Sanctuary Pakbeng Lodge

A charming luxury eco lodge committed to sustainable community-based projects, green and wildlife tourism

Sanctuary Pakbeng Lodge

Sitting on the banks of the Mekong, the Sanctuary Pakbeng Lodge is midway between the World Heritage Town of Luang Prabang, and Huay Xai, the main border crossing between northern Thailand and northern Laos. Both towns are reachable by a heavenly 1-day cruise experience, or a half day drive through the hilltops and along ethnic villages indigenous to this region of Laos. 

The Lodge is an ideal starting point for hilltribe trekking to discover Khamu villages off the main tourist trail. It also faces the Mekong Elephant Park, a sanctuary dedicated to the protection of elephants which offers a wonderful and respectful opportunity to discover the life of an animal important in Lao culture. 

The Sanctuary Pakbeng Lodge suggests that you stay a few days in this protected area off the beaten track. You will enjoy the comfortable atmosphere, the picturesque sunrise and sunset over the Mekong, and the comings and goings of the different boats that dock near the Lodge’s beach. Your visit will be one of relaxation but also of authentic encounters and an immersion into traditional Lao life.

Mekong View


30 traditional Lao felt rooms yet modern and spacious spread over 2 building levels.

Each room has its own private balcony with a coffee table and deckchairs. They are orientated towards the mythical and majestic river-giving place to an incomparable panoramic view whilst still combining intimacy, comfort and quietude.

20 Superior Rooms

22m2 + 8m2 balcony

2 pers + extra bed or babycot

Decorated with bamboo, Hmong wall hangings, and with parquet floors of rosewood, they have a traditional feel. The en-suite bathrooms have hot showers. Each room has a large, private balcony with a coffee table and deckchairs, overlooking the Mekong. From this vantage point, you have a great view of the last boats returning to port, while the sun dips behind the mountains at the river’s edge.

8 Deluxe Rooms

24m2 + 8m2 terrace

2 pers + 1 babycot

The walls, beams, and doors are all made of wood, the luxurious parquet floors of rosewood. An added feature is the walls, which are completely removable with a system of sophisticated sliding panels. They open to reveal an incredible view of the Mekong and the surrounding landscape.
The bed is centred in the room, with the sink, shower, and toilet hidden from view.
Each room has a spacious balcony with coffee table and deckchairs.

2 Suites

32m2 + 16m2 terrace

2 pers + 1 babycot + 1 extra bed

While Suites are larger than Deluxe rooms, their characteristics are the same, except for the addition of a lounge area.

There is a large private balcony offering additional space.

General Hotel Information

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Free internet access
  • Free tea and coffee
  • Private bathroom
  • 220V
  • Safe
  • Smart TV (Suite rooms only)
  • Minibar (Suite rooms only)
  • Bar / restaurant
  • Pool bar
  • Massage
  • Swimming Pool
  • Travel Desk
  • Shop/Boutique
  • Reception hours: 6.00am to 10pm
  • 24h security
  • Porter
  • Housekeeping and Laundry Service
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Left Luggage
  • Free water refill stations

Wine and Dine

Fresh, innovative, delicious, we have the wow factor in all the good food – heaps of it!


Caters for the Superior Rooms and suggests tasty fresh Lao set menus using seasonal produce from our organic farms.


Is located on top of the hill, caters to the Duluxe Rooms and the Suites, but is also open to non-residential guests. A menu a la carte is available to discover the pleasures of fine dining in Pakbeng where the spices of Laos and Western flavours meet up in a charming atmosphere.

Recreation and Leisure

Embark on a voyage through rural Laos with pure immersion and authentic experiences.

Mekong Elephant Park

Hilltribe Trekking

Cooking Class

Visit of the Health Clinic

Baci Ceremony

Handicraft Workshops

Wellness & Spa

Simply Relaxing, naturally therapeutic.

Recharge your batteries through our selection of traditional Lao massages that will replenish your heart, soul and body as a whole.

We come together as a team to safeguard a seamless experience to every guest. Our motto: your satisfaction is our best reward.”

Benoit Meunier - General Manager
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