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lusaka
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The River resort is pleasant, but the setting is quite sedate, unless you can fill your days lounging by the pool... The resort seems to appeal to European guests over 60; you forget that you are even in Asia. They should consider introducing some activities, or... small animals- peacocks,turkeys, ducks around the complex to liven things up! The sunset cruise... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After an exhausting hike and road-trip, we arrived in pure luxury. Everything was spot on - welcome, rooms, service, surroundings, restaurant... we could have stayed much, much longer! Our 3 daughters (10, 8 and 5) loved the water-buffalo's in the miniature paddies as well as the many butterflies that were fluttering between the various flowering bushes. Definitely a place to... 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 very much for your review on TripAdvisor, titled "Amazing piece of paradise"! We appreciate that you found the Resort to be "pure luxury" following your exhausting road-trip, and "everything spot on," including our welcome, our Villas, service, natural environment and our restaurant. As you observed, we welcome children, and are pleased... More 

Brussels, Belgium
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38 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016 via mobile

A really beautiful hotel and restaurant along the Mekong River. The rooms are amazing: the view on the river from the terrace of each room. Great service, great people always with the smile. Price are at the level of the quality proposed (but above market). This hotel is unique in this area ... Possibility to view the sunset in a... More 

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

Dear Guests, our thanks to you for writing such a nice review of your recent stay at The River Resort, titled "A beautiful location along the Mekong River." We are pleased to hear that you thought the hotel and restaurant beautiful, "amazing" rooms with an excellent view of the River from your room's terrace, "great" service and "great people," always... More 

Massachusetts
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87 reviews
46 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2016

I've been returning to the River Resort for several years, and the reason is simple: the place is superb in very aspect. The aesthetics of the RR are beautiful, and also very distinctive, soon as you arrive you realize this place looks like no other. Large and sleek, yet very Lao/Asian bungalows are scattered among tropical gardens and working rice... More 

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

Dear Guests, all of us connected with The River Resort are overwhelmed by the wonderful review of the Resort you wrote about your most recent stay with us . . . if I recall correctly, perhaps the 4th since we opened 4 years ago! Thank you very much for captioning the review, "Best Hotel in Laos, and one of the... More 

Amsterdam
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9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2016 via mobile

We stayed at the river resort for three nights in July 2016 together with our two daughters (7 and 8 years old). The welcome at the resort was genuinly welcoming. Although we had booked half a year upfront we were surprises by receiving a many complimentory benefits due to the low season such as two massages for free, a sunset... More 

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

Dear friends of The River Resort, thank you for posting a review of your 3-night stay at our Resort with your 2 young daughters. We much appreciate your comments about the feeling of "welcome" you experienced on arrival, the many complimentary items you received during our Low Season (we call it "Green Season" because of the rains!), your appreciation of... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2016 via mobile

All great- location, food, service, staff hospitality, rooms and surrounded environment. It was a very relaxed weekend for me staying here watching the sunset over the Mekong or just laying down enjoying the river view. I love the outdoor shower and the concept of using bamboos as the furniture. It is very close to a World Heritage Site of Wat... More 

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2 Thank Khamlar P
David D, Owner at The River Resort, responded to this review

We thank you very much for your generous compliments about your stay at The River Resort, including our location, cuisine, staff service and hospitality, guest rooms and beautiful natural environment. We are pleased that you found time to watch the sunset over the Mekong River and hope you also woke for a few minutes to see a magnificent sunrise, one... More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

The River Resort made our trip to southern Laos very enjoyable. We arrived late at night and they had an amazing dinner waiting for us. The view of the 2nd floor river room was outstanding. One of the best views I've ever seen. It overlooks the Mekong River and you get this amazing sunrise view in the morning. The breakfast... More 

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

Thank you for the very generous review of your stay at The River Resort, which you captioned, "Amazing Hotel in Laos"! Your enthusiasm and enjoyment of your stay with us are much appreciated and very pleasing for us to hear, such as the "amazing" dinner you were served on late arrival, and also your enjoyment of your made to order... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

Everything is perfect especially those who wants to have good retreat. The restaurant has good quality and fast serving food. The staffs are friendly and front desk available for 24 hrs. The only limit is transportation, it's not easy to get public transport going in or out into the resort. Definitely will visit this resort again in the future.

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write your review, titled "Excellent," of your stay at our Resort. We are pleased that you felt it was perfect for the "retreat" experience you wished to have with us . . . and that you enjoyed our restaurant and found our staff to be friendly. You are correct in saying... More 

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25 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

I cannot say enough good things about this resort. For us, it was 5 days of excellence. We stayed in the upper level riverside room & the location & amenities were perfect. The room was very clean & we absolutely loved having the option to chose the second outdoor shower. The service provided by all staff was exceptional. Special mentions... More 

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

Dear Guests, Thank you very much for having stayed with us for what you generously describe as a "Superb Experience . . . . with 5 days of excellence"! We are very much pleased that you found your Riverfront room to be "perfect"; that you loved having an outside "rain shower" as well as the indoor one . . .... More 

Bangkok, Thailand
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92 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful gardens are the start of this idyllic retreat. The hotel is ideally situated for relaxation while the staff are pleasant and extremely helpful. The rooms are wonderful and, the food / menu is delicious. Ideal for a few days of rest and recharging your batteries. Treat yourself!

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

Dear guests, thank you ever so much for the generous review you posted about your recent stay at our Resort, titled "OHHHH YES"! Our staff is thrilled that you commented that they are pleasant and extremely helpful. Our cooks are very pleased that you found our food to be delicious. The housekeeping staff are enthused that you think our rooms... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Airport Transportation
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Babysitting
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: $85 - $130 (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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