A touch of class
Elephant Crossing is a popular midrange hotel with a five-star view.
Perched on the Nam Song, it has 31 rooms spread out over four floors and the top floors get spectacular unobstructed views of the river and mountains from the balconies. Incredibly, rooms on the third and fourth floor are classed as standard rooms and are actually cheaper. Yes, they are slightly smaller and not as refined, but we’d definitely choose these just for the view rather than the deluxe rooms on the second floor.
All rooms are spacious and tasteful with polished floors, sprawling beds, wooden furniture and Lao silk accents. Modern comforts like TV, mini-fridge and air-con are on offer, and WiFi is now available throughout the hotel. Deluxe rooms have a few more bits of furniture and decoration, and better bathrooms with bathtubs, countertops and modern fixtures. However, standard rooms receive more natural light and are therefore brighter.
The hotel has an enormous riverside terrace restaurant with both covered and al-fresco seating. This is definitely the spot to treat yourself to a sundowner or a fiery Lao meal. Elephant Crossing is a popular option for its price point and it consistently receives glowing reviews.
T: (023) 511 232; F: (023) 511 634
Coordinates (for GPS): 102º26'45.19" E, 18º55'22.85" N
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Room rates: US$20 to 50
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Standard double room||US$45||US$45|
|Deluxe double room||US$50||US$50|
Cindy Fan is a Canadian writer/photographer and author of So Many Miles, a website that chronicles the love of adventure, food and culture. After falling in love with sticky rice and Mekong sunsets, in 2011 she uprooted her life in Toronto to live la vida Laos. She’s travelled to over 40 countries and harbours a deep affection for Africa and Southeast Asia. In between jaunts around the world, she calls Laos and Vietnam home where you’ll find her traipsing through rice paddies, standing beside broken-down buses and in villages laughing with the locals.
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