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“A MIXED BAG” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Little Eden
Ranked #1 of 15 Don Det B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Pinjarra, Australia
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221 reviews
89 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
“A MIXED BAG”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2010

Spent 3 nights here at LKP160,000 a night. Nice setting with rooms facing onto a garden. The restaurant overhangs the Mekong and serves really good food and has a bit more on the menu than the average Lao menu. The view from the verandah was outstanding watching little local boats zipping to and from across the waterways, and the sunsets too beautiful. The room was clean, big with a comfortable king size bed, (not the normal Lao concrete mattress variety) A/C, mosquito net + fan. The towels were bigger than average hotel towels in length. On the negative side, there were no hanging facilities at all and the curtains came up short in width on both tinted windows by 150mm (6”) meaning people passing by could see in if the lights were on at night (we overcame this with a sarong and pegs) The owners were very helpful and friendly, but the staff could do with some lessons in smiling. They always seemed surly no matter who they were serving. The bathroom was adequate, but again remember to leave the toilet paper outside when showering, due to a lack of a shower curtain. We walked up and down both the ‘sunrise’ and ‘sunset’ sides of the island and it was the only modern looking brick accommodation we came across (others mostly wooden huts).

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Bob-Carol-Pinjarra
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LittleEdenDonDet, Eigenaar at Little Eden, responded to this review, 9 March 2011
Hello,

We put new curtains since and I appreciate the remark. My staff seems indeed not smiley, but their great at what they do. They all grew up fishing and farming, they are rather shy than rude because the don't speak English.
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2010

My husband and I searched the island for the nicest place to stay. This is ideal for "flashpackers" like us. After the hellish chicken bus ride, complete with blown tires, the last thing we wanted to do was stay in a insect ridden wooden shack (this describes the vast majority of accomodation on the island). Don Khone has even more basic facilities and accomdation, there are no brick/concrete bungalows at all.
This is also the best spot for a sunset view.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2010

We have spent 2 wonderful days in this hotel and I can describe this pleace only with superlatives. e.g. very clean and cozy, perfectly located, with good restaurant, very friendly staff and the Manager, etc. Hotel isn't cheap for Lao standards but it is worth every cent. They serve very good lao coffee - U cannot miss to try it.

  • Stayed December 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank grzes101
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2009

My partner and I only intended to stay for a few days in Don Dhet but as soon as we arrived at Little Eden we knew we had to stay longer.

The owner Mathieu was an excellent host and the food in his restaurant was absolutely delicious! The menu was a perfect mix of Western & Asian and he was able to provide me with plenty of Vegetarian options too. The restaurant also has breathtaking views of the sunset over the Mekong River.

The rooms were clean, spacious and great value for money.

We will definitely be coming back here, it was a truly lovely place!

  • Stayed November 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Little Eden

Property: Little Eden
Address: Sunset Side, Don Det, Laos
Region: Laos > Champasak Province > Don Det
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 15 B&Bs / Inns in Don Det
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
now we have 22 rooms not 5 anymore.We have high speed internet as well. ... more   less 
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