Yaklom Hill Lodge
What we say:
Yaklom Hill Lodge promises a jungle experience and, for better or worse, delivers it. If you're a nature lover looking to be well away from the crowds, this is a solid option, but bare in mind the facilities are basic and in wet season there is a bit of a perennial dampness to the place. Watch your footing too on the slippery pavers. On the upside, the staff are incredibly kind and we appreciate that the lodge meets many ecological benchmarks and employs ethnic minorities from the surrounding villages. Bathrooms are cold-water only, although there is a separate hut with two showers on the grounds where hot water is available between 18:00 and 21:00. The restaurant is no-frills but offers good Thai food with really fresh veggies. The gardens are rambling. There are directions to Yak Lom Lake, which is about a 45-minute, pleasant walk along country roads and also for two viewpoints (one for sunrise and one for sunset). All rates include transfers from town and breakfast. Note that prices sometimes fluctuate a little during the rainy season depending on demand, so if you're travelling then, ask about off-season rates.
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Contact details:10 minute drive (in dry season) east of Banlung past the lake. T: (012) 799 211, (011) 725 881
Email them at: firstname.lastname@example.org
What we were quoted
|Type of room||Low season||High season||Notes|
|Sgl fan private b'room||10 USD||10 USD|
|Dbl fan private b'room||15 USD||15 USD|
Added to Travelfish on: 24th November, 2005
Last visited or updated on: 3rd June, 2012
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Rated 4.5 out of 5
Based on 3 ratings and 3 reviews
Rustic but peaceful
Maybe 5 or 6 km outside of town on a bad road. The lodge grounds are spacious, relaxing, well organized, and clean. The individual bungalows are rustic but charming. There's only electricity from maybe 6-10 PM, and hot showers are available, although not in your room. The Volcano lake is a 45 minute walk. The excursions all seemed interesting, but we didn't partake. Average food, helpful & friendly staff.
Yaklom Hill Lodge reviewed by gringeaux (Total reviews: 15) on
Very serene spot
The fans kick off with the rest of the generator power at around 9:30, but there's a solar-powered DC backup for lights and another fan if it's steamy. The crickets and geckos lull you to sleep, and the birds wake you in the morning. A very peaceful spot. The staff are very friendly and they run a range of eco-minded tours to surrounding villages and attractions. You'll find a nice assortment of people staying there. The lake is situated halfway back into town, close enough that you can walk. Be warned: the last stretch of road between the lake and the lodge is the worst clay powderfield in town, so be careful if you're driving yourself. Highly recommended.
Yaklom Hill Lodge reviewed by jcmcilwaine (Total reviews: 11) on
Peaceful and comfortable
Very comfortable, very private cabins. Pleasant restaurant has roof but no walls, food nothing special but staff are really friendly and helpful. Transport to town and beyond is available at very reasonable prices. Recommended.
Yaklom Hill Lodge reviewed by BC (Total reviews: 22) on
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