The Elephant Crossing Hotel
2017

The Elephant Crossing Hotel

Ban Viengkeo, Vang Vieng Riverfront, Vang Vieng, Laos,
- View on map
Standard Balcony Double - Guestroom The Elephant Crossing Hotel
Standard Balcony Double - Guestroom
    Removed from saved list
    Lobby The Elephant Crossing Hotel
    Lobby The Elephant Crossing Hotel
    Balcony/terrace The Elephant Crossing Hotel
    Deluxe Balcony Double - Guestroom The Elephant Crossing Hotel
    See all 49 photos
     The Elephant Crossing Hotel

    Guest reviews

    7.6
    Very good
    /10
    (981 reviews)See what guests said
    9.6
    Exceptional

    "Cozy and friendly staff."

    Chatrat

    -

    April 19, 2018

    7.7
    Very good room comfort and quality

    Property highlights

    • 550 meters to public transportation

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Air conditioning

    • Bar

    This property is in high demand!Last booked 3 hours ago
    Excellent
    Location
    8.7
    See map
    Excellent location
    Value for money7.5
    Distance to city center0.05 Km
    Location rating8.7
    Nearest airportWattay International Airport (VTE)
    Distance to airport104.8 km
    Select your room
    7.7
    Very good
    Room comfort & quality
    Suite Balcony
    Suite Balcony
    ...
    • Room size: 35 m²/377 ft²
    • River view
    • 2 king beds
    Enter dates to see prices
    Deluxe Balcony Double
    Deluxe Balcony Double
    ...
    • Room size: 28 m²/301 ft²
    • River view
    • 1 king bed
    Enter dates to see prices
    Standard Balcony Double
    Standard Balcony Double
    ...
    • Room size: 22 m²/237 ft²
    • River view
    • 1 double bed
    Enter dates to see prices
    Deluxe Balcony Twin
    Deluxe Balcony Twin
    ...
    • Room size: 28 m²/301 ft²
    • River view
    • 2 single beds
    Enter dates to see prices
    Standard Balcony Twin
    Standard Balcony Twin
    ...
    • Room size: 22 m²/237 ft²
    • Balcony/terrace
    • 2 single beds
    Enter dates to see prices
    Standard Triple (No View)
    Standard Triple (No View)
    ...
    • Room size: 28 m²/301 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 single bed and 1 double b...
    Enter dates to see prices
    Room - No Views
    Room - No Views
    ...
      Enter dates to see prices
      Standard Single
      Standard Single
      ...
        Enter dates to see prices
        Basic Suite
        Basic Suite
        ...
          Enter dates to see prices
          Standard Triple
          Standard Triple
          ...
            Enter dates to see prices
            Have a question for The Elephant Crossing Hotel?

            What people love about the property

            • 9.6
              Exceptional

              "Breakfast was lovely - large assortment of fresh and ripe fruits."

              Tracy

              |

              February 13, 2018

            • 8.4
              Excellent

              "Rooms are spacious."

              Priyanka

              |

              January 2, 2018

            • 8.8
              Excellent

              "Overall a pleasant stay."

              John

              |

              January 9, 2018

            Up to 30% off with Agoda Insider Deals!

            Prices drop the moment you sign in!

            Sign in now
            More about The Elephant Crossing Hotel

            More about The Elephant Crossing Hotel

            7.6
            Very good

            "The location is amazing."

            Amalina

            |

            February 9, 2018

            An overview

            Show less

            What they offer

            9.2
            Exceptional

            "Staffs were very helpful."

            Watanyou

            |

            November 6, 2017

            Show less

            Nearest essentials

            Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
            Show less

            Property's guest policies

            Show less

            Some helpful facts

            Show less

            Real reviews from real guests

            Agoda Reviews (981)Booking.com Reviews (126)
            7.6
            /
            10
            Cleanliness7.2
            Facilities6.9
            Location8.7
            Room comfort and quality7.7
            Service7.4
            Value for money7.5
            Provided by verified guests of Agoda
            All languages
            All guests (981)
            All room types

