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8.1
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8.9
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Pon arena Hotel

khangkhong, Don Khong, Muang Khong, Laos - See map
"After a day at the rapids or boating on the Mekong the clean sparkling infinity pool is un beatable before a cool drink on the deck and dinner beside ..."
Robyn - September 2, 2016
Excellent cleanliness
8.4 rating for cleanliness
Excellent comfort
8.2 room quality and comfort
Excellent facilities on premise
8.0 facilities on premise
Very good service
7.8 rating for service
  • Airport transfer

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Hot spring bath

  • Air conditioning

  • Balcony/terrace

Value for money7.7
Distance to city center140.0 Km
Location rating8.9

Rooms available at Pon arena Hotel

8.2
Excellent
Room comfort & quality
Standard Double or Twin Room
Standard Double or Twin Room
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Pool view
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Deluxe Double or Twin
Deluxe Double or Twin
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Garden view
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Suite River view Double or Twin
Suite River view Double or Twin
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • River view
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Suite Mekhong River View
Suite Mekhong River View
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Shower and bathtub
  • 2 single beds
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    What people love about Pon arena Hotel

    • 9.6
      Exceptional
      Staff 

      "Very friendly staff."

      nizam

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      January 2, 2019

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    8.4/10
    Room comfort score
    8.3/10
    Review score - United States
    8.8/10
    Location score
    8.9/10
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    Overall rating:

    8.1

    Excellent
    134 reviews
    Cleanliness
    8.4
    Facilities
    8.0
    Location
    8.9
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    What travelers say they love:
    Spacious room, good bathroom and pleasant balcony.
    Brian from Thailand
    Solo traveler
    More about Pon arena Hotel

    More about Pon arena Hotel

    Whether you're a tourist or traveling on business, Pon arena Hotel is a great choice for accommodation when visiting Muang Khong. Situated only 140.0 Km from the city center, guests are well located to enjoy the town's attractions and activities. No less exceptional is the hotel's easy access to the city's myriad attractions and landmarks, such as Wat Phouang Keo Temple, Don Khong Ferry Terminal.

    Pon arena Hotel offers impeccable service and all the essential amenities to invigorate travelers. Guests of the hotel can enjoy on-site features like 24-hour room service, free Wi-Fi in all rooms, 24-hour front desk, express check-in/check-out, luggage storage.

    All guest accommodations feature thoughtful amenities to ensure an unparalleled sense of comfort. The hotel's recreational facilities, which include hot spring bath, outdoor pool, indoor pool, massage, pool (kids) are designed for escape and relaxation. Superb facilities and an excellent location make the Pon arena Hotel the perfect base from which to enjoy your stay in Muang Khong.

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    Most talked about facilities

    Swimming Pool
    6 mentions
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    5 mentions
    Breakfast
    4 mentions
    Food & Dining
    1 mention

    What they offer

    8.0
    Very good
    Staff 

    "The hotel owner Pon is a very nice person."

    Wai W.

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    April 28, 2018

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    Cuisine:European, Local

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    Reviews of Pon arena Hotel from real guests

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    8.1
    Excellent
    From 134 reviews
    8.8Location
    8.4Cleanliness
    8.3Room comfort and quality
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    Cleanliness8.4
    Facilities8.0
    Location8.9
    Room comfort and quality8.2
    Service7.8
    Value for money7.7
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    8.0
    Excellent
    Wai from Hong Kong
    Group
    Standard Double or Twin Room
    Stayed 2 nights in April 2018

    Resorts hotel”

    The hotel has a nice sunrise view if you choose to stay in the river view room. The only shortcoming is the breakfast coffee which is too light and no coffee flavour. The hotel owner Pon is a very nice person.

    Reviewed April 28, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Robyn from Australia
    Couple
    Suite Mekhong River View
    Stayed 5 nights in August 2016

    cool welcoming oasis of luxury in the 4000 islands”

    Mr Pon is the perfect host at this hidden gem. The spacious rooms have excellent furnishings, top quality beds, crisp white llinens, snowy white towels, stone trim bathrooms and cool clean tile floors. Toiletries, hairdryer, pool towels and jug show the level of attention to comfort. The menu shows attention to detail and planning providing a cross section of cuisines.All staff deserve a mention especially Mr Kumsing. The efficiency of the staff shows training and commitment to excellence. After a day at the rapids or boating on the Mekong the clean sparkling infinity pool is un beatable before a cool drink on the deck and dinner beside the Mekong. I can only hope to be blessed enough to return to again enjoy Mr Pon's hospitality.

