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.
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.
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.
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.…
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