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Plymouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

As everybody is saying this is a real gem of a hotel. The view over the Mekong is amazing. We only had one night as we were going on to join the Wat Phou Rice Barge cruise. We arrived at lunch time and to spend the afternoon relaxing by the pool was a real treat. The food is excellent and...

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David D, Owner at The River Resort, responded to this review

Dear Guests, Thank you very much for your review of our Resort on Trip Advisor, praising us as a "gem of a hotel", "cannot be faulted", with "amazing" views over the Mekong River, excellent food and charming young English-speaking staff. We are pleased that you enjoyed spending the afternoon relaxing by one of our infinity pools before embarking the next...

Petersfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The service delivered by the manager and staff at the river Resort was beyond excellent ,they couldn't do enough to ensure your stay there was enjoyable . The rooms are of a very high standard ,including an outside shower ! The views looking over the Mekong river enabled guests to watch the beautiful sunrise and sun sets. Food was always...

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David D, Owner at The River Resort, responded to this review

Dear guests, Thank you very much for the lovely review you have posted on TripAdvisor of your recent stay at The River Resort, titled "Superb Hotel in Beautiful Location!" Our staff and management are grateful for your enthusiasm regarding their good service, "beyond excellent"; the quality of our guest rooms; the views from your Riverfront room and terrace of sunrise...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's probably the clean design and unfussy nature of The River Resort that appealed to me most, although the tranquility and amazing views from it's secluded Mekong riverfront location were pretty compelling too. I've become accustomed to the friendly and amenable people of Laos, and here was no exception. The ethos of the resort benefiting local people, through training and...

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David D, Owner at The River Resort, responded to this review

Dear Guests at The River Resort, Thank you very much for the great review you posted on TripAdvisor about your recent stay with us. It is very heartening to see the title of your review, "I'd be back in a heartbeat!" And then to read the particulars that made you feel so positive about our Resort and you stay there:...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I spent two nights at the resort, reading by the pool, rode a bike down to Wat Phu, massage, and generally taking it easy. The rooms were fantastic, very well appointed and clean (I had upstairs riverfront room). The food at the restaurant also was great, I enjoyed the breakfasts and the a la carte dining was well priced and...

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David D, Owner at The River Resort, responded to this review

Dear recent guest, Thank you ever so much for your generous review on TripAdvisor of your 2-night stay with us. We are especially pleased that you found the relaxation you were hoping for, reading poolside, biking all the way to Wat Phou (our nearby UNESCO World Heritage site), and enjoying our new Spa. We are also much pleased that you...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here for 4 nights and it was lovely. It's setting is right on the Mekong River and there are individual buildings laid out long the shore. Rooms reminded me of safari glamping. Spacious rooms with indoor and outdoor showers. Grounds are lovely as well. Gotta watch for the "wildlife" but if you don't mind the bugs, frogs and little...

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David D, Owner at The River Resort, responded to this review

Dear guests, Thank you cordially for having reviewed your stay with us on TripAdvisor, titled "Lovely all around"! We are very happy to hear that you were pleased with your room's location, facing directly on the Mekong Riverfront, as well as its spaciousness and indoor and outdoor showers; that our parkland is lovely, service "impeccable", staff hospitable and friendly; and...

Omer, Israel
Reviewed 1 November 2016

Imagine: huge rooms overlooking the Mekong river, all glass front, two side balcony, king sized bed smack overlooking the Mekong, and behind the bed, behind a screen, there is a modular service space with two washbasins, separate toilet, separate shower and plenty of space to dress. Reception and lobby are in gazebos. Restaurant was excellent, two swimming pools, very friendly...

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David D, Owner at The River Resort, responded to this review

Dear guest, thank you very much for reviewing your stay at The River Resort with such a wonderful title, "Best hotel ever"! We are very happy that you enjoyed your guest room, for its spaciousness, amenities and for its excellent Mekong River views; also that you found our cuisine "excellent", our staff very friendly; and last but not least, our...

Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 October 2016

I had four free nights at River Resort as its owner is a family friend so readers will understandably assume my review will hardly be objective. However if I hadn't loved it, I simply wouldn't have volunteered to write this review. The resort is in the middle of Champasak province about a half hour's drive from Pakse air port in...

