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The River Resort

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Ban Phaphinnoy, Champasak, Laos
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Perfect location, well-designed rooms overlooking the Mekong, superb service, great pool, many cute spots to relax and enjoy the nature and the sunset cruise a truly wonderful touch . Food was slightly above average, massage below average (but was on the house as part of the promotion package so cannot really complain!). All in all a wonderful experience, highly recommended... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Perfect spot to relax for a few days. We ended up staying an extra day just to unwind. Kids enjoyed the pools and the bike rides into town. Morning sunrises over the Mekong were amazing. Close enough for a day trip to the 4,000 islands where we saw some Irrawaddy Dolphins.

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

At the end of a two weeks' tour through Laos we had the chance to relax for two nights at the River Resort, even sp nding New Year's Eve there. The room on the upper floor of a riverside villa was just what you need to totally relax: an incredible view on the river, a comfortable bed, a spacious room... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your wonderful review on TripAdvisor, titled "A glimpse of Paradise", of your 2 night stay with us at The River Resort. Your enthusiasm about your Mekong Riverfront room is much appreciated by us: "what you need to totally relax," "incredible" view of the River, comfortable bed, spacious room and bathroom, and particularly your... More 

Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Off the beaten track this is a perfect setting for unwinding. 2 outdoor pools, restuarant overlooking the Mekong : beautifully appointed rooms with outdoor sitting area. Wi fi connection a bit tricky at times the further one is away from the main area, Food good although sometimes 2 courses brought together-! Soon corrected! Highly recommended

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

Dear Guest, We thank you kindly for the very nice review of your recent stay at The River Resort. We are much pleased that you found our setting overlooking the Mekong River "perfect for unwinding," with its 2 outdoor infinity pools, Riverside restaurant, "beautifully appointed" rooms with large outdoor terraces for relaxation with stunning riverscape views, and good food! We... More 

Berlin, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

In the truest meaning of the word. During of a roundtrip of Laos I enjoyed the River Resort on the Mekong for 2 nights. At River Resort you will be accommodated in exclusive villas, which either overlook the beautiful unique garden or the impressive Mekong River. In addition, you can enjoy the unique scenery of the Mekong River from the... More 

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

Dear Guest, thank you for your amazing review of your 2-night stay with us, it is greatly appreciated by our management and staff. We are pleased that you took the time to provide a comprehensive commentary; it will be very helpful to future guests reading it on TripAdvisor. Thank you very much for having summed it all up at the... More 

Perth, Australia
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11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were very hot when we saw our ride waiting to take us across the Mekong to this wonderful place. We felt like Queens of the Mekong as we sat in our chairs. The views here are breathtaking. The rooms perfect. The staff well trained and friendly. Honestly we had 4 superb nights here. The male masseur is excellent! This... More 

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

Dear Friends of The River Resort, Thank you very much for the elegant review of your experience at our Resort, we are delighted that you spent "4 superb nights" with us, starting with your "Queens of the Mekong" River crossing in our Riverboat, finding "breathtaking" views, a "perfect" room, well-trained and friendly staff, an "excellent masseur" at our Spa, and... More 

London, United Kingdom
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253 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 466 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a beautiful resort. Wonderful rooms with great views of the river. So clean, well equipped and luxurious. Delightful pools, one with a lot of shade and the other with lots of sun. The grounds are gorgeous with the footpaths meandering between rice paddies. Nice restaurant with good food. Prices very reasonable for food and drinks. Great massages at fantastic... More 

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

Dear recent guests at The River Resort, Thank you kindly for your review on TripAdvisor, captioned "Perfect"! The superlative comments you made about our rooms ("wonderful, with great views of the River", clean, well equipped and luxurious" are much appreciated, especially by our ardent House Keeping staff! Thank you also for having found our two swimming pools "delightful," one in... More 

London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a place to relax and unwind and just enjoy the unfolding life of the river. The rooms are modern, well appointed and stunning. Each has its own terrace. The staff are friendly and well trained. The food is good and the spa provides excellent and reasonable massages. If you want to venture out there is plenty to see... More 

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

Dear Guests, Thank you very much for reviewing your stay with us, captioned "First class resort" on TripAdvisor. We think you well captured the "spirit" of The River Resort in your review: "a place to relax and unwind and just enjoy the unfolding life of the river." In addition, we are very pleased that you found your room to be... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been visiting River Resort once or twice a year for the past 3 years. The property is a gem, unlike any place else I have stayed, huge rooms that occupy an entire floor in the 2 story buildings, these strewn among working rice paddies and tropical gardens, and all fronting the Mekong River, which is particularly beautiful in... More 

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

Dear Valued Guest, It was our great pleasure to welcome you back to The River Resort yet another time . . . one of our most frequent return guests! We are indeed honoured by your comment this time that our Resort is a "gem, unlike any place you have stayed before" and that you continue to enjoy our large guest... More 

Umhlanga Rocks, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great hotel on the bank of the Mekong River don’t know why you would stay anywhere else in Southern Laos. We stayed here for 5 days in December and had an upstairs room which had a large balcony with amazing views. The room was simple but had everything you needed and was a reasonable size, it also had good Wi-Fi.... More 

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

Dear Guests, Thank you for having stayed with us on your recent visit to Laos and for your wonderful review of our Resort. We are very pleased that you stayed for 5 days in one of our Riverfront rooms and enjoyed so many things while you were with us: the "amazing" views from your balcony; your room - simple but... More 

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