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The River Resort

3.5 of 5 Ban Phaphinnoy, Champasak, Laos
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  • Sleep Quality
    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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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
11 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

What a place, really is stunning. Totally relaxing, you can't help but love this at all, we don't have a bad word to say about it. Staff were super good, anything you asked for it was sorted out. We went n a trip with Mr Ko, he looked after us for a day, saw the rare dolphins, wonderfull waterfalls and... More 

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

Dear guests, What a generous 5-Star review ("Magical Place!") you have written about your stay at our Resort, thank you kindly for that. Our staff are very proud that you commented they are "super good, anything you asked for it was sorted out." Alom, our Resident Manager, is also smiling broadly today for the special mention you gave him for... More 

London
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142 reviews 142 reviews
99 hotel reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We tried to book here but the place was full so we stayed elsewhere. We did however go for lunch which although nice enough took a long time to arrive and was expensive. We looked around the resort and it is indeed a fabulous setting. It is so nice that you could easily forget you are in Laos. If this... More 

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

Dear Lunch Guests, Although you didn't stay with us (since we were full house that night), we are pleased that you stopped by for lunch. Most of our western food is imported from Thailand for reasons of freshness and food safety, which is why you would have found it rather more expensive than local food you might find at one... More 

New York City, New York
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68 reviews 68 reviews
36 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I spent 5 nights here, and just loved it. Total relaxation in a beautiful setting. The staff were excellent - and the man doing Thai massage very good. While his is very expensive for Laos, and especially Champasak, it is worth it. I did a day trip to the Boulaven Plateau from here - I don't understand all the hype... More 

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

Dear recent independent traveler from New York City, We are thrilled by your 5-star review of our Resort, titled "Great", and especially for telling us that you "loved" your 5-day stay with us, "total relaxation in a beautiful setting," and our staff also thank you very much for your kind words about our "excellent" staff and our masseur. You are... More 

Braunschweig
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed there for 2 nights in February after a 3 week trip through Thailand and Laos. After staying in a lot of basic guesthouses we decided to spoil us a bit and it was definitly the right decision. If you come from North Laos there are basically two ways to get to the resort: Fly with Lao Airways to... More 

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

Dear Guests, Thank you very much for the nice review of your recent stay at our Resort. Many of our guests opt for Riverfront rooms, so we are pleased to know that you chose a less expensive Pond/Garden View Upper Floor room and liked it very much for the good views both of our beautiful gardens and of the Mekong... More 

Brussels
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43 reviews 43 reviews
16 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We are still staying at this wonderful address. The rooms and interior design are thought trough and in balance. Quality and modern material with good taste. The service in excellent. Staff always attentive for guest's requests and act quickly. The food is fresh and good. Asian and western cuisine The setting is beautiful and peaceful. We have been staying here... More 

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

Dear guests, We at The River Resort - management and staff - are indeed pleased to see that you enjoyed your recent 3-night day stay with us so much that you ranked us as a 5-Star resort: rooms and interior design have “quality and . . . good taste”; “service . . . excellent . . . staff always attentive”;... More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

we stayed in the river resort for 4 nights, it was an excellent place to be? The view ,the pool, the restaurantsetting, the rooms...all very clean and beautifull. The staff was very very friendly and helpfull, correct and well trained. I asked a dinner in the pavillion to suprise my company, it was perfect arranged...drinking prosecco in such an environment... More 

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

Thank you very much for the kind review of your recent 4-night stay at The River Resort. We are very pleased to know that you enjoyed the ambience of the Resort, your room and our infinity pool bordering on the Mekong River. Our Laotian staff – many of them locals from farming and fishing families – are indeed happy that... More 

Wellingborough, United Kingdom
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63 reviews 63 reviews
28 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here for 5 nights in November. The setting is fantastic, river rooms over look the Mekong and the Bolavean Plateau, the only noise that could be heard was the slow chugging of small boat engines passing as fishermen checked their nets. The rooms are good. We had a top room at the far end of the complex. The... More 

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

Thank you, thank you from all of our staff for the lovely review of your 5-night stay at our Resort in November: "setting fantastic," "rooms good," "great bed," "staff were very friendly," also helpful, always smiling; "food good" and good selection of Asian and European dishes. Our staff all try their best similarly to please all of our guests. In... More 

Vienna, Austria
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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we only had one night there - would have loved to stay longer. good Food and Drinks, ver helpful staff, great room, nice pool, great massages, great view on the sun rise - so worth it! just stay there

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

Dear recent guests from Vienna, We are very pleased by your short review of your stay with us, one night only but "would have loved to stay longer"; "good food and drinks, very helpful staff, great room, nice pool, great massages, great view on the sun rise". Your closing words, "just stay there" tell it all and make our young... More 

Midlands
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32 reviews 32 reviews
28 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the River Resort for 3 nights. It was incredibly quiet when we were there, just a handful of guests. The weather was steaming hot, with some amazing thunderstorms. The staff did a great job to keep us dry and comfortable during the downpours. The setting is beautiful, and the grounds are lovely. The rooms have excellent views... More 

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

Dear Guests, What a pleasure to know that your 3-night stay was a great success even though the weather was unseasonably rainy while you were with us and also very hot at the same time! What good sports you are to have found the setting beautiful even in the rain and heat and the grounds beautiful too, "excellent views over... More 

Deal
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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This gorgeous little hotel made us ask ourselves again and again - how did they do it? How have they created such a stylish, beautifully designed and built hotel in Laos? The logistics of it! And the staff were superb: they were friendly, welcoming and very efficient. That's not a combination many hotels get right, not even 5 star. The... More 

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

Dear Guests - Our Resident Manager, Alon, whom you met in our restaurant in January, commented, "Wow! What a great review, please thank these guests very much on behalf of our staff for their kind words about the staff being 'superb . . . friendly, welcoming and very efficient'." We all are also very much pleased to know that you... 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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