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Pon Arena Hotel

Certificate of Excellence
Don Khong, Laos
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Pon Arena Hotel
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Don Khong
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We stayed only one night here - we had a mekong suite room with a fantastic view of the river. We were told the hotel had been renovated the year before, and the room was big and lovely, but it felt like 2 rooms had been joined without really planning the layout. The bathroom had no sink - this had... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

We stayed here during our long trip to Laos and other countries as we were exhausted touring.The staff made us very welcome and it was great just to relax by the pool which was next to the Mekong. The food was delicious especially the fresh fish.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Loved this hotel. The room was spotless and comfortable with a breathtaking view overlooking the Mekong. The sunrise on the Mekong is spectacular. Don't miss it. Unlike other reviews we found the service very good. Pon is a hands on owner making sure everything is running well. He arranged for transportation in and out of Pakse for us and in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We didn’t stay here but we did pay to use the pool for a few hours, so this review is only about the pool. They were asking 50,000 kip per person to use the pool, but as it was afternoon we managed to get them down to 40,000kip (less than US$5) each. The pool is an infinity pool overlooking the... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Nice clean rooms, lovely pool! I stayed for 3 nights.. Beds and WiFi ok. Staff was terrible. They were to busy watching YouTube all together (with sound) in the restaurant.. They lay the menu closed at the corner of the table and then leave. Nothing to drink for 30 minutes.. Too busy chatting and laughing with YouTube. Don't speak any... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Our team decided to stay at or near Pon Arena Hotel. 3 officers from our office stayed at Pon Arena Hotel and 2 local officers decided to stay at the more economical hotels near Pon Arena (which was also owned by Pon) We decided to stay at this hotel as it is relatively near Hatsaykoun and Versom villages Pon Arena... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Stayed here for 4 nights. The main draw of this hotel is its lovely pool which overlooks the Mekong. It was really quiet when we visited and we pretty much had the entire pool and lounging area to ourselves for most of the day - which provided much needed downtime. There were plenty of crisp white beach towels as well.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Lovely place overlooking the river with nice infinity pool to cool off in. Stayed in room 202 which was opposite the reception area with a lovely view of the river from either the bed or balcony. Good sized very clean rooms with large bathroom (bath with shower over). Good water pressure and plenty of hot water. Bed comfortable and good... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Modern hotel. Well equipped and spotless rooms that are quiet and have comfortable beds. Infinity pool directly overlooking the Mekong. You need a river-view room as there are two parts to this hotel, one has rooms overlooking the pool and the Mekong river. There is also an annex across a dusty road that lacks the awe inspiring views. You need... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Spacious simple rooms and bathroom. We had one of the rooms located on the terrace with a nice, small swimming pool. From the terrace the view at the Mekong and the surrounding hills is stunning. Only Wi-Fi (very slow) in reception and restaurant (not in the rooms). Very disappointing food (diner) and very simple breakfast. Excellent shower, very good bed.... More 

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