Magic on the Mekong

What a surprise, much better than it shows on its website and booking search engines. A touch of casual elegance right on the river. French influences everywhere as you’d expect with French owners, very classy open air restaurant and lounge area facing the pool and river on one side and the garden and villas on the other. Rooms above are bright, airy and extremely pleasant. The food is great, although mostly western style. There’s lots to do – cycling and boat trips, visits to local markets etc. Only two hours drive from HCMC (the hotel will arrange a car) it’s a great escape from the city – a must visit for people seeking respite from the big smoke.