The Tadlo Lodge
Best in town
What we say:
Tad Lo Lodge is the best accommodation in town by a country mile. Massive solid bungalows are dotted around an expansive treed garden which provides respite from the relentless Lao heat. The rooms feel a lot more special than others in town and are designed tastefully with such things as pebbles on the bathroom floor and unusual chairs for lounging on. The fan rooms will be adequate for most people although air-con suites are available at a staggering premium should you want the very best. It's a great spot on the river about a kilometre upriver from the main Tad Lo village. Elephants on site can be ridden for 100,000 kip.
Contact details:Tad Lo. T: (034) 211 889
What we were quoted
|Type of room||Low season||High season||Notes|
|Standard - Double||48 USD||48 USD||Fan-cooled upto $120 for deluxe air-con|
Added to Travelfish on: 7th December, 2006
Last visited or updated on: 12th April, 2013
Read The Tadlo Lodge reviews
Rated 3.5 out of 5
Based on 4 ratings and 4 reviews
Great service from the owner!
We stayed in a double room (now $44!). The rooms are fan-cooled, which is fine considering that the mist from the waterfall keeps everything cool. In comparison to other options in the area, this is by far the cleanest place you will find! The restaurant is practically right on top of the base of the falls as a bonus (and you can watch the mahouts walk the elephants home through the river at dinner). Make sure you go for an elephant ride - the mahout is amazing! It's a nice change to see a mahout that has a good relationship with his elephant after seeing so many mahouts prodding their elephants along with things that look like fire pokers. He was so nice to his elephant and to us. He even let me drive his elephant, without me even asking :) The owner is great - he asked two of his employees to give us a ride back to the bus stop on their motorcycles when we couldn't get a tuktuk (and wouldn't take money for it) and made sure we were comfortable throughout our stay.
The Tadlo Lodge reviewed by backpacker1000 (Total reviews: 6) on
After 3 weeks in Cambodia and Laos this was one of the most peaceful places we've seen! They have since added more bungalows on the other side of the waterfalls that are much more quiet. The food was excellent and the service very friendly. However, prices seem to have doubled as we were asked to pay US$40 for a bungalow (double occupancy). Still, if you're willing to splash out this is a great place to wind down. Don't forget to check out the village near by and watch the pigs being fed!
The Tadlo Lodge reviewed by TravisTheTraveler (Total reviews: 1) on
Stayed three nights in recently completed, clean bungalow with great views of waterfall. Upstream village worth walking to. Sound of waterfall is louder at night as more water is released for power generation.
The Tadlo Lodge reviewed by srsdj (Total reviews: 11) on
Peaceful, clean, good food
After 2 weeks in the heat of the south, it was lovely to get up onto the Bolaven and stop at Tad Lo Resort. We stayed a couple of nights, right on the falls. As described, it was a good walk from room to restaurant / reception, but the food was fantastic. Room was clean & comfortable, and you didn't notice the noise of the falls after the first hour or so. Only small gripe - the staff here were the most intrusive of our 4 weeks in Laos. Not a big problem, just occasionally slightly annoying. However, this place is still well worth a couple of days.
The Tadlo Lodge reviewed by tblairg (Total reviews: 7) on
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