Stayed at Mekong River View for 4 days and 3 nights and can't say enough good things, especially about the customer service. The employees in the lobby, the drivers, and the kitchen staff were friendly and helpful. Whether it's driving you anywhere in town (one way) in the complimentary golf cart, booking excursions, renting free bicycles or giving sightseeing advice, the customer service is incredible. I would give the service 10 stars if possible.
The view of the Mekong at breakfast is breathtaking and words don't do it justice. And oh btw the complimentary breakfast buffet is very very good. Lao and western options available and a terrific way to start the morning.
There were a few issues with our room (a giant spider and no water pressure one night) but after a call to the front desk, someone was knocking on our door within 5 minutes. Again service is incredible. We had a late flight and they even put us up in another room (smaller) so we would have a place to rest before our flight. Very unexpected and greatly appreciated.
We were in the "expansion" part of the hotel which is separated from the main hotel. It's less than a minute walk to the front desk/lobby but just something to keep in mind when getting your room. The heat is also pretty relentless from about noon to 4:00pm so definitely try and go during cooler weather to enjoy the whole day.
Tips: There's also a great local restaurant right next to viewpoint cafe serving locally caught seafood and the fried fish was incredible. The famous/infamous $1.50 buffet at the night market is something to check off the bucket list but pretty much a non event culinary wise. Definitely check out the day market and go early in the morning to avoid the heat and crowds.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are a beautiful boutique hotel with a personal touch, located on the tip of the peninsula, at the very end of the old town, on the UNESCOs World Heritage Area. The view you have from the rooms and Café/Restaurant is the meeting of great Mekong River and Nam Khan River. The Hotel is quiet and peaceful with the beautiful former Royal temple Wat Xienthong as your neighbor. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Mekong Riverview