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The River Resort

3.5 of 5 Ban Phaphinnoy, Champasak, Laos
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  • 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
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I can imagine the creators of this magnificent resort deciding on the ideal location for its location. Natural beauty with finely balanced boulders on the Mekong shore, perfect rolling landscape, a friendly village nearby, perfect aspect, and fertile grounds. Most thankfully, they have done a splendid construction and each villa sits privately on the shore in architectural straightforward splendour. Service,... More 

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Sydney
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95 hotel reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A beautiful resort in a magnificent position over the Mekong, a few kilometres from Champasek in southern Laos. We had an upper level unit with a complete view of the river. The whole resort is designed for an open-air lifestyle with a magnificently situated restaurant, again overlooking the river. It might be a bit problematic in monsoon conditions as one... More 

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San Francisco, California
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15 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The views here of the Mekong are outstanding, especially at sunrise. The river cruise was fun and the restaurant quite good as well. We did the 4000 island trip which was scenic and fun with waterfalls and a boat ride as well as Wat Phou which is fascinating. Highly recommend staying here!

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25 hotel reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were travelling through Laos and decided on this hotel for our last two nights and we were not disappointed. The hotel is on the banks of the Mekong, a stunning view from the beautiful gardens. The rooms are modern bungalow style but not the rattan type - very stylish with two showers ,one inside and one outdoors. The resort... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel is a few km from the nearest town but we didn't find this a problem as this is a great place just to relax and enjoy the resort. Our room was amazing with a Me Kong view, fridge, AC and a choice of indoor or outdoor shower. It was spotless, had a very comfortable bed and even slippers... More 

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel is in a beautiful environment, the staff very kind and helpful and the fresh and typicaln Laos food is just excellent. A really charming place at the Mekong river. The resort also offers massages.

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

Dear Ms. Sylvia from Lausanne, thank you kindly for your TripAdvisor review of your recent stay at The River Resort, for which you gave us a 5-star rating for the rooms, cleanliness and service! We are very pleased that you also found the environment at our Resort to be beautiful, the staff kind and helpful, and the fresh Lao food... More 

New York City, New York
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113 reviews 113 reviews
19 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As he was checking out, an older Swiss gentleman who has traveled all over the world told me that the River Resort was the nicest place he had ever stayed. I'll second that. The hotel's modern architecture is simple and elegant. Its 20 guestrooms and dining pavilion are artfully arranged along the river or lush interior gardens. Most important, the... More 

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

Dear Guests from New York, We are indeed grateful for the very generous review that you, a Top Contributor to TripAdvisor, with 63 reviews under your belt, wrote about your recent stay at The River Resort, titled "Exquisite. You'll wish you could stay longer!" We are also pleased that you relayed a comment made to you by a well-traveled gentleman... More 

Bangkok, Thailand
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed 4 nights at the River. Initially we were disappointed that the Folie Lodge was fully booked, but what an amazing surprise. Villas beautiful, setting gorgeous overlooking the Mekong, beautifully landscaped garden. Service was amazing! We tried out each single excursion that the hotel offered and everything was so well organized, always perfectly on time. The staff really tried... More 

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

Dear Ms. Gudrun from Bangkok, Thank you and your family for having stayed 4 nights with us and concluded, as you captioned your review, "Gorgeous hotel, stunning setting, flawless service." These are some of the qualities we have done our best to achieve at The River Resort, so it is our great pleasure that our guests are enjoying them as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Much has rightfully been said about the bungalows on the river; however, the other bungalows are wonderful as well and also have views of the river! The resort is gorgeous, all the rooms are tastefully done, and the food was excellent. We enjoyed our visit to Wat Phu (nearby world heritage site), the infinity pool overlooking the river, a sunset... More 

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

Dear Ms. Joanna, Thank you very much for your lovely review, we are very pleased that you found The River Resort, as you titled your review, "Beautiful and Relaxing" and, at the end of your generous review, "unbelievably . . . romantic"! These are exactly the experiences our staff strive to provide to our guests who are traveling as couples.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

The River Resort is a lovely place. The rooms are very modern with very good beds and all the comfort you need. Every bungalow has two terraces with nice views. The garden is lovely in which they grow their own rice which is served in the restaurant and they grow their own vegetables. Food in the restaurant is excellent. They... More 

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

Dear Ms. Katrien, On behalf of The River Resort, we thank you for your great review, titled "Fantastic," on TripAdvisor. We are especially pleased to know that you found your guest room to be comfortable, including your beds, and enjoyed the views of our gardens and the Mekong River from your front terrace; that you tried our home-grown, organic vegetables... More 

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Address: Ban Phaphinnoy, Champasak, Laos
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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
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