The Elephant Crossing Hotel

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Minibar, in-room safe, desk, soundproofing
Minibar, in-room safe, desk, soundproofing
Minibar, in-room safe, desk, soundproofing

Overview of The Elephant Crossing Hotel

The Elephant Crossing Hotel

3.0 star property
Mountain hotel in Vang Vieng with restaurant and pool bar

7.4/10 Good

74 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Refrigerator
  • Lounge area
  • Restaurant
Ban Viengkeo, Vang Vieng, 06000
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Breakfast available
  • Pool bar
  • Room service
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden
  • Library
  • Front desk safe
For families
  • Rollaway/extra beds
  • Refrigerator
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate sitting area
  • Garden
  • Terrace

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About this area

About this property

The Elephant Crossing Hotel

When visiting Vang Vieng, The Elephant Crossing Hotel is a great choice to consider. Guests can indulge in massages and enjoy international cuisine at Sala Phadaeng, which is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Other highlights include a poolside bar, a terrace, and a garden. The WiFi and breakfast get good marks from fellow travelers.


English, Lao, Thai

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 31 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM - midnight
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 11:30 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • 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


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7:00 AM–10:00 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Poolside bar
  • Coffee shop
  • Barbecue grills
  • Room service (limited hours)

What to do

  • Horse riding/rentals
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Ziplining nearby


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library


  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • English
  • Lao
  • Thai

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker

Sleep well

  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Rollaway/extra bed (surcharge)

What to enjoy

  • Balcony
  • Separate sitting area

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator
  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


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

Fees & policies

Optional extras

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

Children & extra beds

  • Rollaway beds are available for USD 15.0 per night


This property accepts credit cards.

Also known as

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

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

2/10 Poor

Unfortunately, I can't review this hotel. We arrived and they were rebuilding beside and in front of the hotel. There was no parking as advertised. None of this is advertised obviously. After complaining, I was sent to their sister hotel, The Silver Naga, which was very nice. It is a shame hotels do things like this and not advise people.
David, 3-night trip
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2/10 Poor

Recurring misinformation from
Simply terrible. Nothing like suggested on the website. I left and stayed elsewhere!
Craig, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

great location near all the important spots, nice and helpful staff
2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

Witoon, 2-night trip with friends
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6/10 Good

Beautiful scenery. Kind of run down building. Very friendly staff. I want to be light hearted about this hotel because staff is very nice and has a good ambiance but this is just not for me due to construction, the quality of the rooms. I only went out on the balcony once due to what looked like a flurry of misquotes rushing in (yet they didn’t bite). I don’t really like to smells; not sure if it’s natural or chemical but bathroom and stairs area is really pungent. Keep in mind no elevator; after a late night drinking I had a hard time getting to my room. I’m not sure if the construction is building related but if it is they should have spent the money on renovations in my opinion. If you are a more tolerant to run down hotels then this place is good.
1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

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, 2-night romance trip
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8/10 Very good

Ants in the room
2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

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, 3-night trip
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8/10 Very good

The Elephant Crossing Hotel is in a great location on the banks of the Nam Song river. My room had a comfortable balcony that overlooked the river. The room was clean, WIFI connection strong and consistent. The daily breakfast buffet consisting of fruits, cereals, omelets and Asian cuisine was quite enjoyable and served in the dining area overlooking the river. The hotel staff was friendly and accommodating.
Tony, 3-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

2/10 Poor

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, 1-night romance trip
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