Sanctuary Pakbeng Lodge

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Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool

Overview of Sanctuary Pakbeng Lodge

Sanctuary Pakbeng Lodge

3.0 star property
Mountain hotel with outdoor pool, near Pakbeng Pier

9.4/10 Exceptional

33 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet friendly
  • Air conditioning
Ban Done Khame, Pakbeng
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Free area shuttle
  • Free cruise terminal shuttle
  • Room service
  • Room service
  • Spa services
  • Childcare
  • Business center
  • Terrace
  • Air conditioning
For families
  • Supervised childcare
  • Private bathroom
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
Cleaning & Safety
  • Social distancing

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About this area

Getting around

  • Oudomxay (ODY) - 134 min drive
  • Free area shuttle
  • Free cruise terminal shuttle

About this property

Sanctuary Pakbeng Lodge

Sanctuary Pakbeng Lodge is a great choice for a stay in Pakbeng. Guests indulge in massages, then grab a bite to eat at the restaurant. An outdoor pool, a bar/lounge, and a terrace are other features. Fellow travelers say good things about the helpful staff and breakfast.


English, French, Lao

Cleaning and safety practices

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place
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At a glance

Hotel size

  • 30 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2 PM - 10 PM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the cruise terminal; guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • The front desk is open daily from 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • If you are planning to arrive after 6:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cribs (infant beds)
  • Supervised childcare


  • Pets stay free


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site


  • Free cruise terminal shuttle*


  • Free area shuttle

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast each morning
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service (limited hours)

Traveling with children

  • Free local shuttle
  • Supervised childcare

Working away

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop


  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • An outdoor pool
  • Spa services


  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • English
  • French
  • Lao

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Slippers

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • In-room massage
  • Balcony

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Hair dryer (on request)
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • Access via exterior corridors

Special features


Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the onsite spa services. Services include massages.


Onsite venue - This restaurant specializes in local cuisine and serves dinner only.

Fees & policies

Children & extra beds

  • Rollaway beds are available for USD 15 per night

Hygiene & cleanliness

Social distancing measures are in place.


This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

A fee for a mandatory Christmas Eve gala dinner is included in the total price displayed for stays on December 24.

A fee for a mandatory New Year's Eve gala dinner is included in the total price displayed for stays on December 31.

Also known as

Sanctuary Pakbeng Lodge
Sanctuary Pakbeng
Pakbeng Hotel Pakbeng
Sanctuary Pakbeng Lodge Hotel
Sanctuary Pakbeng Lodge Pakbeng
Sanctuary Pakbeng Lodge Hotel Pakbeng

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Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

10/10 Exceptional

Everything, except breakfast that was average and bellow what to expect
AG, 1-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

You must stay more than one night. Trip highlight.
An absolute marvelous hotel overlooking the Mekong. If you're travelling down by boat either way make the effort to stay 2 nights and not rush off on the next morning boat. Be awakened by elephants trumpeting on the banks opposite. The rooms are plush and spacious the staff are exceptional,big thanks to Fon. Great management team. And Wendy Leggat who runs the elephant sanctuary is a gem. To visit the elephants is a must. Great pool. Very nice restaurant with a fine set menu plus breakfast is great. Highly recommended we didn't want to leave. Many thanks.
M C, 2-night trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very Good

A great stop over on the Mekong.
We stayed at the Sanctuary as we had stayed in the sister hotel in Luang Prabang and loved it. We found this one not to be as polished but still an enjoyable stay. Pakbeng is a 'stop-over' place as the boat cruise along the Mekong stops here meaning there was very little around in the local vicinity meaning we didn't leave the complex. We were upgraded to a 'deluxe' room but felt it lacked that prestige feel e.g. bed wasn't as comfortable as we've had previously and only 1 pillow. The staff were very attentive, including the manager who welcomed us personally. The food was delicious and we enjoyed a bottle of red wine in the room as well as with dinner as it was so good. The view is exquisite along the Mekong and we even saw elephants bathing in the water on the opposite bank at 7am as we left. Amazing. The hotel has it's own private pier to the river so our cruise picked us up there which was a real perk. The team helped us with our bags to the river making the whole process very easy. We requested a breakfast box as we were leaving so early and were spoilt! We had an omelette each, crepes, toast with butter/jam and fresh fruit. Excellent.
James, 1-night romance trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Great hotel, staff were really helpful and friendly. Lovely view
Jean, 1-night trip
Verified guest review

4/10 Fair

Read the reviews elsewhere before booking
Seriously I don't understand how people give this place 10/10 the best thing about the place was the view. The room was ok. The water to the room was intermittent. Twice I was in the shower covered in suds and the water stopped. On mentioning this to staff they seemed surprised although looking at other reviews this has been an issue for 4 years. The menu was limited with only one vegetarian option. The beer was 3 times more expensive than elsewhere. The elephants across the river were about 1 km away. Don't believe the pictures. This place is expensive compared to elsewhere and I certainly wouldn't stay here again. Oh and the WiFi was terrible.
DAVID, 2-night romance trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Beautiful Hotel
We had a very brief stay at this beautiful hotel. Staff were amazing with a very big welcome from Ben the manager. Rooms were beautiful with all the amenities you need. The view was amazing and the town while very primitive, very interesting. Would have liked to stay another night the appreciate the area.
Rosemary, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

STAIMESSE, 2-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

all is good and i think you shoudl not force people to write so may characters as some people have limited ability in writing and foreigh languages
1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

All is good with our stay at this place Serives are good and check in was smooth
1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

rooms are im good condition, except that they should have WIFI in room
1-night trip
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