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Sunset Side, Don Det 1000 Laos
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#1 of 22 B&Bs / Inns in Don Det
Location
4.7
Cleanliness
4.5
Service
4.0
Value
4.1
Going to the large and clean swimming pool is a must. Beautiful garden. Nice and clean rooms with comfy bed's.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Shallow end in pool
Coffee shop
Baggage storage
Sun terrace
Laundry service
Fence around pool
Poolside bar
Restaurant
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Air conditioning
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Non-smoking rooms
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Modern
Languages Spoken
English, French, Dutch, Thai
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Dilukshi wrote a review Dec 2
54 contributions35 helpful votes
I recently stayed in Little Eden (also called Dondet Hotel) with my partner. This review needs to be read in the light that it is intended in that accommodation offerings in Don Det are limited and not of a high standard. Also, the island is only just reopening post covid. The hotel is fine - it’s a little tired but it’s clean. The bathroom, like all bathrooms in low budget hotels, is a wet room. It was clean and spacious. There are no bikes to rent / borrow and you need to source that from another shop on the island but that is relatively easy. Contrary to the photos there is no pool. The current partnership has broken down and the pool no longer serves the hotel. Do not expect to be able to use the pool. Breakfast is ok but basic - bread rolls; pancakes and eggs with some limited fruit offerings and cordial rather than fresh juice. The staff are nice but some of their English is below standard, however, the owners English is exceptional and she is very helpful.
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Date of stay: December 2022
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Room Tip: Don’t expect the use of a pool and the breakfast is limited but nice. I would personally ask...
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HelenSheryl wrote a review Jan 2021
Pakse, Laos7 contributions3 helpful votes
A piece of serenity on Don Det. Beautiful rooms, lovely pool, friendly staff, delicious breakfast and dinner as well. Mathieu the owner will go out of his way to help you book a tour, take you in a tuk tuk to the zip lining over the Mekong. I was booked for 3 days and I stayed a week.
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
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kazia66 wrote a review Mar 2020
Rainham, United Kingdom176 contributions84 helpful votes
Comparing to your average Don Det guesthouse this hotel looks a lot more upmarket and there are a lot of good points to highlight here. It is only a couple of minutes walk from the pier, huge bonus when you have to walk with your rucksack in 35 degree heat! The swimming pool is lovely and really needed, plenty of chairs and space too. The breakfast terrace has a beautiful view and the food at breakfast is tasty. We stayed in the rooms on the right hand side which I think are older than the main building. The room was airy and spacious, there was a fan and an aircon and both worked well. Wifi connection was also good. Things to improve are as follows: beds by the pool need mattresses and the towels need to be upgraded, curtains in our room had yellow stains, bedside tables and lights should be added. It would be nice to have some shower gel in the bathroom too and perhaps a fan there too for ventilation.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Dino W wrote a review Feb 2020
Canton of Zurich, Switzerland1279 contributions266 helpful votes
It is the nearest hotel on Don Det when you disembark from the Nakasong ferry... and comparing to the neighboring hotels also the cleanest. For dinner, as the restaurant options in this part of the island are very restricted, we stayed in the hotel restaurant. It was delicious.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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jo marshall wrote a review Jan 2020
Canning, Australia17 contributions5 helpful votes
Stayed for 2 nights over New Years / Eve / Day Could have stayed another 5 days easily, great location, close to so many eateries and amazing view of the Mekong from the restaurant! The pool was so refreshing on a hot day and the bar was really good too! The rooms were nice and big and kept clean. Only down side for us is the lack of a safe in the rooms and the open shower meant there was water everywhere when you showered. Overall a really relaxing vibe and would stay here again in a heartbeat!
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Hollyglester wrote a review Dec 2019
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We loved our stay at the little Eden - we found out about the hotel in our lonely planet book and were not let down! Big spacious rooms with air con, comfy beds and well equipped bathrooms (properly functioning toilet - which is surprisingally hard to find in Laos!). The pool area is comfortable and has a nice relaxed atsmopshere . The best thing of course is having access to the best views on don det during both sunrise and sunset! Would definitely recommend :)
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Traveled with friends
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rashport wrote a review Dec 2019
Dubai, United Arab Emirates837 contributions115 helpful votes
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The hotel is probably among the most luxurious in the island. Room is spacious, not very clean though. Breakfast is very good, a la carte options to minimize food waste. Staff are very friendly. Pool is very relaxing, closes by 8 pm. Few meters away from the harbor with lots of eating options nearby. Sunset views are stunning from the hotel restaurant
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Traveled with friends
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marwat111 wrote a review Dec 2019
Dorset, United Kingdom42 contributions26 helpful votes
We stayed here for 4 nights and enjoyed many aspects of the property - particularly the deck and the swimming pool. It is without doubt the best hotel on Don Det but one feels that the owner/manager needs to get a grip on things as the staff were halfhearted and you never saw any management at the pool. We were offered no information nor any trips. Wasted opportunities. The room was clean and fresh but the daily clean was lacklustre. Why you would let local kids into the pool on a Saturday for them to make huge noise all afternoon is beyond me - for the sake of $8?
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Response from LittleEdenDonDet, Owner at Little Eden
Responded Dec 2, 2019
Thank you for the review. About the local kids having a swim, they will eventually become my future staff., And the management at the pool, is there, I go by twice a day, and my wife too unless she wasn't here. We work with walkie talkies so I always know what is going on there.
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Arthuro wrote a review Nov 2019
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We were looking for a room for 3 in the small Island of Don Det. Despite the bungalows which were offered, the only option to sleep for 3 was in this hôtel. WE were luckily surprised by the rooms, breakfast and swimming pool. The staff is really welcoming and likely to help for your requests. WE strongly advise it !
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Traveled with friends
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happyper2017 wrote a review Nov 2019
Bangkok, Thailand5 contributions9 helpful votes
Staff is tired, Owner is one of the most boring guys I saw as an owner. Didn't even say welcome. Maybe he just cants talk and be friendly. Well, then make a T-shirt with that sign on, so he can wear it. The hotel has fantastic opportunities with the right owner with the right vision.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Response from LittleEdenDonDet, Manager at Little Eden
Responded Dec 9, 2019
I printed your review out, framed it and hung it up into the restaurant, you are by now the laughing stock for all the other customers and staff. So bad publicity is actually good publicity. Calling me boring.... haha.
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PRICE RANGE
$17 - $34 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
little eden hotel don det
LOCATION
LaosChampasak ProvinceDon Det
NUMBER OF ROOMS
22
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Frequently Asked Questions about Little Eden
What are some of the property amenities at Little Eden?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a poolside bar.
Which room amenities are available at Little Eden?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a refrigerator, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Little Eden?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a poolside bar during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Little Eden?
Conveniently located restaurants include Kea's Backpackers Paradise Restaurant & Bar, Street View Restaurant, and 4000 Island Bar.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Little Eden?
Yes, guests have access to an outdoor pool during their stay.
Is Little Eden located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.8 miles away from the center of Don Det.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Little Eden?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, Thai, and Dutch.
Are there any historical sites close to Little Eden?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Old French Railway Bridge (1.7 miles).