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Uwe Gritzki wrote a review Aug 2022
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Dokchampa guesthouse may not be the right choice in this fantastic island world if you are looking for a quiet, relaxing, natural and friendly environment. I moved in here shortly before the end of the pandemic because I thought the rooms were very nice. The owner asks me to pay monthly in advance, which is quite normal under these circumstances. But very soon it turned out to become a nightmare for me. In the first two weeks there was now Wi-Fi available here in the room. Then, there are two big roosters right in the back yard who take more than pride in wishing a very good morning to anyone and everyone who wants to know and even those who don't want to know from 3:00 am onward. In the late morning they are exhausted and take a nap but only to continue crowing refreshed. Shortly after moving in, I discovered several ant colonies in the bath and living room. However, I found among them a kind of tiny, tiny ants that like to wander through the bed even at night and wanted to eat me up, causing me great discomfort regardless of my well-deserved night sleep. This is beyond annoying, especially as the owners make no attempts to do anything serious about it. So I had to live with them because they built their nests in the partition walls and roofs, and were out of reach without real effort. And these are exactly the little ants that like to move around in technical devices such as smartphones, laptops etcetera because it is warm and dry inside, like in my case. The end of this story is that they destroyed my tablet with an irreparable short circuit. What an expensive stay at this vacation home.   In front of my room less than 1 meter from the entrance is a brand new concrete road. So I literally stepped straight from my front door onto the street. The fishermen here start their work quite early in the morning before dawn. When they drove by with their noisy and broken motorcycles at 4:30 am in the morning, I literally felt like they were driving through the room next to my head. This problem exacerbated during the day when large trucks drove by. On the Mekong side where the balcony is located, there is a lot of boat traffic happening all day long and the motorboat engines are pretty loud. This is only surpassed by the many children, moving and screaming around the guesthouse using it as their playground. Between the stone house and the bungalows, there is a large concrete trough that is always filled with water and mosquito larvae. So please don't be surprised if in the later evening and at night it's just swarming with mosquitoes that ask you to donate blood and incidentally carry the pathogens of malaria and dengue fever. Unfortunately there is no mosquito net in the room. I feel a little sorry for Mr. Vixay, the man of this family, because he is a really kind-hearted, very hardworking man. His wife, on the other hand, is smiling for money only - the complete opposite - that kind of money grabbing bit... Whenever I had a question or a wish for her, the answer was negative or she said it was not possible. She couldn't even do my personal laundry, although they have a washing machine available for the guesthouse's linens and towels, nor could she provide simple drinking water. Whatever your decision will be, I wish you more luck than I have experienced here in this place over the past few weeks.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Steve Buckley wrote a review Feb 2020
London, United Kingdom5827 contributions1010 helpful votes
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Together with 25 other Anglo-Thai Society members, my wife and myself had lunch today at the Dokchampa Restaurant which is part of Dokchampa Guesthouse. It is a large property - overlooking the Mekong River - but we were the only guests having lunch. No matter, both the service and the food (I particularly liked the Mekong Fish dishes) were good and - as such - I would have no difficulties paying a return visit.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Nir H wrote a review Dec 2018
Tel Aviv, Israel74 contributions21 helpful votes
We stayed here for 7 nights, the owner Visay was very nice to us - help us when it was needed also took care with healthy tea when were sick. There is an option to go with him on his boat for sunset and swimming tour - recommended! The room was big with a balcony on the Makong river. Quit place, good location. The people around here were very nice and the local close restaurants were also great.
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Date of stay: December 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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elodie m wrote a review Oct 2018
Paris, France4 contributions1 helpful vote
Paradise... Large room with a wide balcony on the Mekong river, very quiet, very clean, nicely and simply decorated. Perfect! Dokchampa guesthouse was only 4 rooms when I was there, but extension should extend it to 8 very soon.