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David D, Owner at The River Resort, responded to this review

Dear Ms. Madge, it was a great pleasure to see you again, the first time in more than 50 years! Our staff are thrilled by your comments about your stay at The River Resort. With very best regards, and hoping along with our staff to see you again at the Resort in the not too distant future, David

SCOTLAND
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

I have just spent a few days at the River Resort in Champassak Laos with Scenic Group, as part of a tour of Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos and had an extremely pleasant stay in this tropical resort. I don't know what I was expecting, but was unprepared for this beautiful, fairly remote paradise (compared with the city centre hotels I...

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David D, Owner at The River Resort, responded to this review

Dear guest, your review of your recent stay at The River Resort is truly very kind. We appreciate your comments on your "extremely pleasant stay" with us, including "excellent customer care," tropical charm, two "wonderful" swimming pools, a relaxing spa with a range of treatments and massages; beautiful, grassy spots in the shade on the banks of the Mekong for...

Ontario, Canada
Reviewed 24 October 2016

We loved everything about this beautiful resort on the Mekong River. The views from our stunning second floor room were incredible! The staff took care of us with smiling faces, food at restaurant was great! Both pools overlook the Mekong and make you feel like you are almost part of it. Spa is also excellent. On our return from a...

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David D, Owner at The River Resort, responded to this review

Dear friends, Thank you very much for your lovely review, titled "Something Special," about your recent stay at The River Resort. We are indeed pleased that you found so many things during your stay that you liked: a "beautiful" Resort; "incredible" views of the Mekong from your second floor Riverfront room; our staff's good service and smiling faces; "great" food...

Portland,oregon
Reviewed 23 October 2016

The architecture, landscaping and setting along the river are beautiful. The food was delicious, both the Loation and western dishes. The staff are exceptionally friendly, considerate and attentive. We were here for the last two nights of an outstanding tour with Wild Frontiers, and extended our stay for two nights. It was delightful!

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David D, Owner at The River Resort, responded to this review

Dear guests from Oregon in the U.S., Thank you very much for your kind review on TripAdvisor, titled "Lovely resort, outstanding service." We are very pleased that you found our architecture, landscaping and setting on the Mekong River to be beautiful; our staff "exceptionally friendly, considerate and attentive"; and that you were so "delighted" with your experience that you extended...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Room Service
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • Multilingual Staff
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The River Resort is located on 400 meters of naturally landscaped Mekong River frontage in the south of Laos, close to the renowned Wat Phou UNESCO World Heritage site. The Resort's architecture and decor are contemporary Southeast Asian. 22 of its 28 guest rooms have stunningly beautiful, panoramic views of the Mekong River; and the other 6 have fine views of beautiful evergreen rice paddy, flowering trees and tranquil ponds. Each guest room has an indoor and an outdoor shower and other high-standard amenities. The Resort’s open-air Dining Sala, overlooking the Mekong, includes a restaurant offering Western and Laotian/Thai cuisine, alfresco dining on its Riverfront lawns, a cocktail/juice bar, and a rooftop lounge for private meetings. Two infinity swimming pools and the Resort’s onsite Spa complement a relaxing stay. Its two private Riverboats offer casual journeys on the Mekong and sunset cocktail cruises, including - when the Mekong is at ebb - spectacular sunsets viewed from a soft sand beach on a remarkable uninhabited, sandstone island offshore the Resort. The River Resort is an ecologically and environmentally responsible hotel, committed to the use of replenishable bamboo for most of its furniture, organic and hydroponic "farm to table" gardens, recycling of inorganic waste, composting of other waste, as well as solar heated hot water for its kitchens; and is also committed to the improvement of the education of its local staff and the livelihood of its local community. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The River Resort

Address: Ban Phaphinnoy, Champasak, Laos
Region: Laos > Champasak Province > Champasak
Price Range: ₹ 7,242 - ₹ 10,829 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The River Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 28
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“River View”
 of 5 bubbles IrvingW715, 30 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room at overlooking the Mekong river”
 of 5 bubbles hilaryheath151, 24 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Coming from Pakse airport, organise a transfer through the hotel as cheaper than the scheduled rates available at the airport!”
 of 5 bubbles matthewz588, 7 Nov 2016 | Read review
“best views are first floor overlooking the river”
  • the view from our balcony, river and the next building of two rooms, upstairs and downstairs
 of 5 bubbles West_U_2005_2007, 31 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Riverside, second floor rooms were terrific”
 of 5 bubbles PdxPortland_oregon, 23 Oct 2016 | Read review
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