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Reviewed 26 October 2013

This place is simply amazing. The location is very secluded and you feel like Henri Mouhot when trekking through the jungle or paddling on the river. The bungalows are basic and clean and perfectly serve their purpose (who wants to stay inside when such an amazing scenery is waiting for you outside). Cleanliness is maybe a bit of our European interpretation but this is the jungle after all. The staff is incredible friendly and always helpful (please don't forget to tip!!) and the well-traveled Swedish owner is full of interesting stories about Asia. The food is very good (try the Laap) and fair value. I will definitely come back!!

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank Hakim B
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Reviewed 11 April 2013

Incredible location -- peaceful and beautiful. Enjoyed lounging in a hammock, swimming, hiking and paddling on the river. Staff are very friendly, but there seems to be tension with the owner. The food is overpriced, takes an unreasonable amount of time to prepare, and there are frequently errors with the orders. The bungalows looked remodeled, but our chief complaint was the awful, uncomfortable mattress. Would have stayed longer but for the bed and the kitchen service.

Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
Thank russellm2
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Reviewed 17 March 2013

Beautiful location, great rooms with a view, at very reasonable price.

The problem with this place is that the food served in the restaurant borders on inedible (I live in Laos and am by no means a fussy eater), it's seriously expensive, and you have to wait at least two hours before you see any food (I know this is Laos, but two hours seems excessive). As you are in a very remote location, there is no alternative other than the friendly noodle soup shop in the village not far from the turning to the lodge itself.

The rule for eco-lodge success: make sure you have a good restaurant, because

The owner also shouts st hos staff in a very abusive manor in front of his guests, which for us kind of sealed the deal. Beautiful spot, great idea...but we won't be going back!

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank bertietbe
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Reviewed 25 February 2013

This place doesnt market itself an an upscale nature resort so you know what to expect - but you wont be disappointed ...excellent views, great restaurant and a lot of respect for the owner who is trying to build something positive and help the Laotian people ....

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank shiva1961
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Reviewed 21 December 2012

We came here after being dissatisfied with another eco resort up river. A totally tranquil lodge on the banks of the Nam Ngum, you simply sit and breathe in and out with the jungle.
Food is from a limited menu but of great quality and if you want a place to relax and chill out, this is it!! Totally recommended for a jungle retreat

Room Tip: Try the jungle bath and sauna!
  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled with friends
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