7 and within few meters from restaurants and convenience stores, Room is cozy with good basic amenities. Buffet breakfast was superb with basic selection almost like a 4-5-star hotel. Staff were friendly and helpful. Would want to stay there again when I return, Note: Construction is ongoing at the time of stay. May take months to finish. Noisy from 8am to 5pm. If you plan hotel staycation....not the place to be right now. Otherwise, you need to explore Vang Vieng on those times.

            Reviewed March 04, 2019

            Thank you for your kind words Our location is perfect along the river bank and with great views - we are very proud of this We are centrally located which makes it very attractive to our guests - we are glad you enjoyed the convenience. The Buffet Breakfast is fantastic and a great way to start the day. Our staff work very hard to improve their English skills and enjoy communicating with our guests - it is great to hear your experienced friendly and helpful service. We look forward to having you come and stay with us again Safe Travel

            Responded March 14, 2019
            The Elephant Crossing Hotel
            7.2
            Very good
            Tasanee from Thailand
            Couple
            Standard Balcony Double
            Stayed 1 night in April 2019

            It’s ok just a night stay”

            We were unluck to encounter with twice room change at night. Our original room had water leak from air con. Once I informed night shift, he suddenly changed to the new one but unfortunately the second room also had problem with air con which had no cool air, so the 3rd room was provided with upgrade to Deluxe. Thanks for help. We finally could sleep. However, noon staff want nice enough to service and air con there need to have big cleaning

            Reviewed April 06, 2019

            Thank you for taking the time to review We are sorry about the issues you experienced but glad that you ended up with satisfied. We have advised our maintenance about the airconditioners and they are all due for service very soon Safe Travels

            Responded April 08, 2019
            The Elephant Crossing Hotel
            8.0
            Excellent
            Jeremy from Laos
            Couple
            Deluxe Balcony Twin
            Stayed 1 night in November 2018

            Excellent place”

            We cam a with a complex situation as we were taking part to a race starting really early and it seemed to be a bit complicated.. We could not shower ourselves after the run.. a pity, still perfect view if river side!

            Reviewed December 07, 2018
            10.0
            Exceptional
            Max from Australia
            Solo traveler
            Standard Balcony Double
            Stayed 2 nights in October 2018

            Nice place”

            I was pleasantly surprised with the stay here. The room had an amazing view on the 3rd floor, the bedroom was very clean and modern and they have a good priced mini bar. The buffet breakfast was the best I've had for a while. Will definitely stay again when I come back.

            Reviewed October 10, 2018

            Thanks for the amazing review! We are happy to hear you enjoyed the mini bar and the view. Please come back again soon!

            Responded October 30, 2018
            The Elephant Crossing Hotel
            3.2
            Guo
            Group
            Standard Balcony Twin
            Stayed 1 night in April 2019

            For Vacation ”

            Staffs are rude and not welcome to customers Toilet is bad and unclean They offer discount with ester deal but when I arrived , hotel is under renovation and so dusty.

            Reviewed April 24, 2019

            Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are sorry you had an unpleasant experience. We are excited about the improvements being made to our hotel and appreciate your patience as we undergo construction. We are also proud to employ local Lao staff and continue to work on improving our hospitality skills through various training efforts. We hope to see you in Vang Vieng again soon.

            Responded May 14, 2019
            The Elephant Crossing Hotel
            8.4
            Excellent
            Phaphaksone from Laos
            Group
            Suite Balcony
            Stayed 1 night in April 2019

            Good location and view ”

            None

            Reviewed April 22, 2019

            Thanks for the review. Glad you enjoyed your stay. We hope you will visit us again in Vang Vieng soon.

            Responded May 17, 2019
            The Elephant Crossing Hotel
            4.4
            Vivien from United Kingdom
            Group
            Deluxe Balcony Twin
            Stayed 4 nights in December 2018

            Stay Away”

            No pool as advertised, additional cost for use of pool at a hotel down the street. Room on 5th floor NO lift. Breakfast was disgusting. A base for teenage group holidays, therefore NOT a peaceful base. The only positive was the magnificent river view from our room.

