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Michelle659 wrote a review Sep 2019
New Zealand80 contributions32 helpful votes
Great place to stay great rooms and swimming pool area. Service and meals were great. Cooking classes and cycle trips, boat trips were fun and the massage and facial experience was out of this world. Visiting markets eye opening.
Date of experience: August 2019This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
1 Helpful vote
Clare L wrote a review Jul 2019
Auckland, New Zealand11 contributions19 helpful votes
We stayed here for two nights in adjoining bungalows with our teens. It was nice to wind down a bit after the bustle and noise of Ho Chi Minh. Our guide was very friendly and always available if we had any questions. The pool is such a beautiful setting and we quite often had it all to ourselves. The food was really good and we had a cooking class just for our family which we all loved, and then we got to eat what we made for dinner. I recommend the hot stone massage, it was amazing! I made my husband go and get one the next day. We also had a foot massage by the pool. We went on a guided bike ride to see how the locals live, and visit a temple. We loved our stay here.…
Date of experience: July 2019This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
2 Helpful votes
Els T wrote a review May 2018
Amsterdam, The Netherlands45 contributions27 helpful votes
An oasis of quitness, beautifull garden, great food and nice people. from the lodge we took a boat as well as a bike trip thru the amazing delta. everything it was a pleasure to come back to the lodge to our bungalow with private pool. we stayed at the riverside and enjoyed the busy river.…
Date of experience: May 2018This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
1 Helpful vote
3808pomfret wrote a review Jan 2018
Charlotte, North Carolina52 contributions48 helpful votes
The drive is 150 minutes each way plus a 15 min boat transfer. We stayed one night. If you are traveling to Indochina for the first time this may be a worthwhile trip. The gardens of the lodge are lovely and the number of different flowers and fruits in such confined space remarkable. The staff is very, very friendly and helpful as much as they can given language barriers. The rooms are simple but ok - after all this is an Eco Lodge. My partner has a little bit of a problem with them and felt the room smelled damp. Also the bathrooms were simple - but functioning and clean. I enjoyed the visit very much and more than my partner. The swimming pool is in a lovely setting, clean and clear water and overall great. We did not participate in the bike tour and floating market tour because we have been to Thailand on multiple occasions and decided to just relax before moving on to Phu Quoc today. The cooking class with abt 20 participants was fun and most enjoyable! Summary: given the travel time from and to the Mekong Lodge, our past travels in Indochina versus what we experienced we would have rather spent more time in Saigon. But I am not saying this because my experience here was a disappointment, not at all! …
Date of experience: January 2018This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
2 Helpful votes
Melissa D wrote a review Dec 2017
Bahrain21 contributions7 helpful votes
We did a 2 day, 1 night stay at Mekong Lodge and really enjoyed it. We were picked up in Ho Chi Minh City by a driver from the hotel and were taken to a small port where we got on a boat for the lodge. We really enjoyed the activities that were offered. We started with a great lunch and then went for a bike ride. My parents are older and we're unable to bike so our guide arranged for them to take a boat to meet us after our bike ride. This way they could still join us for the paddle boat ride. We also enjoyed the cooking class where we learned to make wontons, spring rolls and sweet and sour pork. The next morning we got up and went for another boat ride to the floating market. We then went through a small family factory where they make coconut candy, rice paper and rice wine. After that we returned back to the hotel for a light lunch so we could get on the road back to the airport in Ho Chi Minh City. Our time at the Mekong Lodge really provided us with a good overall picture of life in the Mekong Delta and we would highly recommend it.…
Date of experience: December 2017This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.