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Rivertime Resort and Ecolodge

Ban Thadokkam, Vientiane, Laos
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Our stay was enjoyable although there were a few disappointments. We were looking forward to kayaking (it had a hole and was unusable,) tubing (only one left,) taking the bikes to explore (flat tires and unusable.) But we were still able to swim in the swimming pool which was fun, but beware there is a strong current and if your... More 

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BarnsLaos, Manager at Rivertime Resort and Ecolodge, responded to this review

I agree and apologise for things not being up-to-scratch while you were here. I am having a lot of problems at the moment since my two English-speaking staff left a couple of months ago and I'm finding it hard to find anyone else so am having to do almost everything myself. When running a resort, especially in rural Laos, off... More 

3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Thank you so much to Barnaby who helped us have an amazing, though short, stay in Laos. The property is beautiful, right on the river. On the water is a large floating dock that houses the restaurant and swimming area. These wonderful women cook all of your meals and can pretty much make whatever you want (the menu is a... More 

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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Had a great time here, its about 45 mins drive from Vientiane so be prepared for some tuk tuk rides. I stayed in lodge 1 which was very spacious with a nice bed and hot showers, also a very nice view of the river. The food is amazing, try the local dishes, and of course the Beerlao! Good value for... More 

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Vientiane, Laos
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

My wife and I and another friend stayed here for just one night on October 5th-6th. We drove from Vientiane as our friend has a car (my wife and I will take the tuk-tuk next time from central Vientiane). The lodge is buried in trees and plants, right on the riverbank. The lodges cost $38 per night and can sleep... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The first time I saw the picture of this place, I directly decided to stay there and I am glad i did it. Located in the suburb of Vientiane and about 45 minutes by tuk tuk from city center. The place is quiet, far from noisy and i directly fall in love with the nature pool which they made at... More 

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Yilan, Taiwan
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

I decided to visit Loas in too short time and made me no time to think where to visit.. I surfed the internet and found this Rivertime Resort.. It is situated 29 kilometres north-east of the Lao capital on the south bank of the Nam Ngum river (a tributary of the Mekong). The location is mid-way between Vientiane and the... More 

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Houston, Texas
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93 reviews 93 reviews
33 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

The view is beautiful and it is a very unique concept to me. Basically you pre order all of your food and the you board a boat with a table. It is very intimate because you have one waitress and a river captain that you never see. If your beer gets low, she is quick to refill it. And by... More 

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Vientiane, Laos
19 reviews 19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

Great location with a huge amount of potential, sadly this "eco" lodge has seen better days. It would be great to see this place receive some attention, particularly on the more pressing areas where safety is of concern like the floating restaurant which was in desperate need of repair with an alarming number of floor boards rotting through. The huts... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014 via mobile

Stuck for ideas of where to stay near Vientiane we came across this and as travellers we thought we'd treat ourselves with a more expensive accommodation than we were used to on our last few nights. First impressions of this place are great. It's quiet (until later) green setting on the bank was initially ideal for us to relax on... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
18 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

I got picked up from the friendship bridge by Sit who was really nice and friendly. I stayed here for 3 days before Christmas, it's right on the river which is beautiful and peaceful. The staff that I met were really helpful. It is really relaxing, I would recommend the Lao massage! It's a nice place to relax for a... More 

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Address: Ban Thadokkam, Vientiane, Laos
Location: Laos > Vientiane Province > Vientiane
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 9
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