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Pon's River Guest House
Ranked #4 of 16 Don Khong B&B and Inns
Reviewed 18 February 2017

The guest house was centrally located for walking, bicycling or boating. The room was fairly basic but clean, with two beds and washroom with a toilet and shower with hot water. You can change money at the front desk. It was all I needed.
The guest house also operates a restaurant directly across the street, and right on the shore of the Mekong, which provides great views of the river, the far shore and a few of the 4,000 islands in the area. The food was fine, the beer was cold and inexpensive, and the staff was friendly and helpful. They arranged a longtail boat tour that included a stop at a smaller island.

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  • Stayed: December 2016, travelled solo
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Reviewed 16 January 2017

The pick-up is great as you can ask them to pick you up anywhere. The restaurant is the best in town and all the food was great, from typical asian food to western kitchen. The included breakfast is also excellent, with fruits, homemade bread and good coffee. We had one of the two rooms with river view and the room as well as the bathroom were rather big and very cosy. Ac and fan both included. You can also book boat tours to Don Det/Don Khone and buses to nearly everywhere.

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  • Stayed: January 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 January 2017

Room a fair size, but another small bathroom - so small you can shower whilst sat on the toilet!

Meals are taken across the road - with fabulous river views.

If you can spare a few pounds more, move up the road to their sister establishment, Pon's Hotel - not only great river views but also a very welcome pool.

  • Stayed: December 2016, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 4 January 2017

Spent one night here while travelling. Good and cheap room with AC, clean bathroom with hot water, WiFi and all you need at that low price. Great location in front of the river, they also offer tasty and low cost food.

  • Stayed: December 2016, travelled solo
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Reviewed 15 December 2016

Big rooms, stayed upstairs near the big Veranda, overlooking the Mekong River.
A/C, TV, WiFi, Hot Water all available. No Shower curtain...makes the entire bathroom very wet ....
Cleanliness also needs attention .
Quality of towels/linen...hm ....
This hotel is cheaply priced but needs an overall make over without delay.
Great location ... its Mekong Riverside restaurant is partitioned by the hotel only by a very small village road.
For a 1 nite stay (on the go) it was acceptable.
We enjoyed our Lao dinner in this place. Staff was accommodating. Great Mekong River view from the restaurant terrace.

Stayed: December 2016
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Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

The rooms are very big. You can t expect more from this place.
The restaurant is opposite the GH. The owner is very efficient and proactive (the staff a bit less but...).
Centrally located, near the river and some shops. A bit of noise from the ground floor in the morning but Lao people usually get up early.

Stayed: August 2016, travelled on business
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Reviewed 9 August 2016

Ok, so we were about to give a 3 out of 5 to this GH. But, considering the very cheap price, let's say it deserves a 4. You can't expect too much when you pay 80,000k (10$) a night for a double room with A/C, TV and bathroom. ;-)

Pros : such a laid-back, helping, nice staff (Noy, the guy who speaks quite good English, found us a private transport to the border on our last day. He can arrange you anything) ; price ; very spacious room ; A/C worked well but was too noisy ; bed was comfy, even though a bit hard ; best restaurant on the island for cheap prices ; location.

Cons : cleanliness (on our first day there, we found 4 huge roaches coming out of the uncovered drain of the bathroom ; we sprayed them dead and tapped the drain with a big stone. Problem solved). The room wasn't cleaned on our 2nd day, even though we had asked for it twice. We had killed a huge amount of ants on our first day ; they kept lying on the floor even after several cleanings, which means that the floor was never swept. Noisy A/C. No fridge. Wifi was very hit-and-miss.

All in all, we stayed there for 4 nights. :-)

Room Tip: Take a room upstairs and, if available, take the one in front of the Mekong.
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  • Stayed: August 2016, travelled as a couple
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Address: Ban Khang Khong, Don Khong, Laos
Region: Laos > Champasak Province > Don Khong
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Ranked #4 of 16 B&Bs / Inns in Don Khong
Price Range: $22 - $31 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 16
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