Arrived here first visit well into my 2nd month of Thai travel. Occupancy here post Covid was spotty at best. Thai’s still under mandatory mask law. Mostly Brits and Thai’s vacationing. I stayed in one of the pricier rooms with a/c and a view but pricier here is still a bargain at $25 US a night. The room was modest in size but plenty big for one person with an equally well sized bathroom. Good size balcony at entrance facing river. Great working small fridge. A/c was weak but powerful fan made up for it. Shower and toilet both good. Bed Thai very firm. Housekeeping very friendly and efficient as were all front desk staff. The grounds are nicely decorated with natural vegetation and assorted artwork. There are several covered areas to plug in laptops and iPhones while you stay out of your room. With a decent amount of rain in May, the mosquitoes were bothersome even during the day, anywhere there was shade. One of my biggest disappointments was finding out the restaurant was closed indefinitely and had been for sometime. There is no mention of that on Hotels.com and in fact the amazing International restaurant is mentioned four times. That’s an issue. I strategically stay where I can eat breakfast as opposed to having to leave the property to travel who knows how far to eat. Fortunately there is great breakfast on a limited menu at Macky’s a 15 minute walk on the river. Let me just get a couple more negatives out of the way so we can finish on a high note. There is a neighbor adjacent to to the property, only an arms length away, with several dogs and some domestic issues. I stayed several nights and was woken every night, more than once, by either the dogs, yelling, music or all of the above. I live in the city with obnoxious neighbors and I have dogs so the dogs didn’t really phase me but the neighbors screaming at 6am was way past annoying. Not Mut Mees fault by any means but like the restaurant that really isn’t open . . . Guests need to know before they come. One last thing that is a Thai staple is lizards; the small, medium & large Ching Chok. The hotel is a really beautiful rustic group of buildings. I love the tile work in the bathroom and especially the very unique shower. Because of the thatched roof and some deterioration around the roof line, my unit was very accessible to lizards. I don’t have a problem with lizards per say, I just don’t like them in the room. Yes they eat bugs including mosquitoes and the many ants that gather at the bathroom sink but I would rather deal with a couple of bugs than the mess the lizards make with their droppings. It’s on the walls , floor, my bed cover, the bathroom sink and in my soap dish. Yes I’ve seen my share ofThai lizards but this became an unhealthy environment. Once again out of the control of the owners to curb the potty geckos with the rustic construction but something to consider. That aside, after spending a great deal of time walking around the the city and the riverfront, in my opinion Mut Mee has the best central location to everything that’s happening; direct waterfront, the extremely long boardwalk (promenade) with several restaurants at one end plus a good sized enclosed street market running behind the restaurants and extending even farther. If you like walking or biking for exercise it’s a great location combined with a variety of restaurant choices and shopping next to the Mekong. If not for my few negatives I would easily give this lodging 5 stars instead of 4. A good hotel doesn’t have to resemble the Hilton to earn 5 stars if it’s got character and charm and employees that greet you every day with a smile and the sincere desire to ensure you’re happy.…
I spent ten days recently at Mut Mee, in late January 2022. What a lovely, lovely place. The room I stayed in was clean, cool, and had a patio with views up over the promenade and across the Mekong. The bed was great for me, a hard-mattress fan, and I couldn't have been happier. Service is perfect: cheerful, welcoming, and a little hands-off, as befits a guest house rather than a hotel: so you make your own bed, but there is always someone to help with anything you might need. The garden was glorious, with meticulous landscaping, a profusion of flowers, and thatch-roofed open pavilions which made a perfect place to hop on line and do work. I loved seeing how the garden was open to and used not only by guests but by residents of the town. Nong Khai itself is a sweet small city; I think it's suffering because of the extended closure of the border with Laos, but to me as a visitor the quietness had its own appeal. For foreigners, there are significant bureaucratic obstacles and uncertainties involved with traveling to Thailand now... but Mut Mee is a destination worthy of the journey. I can't wait to return.…
Beautiful. Friendly- every meal there was someone interesting to talk to. Manager friendliest I’ve ever met. Right overlooking the Mekong River. A lovely riverwalk runs along the property. Take it and find a gourmet restaurant (or a fish joint) overlooking the world. Room looked like a honeymoon suite. Double bed 700. Superior 900. We’ve stayed at plenty of other hotels in NK. Wish we’d found this sooner. A special place.
What a great little place I opted for this hotel based on the location. Close to walking Street close to the Market's not too far from the train station or the bus station located right on the Mekong River. Teh staff are excellent. Great place and area to relax. Cycle around the MeKong do a day or two Laos, talk to the locals, visit a market. It's a different Thailand here compared to the bigger cities. Worth a visit.
One of the best places to stay in Nong Khai. I love Mut Mee's homey feel with its lots of trees. You can step out of your room and jog along the river. The place has an open plan but you still have privacy. Julian is friendly and listens to what you need. Wifi works well. Hope to be back there soon.
My wife and I, we both have enjoyed staying there for about 2 weeks in Dec 2020. Did not want to move out at all but we got to go to see more... Such a perfect place, but after you feel its aura and relaxing. Julian and his family do a greate job. Thanks.
Such a beautiful place, great location on the river with direct access to the promenade. The place has a mxture of Mediterranean and Thai features which work really well together and each room has character and charm plus all the things you need to be comfortable. Julian the owner was lovely too! Would totally recommend!
I was stranded for 3 months in Nong Khai (COVID lockdown) and I stayed at Mut Mee the entire time. It was a wonderful place to be stranded on - lush garden setting, lovely hands-on family operating the hotel, 3 gorgeous pets (with personalities!). Within the same grounds are yoga offering, reiki, bookstore, and herb spa. Location is right along the newly finished promenade overlooking the Mekong River. Amazing sunset view. Highly recommended!
This place is an institution in Nong Khai. The manager, polished Julian, tells me that he has been in Nong Khai for 31 years but maybe not all at Mut Mee. We started in a standard double unit that was very comfortable and had older style Thai decoration and building materials such as a thick wooden floor. We upgraded to a superior room that had a Mediterranean-Thai feel mainly because of the ochre and stone colour tiles. The bathroom was smallish but modern and well-designed and the shower had 3 round discs surrounded by smooth rocks.Nice. There is also a useful outside balcony with views of the great gardens and glimpses of the river. All very comfortable and relaxing. In fact the location is superb, right along the river and promenade with its cycleway but yet outside the busy restaurant and bar strip. It's about 500 metres walk to the famous Vietnamese and Mackys Riverside restaurants. That plus the gardens make it very peaceful. You will hear temple sounds but I liked that. We visited just after pandemic lockdown was being eased so it was quieter in Nong Khai than usual, however Saturday night is popular and rooms fill up. Normally there are yoga, meditations, massage on-site, meals and a 5 pm river cruise but it was not normal times. Sadly even the German bakery was closed. A great place to stay, good value and great atmosphere.…
Very particular hotel where you can find rooms at a reduced price with shared dormitories, medium price rooms and more luxurious rooms. The outdoor restaurant is very impressive and well-stocked. This property is structured and run with a spirit of familiarity. The kitchen service is well organized so that guests can order their meal and is served both in the room, on the terrace and in many tables scattered in the large park.