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Rivertime Resort and Ecolodge

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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2014

Thank you so much to Barnaby who helped us have an amazing, though short, stay in Laos. The property is beautiful, right on the river. On the water is a large floating dock that houses the restaurant and swimming area. These wonderful women cook all of your meals and can pretty much make whatever you want (the menu is a... More 

1 Thank Michelle D
Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2014

Had a great time here, its about 45 mins drive from Vientiane so be prepared for some tuk tuk rides. I stayed in lodge 1 which was very spacious with a nice bed and hot showers, also a very nice view of the river. The food is amazing, try the local dishes, and of course the Beerlao! Good value for... More 

Thank Martin B
Vientiane, Laos
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70 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2014

My wife and I and another friend stayed here for just one night on October 5th-6th. We drove from Vientiane as our friend has a car (my wife and I will take the tuk-tuk next time from central Vientiane). The lodge is buried in trees and plants, right on the riverbank. The lodges cost $38 per night and can sleep... More 

Thank Ruairi1959
Jakarta, Indonesia
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2014

The first time I saw the picture of this place, I directly decided to stay there and I am glad i did it. Located in the suburb of Vientiane and about 45 minutes by tuk tuk from city center. The place is quiet, far from noisy and i directly fall in love with the nature pool which they made at... More 

Thank Charlotte7463
Yilan, Taiwan
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49 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2014

I decided to visit Loas in too short time and made me no time to think where to visit.. I surfed the internet and found this Rivertime Resort.. It is situated 29 kilometres north-east of the Lao capital on the south bank of the Nam Ngum river (a tributary of the Mekong). The location is mid-way between Vientiane and the... More 

Thank yen2002uk
Houston, Texas
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100 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2014 via mobile

The view is beautiful and it is a very unique concept to me. Basically you pre order all of your food and the you board a boat with a table. It is very intimate because you have one waitress and a river captain that you never see. If your beer gets low, she is quick to refill it. And by... More 

Thank Jbramlett
Vientiane, Laos
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23 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2014

Great location with a huge amount of potential, sadly this "eco" lodge has seen better days. It would be great to see this place receive some attention, particularly on the more pressing areas where safety is of concern like the floating restaurant which was in desperate need of repair with an alarming number of floor boards rotting through. The huts... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2014 via mobile

Stuck for ideas of where to stay near Vientiane we came across this and as travellers we thought we'd treat ourselves with a more expensive accommodation than we were used to on our last few nights. First impressions of this place are great. It's quiet (until later) green setting on the bank was initially ideal for us to relax on... More 

Thank henryboyson
London, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2014

I got picked up from the friendship bridge by Sit who was really nice and friendly. I stayed here for 3 days before Christmas, it's right on the river which is beautiful and peaceful. The staff that I met were really helpful. It is really relaxing, I would recommend the Lao massage! It's a nice place to relax for a... More 

1 Thank Emmab22
Berlin, Germany
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47 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2013

I think this place could be good but unfortunately it isn't living up to its potential. The main problem is cleanliness. We are aware that it is an eco-lodge but that is no excuse to let the place become run down. If there is a hole in the wooden floor, ceiling or walls, like in our bungalow, fix it! Also,... More 

4 Thank Anja D
BarnsLaos, Manager at Rivertime Resort and Ecolodge, responded to this review

Oh, how I wish it was so simple! I presume you're talking about lodge 1 which, I fully agree, has been absolutely ravaged by termites during this year's rainy season and is in desperate need of repair and the process has now been set in motion despite a severe lack of funds after a very quiet rainy season. However, unfortunately,... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Paid Internet
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  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We are a riverside ecolodge resort only 30 km outside of Vientiane which offers a true taste of rural Lao life but with most of the comforts of home. We have a floating restaurant on the river and offer a range of activities such as local village tours, tubing, cooking classes, massage, a sauna nearby, boat trips, fishing, free bicycles etc. We do our best to live in harmony with both the local people and the surrounding forest. We also donate $2 per guest night to local education and community projects. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Rivertime Resort and Ecolodge

Address: Ban Thadokkam, Vientiane, Laos
Region: Laos > Vientiane Province > Vientiane
Price Range: $24 - $27 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
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“All rooms are private and set delightfully in jungle with interconnecting paths.”
 of 5 bubbles ShotleyGate, 9 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Go somewhere else until renovated.”
 of 5 bubbles bryanb169, 8 Aug 2015 | Read review
“Wifi available in the office only. Detached bungalows are the best option.”
 of 5 bubbles B3422ESianm, 17 Mar 2015 | Read review
“definitely opt for the private cabins rather than the shared room, it's worth a few extra dollars.”
 of 5 bubbles michelledM7761DK, 3 Dec 2014 | Read review
“besides private rooms they have also dorm which can accommodate until 4 persons”
 of 5 bubbles Charlotte7463, 3 Sep 2014 | Read review
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