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1 room, 2 adults

The Elephant Crossing Hotel

3-star3 stars
Ban Viengkeo, Vang Vieng, 06000, Laos

3-star hotel in Vang Vieng with restaurant and pool bar
  • Free WiFi and free parking
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  • Unfortunately, I can't review this hotel. We arrived and they were rebuilding beside and…Feb. 29, 2020
  • Simply terrible. Nothing like suggested on the website. I left and stayed elsewhere! Dec. 2, 2019

The Elephant Crossing Hotel

  • Standard Double Room, Balcony, River View
  • Standard Twin Room, Balcony
  • Standard Triple Room, No View
  • Suite
  • Deluxe Twin Room, Mountain View, Mountainside

What’s around The Elephant Crossing Hotel


  • VLT Natural Tours - 3 min walk
  • Wat Si Souman - 7 min walk
  • Pha Ngern Viewpoint - 2.9 mi / 4.7 km
  • Blue Lagoon - 4.4 mi / 7 km
  • Kaeng Nyui Waterfall - 4.5 mi / 7.3 km

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 31 rooms


  • Check-in time 2:00 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is 11:30 AM
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free self parking

Payment types at the property

* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Buffet breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Poolside bar
  • Room service (during limited hours)
  • Barbecue grills
Things to do
  • Horse riding/rental on site
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Lao
  • Thai

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
Things to enjoy
  • Separate sitting area
  • Balcony
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
Be entertained
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Fridge
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Sala Phadaeng - This restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

The Elephant Crossing Hotel’s small print

Also known as

  • Elephant Crossing Hotel Vang Vieng
  • Elephant Crossing Hotel
  • Elephant Crossing Vang Vieng
  • Elephant Crossing
  • Hotel Elephant Crossing
  • The Elephant Crossing
  • The Elephant Crossing Hotel Hotel
  • The Elephant Crossing Hotel Vang Vieng
  • The Elephant Crossing Hotel Hotel Vang Vieng

Optional extras

Rollaway beds are available for LAK 15.0 per night

Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of LAK 10 per person (approximately)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for The Elephant Crossing Hotel

  • Is parking offered at The Elephant Crossing Hotel?
    Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Are pets allowed at The Elephant Crossing Hotel?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at The Elephant Crossing Hotel?
    You can check in from 2:00 PM to midnight. Check-out time is 11:30 AM.
  • Are there restaurants at or near The Elephant Crossing Hotel?
    Yes, there's an onsite restaurant that serves international cuisine.

Recent reviews

Good 7.0 From 40 reviews

Good 6.0
Elephant Crossing
While the room had amazing views of the river, it was very small and had pretty much zero storage. The bathroom was dingy-looking and had a bit of an odour. The room only had one accessible plug (another one was by the light switch at the entrance but because of its height and location, wasn’t really usable) to plug in the kettle and personal electronics. The breakfast was decent and is served overlooking the river. We also had dinner here and it was inexpensive and good.
Marcia, us2 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great Stay
I stayed for three nights in room C-2, which had a balcony with an awesome view of the Nam Song River and the mountains. The room was small but sufficient for me as a solo traveler. I found the room to be clean, comfortable and quiet. The rooms probably could use a renovation and be updated, as a number of reviews for this hotel have noted, however, I found the rooms (I saw other rooms being cleaned or unoccupied with the doors open for airing) to be “rustic”. I especially liked the hardwood floors. Nice, friendly staff. Good buffet breakfast with eggs cooked to order. Great wifi in my room and at the hotel restaurant, which is located next to the river. You can walk to anywhere in town from this hotel. I would definitely stay at this hotel again.
John, us3 night trip
Poor 2.0
Not sure if it was a glitch or mine - anyhow we booked 2 different hotels for the same night. When we showed up to check in to Elephant Crossing - they said we had a no show yesterday. Nothing they can do now. My girlfriend was sick and we asked them to try to help us, as this was an obvious error in booking. Nope. Bye bye.
Jacek, us1 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Hotel with stunning view
I loved the “Elephant Crossing” when we stayed there 6/7 years ago. It had a stunning magical feeling. Although it’s different now, it still has a wonderful view of the amazing karsts and river. Unfortunately we had heavy rain so the karsts disappeared for part of our stay. Vang Vieng has changed the excessive backpacking era has gone however in its place there is adventure tourism and a lot more development which has destroyed the calm of the area near the river. The Elephant Crossing has most amenities as well as a stunning view. Breakfast was good, WiFi in our room was flacky but ok in reception area. They don’t have a pool but you can use the pool at their sister hotel “ The Silver Naga” for a small fee. We stayed at “The Silver Naga” for one night as the “Elephant Crossing” was full up, it is more expensive and except for the pool in my view not worth the extra.
Moira, gb2 night romance trip
Fair 4.0
Terrible restaurant staff & mediocre stay
Check in was swift and receptionist was polite. There were strands of long blonde hair all over the bath towels, toilet and on beds. Toilet is extremely basic and stinks. The shower was good and hot water works fine, but you can smell the drainage in there. Beds are comfortable, but had ants crawling up. AC works great. Our river view room has a nice balcony overlooking the karst mountains and river, but part of the view is blocked by the restaurant. Restaurant is absolutely terrible. After checking in we went for a drink and no one was there (despite the nice view) but it was easy to understand why. The staff are just lazy. All of them just sat on the bar stools playing with their phones or youtubing or chatting with each other. The breakfast there was also disappointing. Food was cold. When we asked for omelettes (they had an egg station), the staff did not care to move. I had to walk all the way to the reception to tell the staff that we were being ignored. A manager returned later with the chef and it turned out that is how you start them working. Stayed for one night and decided to change hotel the following day. For that price, you can easily find something better. Avoid!
Mingson, as1 night family trip

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