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The River Resort

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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
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Ennetbuergen, Switzerland
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice place in front of the Mekong. Friendly people in the restaurant, in the whole resort. Romm very quiet, clean. Breakfest and food very good. Beautiful sunset-tour on the Mekong with a guide from the hotel, a drink and snacks. Massage very good!

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London
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed 4 wonderful nights here, good food, lovely staff and first class facilities. The views are amazing and the rooms well designed and spacious. Loved the choice of indoor or outdoor showers. Sitting in the garden enjoying an evening drink was magical.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I loved the place. It was such a magical place. Beautiful views and the staff were very excellent! They anticipated your every needs you from a free bicycle to use to how you like your food to come out. Loved the place!

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

Thank you kindly for your review of your short stay with us at The River Resort. In particular, your comment that the views at the Resort are beautiful, and that our staff are excellent, are much appreciated, as is your closing comment, "Loved the place!' Best regards from all of us at the River Resort. Cordially, David (Managing Director)

Paris, France
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am just back from an extended week-end trip to The River Resort. The resort is so peaceful, the rooms are absolutely beautiful, with large terraces, and the outdoor shower is fabulous! We went to visit the temple and some waterfalls, and I had not realized that so many other attractions are available nearby. That is great: I will come...

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

Thank you very much for having reviewed your weekend stay at The River Resort on TripAdvisor. We are pleased that you found your stay to be very peaceful, your room "absolutely beautiful" (and especially enjoyed its outdoor shower), and the attractions of the area very appealing, including spectacular waterfalls and the Wat Phou UNESCO World Heritage site. All of us...

Reviewed 18 April 2017

My family and I spend our holiday to the southern part of Laos during Laos New Year and we stayed at the River Resort for our one night stop in Champasak. This hotel resort is wonderful, located on the bank of the Mekong River with spectacular views, and in the natural environment. We love the pools too. We were regret...

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

Dear guests, we appreciate very much the title of your review on TripAdvisor, "Wonderful stay"! We're pleased that you enjoyed the "spectacular" views of the Mekong River from the Resort, our natural environment and also our two relaxing infinity pools overlooking the River and our neighboring Turtle Island with its sandy beach. We too wish that you had stayed 3...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 9 April 2017

I still remember our stay at the River Resort in Champasak Town Laos. It is truly a great place to stay. The accommodation, the views of the Mekong, the staff, the food, the pool space was all excellent. We stayed for 4 nights but could have stayed longer. I will go back one day.

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

Dear friends of The River Resort, thank you for having stayed 4 nights with us, and remembering us by writing a nice review on TripAdvisor titled "Wonderful place to stay . . . ." and mentioning specifically the accommodations, the Mekong River views, the staff, our food, and our infinity pools. We hope to see you again some day, and...

Hillsborough, California
Reviewed 2 April 2017

I stayed at this hotel for 3 nights. I made my booking 9 months ahead and did not have a lot of choice as I was told the hotel was solidly booked on days that I planned to be there. When I got there, I realized it was a beautiful hotel in a charming environment with rice fields in the...

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

Dear guests for 3 nights, Thank you kindly for the nice review of your recent stay with us. We are pleased that you found the Resort to be a "beautiful hotel" in a charming environment with its own evergreen rice paddy; that you found the Mekong River view pleasant and quiet from your large, clean room, and used the room's...

Loughborough, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 March 2017

There's no better place to enjoy the magnificent Mekong sunrise than from the comfort of a bed in a riverside room here. Comfortable,spacious and modern- equipped with both indoor and outdoor showers- the rooms offer good value for money. The luxury of two large pools with river views is an added bonus, together with the excellent service from all staff....

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

Dear guests, thanks very much for the review of your stay with us, titled "Sensational Sunrise" . . . from the comfort of a bed in your Mekong Riverfront room! Your other comments are also valuable for our prospective guests to see, including the "good value for money" of our comfortable and spacious rooms; our two "luxurious" pools with river...

Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

We have traveled extensively all over the world, utilizing all manner of accomdations and we both felt like the River Resort is one of the nicest places we've ever stayed. We were fortunate enough to stay in this special place for 3 nights in early March. There is an understated luxury to the resort which adds up to a high...

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

Dear Guests, thank you very much for your super review on TripAdvisor of your recent 3-night stay at The River Resort, titled "Special place on the Mekong". We are thrilled that you, experienced world travelers, commented that The River Resort is "one of the nicest places" you have ever stayed; that it offers a "high quality experience," including its "understated...

Chippenham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Weloved our stay here the views are stunning and magical, the staff friendly and helpful and the food was excellent. We felt cosseted, comforted and relaxed. I also enjoyed an aromatherapy massage . All just wonderful after e week exploring Loas.

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

Thank you for your generous review of The River Resort on TripAdvisor, titled "A wonderful place to stay"! Your comments will be of interest to other travelers considering a stay in the South of Laos: "stunning and magical" views; friendly, helpful staff; and "excellent" food. We are pleased that you found comfort and relaxation, including our aromatherapy massage, all "just...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
Room types
  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Multilingual Staff
  • 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 Town, Laos
Region: Laos > Champasak Province > Champasak Town
Price Range: $74 - $174 (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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“The Riverfront Villa rooms are the best, upstairs especially!”
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“River view room is a must”
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