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“River view bungalow!”
Review of Crazy Gecko

Crazy Gecko
Ranked #5 of 33 Restaurants in Don Det
Cuisines: International
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Reviewed 23 March 2020

Crazy Gecko is a wonderful place, I stayed in the river view bungalow and the setting is spectacular. Thanks Andy and all the staff. Good food in the restaurant.
For a backpacker it can be a bit out of budget but if you want to treat yourself for a couple of days that's the place.

Date of visit: March 2020
Thank Supermariocol
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861crazyg, Manager at Crazy Gecko, responded to this reviewResponded 31 March 2020

Dear Supermariocol
Grazie mile again for being our guest!!! Our team is very happy that you loved our staff, our rooms and our restaurant. Your review is a great feedback for our work.
Hopefully we can make customers very happy like you soon again.
We are not cheap but try daily to do an excellent job for our customers.
Alll the best for you!
CrazyGecko Team, Don Det

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Reviewed 17 February 2020 via mobile

Normally don't post recommendations but we enjoyed our stay here so much we had to. Me and my partner stayed at crazy gecko for 5 nights during our visit at don det. We loved it. All from the coffee, food, rooms, location to the helpful and welcoming staff who made you feel at home. Strongly recommend to stay here to get more out of your stay at don det.

Date of visit: February 2020
Thank moak340
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861crazyg, Manager at Crazy Gecko, responded to this reviewResponded 17 February 2020

Dear Moa
Thank you very much for writing this wonderful review and give us 5*. We are happy that you liked your stay at CrazyGecko so much and that you had to post a recommendation :-) Glad that you could get more out of your stay through our help and tips. We were happy to have you as our guests and we will give you as guests as well 5* :-) With only guests like you, we never would have a bad day :-) We wish you good luck and all the best on your further trip. Enjoy it, take care and most important: come back :-) Sunny greetings Team CrazyGecko

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Reviewed 29 January 2020

run by a Swiss couple, the Crazy Gecko has five rooms and a great restaurant on a terrace. all in Swiss quality, but with the local charm. our dinner was just great, and fortunately the prices are not Swiss, but keep local too.

Date of visit: January 2020
Thank r0landbrunner
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861crazyg, Manager at Crazy Gecko, responded to this reviewResponded 30 January 2020

Dear R0land
Khobchai lai lai for your 5* review. Glad that you enjoyed our place and liked your dinner at our River Front Restaurant. We are happy if customers are happy. Wish you all the best and hope to welcome you soon again at CrazyGecko.

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Reviewed 29 December 2019 via mobile

We'ved had an awesome stay at the CrazyGecko. We got two bungalows directly at the river with a shared balcony which was great because we were travelling with a befriended couple.
We stayed there for three nights and we can only recommend it. The bungalows are really great - simple, but awesome. On the balcony you have a hammock, a mattress and a table with two chairs and a great view on the Mekhong also for the moonrise!!
We also ate there a few times - especially in the morning - and the food also was delicious! Especially the fish BBQ was marvelous! A catfish not to be forgotten.
A special bonus goes to the owners, because they are very friendly, helpful and always caring and they gave us a lot of tipps not only for the island but also for the border to Cambodia.
Much appreciated and highly recommended! Thanks again for the great time! Greetings from Marina+Jonas #kopchailailai

Date of visit: December 2019
2  Thank mjdys
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861crazyg, Manager at Crazy Gecko, responded to this reviewResponded 30 December 2019

Dear Marina and Jonas
Thanks very much for being our guests @CrazyGecko. We are very happy and also glad to read your review, which we really appreciate. We do daily our best to satisfied our customers and that they can enjoy their stay on Don Det as much as possible. This includes also Insider tipps and the transfers with our partners.
When our customers are happy we are happy :-).
Khopchai lai lai again, have a safe trip, take care.

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Reviewed 21 December 2019

We ate there one night with 3 friends, first of all the food was pretty plain, no great deal and so kind of expansive for its quality. Moreover,another friend literaly got expulsed from the bar because he didn't order anything and was drinking his own water (what a shammmmmme).
I would NOT recommand this place AT ALL.

Date of visit: December 2019
Thank clara z
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861crazyg, Manager at Crazy Gecko, responded to this reviewResponded 22 December 2019

The story of clara z, two females and a male, happened 21st December, another very nice evening with a lot of happy and satisfied customers @CrazyGecko River Front restaurant.

Three young ladies came to CrazyGecko Restaurant. Why they choose us, when we are "expansive", I do not understand the word, probably she means expensive I do not know: it is a secret for me.
Our menu (of course including prices) is in front of our restaurant and customer can also leave the restaurant when they see our menu at the table.
Anyway!
Later on, a guy came into our restaurant and sit on the same table. We bring him the menu and ask what he choose he said he just want to wait the ladies, what we accepted. After he started to drink of his own water. I went to him and said he has to leave the restaurant, because this is not the place where he can consume drinks or food, which he brings in from outside. The guy leaved the restaurant and waited outside, so this was a matter between him and me and nobody else. Why the lady mixed in and started crying around and losing her face (other guests were upset about her behaviour as well as our staff) in a matter that was not her case, I do still not know.
Maybe in their home country (France) it is allowed to go to a restaurant sit there, order nothing and instead drinking their own drinks. I do not care; it is NOT allowed in CrazyGecko!!!

Anyway, the story goes on: One lady (maybe it was clara z.) leaved our restaurant and walked away without paying. Fortunately for her the two other ladies had a little bit more style and brain and paid her invoice at the end as well.
I hope for clara z. that her journey opens her mind, she will get adult, learning to accept rules, NO's and cultures without acting like a two years old girl when something not is going on like she would like.
The world, Laos P.D.R. his people and especially CrazyGecko do NOT need and NOT welcome people like clara z..
They should stay where they are born and acting there like fools. Fortunately, only a few people behave like her.

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