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Mahout Lodge

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Jasper, Canada
Reviewed 26 January 2016

I cannot believe my luck when I stumbled onto this Elephant Camp. As the owner says, WE LOVE OUR ELEPHWNTS!! The beautiful view, Bungalows, restaurant and food is just an added bonus to the authenticity of this place. Elephants everywhere you look!! These people anticipate your every need and desire and try their best to make it come true. I...

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Reviewed 2 September 2014

Being in the middle of the jungle was very appealing so we stayed here for 2 nights. Overall it was a good experience, the room was (initially) very clean given the circumstances, the staff was also of great help. it was great to have the elephant camp at a walking distance, the kids loved it. However, after check-in there was...

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1Thank István V
Reviewed 2 September 2014 via mobile

the elephant trainig mahout course is really fun you should definitely do it!! but the bungalows are really terrible. if you decide to stay (expensive) be prepared to be eaten by insects all night. we heard some animal in the roof and the next day we were told that rats go to the bungalows were people stay!!! for some leftovers...

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Mexico City, Mexico
Reviewed 18 May 2014

We went as part of our Honeymoon and it was a really nice adventure for one night. We arrived and were given a lodge with a really nice view of the river and clean. It is a small lodge with a private bathroom. The lodges are nice and private but opened to the wild (there are wholes on the roof...

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3Thank Fco_MV
Reviewed 23 April 2014

Just a heads up. If you book direct double double check your price , as myself and my girlfriend booked via phone for 500baht ~ £10 a night for two nights. When they picked us up in luang Prabang the woman we spoke to on the phone apparently miss quoted us this price, and the rooms are ~$50 per night....

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1Thank Timothy P
Munich, Germany
Reviewed 20 September 2013

We went for the 2 day Mahout training course and stayed overnight in the Eco lodge. The experience with the elephants was wonderful. The transfer from the hotel was smooth and took only 30min. We received a brief introduction from Honda our tour guide (great guy and a lot of fun!) and our Mahout uniforms and went to meet the...

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2Thank Nadz81
Fort-de-France, Martinique
Reviewed 1 August 2013

Extraordinary meeting with elephants Bathing in the river was so funny Children and adults enjoy this time so different We were with our son 8 years he likes really theese 3 days riding, feeding, swiming with the elephants. equipements are not a very high level but that is not the most important thing The training is secure and run by...

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Thank Frederic P
Reviewed 22 July 2013 via mobile

I stayed a couple if nights and it was a much needed break. With health at an all time low, I found it was a beautiful place to rest and recuperate. I don't particularly like elephant's, but it was nice to see the mahouts ride passed or take the elephants up the river - quite the sight :) The room...

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Thank Karen H
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 17 July 2013

We in fact did the all-day Elephant riding experience and saw the bungalows for rent to stay ... but I wouldn't stay anyway, too far from LP and I think one day is enough. A person we met in LP started the 3-day experience and left a day early after questioning what they were really doing here (helping the elephants)....

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Ravenshoe, Queensland, Australia
Reviewed 22 June 2013

We completed a 3 day Mahout Course and this was, as my son said 'Epic', Yes this is as amazing as mentioned by others. But when we returned to our Accommodation in Luang Prabang we discovered that we had been Robbed.. One person (hopefully only one) had destroyed our experience and left a foul taste in our mouth...... I will...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Come and experience the peaceful serenity of The Mahout Lodge situated on the banks of the Nam Khan River and surrounded by incredible jungle. On the outskirts of Luang Prabang, an incredible UNESCO designated World Heritage destination, you will find 16 idyllic chalets each with their own bathroom and private balcony. Each is different with either 1x King Bed, 2x King beds or a family chalet with 4x King Beds in total. Inspired by Laotian culture these cabins are rustically charming, surrounded by beautiful gardens and ideal for the adventurous spirit and authentic traveler. Our majestic 20 room Resort will be open in October 2015. Beautifully designed each room has a private balcony overlooking the Nam Khan River, a mini bar, air conditioning, private bathrooms and full hotel services. Surrounded by jungle it is a peaceful haven to watch elephants play and renew your mind, body and spirit. Join us and wander the gardens, watch the elephants, enjoy our swimming pool, café, bar, and restaurant, and/or book one of our many tours we have on offer here at the Mahout Lodge. Learn how to be a mahout (elephant caretaker), kayak or bamboo raft down the Nam Khan river, hike or mountain bike, visit hill tribes and villages, or simply rest and relax. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Mahout Lodge

Address: 13/7 Sisavangvong Road, Luang Prabang 0600, Laos
Region: Laos > Luang Prabang Province > Luang Prabang
Price Range: RM103 - RM201 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Mahout Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 36
Also Known As:
Mahout Eco Hotel Luang Prabang
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“All Bungalows are fantastic. They are open air and very much in the Jungle yet with that touch of class. Gorgeous views”
druyff61, 26 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Simply do not stay overnight. Go for the 1 Day trip or book 2 successive 1 Day trips if you want to spend more time with the elephants.”
Nadz81, 19 Sep 2013 | Read review
“Make sure you're right on the river so that's all you see when you're when you're lying in bed.”
Champion55, 27 Mar 2012 | Read review
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