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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This hotel and its staff were a big part of our holiday and made us feel relaxed and we loved every minute of it. The staff couldn't be more helpful and the rooms are lovely with lots of room. It's peaceful and a relaxing place to be. Thanks to the staff for making our trip so restful and enjoyable. Coffee...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

We had 3 nights here after zip lining and it was fantastic. Position right on river is beautiful. Attentive friendly staff really worked hard to make our stay a great one. 2 pools to choose from, great restaurant with lots of variety, we ate the Mekong fish every day. Their spa is good too, try the Thai hot herbal compress,...

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Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 1 week ago

This resort is fantastic! Beautifully situated on the banks of the Mekong, you will find luxury, comfort, and breathtaking views. The service staff are incredible and are entirely focused on making sure you have the best service possible and come to love their resort as much as they seem to! The rooms are spacious, clean, comfortable, quiet, and have every...

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Reviewed 1 week ago

My attractive room was sizeable, with a huge terrace, his and hers bath area, and the bed and bedding very comfortable. I especially loved the second shower - outdoor & private! The grounds are lovely and peaceful, yet the staff are fun and attentive. The private cruise on the river boat was a joy. The restaurant was top notch -...

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is a paradise in Laos, tranquility, beautiful view, very clean and comfortable accommodation but also the most nicest staff I had in my years of travelling 10/10 for value for money Worth a stay if you are in or around Champasak

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Bogota, Colombia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The resort is set in a very beautiful park-like garden with bungalows facing directly towards the mekong, providing some of the most stunning views I have ever seen in a hotel (the riverview is definitely worth the small extra charge). The staff is very welcoming, friendly and attentive. The rooms are large and clean with some nice bamboo furniture elements,...

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London
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Perfect place to relax. The rooms are spacious, very new and very clean with large windows and A-C. The staff are the most helpful we have encountered in Laos and they speak English well. There is not a lot to do around except for the temple but the river location is pleasant and it's a great place to relax for...

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London
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The place is a 45 min drive from the Pakse Airport. The nearest eating place (other than the restaurant of the premises ) is 4 kms away. Transport is scarce. Notwithstanding all this, its a dabber place to be in. The food is great, the view is serene and the service is awesome. The K's, Kramear, Karren and Kim were...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent 3 nights at the River Resort in the middle of a 3 week trip to Cambodia and Laos. It was the perfect spot to unwind and catch our breath. The hotel is situated on a beautifully landscaped property along the Mekong River. The rooms are clean and spacious and ours had a balcony overlooking the river. Plenty of...

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

Happy New Year and many thanks for the review you posted on TripAdvisor of your 3 night stay at The River Resort, titled "Great stay"! We are delighted that you found our Resort a "perfect" place to unwind on your 3 week trip in Cambodia and Laos, beautifully landscaped, clean and spacious rooms with good views of the Mekong River,...

Plymouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed November 30, 2016

As everybody is saying this is a real gem of a hotel. The view over the Mekong is amazing. We only had one night as we were going on to join the Wat Phou Rice Barge cruise. We arrived at lunch time and to spend the afternoon relaxing by the pool was a real treat. The food is excellent and...

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

Dear Guests, Thank you very much for your review of our Resort on Trip Advisor, praising us as a "gem of a hotel", "cannot be faulted", with "amazing" views over the Mekong River, excellent food and charming young English-speaking staff. We are pleased that you enjoyed spending the afternoon relaxing by one of our infinity pools before embarking the next...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Refrigerator in room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The River Resort is located on 400 meters of naturally landscaped Mekong River frontage in the south of Laos, close to the renowned Wat Phou UNESCO World Heritage site. The Resort's architecture and decor are contemporary Southeast Asian. 22 of its 28 guest rooms have stunningly beautiful, panoramic views of the Mekong River; and the other 6 have fine views of beautiful evergreen rice paddy, flowering trees and tranquil ponds. Each guest room has an indoor and an outdoor shower and other high-standard amenities. The Resort’s open-air Dining Sala, overlooking the Mekong, includes a restaurant offering Western and Laotian/Thai cuisine, alfresco dining on its Riverfront lawns, a cocktail/juice bar, and a rooftop lounge for private meetings. Two infinity swimming pools and the Resort’s onsite Spa complement a relaxing stay. Its two private Riverboats offer casual journeys on the Mekong and sunset cocktail cruises, including - when the Mekong is at ebb - spectacular sunsets viewed from a soft sand beach on a remarkable uninhabited, sandstone island offshore the Resort. The River Resort is an ecologically and environmentally responsible hotel, committed to the use of replenishable bamboo for most of its furniture, organic and hydroponic "farm to table" gardens, recycling of inorganic waste, composting of other waste, as well as solar heated hot water for its kitchens; and is also committed to the improvement of the education of its local staff and the livelihood of its local community. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The River Resort

Address: Ban Phaphinnoy, Champasak, Laos
Location: Laos > Champasak Province > Champasak
Price Range: $77 - $160 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The River Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 28
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“Best views are those right on the river!”
 of 5 bubbles ah9, 1 week ago | Read review
“take the rooms on floor one, the sunrise looks even more appealing.”
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 of 5 bubbles AshishB42, 2 weeks ago | Read review
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 of 5 bubbles IrvingW715, Nov 30, 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room at overlooking the Mekong river”
 of 5 bubbles hilaryheath151, Nov 24, 2016 | Read review
“Coming from Pakse airport, organise a transfer through the hotel as cheaper than the scheduled rates available at the airport!”
 of 5 bubbles matthewz588, Nov 7, 2016 | Read review
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