    Reviewed September 02, 2016
    8.0
    Excellent
    Karen from United States
    Couple
    Deluxe Double or Twin
    Stayed 3 nights in January 2014

    Luxurious for Asia”

    Comfortable and everything works

    By far the nicest place we stayed in our month in SE Asia. New construction, tasteful, a comfortable bathroom with an actual bathtub! There was sawing going on constantly on their new building (the one with the pool), which was annoying. However, we enjoyed relaxing on the island so much after a few hectic weeks of travelling, we didn’t want to leave.

    Reviewed March 10, 2014
    7.3
    Very good
    Binh from Vietnam
    Family with teens
    Standard Double or Twin Room
    Stayed 1 night in February 2014

    A nice place to stay”

    Nice room, good location and awesome view.

    At first, we had to wait a bit long for check in, the staffs were not very good at English. The room was clean, large and well-organised but there was no hair dryer and the security lock was not working. There were also mosquitos in the room. Over all, it was the best hotel in island.

    Reviewed February 21, 2014
    8.0
    Excellent
    Thomas from United States
    Couple
    Deluxe Double or Twin
    Stayed 8 nights in December 2013

    A very pleasant stay.”

    Room, view, bed.

    We had a pleasant, extended stay. The rooms are large, comfortable and well tended. Breakfast is pretty limited. There was no internet connection for almost of our stay, which the owner was unwilling to investigate or repair until another guest became a good deal more aggressive about it than we'd been. Despite this and some occasionally very noisy neighbors, it's a good place to stay and good value for money. Additionally, there's very good massage, eithere in room or a short walk down the road.

    Reviewed January 05, 2014
    8.3
    Excellent
    Georg from Switzerland
    Couple
    Deluxe Double or Twin
    Stayed 1 night in December 2013

    Nice hotel at the Mekong reachable by ferry only”

    Clean, Nice view, Central location on the island

    We stayed for one night on Don Khong, we had smooth arrival even we arrived after sunset and after the standard ferry hours. Sadly the hotel restaurant closed at 9pm so we cloud not try it out. Other than that we had a nice rood with great view. The hotel is located around 200 meters from the ferry port.

    Reviewed December 29, 2013
    8.0
    Excellent
    Hayley from New Zealand
    Couple
    Standard Double or Twin Room
    Stayed 2 nights in December 2013

    Lovely hotel”

    Nice swimming pool, lovely bathrooms, very clean and comfortable.

    We really enjoyed staying at this hotel during our stay at the 4000 islands. In particular we enjoyed the very western bathroom which made us feel at home, after our long period of traveling through Southeast Asia. The views for the pool and restaurant are also fantastic. I do feel that the list of ammenties is not correct as there is just one pool and no pool bar. But we still rate this hotel very highly.

    Reviewed December 12, 2013
    8.0
    Excellent
    Peter from Netherlands
    Solo traveler
    Suite River view Double or Twin
    Stayed 2 nights in September 2013

    Friendly and helpful owner”

    Location, friendly owner, big rooms.

    Pon Arena is the best hotel on the island. It is more expensive then the many guesthouses that cater for the backpackers. The best rooms are right on the Mekong river, with great views. If your budget allows you, this is the nicest place to stay and organize outings to the several beautiful sceneries on and around the island.

    Reviewed September 30, 2013
    9.0
    Exceptional
    Somock from France
    Couple
    Suite River view Double or Twin
    Stayed 2 nights in November 2012

    Fantastic view of the Mekong!”

    Right on the Mekong. All the suites faces the Mekong.

    The owner, Pon, was very nice and helpful. Also the staff. The restaurant was also on the Mekong so our view for breakfast and sunset drinks were breathtaking. The hotel even has a small pool with the view of the Mekong. We were able to order special Lao dishes that was on the menu ahead of time and the food was delicious. The only thing we didn't like was the coffee. They do need to serve better coffee for breakfast. Fortunately, we brought our own instant which the staff provided us with pots of hot water.

    Reviewed November 23, 2012
    6.8
    Good
    Thomas from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Suite River view Double or Twin
    Stayed 1 night in January 2019

    Adequate”

    We had feared that this place would be pretty grim. It was a lot better than that. But don't expect luxury - it's a hotel for tour parties. You do get big rooms, reasonable food, comfortable beds, and a good location on the banks of the Mekong. But there is nowhere comfortable to relax, unless you are happy to sit in full sun in a tiled area round the pool. No shade, no plants. Feels a bit like a throwback to communist times.

    Reviewed January 28, 2019
    8.4
    Excellent
    O from Australia
    Solo traveler
    Standard Double or Twin Room
    Stayed 1 night in April 2019

    Great location and views”

    Be sure to pay a few extra dollars for the great view of the Mekong. Great little restaurant s nearby with great food and drink.

