Literally on the Mekong in the floating 'bungalow' ( room) at the Sala Don Khone. Comfortable enough with Ac and fan... though as others have said looking as though it could do wit an overhaul. Had a third bed in the room..used it to spead stuff out- limited hanging space. Bathroom OK though shower door didn't close! Nice to sit on little verandah looking over river though chairs not very comfortable.Decided just to have two starters for evening meal - was brought the wrong thing first obviously difficulty in understanding request and then the tomato soup very watery and not really recognisable as tomato and the Thai fishcakes were rather bizarre-I then remembered that potatoes not usual here.. and these 'fishcakes' came as little round rubbery disks - unacceptable texture for me..and wasn't sure there was any fish in them. Just put it down to bad choices by me! Had a great day out on hired bikes from the lady opposite the gate onto the lane.. though had to avoid the mud right outside as there were building works going on opposite.Cycled around the island.. watched people rebuilding their river bank landing area..they didn't mind!... and visited the place where the French started their railway across Don Khone to Don Det to avoid the Mekong Falls.. mad ideas but you have to admire their vision and ingenuity!Cycled back along this rail trail.Met a number of travellers looking for the Falls... maps not available and signage a bit hit and miss! Made an evening trip to the Li Phi Falls - gorgeous sunset and worth paying the entry fee to enter the falls and beach area.There is a Golden Gibbon in a cage in garden opposite but it didn't bother us too much.. though would rather see it free.Did use the pool which was pleasant for cooling off.
- Also Known As:
- Sala Don Khone Hotel Don Khone