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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2011

What a great place to totally chill out from the stresses and strains of normal day to day life. Accomodation is basic but totally acceptable. Barnaby the Manager makes you feel very welcome and is very knowledgable about the area. If you want to see the true Laos this is the place to come.

2 Thank christonbank
Siem Reap, Cambodia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2011

The Rivertime is a great place to chill out and enjoy the laid back rural lifestyle of Laos. The rooms and environment are lovely in a rustic kind of way. The Hotel organized some nice simple rural activities with visits to local villges. The highlight being the spirit healer; a remarkable and unique experience. The staff are sweet and friendly... More 

Thank peaceofangkor
Ojai, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2011

I can't necessarily disagree with the prior reviewer (who I think I remember being there at the same time as we were); it is a lovely place, Barnaby is a super nice guy, and the ecolodge offers a beautiful glimpse into rural Laos. I have to be fair, however, in letting travelers know my honest opinion about the overall experience... More 

4 Thank sofiasthedog
BarnsLaos, Manager at Rivertime Resort and Ecolodge, responded to this review

I do think you're being rather unfair considering you arrived on Christmas Day and we were full so obviously it was busy and, yes, sometimes, if staff are busy with other guests or guests are using the boat, bicycles etc then, at such times, you may not be able to do a particular activity at the exact time you want... More 

Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2011

There's really nothing bad to say about the joint. Barnaby is an excellent host, as is his entire staff. Everyone is super-friendly and more than helpful...the entire place has positively glowing vibe. The food is most delicious, though may take a bit sometimes to receive if it's busy, it's definitely worth the wait. The location is brilliant: beautiful, quiet, peaceful,... More 

4 Thank MuChao
The Netherlands
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23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2010

In short: a great, friendly and welcome place to stay and relax. I stayed for 5 nights, but when the time came to leave, even that seemed to short! As previous reviews have stated, do not expect 5 star service and accomodation, but do expect a very warm and genuine experience. I would highly recommend as it is a great... More 

2 Thank Giggi01
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1 review
Reviewed 16 November 2010

When I came across a description of Rivertime Resort & Ecolodge, the place immediately appealed to me. Visiting the place in October 2010, I was not disappointed. The major attraction of this resort is its location. And although it is very close to the capital Vientiane, you arrive in a very different world: the relaxed Lao countryside. The friendly local... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2010

If you're looking for pristine, sanitised, five star accommodation then you're probably better off looking elsewhere, but if you're looking for a place to relax, unwind, and get to know more about the people and country of Laos then you can do no better than to spend a few days at Rivertime. Barnaby the manager is absolutely lovely, and he... More 

1 Thank Balitraveller53
BarnsLaos, Manager at Rivertime Resort and Ecolodge, responded to this review

I'm glad you liked it, it was nice to meet you and a pleasure having you both here. However, I just want to clarify that we're 29 km from Vientiane not 40 km! It takes about 40-45 mins in a car or about an hour in the shared tuk-tuk! Hopefully see you again! More 

Jersey - Channel Islands
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Reviewed 30 July 2010

We stayed at this fantastic riverside lodge back in February 2010 during the new owner/managers handover and with no disrespect to the outgoing manager I was pleased that Barnaby was at the helm as his enthusiasm, knowledge and concern for his guests was admirable. I chose this accommodation based on previous TA reviews as I was looking for somewhere to... More 

1 Thank Dave-Jersey
Stockholm, Sweden
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44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2010

Newly arrived in Laos on our first real stop of the vacation, we wanted to quickly transform our job/school-oriented minds into "Laos, please don't rush" tunes. Rivertime with manager Barnaby readily facilitated this goal. We got a cabin with one room for us parents and the other room for the kids (11 and 19y). The beautiful cabins are made in... More 

1 Thank Stefan L
Kuala Lumpur
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3 reviews
Reviewed 17 May 2010

If you find yourself in Vientiane and would like to get out a see the real Laos take a short trip to Rivertime. It's like being in a different world where you get to see the locals going about there daily lives. Great place to chill by the river and unwind or if you would like to see the sights... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We are a riverside ecolodge resort only 30 km outside of Vientiane which offers a true taste of rural Lao life but with most of the comforts of home. We have a floating restaurant on the river and offer a range of activities such as local village tours, tubing, cooking classes, massage, a sauna nearby, boat trips, fishing, free bicycles etc. We do our best to live in harmony with both the local people and the surrounding forest. We also donate $2 per guest night to local education and community projects. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Rivertime Resort and Ecolodge

Address: Ban Thadokkam, Vientiane, Laos
Region: Laos > Vientiane Province > Vientiane
Price Range: ₹ 1,234 - ₹ 1,371 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
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“All rooms are private and set delightfully in jungle with interconnecting paths.”
 of 5 bubbles ShotleyGate, 9 Feb 2016 | Read review
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“Wifi available in the office only. Detached bungalows are the best option.”
 of 5 bubbles B3422ESianm, 17 Mar 2015 | Read review
“definitely opt for the private cabins rather than the shared room, it's worth a few extra dollars.”
 of 5 bubbles michelledM7761DK, 3 Dec 2014 | Read review
“besides private rooms they have also dorm which can accommodate until 4 persons”
 of 5 bubbles Charlotte7463, 3 Sep 2014 | Read review
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