Away from the crowds
Set on the river right next to the French bridge, Sengahloune Resort has comfortable, slightly cluttered bungalows with tranquil views.
It’s set away from the main concentration of guesthouses and the rooms run along the banks. Nothing but a strip of lawn separates you from the water and Sengahloune will appeal to midrange travellers in need of more refinement than your average bungalow.
The deluxe rooms are the best. Inside the bamboo thatch walls have been painted cream, bringing lightness to the dark wood floorboards and heavy wood furniture. A rattan bistro set, textiles and leafy cuttings in vases add to the elegance. Rooms are spacious and come with air-con, clothes rack, tea/coffee with hot water dispenser, hot water bathroom and windows that let in natural light.
In contrast, the standard rooms feel heavier and dimmer. The bamboo thatch walls have been stained a darker tint and they’ve tried to cram in the same amenities into a smaller space. Some may appreciate the medium sized fridge while others will wish they had more room for the luggage. Still, guests can spread out on the front balcony and there’s even more room to sprawl at the main restaurant’s enormous river terrace where the included breakfast is served and where WiFi is available.
Though lacking the luxuries and the historic charm of Sala Don Khone, it is a definite step up from what’s available over on Don Dhet.
By Cindy Fan
Last updated on 11th February, 2017.
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