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The River Resort

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Ban Phaphinnoy, Champasak, Laos
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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The Hague, The Netherlands
12 reviews 12 reviews
11 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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

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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
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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London, United Kingdom
19 reviews 19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

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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
18 reviews 18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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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

Albany, Oregon
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

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
65 helpful votes 65 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

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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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