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Pon Arena Hotel

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Don Khong, Laos
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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24 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

Staff was wonderfully attentive and communicated with us regularly as we prepared for our arrival. Rooms are comfortable and well-equipped. Delicious breakfast overlooking the Mekong is a great way to start the day. Dinner was also enjoyable! Another big advantage here is the pool: it gets pretty hot in Southern Laos, especially in April, so the pool was a bit... More 

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Moraira, Spain
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75 reviews
44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2016

My wife and I stayed 3 nights in March 2016. It took 3 hours to travel from Pakse. A 30 min stop over on the main highway and we were picked up by the island beer & water delivery truck. A pleasant drive over the new bridge and the hotel is situated approx 1 mile on the island as the... More 

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Thank Steve D
Edinburgh
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34 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2016

This is a hotel nicely situated by the Mekong. During our 8 day tour of Laos this was the worst breakfasts of our trip. We had two nights here. A very restricted choice and rubbery eggs; not a lot more to be said. It was especially disappointing because the evening meals were freshly prepared and were good, though some of... More 

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Maldon, United Kingdom
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106 reviews
44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2016

Getting to this hotel from Pakse is some journey....3+ hours south using the recently built highway until the new bridge across the Mekong river is crossed. A mile or so driving along a potholed local road, which follows the rive bank and the Pon Arena Hotel is reached. My room had direct access to the small infinity swimming pool...the first... More 

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Thank Cumbrian25
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26 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2016 via mobile

We decided to stay here for one night as a break from cheap backpacking hostels. On arrival we were blown away by how clean everything appeared and the size of our room. The bed was super comfy and there was a proper shower/bath combo. We really enjoyed swimming in the cool pool and looking out over the Mekong. Everything would... More 

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Salt Spring Island, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2016

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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Thank SaltSpringCurt
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2016

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
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2016

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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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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47 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2016

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
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3 hotel 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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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Breakfast
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge

Additional Information about Pon Arena Hotel

Address: Don Khong, Laos
Location: Laos > Champasak Province > Don Khong
Price Range: $48 - $54 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Pon Arena Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 22
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