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Fortaleza
Reviewed yesterday NEW

i've done my bit of travelling..few hotels leave u without words..this is one of them..the location..how can it get better than this??? the design of the room...the layout of the hotel...the service..the absolutely amazing sunset cruise....

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Bali, Indonesia
Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed 3 nights and had a great time at the resort. Its location is ideal to visit the sights around: Vat Phou, Bolaven Plateau, 4000 islands... And you appreciate the resort's setting even more after a busy day of visits. The food is very good and service impeccable. I recommend without hesitation!!

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Nutley, New Jersey
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had heard about this hotel from friends and decided to end my 2 week tour of Laos there. This proved to be a wonderful experience. The hotel is not lavish, but perfectly planned in an understated way. The tranquility, the views, the ambience, the food, the service, the perfectly planned accommodations, all make it a great destination. Not to...

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

Dear recent guests, thank you kindly for the very generous review you posted on TripAdvisor about your stay with us at The River Resort. We are very much pleased that you chose, on the advice of friends, to stay with us in the far south of Laos, a relatively new destination for tourism, following upon your visit to Luang Prabang...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We did a 10 day tour around Laos with the group of friends. We stayed in 6 hotels during our trip, but River Resort was by far the best of them all. Unfortunately we only spent one night there and would recommend to anyone to stay longer. The resort is beautifully located on the banks of the Mekong, and it...

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

Thank you kindly for the generous review you wrote about your short stay at The River Resort, including your comments that, of the 6 hotels you and your friends stayed in your 10 day tour of Laos, ours was "by far the best place to stay in Laos"; and specifically that our location on the Mekong River, with breathtaking views,...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed January 18, 2017

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

Thank you very much for having reviewed your stay with us on TripAdvisor. We are indeed pleased that you found our rooms lovely and spacious and that our staff were very helpful to your having had a peaceful and relaxing holiday. And, by the way, our restaurant staff were thrilled by your comment that the "coffee is great here too"!...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed January 17, 2017 via 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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David D, Owner at The River Resort, responded to this review

Dear guests, thank you very much for having reviewed your recent 3 night "fantastic" stay with us on TripAdvisor. That you enjoyed our location on the banks of the Mekong River; that our staff were friendly, attentive and made your stay a great one; that our restaurant was "great . . . with lots of variety"; that you very much...

Seattle, Washington
Reviewed January 12, 2017

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

Dear new Friends of The River Resort! We are very happy that you found our Resort to be "fantastic" and enjoyed so many things about your stay with us: "breathtaking views" of the Mekong River; "refined luxury," an "incredible" service staff, focused entirely on providing the best possible service; spacious, clean and comfortable rooms with all the amenities one needs;...

Reviewed January 9, 2017

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

Dear guest, we much appreciate the beautiful review you posted on TripAdvisor about your stay at our Resort, captioned "Lovely, spacious, beautiful setting with breathtaking views of the majestic Mekong River." We are pleased that you enjoyed your guest room for its comfort, size and especially your outdoor shower with its complete privacy; our "fun and attentive" staff; our signature...

Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed January 5, 2017 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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David D, Owner at The River Resort, responded to this review

Dear guests, Thank you very much for your recent review of your stay at The River Resort, titled "Paradise in Laos". Your comments on the "tranquility", beautiful view, "very clean and comfortable accommodations," "the nicest staff I had in my many years of traveling", as well as our reasonable prices, are all very much appreciated and will be helpful to...

Bogota, Colombia
Reviewed January 3, 2017 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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David D, Owner at The River Resort, responded to this review

Dear early January guests at The River Resort, Thank you ever so much for the beautiful and comprehensive review you posted on TripAdvisor of your stay with us! Among the highlights are your comments that the beautiful parkland on which our Riverfront Villas are situated provided "some of the most stunning views [you] have ever seen in a hotel"; that...

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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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  • Breakfast included
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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: $71 - $159 (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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“602 - top floor”
 of 5 bubbles GraemeH587, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“River view”
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“Best views are those right on the river!”
 of 5 bubbles ah9, Jan 12, 2017 | Read review
“take the rooms on floor one, the sunrise looks even more appealing.”
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