    Reviewed April 10, 2019
    8.8
    Excellent
    Andre from Belgium
    Couple
    Standard Double or Twin Room
    Stayed 1 night in August 2016

    The best at Don Khong”

    Definitely there is no other option when you stay at Don Khong because they are simply the best especially if you like some comfort.

    Reviewed August 21, 2016
    9.6
    Exceptional
    nizam from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Suite River view Double or Twin
    Stayed 3 nights in December 2018

    Exceptional”

    very friendly staff.. Mr pon is really extremely friendly and always at hand looking after the place ..

    Reviewed January 02, 2019
    7.6
    Very good
    Brian from Thailand
    Solo traveler
    Deluxe Double or Twin
    Stayed 5 nights in March 2018

    Mixed feelings”

    There is no doubt about the location right on the River Mekong which was a delight to see on getting out of bed in the morning. Spacious room, good bathroom and pleasant balcony. Two Infinity Pools which got very little use. Plenty of cleaning done. Usually good WiFi but not quite always! The big let down was the breakfast and this alone makes me feel that this was not good value. Freshly cooked fried eggs which were often congealed and some sad looking fruit and salad items. The toasting machine was perhaps the slowest I have ever encountered in a hotel and that is saying something! There was bacon and mini hot dog type sausages as well as some tasteless cakes but no cereals or anything else! I would recommend this hotel, mainly for its location but with serious reservations about its value for money and the quality of the breakfast

    Reviewed April 05, 2018
    3.3
    Pierre from France
    Couple
    Standard Double or Twin Room
    Stayed 2 nights in May 2015

    arnaque”

    food is Ok

    Terrible. Not in the spirit of 4000 island. Manager is ego centric and not franck. He abuses of his monopole on the island to screw You on everything. Hôtel is a Dead zone off season. Avoid and go straight to don det. Very bad value.

    Reviewed May 23, 2015
    7.0
    Very good
    gregory from Australia
    Couple
    Deluxe Double or Twin
    Stayed 1 night in June 2013

    great hotel on the river”

    great position , good small pool , good restaurant

    ,This hotel has the potential to be excellant , with its position and room size , but , to provide a kettle with no cups or tea/coffee , and a lovely host , who fails to provide any guidance as to what sights this beautiful area has to offer , lets it down in the level it is advertising to be

    Reviewed June 24, 2013
    7.7
    Very good
    Rob from Canada
    Couple
    Deluxe Double or Twin
    Stayed 3 nights in April 2013

    Very nice hotel in a quiet location”

    Wonderful Mekong River view

    We initially booked on Agoda a Deluxe River View Room. On arrival we found there are rooms that are actually right on the river, not just with a view. As the upgrade was quite expensive ($55 for River View, $85 for River Front), for our 1st of three nights we didn't upgrade but for our 2nd and 3rd nights we did and were glad we did. The room was larger and newer and as mentioned, has full unobstructed Mekong views. The rooms could be improved by sealing up some of the large (1/2 inch) gaps around the windows, installing a shower curtain or sliding glass to contain the shower water, and adding some wall hangings or paintings to warm up the room environment. Breakfast was very good and the 3 dinners we had in the restaurant were very good to excellent. All in all, we really enjoyed the hotel and the quiet, sleepy ambiance of Don Khong.

    Reviewed April 21, 2013
    7.7
    Very good
    Peter from Netherlands
    Couple
    Suite River view Double or Twin
    Stayed 4 nights in December 2012

    Best hotel on the island of Don Khong”

    Located on the banks of the Mekong river

    This is the best hotel on the island. Try to get a room with the river view, as the hotel has 2 buildings, 1 on the banks of the river with 4 rooms, the other building is not right on the river. The owner is very nice and helpful. the food is ok, don't forget that you are in a very laid back environment. No supermarkets or fancy shops. Nature and beautiful surroundings is what this place is all about. The rooms are very clean and spacious. The restaurant is located right on the river. The same family also owns a nice guest house. Great location to start exploring the surroundings.

    Reviewed December 31, 2012
    5.3
    Stefanie from United Kingdom
    Solo traveler
    Deluxe Double or Twin
    Stayed 2 nights in May 2014

    Would not stay here again ”

    Views food

    The hotel was ok! the staff were waiting to come into my room at 8am on my belcony ( just looking in ) the pool and surrounding area had building work going on. The breakfast was lovely

    Reviewed August 13, 2014
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Schaul from Israel
    Couple
    Standard Double or Twin Room
    Stayed 2 nights in January 2018

    Very nice room, nice view, pleasent staff”

    Restaurant - medium quality

    Reviewed January 26, 2018
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