Rooms are good, but details need a bit of effort to keep in good condition.
Nice and quiet place”
Located in a remote area, this place is a beautiful place to stay. Very quiet, the nature around is beautiful. Service is good as well, restaurant very tasty. It is a very good place if you want to be quiet.
very nice staff
very good restaurant
very nice swimming pool
very nice room
We reserve this resort because they tell that they have a swiming pool But no swiming ”
I will need a refound for the 4 days because they told by email in july 2016
That the swiming it open
I can send you the email and the photos of the swimingpool in construction
.no internet(wifi/3g), but calling still work
.decent clean room and facilities
.cold shower (in december)
.bathrooms need maintenance, particularly the toilet and shower
.heater not working
.our agoda booking didnt come thru the hotel, but luckily got available rooms
.not much or no activities within the "resort"
Overall, not a terrible stay, but not good enough to want to return for future trips
It was ok!”
Internet barely worked... And we thought the rooms were nice, but not what you would expect for $70usd! It seems they are charging European prices for Asian facilities! We have stayed at much nicer places for much cheaper...
Stayed again for another fantastic day, more staff issues”
As per our last review, Sinouk is pretty wonderful with just some minor downfalls.
Grounds: Amazing. We loved the view next to the balcony with the mini-waterfall they have built up, some epic sunset views there.
Food & drinks: Delicious
Room: On point, loved the garden view balcony.
Wifi: Not in all rooms, accessible by pocket/portable Wifi on request and inconsistent service
Staff: Overall good but needs improvement. Our 2nd morning, they again were serving us the wrong breakfast but luckily the owner was there to help us correct the mistake. The staff have some small children, so occasionally you may hear some crying, but for the most part it wasn't an issue.
The owner offered to give us a tour of the grounds, and when we took him up on his offer when we checked out, he moved very quickly, offered very minimal explanations, and even stopped dead in his tracks a few times because he was on his phone. As a tour guide myself, I can tell you it didn't seem like he was really into it.
We do really hope to stay again one day!
Fantastic stay, could use minor staff improvements”
We decided to splurge and stay here while doing the loop. Liked it so much that we stayed for a 2nd night (see 2nd review).
The grounds are amongst the most beautiful we have stayed at in 9 months of travel. Absolutely gorgeous gardens, plantations and chalets. We requested to eat at the balcony overlooking the Red Creek and it wasn't a problem.
Our room was very cool, the walls decorated with cross-hatched rattan and fully-furnished; the balcony with garden view was our favourite part.
The food & beverages, though pricey as expected, was always delicious, especially the hot chocolate.
They have a puppy, two dogs and a cat, all of which are incredibly friendly and a pleasure to play with.
The only thing that did throw us off were some issues with the staff. The owner, Phillipe, is a highly educated and multilingual gentleman. He can be friendly, but at times was a bit disconnected from his customers. Upon check-in, he asked us where we're from, and when my Chinese-American girlfriend said America, he followed up by pulling his eyes at the corners to make them slanted (like Asian eyes) and asked where she was originally from. I was pretty appalled by this action since it's discriminatory behaviour that only very young children do to taunt their Asian counterparts, so I hope he never repeats it with any East Asians he meets in the future. As for the Lao staff, they were always courteous, however, they brought us a different breakfast than what we ordered and also forgot to serve us the fruit that was supposed to be included with it.
We loved our stay at Sinouk and hope to return one day!
Very friendly staff and nice rooms”
Beautiful place in Bolaven Plateau”
We spent one night at Sinouk Coffee Resort and we loved it. Beautiful place, excellent coffee and tasty food. After a full day on a motorbike, arriving to Sinouk was so relaxing.
Great place with a wonderful staff who met our nee”
Rooms, showers, staff
beautiful landscape and luxury accomodation”
The staff were extremely helpful and kind. The Chalet No 1 in which we stayed gives you a feeling of having a whole home for yourself.
Great place. Beautiful surroundings (garden, ponds, waterfalls). Quite expensive for Lao standards but definitely worth it. Amazing, extremely kind and helpfull staff. Excellent food.
Good adress but far from Paksong”
staff garden breakfast
Very good adress, very peacefull place but carefull often mislocated in the guide book as in Paksong area.
It's actually quite far from it and closer to Tad Lo.
Very good food, good atmosphere.
Prefer room with balcony
Staff very nice
Cascade, river and coffee plantation”
The gardens, the river, the breakfast
80 km from Pakse, difficult to get there by public transport, so you must consider 120 USD more at least in your budget to go and come back with a taxi. Gardens are lovely and bungalows nice although not top luxury. Staff are friendly but you better speak a little of Lao or Thai ortherwise communication is difficult. Surroundings nice but not much to do. Good for one night, hotel hasn't develop much activities that would retain clients. No wifi at all (maybe because we went in low season). TV on thai channel in the restaurant. Mostly for staff. All in all nice surrounding, romantic and nice sound of the river. But for one night only. Has more potential!
Beautiful setting; room a bit worse for wear”
the beautiful gardens surrounding the hotel and the tranquility. Nice to find this kind of place in the middle of the Lao countryside
remote coffee plantation paradise”
Gardens, ambiance and food
This is a small boutique type hotel/resort. It is in a remote area several kilometers from the nearest town. Upon arriving we were ushered into the two rooms of our cottage. (Our adult daughter had one room.) It is Lao style with wonderful baskets, woven flooring and Lao linens. We looked around the cottage and noted its superb location right on a babbling creek with butterflies floating by. An attendant then brought menus and asked if we wanted to eat on the deck which we did. We saw no other tourists for the first few hours and felt like we had gone to paradise. You can eat anywhere in your cottage, at the restaurant or stream side in various locations. The food was good and moderately priced making this a great place to relax and get away from it all. Our rooms did not have air conditioning but sleeping under the mosquito netting was cozy and comfortable since the nights are cool on the plateau. There is AC in other buildings. There is not much to do except walk around the gardens and coffee plantation area and view the ponds and stream. If you are looking for a relaxing get away spot from the city hustle and bustle, this is it!
Garden; lovely rooms, quiet
It was a short but wonderful experience. The gardens are absolutely beautiful; the personal very friendly, helpful and kind.
Once Paradise door is open you view Sinouk C. R..!”
Amazing set up in the wilds! plus carefull staff that let's you feel as if you are a prince.
With the exception of hot water (The season was very cold for once) all other bliss amenities of a remote place led us to believe we won our place in paradise.
Few bikes and a open air safari old long wheel base willis 4X4 to visit plantations around would give a final touch.
If you rent a little motorbike: Never drive after dark.. the road is then "wild" and almost nobody around.
Beautiful, but overpriced”
sinouk's resort is somewhat of a fata morgana in the dusty no man's land of the bolaven coffee plantations. on his own coffee plantation grounds, sinouk has created a romantic settlement with lush gardens and colonial style buildings. everything is top-notch at first sight, but so is the price.
in fact, it is very overpriced, as rooms offer little more space than your average guesthouse in champassak - and the bathroom is not much better either. there's no a/c, but thanks to the cool bolaven nights this is no miss.
food on the other hand is truly marvelous (but again: relatively expensive) and the coffee very delicate - but what would you expect.
all-in-all a relaxing stay for a night (not more, as there is ab-so-lute-ly no-thing to do here but stroll through the gardens), but skip this if you're on a budget. getting there and away is also somewhat challenging, as hardly any bus seems to pass along. in the end, we arranged an expensive private car in pakxong...
Beautyflul small resort”
Very quiet and good comfort
Everything was perfect, will come again. Excellent caffee!