            Reviewed December 28, 2018

            Thanks for leaving us a review Vivien. We're happy to hear that you enjoyed the amazing views from your room, however, we're dissapointed that you were not satisfied with your breakfast. We usually receive compliments for its variety compared to most hotel in town, which simply have an omelette and baguette breakfast. We also do not suggest that we have a swimming pool on our website or on Agoda. We do advertise for our partner hotel's pool at Silver Naga. Most of the hotels in Laos do not have a lift, even if they are multi-story. Lifts are only available at a few of the five star resorts. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in Vang Vieng and had a safe trip home.

            Responded January 05, 2019
            The Elephant Crossing Hotel
            6.8
            Good
            Mikhail from Russia
            Solo traveler
            Standard Triple (No View)
            Stayed 1 night in December 2018

            Good”

            Nice river Mekong view when u have breakfast. My room view was not so nice, but this is because Mother of Gods punished me for something this day. And also they had renovation. But the staff are friendly . Not "i was born to serve to all f..ng farangs i meat in my life" but quite ready to help u.

            Reviewed December 11, 2018

            Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review about your experiences. We're glad that you enjoyed the river views at breakfast and that you had positive interactions with our staff. Hope you had a great time in Vang Vieng and a safe journey home.

            Responded December 17, 2018
            The Elephant Crossing Hotel
            8.0
            Excellent
            mark from Australia
            Couple
            Standard Balcony Double
            Stayed 3 nights in December 2018

            Location, location, location. Fantastic views and in the heart of the action”

            The Elephant Crossing is located on the river looking across to the mountains. We had a river facing room that offered spectacular views. But the views from the restaurant were even better. The resturant for Breakfast is served metres above the river, which also offers meals and drinks throughout the day at good prices. Our room was a little cramp, but comfotable. The balcony offer extended space and a great place to watch sunset. Bed was comfortable and clean. The bathroom was a little old and cresty. It could do with a really good clean. The shower was strong and warm. Over all we really enjoyed our stay. The staff were great. The reception area and garden is beautful. Breakfast was good, but not spectacular. We dont really care about the breakfast though. The food in Laos is cheap and delicious, so why waste a meal in a hotel when you can eat a fresh noodle soup on the street. The hotel espresso coffee machine that made nice coffees so we had coffee and fresh fruit breakfast

            Reviewed December 07, 2018

            Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review Mark! Happy to hear that you liked the location, had positive interactions with our staff, and enjoyed the meals offered at our restaurant. Thanks for staying with us and we hope to see you back next time you're in Vang Vieng!

            Responded December 11, 2018
            The Elephant Crossing Hotel
            10.0
            Exceptional
            michael from United Kingdom
            Couple
            Standard Balcony Double
            Stayed 3 nights in March 2019

            Would be nice if you state there is building work going on!!”

            Not mentioned in the ad that there is building work going on and starting at 7 am everyday!!! Not good should get compensation!!

            Reviewed March 12, 2019

            We will address your review with our construction company as the noice should be maintained between 9-5pm. Thank you for your kind rating and we apologise for the inconvenience the construction may of caused you Safe Travels

            Responded March 14, 2019
            The Elephant Crossing Hotel
            9.6
            Exceptional
            Tracy from Canada
            Couple
            Standard Balcony Double
            Stayed 2 nights in February 2018

            Fantastic”

            Loved our stay at the ECH. Stunning view, especially at sunset, where we enjoyed having a beer (which is market price too) on the balcony and watching all the action go down on the river. Breakfast was lovely - large assortment of fresh and ripe fruits. STRONG coffee! Would love to stay there again.

            Reviewed February 13, 2018
            8.8
            Excellent
            John from United States
            Solo traveler
            Deluxe Balcony Twin
            Stayed 2 nights in January 2018

            That View! ”

            This hotel is ageing, but it's still a nice place to stay. Booked a deluxe balcony room on the 5th floor for two nights. There is no lift, so if you have trouble with stairs, book a lower floor. Room was adequate size and clean. Comfy bed, fridge, wardrobe, TV, desk, end table, kettle, and a balcony with table and chairs and a million dollar view. Bathroom was clean but oddly laid out. A single towel rack behind the door and no shelf in the shower for shampoo or soap. The property is beautifully landscaped and located right on the river. Breakfast was good - the usual Asian buffet except minus the meat wieners. Good selection of fruit. Ate dinner one night at the restaurant and was pleased with my meal. Prices and quality of food and drinks are in line with restaurants in town, and you get to dine on the riverside instead of by the busy street. Reception staff were exceptional - attentive and friendly, but breakfast crew was a bit robotic, nary a smile. Overall a pleasant stay.

