First Posted: 20 November 2012 - Last update: 2 May 2016
Seller: Massimo Mera, Manager & Owner - mm [at] kingfisherecolodge [dot] com - Phone 020 56132716 - Enquiry Form
Lodge Name: Kingfisher Ecolodge
Lodge Address (actual location): Ban Kiat Ngong, Pathoumphone district, Champasak province, Laos
Sale Price and Currency: Given Upon Request.
Reason for Sale: Given upon Request.
Lodge currently in operation: Yes
Number of Rooms: 11
Number of Bathrooms: 9 (plus 2 in the restaurant area)
Built-up Area: About 1,000 square metres
Total property area: About 7 Hectares (on lease from Lao government)
Year of Construction: 2006
Materials of Construction: Mainly wood, glass and bamboo. Kitchen building made by bricks. The compound also includes the following buildings: Manager residence (3 rooms, 2 bathrooms) which may be turned in a guest familiy cabin. Furnished Kitchen (with 2 public toilets and small store attached) 2 Storehouses Employees rooms (4) Laundry Generator room including a 10kW generator for blackouts backup. Water tower. Two storey restaurant/reception area.
Ecological Features: Recycling. Individual septic tank system for each room. Water saving water taps.
Energy-Saving Features: Low consumption lights bulbs, solar water heating, some solar panels for lighting. Using a "hothouse" for laundry drying. Environmental Conservation Features if applicable
Description of Location: We are located inside Xe Pian natural protected area on the edge of Kiat Ngong wetlands (Included in the Ramsar convention), close to the village of Kiat Ngong. We are about 60 km far from Pakse (provincial capital and international airport) in a strategic position being possible to do daily singthseeing to the most known tourit sites in Champasak province. Distance in Km from nearest Beach, type of Beach (sandy, rocky etc) There are no beaches in Laos being a landlocked country.
Nearby Attractions (within 50 km): Phou Asa and the elephants village of Kiat Ngong. Wat Phou temple ruins (Unesco site) near Champasak town. Beung Kiat Ngong Wetlands (Ramsar Convention status, http://ramsar.wetlands.org/Database/Searchforsites/tabid/765/Default.aspx). We organize guided trekkings and activities with elephants in the nearby areas of the Xe Pian National Protected Area.
Best way to arrive at the property from abroad: by public transport and private transport Intercontinental flight to Bangkok. From Bangkok can either take a flight directly to Pakse or to the Thai city of Ubon Ratchathani. From there it is easy to hire a taxi service. From Pakse southern bus station there is one daily "public" transport to Kiat Ngong village near the lodge as well as from the village to Pakse. Easy to hire a private transport from Pakse or other locations in the province to reach our lodge and vice-versa. Lodge can arrange for guests as well.
Any other points: Possibility to extend the number of rooms and/or other buildings. Trained staff. In operation since 2006 with good reputation amongst tour operators (Europe, Usa, Australia), travel guides (Lonely Planet, Rough guide, Stephan Loose, La Guide du Routard and others) and Tripadvisor. Foreign Investor Licence from Laos government. Only lodge in the area to provide to medium/high budget tourists.
The owner is ready to assist the new proprietor on site for a maximum of 2 weeks and via correspondence for as long as it is needed.