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Don Som Riverside Guesthouse
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Reviewed 18 January 2018 via mobile

We had a perfect stay at the guesthouse, it is truely off the beaten track where you can see the local life, get enthusiastic greetings from the kids (Sabaidee!), enjoy the nature of the island and nearby islands on bicycle and participate in a cooking class. The class was really great! The visit to the market in Ban Khinak was a wonderful experience! There was so much to see, from big piles of morning glory and freshly made noodles, to pig heads and feet. The class took place in a lovely setting outside. It was interactive and we cooked our 5 dishes on a traditional coal fire. Afterwards we enjoyed this excess of delicious food with a spectaculair view over the Mekong river and an icecold Beerlao. Highly recommended! The rooms are basic, but the location and super friendly staff make up for that.

Stayed: January 2018, travelled as a couple
1  Thank Christie V
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DonSomRiverside, Owner at Don Som Riverside Guesthouse, responded to this reviewResponded 10 February 2018

Happy to read this! Thank you! Kop chai lai lai!

We are also happy to read that you've enjoyed our cooking class. It's not very fancy but we think it gives a nice idea about Lao food.

Thanks again, and who knows we will meet again.

Kind regards from Don Som,

Sander and Tanoi
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Reviewed 17 January 2018

This guest house is the only one of the Don Som island which is very traditional and empty of tourists but close enough to Don Det and Don Kon to go to visit it by bicycle that you can rent in the guest house.
Sander and Tanoy are very nice hosts, the people on the island are very friendly and this guest house, with bungalows just on the riverside, is the perfect place for chill and relax!

  • Stayed: January 2018, travelled solo
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1  Thank Jérémy C
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DonSomRiverside, Owner at Don Som Riverside Guesthouse, responded to this reviewResponded 10 February 2018

Merci! Kop chai lai lai!

It was a pleasure having you as our guest as well and we also enjoyed the music you made. Very nice.

We saw your email and will reply later as well (a bit busy now).

Thanks again!

Kind regards,

Tanoi and Sander
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Reviewed 14 January 2018

If you want to go the 4000 islands, this is the place to go! As this is the only guesthouse on the island you can really experience the local Laotian life on the countryside. It's still close to the main tourist attractions, we rented a bike for one day to visit Don Khon and Don Det.
This place offers delicious traditional food and is prepared by the awesome hosts Sander and Tanoi. Besides that, they can give you good advice on the places to visit in Laos.
This was our best experience on our 2 months journey through South East Asia!

  • Stayed: October 2017, travelled as a couple
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DonSomRiverside, Owner at Don Som Riverside Guesthouse, responded to this reviewResponded 16 January 2018

What a great review! Thanks a lot for that. Dank je wel!

The last words ('This was our best experience on our 2 months journey through South East Asia') are also great to read. We are very happy that we were part of that.

All the best, welcome back and thanks again!

Kind regards,

Tanoi, Sander and Nangnoi
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Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

Being the only guesthouse on the island you truely have the whole place to yourself. Great way to experience and explore local life. The service was fantastic. Not a day or meal went by without the owners asking me if everything was ok or if I needed anything.

Stayed: January 2018, travelled solo
Thank Andrew W
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DonSomRiverside, Owner at Don Som Riverside Guesthouse, responded to this reviewResponded 16 January 2018

Dear Andrew W,

Thanks a lot for your kind words, your review and of course for your visit! It was a pleasure hosting your as our guest and we hope to meet you again.

All the best and thanks again!

Kind regards,

Tanoi, Sander and Nangnoi
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Reviewed 8 December 2017 via mobile

Sander and Tanoi were simply the best people you can meet on your trip - helpful and friendly. Guesthouse is situated in a VERY nice place, everything clean, great river views, delicious food, local people around and no more guesthouses nearby. Best place to stay in 4000 islands. Highly recommended! We would like to come back there in the future.

Stayed: December 2017, travelled as a couple
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DonSomRiverside, Owner at Don Som Riverside Guesthouse, responded to this reviewResponded 10 December 2017

Thank you very much for your wonderful review! Great to read.

We hope to meet you here again and wish you all the best.

Kind regards,

Tanoi and Sander
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