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Kamu Lodge

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Vienna, Austria
Reviewed 14 May 2013

went up the Mekong from Luang Prabang on the quite comfortable boat owned by Kamu lodge with a 'guide' from the lodge who could hardly talk in English together with the French manager of Kamu lodge. According to the itinerary provided by our local travel agency we should have made a stop at the Pak Ou Caves to visit the...

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VillaMaly, General Manager at Kamu Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Andrea0611, We first would like to thank you for having taken the time to share your comments on Trip Advisor. We were most disappointed to learn that the quality of your stay in Kamu Lodge fell far short of your expectations, and for that I apologize. However, we would like to mention that Kamu Lodge includes Pakou Cave visit,...

Hastings, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 April 2013

This was one of 2 overnight stops on our Mekong cruise from Luang Prabang to Thailand and we were very glad we included this extra stop. The 'tent' was surprisingly comfortable and spacious with a basic but perfectly adequate shower and toilet attached. We had lunch, dinner and breakfast there. It was buffet style so you could choose what you...

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VillaMaly, General Manager at Kamu Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Juliaam, Sunny greetings from Kamu Lodge... I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for taking the time to share with us your experience at Kamu Lodge. Feedbacks are welcome in order to help us improving our services and I will definitely share your comments with our teams. Hoping that we will be able to welcoming you...

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 23 March 2013

Stayed at the lodge while travelling down the Mekong. Accommodation was in tents, the tents reminded me of safari trips in Africa. The lighting was poor, but the beds were comfortable. The shower was very basic. Had 3 meals at the lodge, food was fresh, tasty and plentiful. There is really not much to do, the activities are not for...

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VillaMaly, General Manager at Kamu Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Jane W, Sunny greetings from Luang Prabang... I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your valuable comments about your experience at Kamu Lodge. I am glad to read that you liked it. If you would like to comment more about the activities, please feel free to contact me directly through our website. Thanking you again,...

Reviewed 18 March 2013

How to start this? A totally unexpected experience which we loved, but which you must know what you are going into. it is like going back in time about 50 years...As you will have read, the hotel has been created by training the people from the neighbouring village, and the guests are treated to the simple life, such as fishing,...

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VillaMaly, General Manager at Kamu Lodge, responded to this review

Dear IsobellaParis, Many thanks for taking the time to share your experience of Kamu Lodge with us. I surely will share your comments with our team on site. Regarding the hot water, it is true that it can take some time for the hot water to run. Depending on the room, the sun light (it works with solar energy), it...

Reviewed 5 March 2013

I thought help to people in the village by my presence but it s only give them a job, the dont have a better live. It s very expensive and the drink are not include. Strangely we have to pay in US dollars for all the drinks strange. Do not stay more then one night, you will lost your money...

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VillaMaly, General Manager at Kamu Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Pascaloupat, We thank you very much for having taken the time to share your experience at Kamu Lodge, and we regret it has not reached the expectations you had. Regarding the way we help the village, be sure we not only give them salary for their work, as every member of the staff is from the Kamu village, but...

Alice Springs
Reviewed 4 March 2013

Stayed at Kamu Lodge on my second night in Laos and it was magic. Beautiful location on the banks of the Mekong, surrounded by amazing scenery. The most luxurious tents - its certainly not camping as I know it in Central Australia, thank god. The village visit was a real highlight, as was the wonderful massage in a pavilion on...

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VillaMaly, General Manager at Kamu Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Mandy Taylor63, We would like first to thank you for your comment, and we are happy to know that you enjoyed your stay at Kamu Lodge. The experience we provide is possible thanks to the Kamu people, and they are the one who make it enjoyable. We thank you again, and hope to have the opportunity to welcome you...

Hong Kong
Reviewed 28 February 2013

It is really an amazing experience to have a side trip from Luang Prabang by staying at Kamu Lodge. Kamu Lodge is the right choice for nature-lovers. You will be transferred to the Kamu Lodge by long-tail boat along Mekong river which is a good experience. It takes about 3 hours. The tent is rustic but with modern comfort. Bedding...

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VillaMaly, General Manager at Kamu Lodge, responded to this review

Dear F L, We first would like to thank you for having taken the time to share your experience, and we are happy to know that your stay in Kamu Lodge. The feedback provided has been forwarded to our team in Kamu Lodge, including to the guide, as it is a great motivation for them knowing their guests have appreciated...

Reviewed 25 February 2013

This is an asolutely amazing place, I have spent one of my best moments in Laos. I cannot forget the feeling of relaxion and peace that I had when I was there, the kids of the village playing on the beach, the staff welcoming you with joy and spontaneous smiles, Olivier (the lodge manager) taking us to a tour of...

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VillaMaly, General Manager at Kamu Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Danysker, We thank you for having taken the time to fill your experience, and we are happy to learn that Olivier and his team made your stay a lifetime memorie. Every comments are shared with the team, and it is a great rewards for them when guest gives a good feedback. We tahnk you again, and hope to have...

London, Ontario, Canada
Reviewed 24 February 2013

Beautiful scenery and wonderful staff. Was nice to get away from internet, cell phones and enjoy nature. Solar powered lights and water heater, but due to cloudy days, the water was cold. Nice tents to sleep with bamboo beds and mosquito nets. Food was wonderful from everything grown there. Entertainment after dinner consisted of dancing and signing by local village...

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VillaMaly, General Manager at Kamu Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Janelg85, We thank you very much for your comments foolowing the stay you spent in Kamu Lodge. We are very happy to learn that you could disconnect from usual life, as it is a part of our concept, nd we apologize for the cold water, as, as you said, the weather was not sunny, and our solar installation could...

Manila, Manila, Philippines
Reviewed 23 February 2013

Cruise on the Mekong to reach the place. Then, an amazing scenery of rice fields. The neighboring village visit was unforgettable. The experience of sleeping under this simple though luxurious tent was very pleasant. We were sad to stay only one night there as 2 or 3 would have been perfect. The food is very good if you consider you...

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VillaMaly, General Manager at Kamu Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Ludovic G We would like to thank you for having shared our comments regarding your stay in Kamu Lodge, and are happy to know that your stay has been unforgettable. All the team on site is from the village except our manager, and they have a real pleasure to host the coming guests as they would have in their...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Sitting along the Mekong River, Kamu Lodge offers the unique opportunity to experience slow travel with accommodation in our spacious "African Safari" tents, each with a private balcony and thatched roofs. Our tents provide all necessary comforts and great river views. Using only solar power energy at the lodge, rooms have lights, fans and each has an en-suite private bathroom with shower facilities. The experience includes boat transfers to and from Luang Prabang. Step back in time visiting and getting to know the people from the neighboring Kamu Ethnic Minority Village. Activities include the chance to learn traditional crafts from the Kamu people of net fishing, gold panning and to learn with a "hands on" opportunity of rice planting and harvesting. We also offer traditional massages that complement the experience. Enjoy al fresco dining at the lodge's rustic restaurant in the middle of the rice fields. We serve Lao specialties, offering lunch, dinner and breakfast included in the package. There is also a well-stocked bar, offering a delicious selection of drinks and refreshments. Kamu Lodge is in Yoi Hai Village, a 2.5-hour boat ride from Luang Prabang, tour includes a stop at the revered Pak Ou Caves. The 2 day 1 night package departs Luang Prabang daily at 9.00am, returning the following day before 4pm ... more   less 

Additional Information about Kamu Lodge

Address: 44/3 Ban Wat Nong | Kham Kong Rd,, Luang Prabang 0600, Laos
Region: Laos > Luang Prabang Province > Luang Prabang
Price Range: €136 - €293 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Kamu Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 20
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“All fales (fortified tents) are in good locations”
kathmandu91, 11 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Make sure you save some time to relax in the chill out area, in the beautiful surroundings.”
Lainy-Loo-Loo, 22 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Tents are all nicely placed on the hillside up from the river, no bad tents.”
claudiarV9116PS, 10 Feb 2017 | Read review
“All the rooms are tents but very comfortable.”
MalcolmM1947, 9 Nov 2016 | Read review
“All tents are in great locations.”
GailD134, 12 Oct 2016 | Read review
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