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Date of stay: October 2018Trip type: Travelled solo
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Travelscout2017 wrote a review Jan 2018
34 contributions3 helpful votes
Stayed 3 nights and was really thinking about searching for another accomodation. The main reason was that the guesthouse is not a the quitest place on Don Khon. The first night there was a disco just accros the river on Don Det, from early morning to late night you hear the really annoyingly loud motor boats passing by and almost all day round motorbikes are passing by on the road directly in front of the bungalows. The room is quite simple, there is no wardrobe or other possibility to hang up clothes. Whenever I wanted to eat in the Dokchampa restaurant they always told me that the restaurant is closed. But luckily there are lots of other options nearby. And the prize I got via the internet booking was quite high. When other guests just extended their stay, the owner made a much cheaper prize! However, there are also some positive aspects: Nice view on the river, balcony with hammock, fast wifi Summarized next time I would look for another, quiter accomodation, most probably on the west side of Don Det as there is less boat traffic.
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Date of stay: December 2017
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MathisNH wrote a review Jan 2018
Hamburg, Germany10 contributions6 helpful votes
D is a guesthouse with only 4 huts all facing the river in a beautiful setting. Each has a hamrock and bench on the terrasse for good relaxation. The rooms are spaceous, clean and bed is also good. Bathroom has got water, but that's the only nice thing to say about this :) The place is owned by a very lovely family, willing to help. We even joined them on a day trip to Don Khong for a boating race. D is located on Don Khone island, which we were very pleased about. It's still within biking distance of Don Det and is just a bit more real island experience than Don Det, which is more tourist and parry. It depends what you are after. You have 3 brilliant restaurants just nearby for breakfast, lunch and dinner
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Date of stay: January 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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MrHanAustralia wrote a review Nov 2017
Australia37 contributions16 helpful votes
We stayed at Dokchampa for 3 nights. The room was basic but charming and clean, with a balcony right on the river. Good location on the island and a great place to relax. We chose to upgrade to airconditioning - for which you hand over an extra US$5/night and get the remote control in return - easy!. The restaurant attached to the accommodation also overlooks the river and does nice food. The family that runs Dokchampa are friendly and helpful (with onward travel etc.). We liked the fact that they were there when we needed something but were unintrusive and went about their daily lives. Would definitely recommend Dokchampa and would definitely stay again.
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Date of stay: October 2017
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Bogusz O wrote a review Jun 2017
Krakow, Poland94 contributions27 helpful votes
Clean and well maintained bungalows right above Mekong. The bathroom was clean and spacious. We had both AC, fan and mosquito net in the room. The view is lovely, amd its much quieter than on Don Det, as there is much less motorboats around. Overall its not Ritz, but exactly what you would expect from a good place to stay on Don Khone/Don Det.
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Date of stay: June 2017Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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ReptonFoodies wrote a review Mar 2017
Repton NSW6 contributions3 helpful votes
We stayed here for 4 nights, and wish we could have stayed longer. The accomodation was clean, comfortable, and right on the river with fantastic views. The fan was more than enough to keep us cool. The food was the best we had in Laos. Genuine Laos food. So full of flavour, and not made bland and uninteresting to pander to Western tastes. The service was really friendly and professional. We can't wait to go back.
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Date of stay: February 2017
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Karoliina Autere wrote a review Jan 2017
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We had THE best Mok Pa (Steamed fish in banana leaf) in their restaurant! Service was very good and friendly. Restaurant is by the river and the atmosphere was so nice. We didn't saty at the guesthouse, so can't comment the rooms.
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Date of stay: December 2016
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LaosChampasak ProvinceDon Khone
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Frequently Asked Questions about Dokchampa Guesthouse
Which popular attractions are close to Dokchampa Guesthouse?
Nearby attractions include Old French Railway Bridge (0.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Dokchampa Guesthouse?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Dokchampa Guesthouse?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Dokchampa Guesthouse?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Dokchampa Guesthouse?
Conveniently located restaurants include Mama Leuah Restaurant, Chez Fred et Lea, and The Garden Restaurant.