            Show reviews that mention 

            Showing 806 verified guest comments
            12345
            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
            10.0
            Exceptional
            piyapa from Thailand
            Solo traveler
            Standard Balcony Twin
            Stayed 2 nights in January 2019
            Good location and great view”
            Good service.
            Reviewed February 04, 2019
            9.6
            Exceptional
            Karl from Germany
            Family with teens
            Deluxe Balcony Twin
            Stayed 1 night in January 2019
            Good middle class hotel”
            Good breakfast buffet, friendly and helpful staff, rooms on top floor with nice view
            Reviewed January 21, 2019
            Thank you for your rating. Our staff pride themselves on providing friendly and helpful service. We are glad you enjoyed your view from the top floor. Safe Travels
            Responded January 29, 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
            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
            4.0
            Jimin from South Korea
            Couple
            Standard Balcony Double
            Stayed 3 nights in January 2019
            View is beautiful. But...”
            The Mekong River view through the window is really beautiful. But there was a smell of sewage and bugs in the bathroom.
            Reviewed January 17, 2019
            Thanks for taking the time to leave us feedback about your experience. So glad you enjoyed the views! The Lao sewer system is a bit different than the one's you might have experienced in your own country, and is possible that there's not much we can do about it. However, we will be speaking with our maintenance staff about the smell you mentioned just to make sure the problem isn't coming from within the hotel. Safe travels!
            Responded January 21, 2019
            The Elephant Crossing Hotel
            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
            9.6
            Exceptional
            Gabrielle from Australia
            Couple
            Standard Balcony Twin
            Stayed 3 nights in October 2016
            Fabulous view!”
            Elephant Crossing is a great place to stay in Vang Vieng. The rooms overlooking the river have a superb view of the river and the mountains. The rooms are comfortable, aircon works well and the shower was good. The restaurant is right on the river and the breakfasts were very good. The hotel is in a great location, an easy walk to the town hub. We were lucky enough to be in town for the Boat Racing Festival, what an event! We enjoyed everything about our stay in Vang Vieng, a lovely place to visit.
            Reviewed October 18, 2016
            8.0
            Excellent
            NOR from Malaysia
            Solo traveler
            Standard Balcony Double
            Stayed 2 nights in April 2016
            Location, Wifi & Staff”
            The location is perfect facing the river and mountains. The staff were friendly and accommodating. Wifi is reliable (i stayed at 1st floor). Breakfast can be improved. Just during my stay, there was a construction beside my room and kind of disturbing. Other than that, this place is recommended for the price offered.
            Reviewed April 05, 2016
            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
            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
            9.0
            Exceptional
            Patricia from Australia
            Couple
            Suite Balcony
            Stayed 2 nights in December 2012
            Fantastic Views of Mountains and River”
            Best Views, great location
            Hotel was clean, staff friendly and helpful. However hallway light came through the window in room which made it difficult to sleep. Electricals in room were dodgy. I could see sparks from light fixture at night. Hotel breakfast and restaurant served nice dishes. Hot water system needs improving. Other than this, it was a lovely place to stay in.
            Reviewed December 30, 2012
            8.3
            Excellent
            venu from United States
            Couple
            Standard Triple (No View)
            Stayed 2 nights in December 2012
            Boutique Hotel in a Scenic setting”
            The hotel has a lovely view of the Mekong river . The service is impeccable . Close to all points of interest. Rooms are spacious ..
            The Elephant Crossing Hotel provides excellent service combined with a beautiful view .The lady who manages the restaurant is charming and informative . Located on the banks of the Mekong ,it is ideal for both family and individual visits . The rooms are spacious . The satellite TV is the same as that in Thailand . The hotel has ample parking and is steps away from all the restaurants and entertainment in town . I highly recommend this hotel !
            Reviewed December 11, 2012
            8.7
            Excellent
            Joan from United States
            Couple
            Standard Balcony Twin
            Stayed 2 nights in October 2012
            Great View of the River, Friendly Staff”
            Breakfast included, Good Views, Friendly Staff
            Hotel is located on the river and offers great views as sunset, as well as during the day when you can watch locals practice for the long boat competition and zoom up and down the river. Location is not ideal for eating/sightseeing, but it is only 10 minutes walk from the city center where you can eat/drink/sign up for tours. Staff was friendly and at night, at least 1 staff will sleep behind the front desk under a mosquito net so we were able to get water even late at night. Rooms were clean and AC worked well. All rooms have a river view and the restaurant was reasonably priced. Breakfast is includes and was not amazing, but good enough. No elevator, so be prepared to walk up and down the stairs with your luggage (which is find with us since we only took backpacks).
            Reviewed November 04, 2012
            12345
            This is a popular property. Don't miss out!

            Back to search results

            Back to room choices

            |

            Dismiss

            The Elephant Crossing Hotel
            |Very good 7.6
            ×
            Check in. Step out.
            Experiences on Agoda. Because your room is just the beginning.

            • Excellent location
            • Vang Vieng Public Bus Stop is within 0.55 km