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Pon Arena Hotel

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Don Khong, Laos
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Salt Spring Island, Canada
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71 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The hotel made an error and placed us in a non-river view room. Due to other bookings they could not move us into the room which we had reserved. They apologized. They moved us the next day to a room of our choice. They gave us an excellent free dinner with drinks. Mistakes happen and when they are corrected, we... More 

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29 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The great things about this hotel are the view and the pool. But note if you want the best view you have to book a riverside room, which costs more. Other than that the hotel is not great, with the general feeling that not much effort was made by hose running the hotel. For instance, breakfast was the worst I've... More 

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Thank Laurensteingold
Penrith, United Kingdom
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very comfortable and well equipped room overlooking the Mekong and the infinity pool. A justified 4 star hotel. However the bar charges 17000 kip for a warm beer when the nearby Pon's River Guesthouse charges 10000 for cold beer. The breakfast is equally dire with lukewarm coffee and a buffet breakfast with eggs cooked hours previously. Enjoy the hotel,... More 

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Thank Westmorland19
Palmerston North, New Zealand
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170 reviews
42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The location of the hotel is superb, being right by the side of the Mekong. When swimming in the lovely clear hotel pool, it is as though you are actually in the river. Most rooms have a perfect view of the river and pool. The rooms are large and bathrooms very well appointed but some art work on the wall... More 

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Thank Sus1952
Casablanca, Morocco
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

This hotel is a great place to rest and perfect for relaxation and to be pampered with the hospitality only the Lao people can offer. I love the organic bread and the wonderful host and owner. Highly recommended for PWDs. You can bring your wheelchair in the toilet and very few stairs. Take as much of the breathtaking and stunning... More 

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Thank edcanela
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201 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015 via mobile

This hotel has the most superb view from the front rooms overlooking the pool. Do insist on one of those. These overlook the beautiful infinity pool, overlooking the mighty mekong river. We swam for 3 hours - the pool was in the shade - until dark. Drank beer and chatted to others in and around the pool. Watched the beautiful... More 

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Thank Mespey
Sydney, Australia
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48 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

Fabulous restuarant on water's edge. Swimming pool, bar..all open air and taking advantage of views. In a dusty village part of town but hotel is modern and well appointed. Spacious rooms and clean bathroom. Small balconies ( some face through road).

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Thank Helen M
London, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015 via mobile

Arrived after a hot day motorcycles to be welcomed with chilled water, excellent. Rooms are stunning, views over the Mekong exceptional. Our dinner on the balcony over the Mekong was super. One of the best hotels we've stayed in and to chill in the pool was the icing on the cake, Loved it.

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Thank NGER14
London, United Kingdom
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228 reviews
87 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015 via mobile

Had to give it this grade because of the stunning view from our first floor balcony room over the Mekon. Our room ( 221 with a double bed ) was also spacious and attractive with a really comfortable bed.The swimming pool is also a good size and very well maintained On the negative side there are a few irritants such... More 

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Thank Nicholas G
Santa Ponsa, Spain
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77 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015 via mobile

We visited right at the end of October (2 nights ago as write), sadly only for one night. We arrived in late from Pakse and were surprised to find that we were the last ones to get in the restaurant at roughly 2015hrs and felt a little hurried to leave by the staff who proceeded to close the establishment around... More 

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