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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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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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George Town, Malaysia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
20 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved the entrance with bamboo plant arch. Like living in well kept garden with small plots of padi field, Affinity pool - though small but can view the Mekong river. The whole area is romantic, excellent for a quiet honeymoon. The river side garden give lovely views of the Mekong. Away from town - which should be the case for... More 

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Wiltshire, UK
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77 reviews 77 reviews
54 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed a couple of nights and would have liked to stay more - the location is stunning right by the Mekong. The grounds are immaculate with the rooms scattered around the site (some with more river view than others). Rooms are very modern, comfortable with a balcony/terrace and interesting outside shower. The infinity pool is gorgeous. Breakfasts are good... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The River Resort got off to a great start by emailing a few days before arrival offering me a better deal than what I had already committed to! I of course took it. Essentially, I paid no more than what I had signed up for months earlier but got a whole bunch of extras thrown in (Thai massage for two,... More 

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

Dear guests from Canberra, We are delighted to know that you enjoyed the Special Offer package we offered to you for a 3-night stay, as advertised on our website, and that you felt immediately on check-in that you were at a "top notch" Resort with spotless room and splendid view of the mighty Mekong River from the room as you... More 

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our first trip to Laos and our first few days were a whirlwind. We flew to Pakse to stay at this hotel whilst visiting the 4000 Islands and other temples in the area. The accomodation, food and service were wonderful. The setting on the banks of the Mekong is beautiful and we immediately felt relaxed. Nothing was too... More 

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

Dear Guests from the U.K., We at The River Resort are very happy to know that you found our Resort a "wonderful place to stay" on your first trip to Laos; that the accommodations, food and service you experienced met your standards; and that you found our Mekong Riverside setting both beautiful and relaxing. That you gave us '5 stars'... More 

London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

This was our first stop in a three week tour of Laos. We were tired and weary after a very long journey from the UK, but this oasis lifted our spirits and expectations of what we hope will be a wonderful exploration of a country that is new to us. The room is spacious although I would prefer more storage... More 

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

Dear Guests from London, We are very grateful to know that you found The River Resort in southern Laos to be "simply wonderful" as the first place you visited on your recent 3-week tour of Laos, an "oasis" that lifted your spirits and expectations for the rest of your trip! We are especially pleased that you enjoyed the stunning Mekong... More 

London, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
20 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

I'm trying to write this review without indulging in too many superlatives. We've just returned from 3 weeks in SE Asia and this was absolutely the best place we stayed, hands down. If you are looking for somewhere utterly tranquil and luxurious to re-charge your batteries I would highly recommend the River Resort. The staff are all exceptionally professional and... More 

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

Dear recent guests from London, What a thrill it is for all of us at The River Resort to hear that our Resort was "absolutely" the best place you stayed on your 3 week journey in S.E. Asia, "tranquil and luxurious"; "exceptionally professional and friendly" staff; spacious guest rooms and a second, outdoor shower overlooking the mountains; grounds and river... More 

Bangkok, Thailand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

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 

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

Dear Friends from Bangkok, Thank you very much for your review of your stay at The River Resort last week. We are very pleased to know that you found the quality of our cuisine to be excellent and the serving staff well-trained and helpful, our private Sunset Cruise on the Mekong lovely, and the sightseeing on the 4,000 islands impressive.... More 

Massachusetts
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62 reviews 62 reviews
35 hotel reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

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 

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

Dear guests, Our management and staff are very pleased and grateful to see your enthusiastic review of your recent return (3rd time) stay at The River Resort. We are thrilled that you still feel that we are "one of the best and most unique hotels [you've] visited" and that you particularly liked your spacious room in one of our Pond/Garden... More 

Ballarat, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

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 

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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 

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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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