LAOS – Pak Beng – Sanctuary Pakbeng Lodge

Sitting by the bank of the Mekong, Pakbeng Lodge is halfway between the World Heritage town of Luang Prabang, and Huei Xai, the main border crossing between northern Thailand and northern Laos. Both towns are reachable within a day by cruise. The Lodge is an ideal point of departure for walks through the forest or to villages off the tourist roads.
The hotel is composed of two buildings: in the Bungalow closest to the river, the rooms are simply decorated with bamboo furnishings, and each one has a private balcony with stunning views of the Mekong. In the Bungalow located at the top of the hill, the rooms are nicely decorated, still in Lao style but with dark wood. Each room has a balcony and all the amenities.

There are two restaurants managed by a French restaurateur, both offering tasty food in a magical environment. Each building has its own restaurant, which makes it more convenient and private.

Since 2007 Pakbeng Lodge has been working closely with Ban Done Khame dispensary, from “Les medecins de Chinguetti-Pakbeng” association. Every year, volunteers come from France to offer free consultation to the locals as well as guests of the hotel, and donations are welcome!


Perched on the bank of the Mekong River in a remote part of northern Laos, the Pakbeng Lodge is a comfortable and nice hotel. As one of the best hotels in Pakbeng, this lodge is an inevitable place for clients who want to make a stop between the Thai border and Luang Prabang. All the proposed activities are an added value to this charming place.


Total number of rooms 30 rooms
Room types Superior 
Surface From 24 to 32 m2