            Reviewed January 09, 2018
            9.6
            Exceptional
            Nikolai from Netherlands
            Family with teens
            Deluxe Balcony Twin
            Stayed 1 night in March 2017

            Had several happy returns here”

            On my last visit, I left my bag with laptop at the breakfast table, just before leaving Vang Vieng, for a trip in the north. The staff took great care and I was able to pick-up my bag a few days later in Vientiane.

            Reviewed September 18, 2017
            8.7
            Excellent
            Rob from Canada
            Couple
            Standard Balcony Double
            Stayed 7 nights in January 2016

            Amazing view from second floor, great location”

            View from balcony, close to everything, restaurant on river

            Very nice stay, we were on the 2nd floor with an amazing view of the mountains and river. The room had TV, fridge, wifi, soap, shampoo, kettle and balcony with 2 chairs, got a bit hot late afternoon but very nice until then. Everyday, towels, 2 bottles of water and a roll of toilet paper provided. The room was clean and it is only a 5 -10 minute walk into town where there are many restaurants to choose from. Also, next door, good place to get clothes washed. If ever get back, would gladly stay again.

            Reviewed January 28, 2016
            9.0
            Exceptional
            Christina from United Kingdom
            Couple
            Standard Balcony Double
            Stayed 3 nights in December 2014

            Fabulous Views - Lovely Staff”

            Views, Staff, Location

            The Elephant Crossing was located superbly. Stunning views of the land from our balcony. Staff were friendly and fun. The best part was the location - far enough away from the town centre which is dirty and a disappointment - really not worth going into.

            Reviewed February 02, 2015
            8.3
            Excellent
            Shuqi from Malaysia
            Couple
            Suite Balcony
            Stayed 2 nights in March 2014

            Stunning view!”

            Best view ever, great breakfast, great location

            The view from the room is stunning! It is nice to enjoy the gorgeous sunset in your air-conditioned room while isolated from the heat outside. The hotel is centrally located but you might want to walk a little further away to get better deal for bike renting and groceries. The breakfast was great, both the food and the river view. There are some nice ambience sound (toads and insects) in the evening when you hangout at the lobby. There's a guitar and a piano where you could grab and play whenever you like. It feels a little awkward that you have to take off your shoes before entering the lobby, but that's the culture anyway. The room could be a little dusty because they don't use vacuum cleaner, but that's okay because the dust are barely noticeable. The only thing that's totally unacceptable is that the windows in the bathroom were made of clear glass. It's so easy to peek inside from the corridor! Luckily there's an easy fix: just stick some wet tissue paper on the clear glasses. Not so eco-friendly though. Overall it's a very pleasant stay and we would totally come back to this hotel if we will ever visit Vang Vieng again.

            Reviewed March 07, 2014
            9.0
            Exceptional
            Linda from United States
            Solo traveler
            Standard Balcony Double
            Stayed 2 nights in February 2014

            Beautiful views of river and mountains”

            views, location, staff

            My stay was very enjoyable and the views from my balcony were great! The room was very clean; however, the bathroom was small and the air conditioner unit was on the balcony which rather spoiled the balcony. I would go back there again.

            Reviewed February 24, 2014
            9.0
            Exceptional
            Roy from Canada
            Couple
            Suite Balcony
            Stayed 2 nights in October 2013

            great stay at a great hotel.”

            Clean, location and great staff

            Enjoyed our stay here, it's far enough away from the bars you don't hear them, yet a short walk if you want to go to them. Our room was large and as all the rooms do, had a great view of the Namsong with the limestone mountains in the background, beautiful view. Staff were great and always willing to help.

            Reviewed October 18, 2013
            8.0
            Excellent
            Wenjing from China
            Couple
            Standard Balcony Double
            Stayed 1 night in February 2013

            Nice view but kinda old room”

            River view, location

            Very nice river view. Close to everything. However, the room is not very spacious and wifi didn't work very well when I stayed. The TV didn't work either. I would say if you just want good view, it's a good choice.

            Reviewed February 06, 2013
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