We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The River Resort

3.5 of 5 Ban Phaphinnoy, Champasak, Laos
Hotel website
Click for phone number
Offers & Announcements
OCTOBER PROMOTIONS!
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 3 more sites!
The River Resort
Professional photos View all
Browse nearby
The River Resort
Write a Review

202 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    167
    33
    2
    0
    0
See reviews for
17
115
9
3
Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (65)
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Thai first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (202)
  • Mar-May only
    (48)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (45)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (38)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (71)
All months
Bangkok, Thailand
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Absolutely nothing was wrong with the hotel... okay, maybe they could have a bigger menu, but the food quality at the restaurant was great, staff was well trained and helpful without being intrusive, and our excursions were well thought out. We were lucky to go at the end of Buddhist Lent, so as a bonus, we saw Wat Phou (which... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Massachusetts
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
35 hotel reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Understated luxury in this hideaway of a resort. The enormous and exquisitely furnished rooms in stand alone buildings that are scattered amongst the gardens and working rice paddies of the property. The staff warm and welcoming and always helpful. Restaurant excellent, with both Lao and continental food. Great bar and cocktails. The resort is along the Mekong River, and this... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Ballarat, Australia
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
11 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

An idyllic setting with all units overlooking either the Mekong or the garden. Rooms were spacious and cleverly designed with a balcony and indoor and outdoor showers. It is located in the Laotian countryside between Pakse and Champasak. It is in an ideal location for peace and quiet with a pool and restaurant. River cruises and spa also available. Staff... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
David D, Owner at The River Resort, responded to this review

Dear guests from Australia, Thank you very much for your very gracious 5-star review, titled "Luxury Resort," of your recent stay at our River Resort. That you found our setting on the Mekong and in lovely gardens idyllic; rooms spacious and well-designed; "an ideal location for peace and quiet" with a pool, restaurant, River cruises and spa; and our staff... More

Vientiane, Laos
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Resort has beautiful rooms, with ac, slow-wifi, in/outdoor shower, tv (the works) nice balcony with view over the Mekong (if you wake up in time you can see the sunrise over the Mekong). Nice swimming pool, and open restaurant. The food is OK, but I would say that the restaurant does not provide value for money, we ended up... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
David D, Owner at The River Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for the candid review of your recent stay at our Resort. We are very pleased that you found your two rooms and their Mekong River view, as well as our infinity pool, to be beautiful, but we apologize that you found our food to be over-priced. In fact, some of our guests try local restaurants in town and... More

France
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very beautiful, magic and quiet place. Rare, peaceful and precious surroundings and environment. Very Eco friendly. Absolutely spectacular views on the Mekong. Staff treats you as a King. We haven't tried Western dishes, but the Eastern dishes are GREAT (and - of course - expensive by local standards), along with some of their cocktails. Breakfast are hearty and delicious. We... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
David D, Owner at The River Resort, responded to this review

Thank you ever so much for your recent TripAdvisor review, labelled "Wonderful!" It is gratifying to all of us, and especially to our dedicated, young local staff, to know that you found our Resort a "very beautiful, magic and quiet place," with "rare, peaceful and precious surroundings," "absolutely spectacular views on the Mekong," very Eco-friendly, great Thai and Lao cuisine,... More

London, United Kingdom
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here for 3 nights on the green season promotion. We loved the view of the river, its a stunning setting. The pool was a lovely temperature like getting into a warm bath. We ate in a the restuarant a few times, and found it good value, we particularly enjoyed the European menu (the fish in white wine sauce... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
David D, Owner at The River Resort, responded to this review

Thank you very much for having chosen to stay 3 nights with us on one of our "Green Season" promotions! We are pleased to hear some of the highlights of your stay at our Resort, especially that you loved the "stunning" Mekong River views, our infinity swimming pool, our European menu and good value in our restaurant, also bicycling into... More

The Hague, The Netherlands
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
11 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

A great place for a romantic stay, if you don't mind being a bit cut off and taking things very easy. Very helpful and friendly staff, great views of the Mekong from the rooms ( don't get the lakeside rooms), and a restful peaceful atmosphere. Food was pretty good without being outstanding in any way. Do visit the 1000 islands... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
David D, Owner at The River Resort, responded to this review

Dear guests from The Netherlands, Thank you for staying at The River Resort earlier this month. We are delighted that you found us to be a great place for a romantic stay, and in a restful and peaceful atmosphere, with great views of the Mekong River from your Riverfront room. Our staff will be very much pleased to know that... More

Milan, Italy
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I stayed in this Resort for 3 nights at the beginning of my HoneyMoon. This was the first accomodation of a one week Laos tour. Great experience, beautiful people and a wonderful location on the Mekong River. Me and my wife were in a room at the first floor with a beautiful view to the internal river (opposite side of... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
David D, Owner at The River Resort, responded to this review

Dear guests from Milano, Thank you for choosing The River Resort for 3 nights at the beginning of your Honeymoon in Laos. We are very pleased to hear that you had a beautiful experience staying with us, found our staff to be very friendly, enjoyed "very good" breakfasts and dinners, and found our setting on the Mekong River to be... More

London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
7 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Lovely laid back place on the outskirts of an even more laid back town. Really nice relaxing villas with excellent food in a lovely spot. We appreciated the place more the longer we were there! There's not a lot in Champasak itself but it's so quiet it's lovely to just potter through. Really easy to reach from Pakse.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
David D, Owner at The River Resort, responded to this review

Dear guests, Thank you very much for posting your review of your recent stay at The River Resort on TripAdvisor. We are very pleased to know that you experienced a "lovely laid back" and relaxing atmosphere staying with us and that you enjoyed "excellent food" and a lovely location. And your comment that you appreciated the Resort more the longer... More

Phuket, Thailand
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We only stayed two nights after travelling around Laos for two and a half weeks - but what a wonderful place to end our trip. The best room, bed, and food of the whole trip! The staff were lovely and the service excellent. Plus great value for money in the low season!

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
David D, Owner at The River Resort, responded to this review

Thank you very much for having stayed with us several weeks ago for 2 nights at the end of your long journey through Laos. We are very pleased to hear your opinion that The River Resort was a "wonderful place" to end your trip - "best room, bed and food for the whole trip," lovely staff and excellent service. We... More

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question
Owners: What's your side of the story?
Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.
Manage your listing

Been to The River Resort? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about The River Resort

Address: Ban Phaphinnoy, Champasak, Laos
Phone Number:
Location: Laos > Champasak Province > Champasak
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The River Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 20
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Travelocity, Agoda, Booking.com, Despegar.com, Odigeo and Tingo so you can book your The River Resort reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
The River Resort Laos/Champasak

272 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (251)
Viewed
View from room (32)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (41)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (24)
Viewed
Room/suite (35)
Viewed
Dining (11)
Viewed
Bathroom (15)
Viewed
Other (93)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (22)
Viewed
Dining (3)
Viewed
View from room (3)
Viewed
Room/suite (3)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (3)
Viewed
Other (10)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay