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The River Resort

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Ban Phaphinnoy, Champasak, Laos
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Ranked #1 of 2 hotels in Champasak
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Phuket, Thailand
15 reviews 15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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!

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Albany, Oregon
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed for over two weeks and enjoyed every day. Nearly a year ago my husband and I vacationed at the River Resort and reveled in the details that made this seemingly "off-the-beaten path" destination easy to enjoy and impossible to forget. I am moved to speak about the resort as I wish we were going again this summer. The... More

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

Dear Guests from Oregon, USA, Thank you very much for the lovely review you wrote about your two week stay at The River Resort. We wish you could come again later this year or early next year, as we think that you will find everything even more to your satisfaction now that we are fully operational. The staff, the landscaping,... More

Berlin, Germany
16 reviews 16 reviews
16 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

We stayed in the River Resort for three nights and enjoyed everything! In fact, we can only agree with all the positive reviews and say that it is even better than this. The resort is very well designed without being "overstyled". The location is spectacular, especially at sunrise time in the morning, the staff is extremely friendly, helpful, and professional,... More

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149DavidD, Owner at The River Resort, responded to this review

We thank you for your kind review of our Resort, we are very pleased that you stayed for 3 nights on one of our Green Season Promotions and "enjoyed everything" - "location is spectacular, especially at sunrise", "staff is extremely friendly, helpful and professional", "rooms are beautiful", "food is not cheap but very tasty and worth the money", "loved the... More

Vientiane, Laos
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

As i have been working as a tour guide cum marketing for Meuanglaotour co,ltd... I have used this resort almost two year to accommodate my travelers, all of my travelers gave me a very positive recommendation, Any time when travel, I always stay at the same hotel with my traveler as an escorted guide. I would highly recommend you this... More

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149DavidD, Owner at The River Resort, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your recent return visit to The River Resort! We are very pleased to know that you and groups of foreign travelers with which you travel have had very positive experiences staying with us over the past several years and that you have found your room, with its rice paddy and Mekhong River views, to be... More

London, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

This hotel is just amazing, I love everything about it. The gardens are magical, the views of the Mekong a River are spectacular. If possible get a river view second level, I am in room 701. The staff are vey attentive the food and breakfasts are of a high standard, if you do not like anything they will change it.... More

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149DavidD, Owner at The River Resort, responded to this review

Dear Elizabeth and family from London, It is our great pleasure to know that, on your very recent stay, you found our Resort to be "amazing" and liked everything about it: "magical" gardens, "spectacular" Mekong River views, "attentive staff," "high standard" food and breakfasts, "professionally run" to European standards, indeed (in your own words) the highest praise of all: a... More

Port Hedland, Australia
17 reviews 17 reviews
12 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

We initially booked a three night package but as it was such a wonderful place we stayed a whole week. Tony and his team all provide excellent service. Nothing was too much trouble. Very good value for money. Food in the restaurant was also excellent. The pool is fantastic. The resort is set amongst tropical gardens and surrounded by rice... More

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149DavidD, Owner at The River Resort, responded to this review

Dear Guests from Australia, It is a genuine honor for us to know that you liked your planned 3-night stay at our Resort on one of our "Green Season" Promotions so much that you decided to extend it to a whole week! Tony, our General Manager, has asked me to thank you for mentioning the excellent service you received throughout... More

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24 reviews 24 reviews
21 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

We were lucky enough to stay recently while they had a green season promotion, and it was amazing value. The rooms are luxurious and tastefully decorated, with everything you could possibly need - including a second, outdoor shower. The grounds are stunning, a credit to the gardeners, and the resort blends in beautifully with the natural surroundings. And the staff... More

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149DavidD, Owner at The River Resort, responded to this review

Dear Guests, Thank you for your lovely review of your recent visit to our Resort on a Green Season Promotion, which you describe as an "amazing value." We are pleased that you found your room more than satisfactory, the grounds "stunning," the resort blending "beautifully" with its natural surroundings, the staff "wonderful," and - in summary - that you found... More

Laakdal, Belgium
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

The arrival and welcoming at the hotel was very warm and professional. Very friendly and helpfull staff, especially Mr.Bomb who brought us to the room is very helpfull and friendly. Very nice roo;m with riverview and 1 shower inside and 1 outside. very good service in restaurant and at swimmimg pool. This resort is the best in Champasac..

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149DavidD, Owner at The River Resort, responded to this review

Dear Guests from Belgium, Thank you sincerely for your very positive review of your recent stay at The River Resort. Your having ranked us five stars in each TripAdvisor category - Value, Location, Sleep Quality, Rooms, Cleanliness and Service - and having concluded by saying that "This is the best in Champasak" very much touched our staff's hearts! Hoping to... More

Kampot, Cambodia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
8 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

I stayed there for two nights end of April 2014 as a solo traveler. It's a great place for visiting either Pakse or Wat Phou in Champasak. Or for just relaxing along the Mekong. Highly professional staff, quiet and efficient. Westerly designed houses and rooms with locally made bamboo furnitures. Good food, local and western,available in an open air bar... More

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149DavidD, Managing Director & Owner at The River Resort, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are very pleased to know that you enjoyed your recent 2-night stay at our Resort, including your finding it a convenient location for visiting Wat Phou and Pakse and also a great place for "just relaxing" along the Mekong River; that you also found our staff to be highly professional, quiet and efficient; and enjoyed "good food,"... More

4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

We agree with all the positives stated by other reviewers - we were blown away by the wonderful service, beautiful landscaping and setting (rice fields in the middle of the resort, view of the Mekong, appealing architecture), lovely pool and generally everything that made this stay great. It's true the food was slightly pricey but still reasonable for hotel standards.... More

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149DavidD, Owner at The River Resort, responded to this review

Dear Guests, Thank you very much for describing us as "Best resort in Laos" and referring to our "wonderful" service, "beautiful" landscaping and setting in the midst of rice fields on the Mekhong Riverside, and our "lovely" swimming pool. Your endorsement of our complimentary breakfasts as "delicious" and your mentioning that one can order as much as one wants were... More

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Address: Ban Phaphinnoy, Champasak, Laos
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Location: Laos > Champasak Province > Champasak
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Hotel Class:3.5 star — The River Resort 3.5*
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The River Resort is located on 300 meters of naturally landscaped Mekong River frontage in the south of Laos, close to the renowned Wat Phou World Cultural Heritage site. The Resort's architecture and decor are contemporary Southeast Asian. Its 20 guest rooms have stunning panoramic views of the Mekong River and of mountain sunsets. Each room has an indoor and an outdoor shower and other amenities appropriate to a 3+ star Resort. The River's open-air Sala overlooking the Mekong includes a lounge, a restaurant offering Western and Laotian food, a cocktail/juice bar and a rooftop terrace for dining under the stars. An infinity swimming pool and massage pavilion make for a relaxing stay. Tours are offered to the nearby Wat Phou World Cultural Heritage Site, charming old Champasak Town, waterfalls and coffee plantations on the nearby Bolevan Plain, and also by boat or van to the fabled "4,000 Islands." The Resort's private Riverboat offers casual journeys on the Mekong and picnics and sunset cocktails on a remarkable island in the Mekong, close to the Resort and having a soft sand beach. The River Resort is an ecologically and environmentally sensitive resort committed to improving the livelihood of its local community. ... more   less 
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