Nong Kiau Riverside, Nong Khiaw

Mid-range - ££


The area of Nong Khiaw was mostly overlooked until the Nong Kiau Riverside project began in 2004.

This project set up a few bungalows and nestled them among the rolling hills in northern Laos. They have quickly become part of the natural environment; the entire operation is eco-friendly and inspires people to come and explore this wonderful area.

Nong Kiau Riverside is by no means a luxury hotel – the electricity might cut out now and again and there’s no air conditioning.

However, it has all the fixtures and fittings you need for a simple base to explore the tall mountains. It’s a quiet, remote and beautiful place; perfect for adventurous types looking for a challenge.

The 15 bungalows at Nong Kiau Riverside provide a discreet and comfortable place to stay. Each one has a balcony looking out over the Nam Ou River and has fantastic views of the limestone mountains. You’ll really feel close to nature while staying here.

It’s also a great place to stop off between northern Laos and Luang Prabang, so why not make it part of your itinerary?


The hotel offers an on-site restaurant which serves a range of Laos specialties, Thai and European cuisine.

The team here can also help organise a range of activities during your stay. Trekking and hiking through the hills might seem like an obvious choice, but their guidance can be very useful.

One nearby spot you should definitely visit is the little bamboo bridge. Come here just before sunset to take in some of the best views in Laos!

You could also try cycling around the traditional village of Nong Khiaw​, kayaking on the river or scaling the nearby rock faces.

Why we love it

We love Nong Kiau Riverside as it’s a beautiful destination that is helping the local area grow, develop and thrive.

Book your stay at the Nong Khiaw Riverside today.

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