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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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brisbane
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29 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at Rivertime for 3 nights with our young children and we all loved it. The rooms are quite basic but we had no problems and the owner arranged a few extra beds in the room for our children to accommodate all of us. The eco lodge is situated on a beautiful river and the scenery is really quite... More 

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Dalian, China
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a lodge with a river view and I must say that staying at Rivertime is such a different experience. This is for people who love nature, quiet and camping. Barnaby was also a great host and devoted his time to ensure that we are having a great time. The facilities need to be renovated but if you are... More 

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Vientiane, Vientiane, Laos
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Not too far from Vientiane and worth visiting if you're a tourist, for a day trip or to stay overnight. Serene place by the Nam Ngum river where you can relax, kayak, and swim (though the current is very strong - but there is a small "swimming pool" cut out of the deck board that lets you stay in the... More 

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Sam, Sit and all the rest of the staff at Rivertime made this a memorable stay for me. The food at the floating restaurant was incredible and there are quite a few activities you can do during the day; I took a boat and kayak up and down the river for a few hours, which was really relaxing and a... More 

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Beautiful location on riverside in forested rural area of Laos, in genuine ecolodge. Cabins basic but comfortable, reasonable price. The floating restaurant was perfect spot to relax and watch the river go by. Good breakfast included; evening meals delicious with huge varied menu. Staff friendly and helpful, and cats entertaining. Barnaby was an excellent host who took us on trips... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We loved staying at the Rivertime Resort! We stayed in a private bungalow looking over the river and the price was super reasonable. Barnaby took such good care of us and was incredibly helpful! Normally it seems to be a quite & relaxing place, but we met some other young travelers staying there so we all went out to the... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Myself and a fellow volunteer stayed for one night at this resort and we really wish we could have stayed longer. We were welcomed by the manager Barnaby and shown to our guest houses which were spacious with very comfy beds. There are lots of different activities to do like tubing, kayaking and taking a dip in the pool, as... More 

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Paris, France
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We spent 3 nights at the rivertime and would have stayed much more if we had more time. The place is a little paradise in itself, perfect to chill out near the river while discovering a little bit more about Laos and it's culture ( half the staff are pure Laos and are happy to help you learn about their... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

We spent 2 lovely restfull days in our lodge and on the floating restaurant. We had the the feeling to be almost part of laotian life. The place does need some work done, true, but as Barnaby stated, this is Laos. The grilled fish with vegetables was absolute perfect said Margot. Hope to visit again Marianne

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014 via mobile

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 

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