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Morwell, Australia
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was such a great resort we could have spent longer. The welcome and being shown to the rooms that also overlooked the river was fantastic. The facilities such as two pools, day spa and restaurant were also excellent. Throughout our stay the service was exceptional with efficient and friendly staff always available and wanting to help.

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Esher, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Situated on the bank of the Mekong River in sets of bungalow rooms with 4 in a block - upstairs are better - the River Resort is an ideal luxury base from which to explore the delights of the river, the 4,000 islands and wildlife. The river view rooms are certainly worth the little extra to have the sunrise into...

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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a delightful and different place to stay. Our room was beside the Mekong river in a two-storey chalet and we were on the ground floor. The views over the rock-strewn river were fascinating and the sunsets were to die for! The restaurant also situated along the river was just a few steps away and he food delicious and served...

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Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just spent five days at the River Resort. Must agree with previous reviews. This place is magic. Lovely clean and stylish rooms, wonderful views of the Mekong, and staff who go out of their way to help. Good food at the restaurant with first class service. A very special place. Well worth a visit if you are in the south...

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Sawbridgeworth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel has several bungalows with an upstairs and a down stairs room. The higher one has possibly a slightly better view. The rooms have all you need. very comfortable bed. Plenty of hot water. Two showers- inside or rain shower. Tea coffee making facilities. Huge front and side balcony and small back balcony. Safe deposit box. Restaurant has wonderful...

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Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

After 6 visits here it is still the best. Just everything is perfect,The staff are so lovely and welcoming and really make you feel at home.Nothing is too much trouble for them.It was so good to see them all again The two pools are great so there is always room to relax.Rooms are so light and airy and what better...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a perfect place to take a break on a trip round Laos and Cambodia. It's setting in the Mekong with staggering sunrises over the river in the morning is sensational. Definitely worth making sure one gets a river front room - though most of them are. The rooms are first class, the staff very helpful and the food...

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

Dear guests at The River Resort, we are grateful for the review you have posted on TripAdvisor, captioned "A great place to Stay". In particular we are pleased that you found us to be a "perfect" place to take a break on a trip through Laos and Cambodia; that our setting on the Mekong River is "sensational" for "staggering sunrises"...

Sheffield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Everything said about here, well all the good things anyway, is true, it's little piece of tropical paradise, great for a few days r and r or as a destination in itself There's the option of a few trips if you want more than the pool and the river views on offer at the hotel, restaurant rooms setting staff all...

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

Dear recent guests at The River Resort, we are grateful that you captioned your review on TripAdvisor "You must stay here"! We also appreciate your saying that the Resort is a "tropical paradise" for a few days of R&R but also as a destination in itself, with options for pleasant day trips if one tires of Mekong River views and...

Fortaleza
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Dear guests, thank you very much for the generous review you posted on TripAdvisor of your recent stay with us. We appreciate very much your comments that The River Resort left you "at a loss for words" . . . its location bordering on the Mekong River, the design of the rooms, the service, the "absolutely amazing" sunset cruise. We...

Bali, Indonesia
Reviewed 12 February 2017

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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Thank you very much for having chosen to stay 3 nights at The River Resort, and for your comments that you had a great time; that our location is ideal for sightseeing in the south of Laos, including Vat Phou UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Bolaven Plateau (famous for waterfalls and coffee culture, and the stunningly beautiful "4,000" Islands, returning...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • 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 Town, Laos
Region: Laos > Champasak Province > Champasak Town
Price Range: €63 - €147 (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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“River view rooms on the upper levels”
 of 5 bubbles Colint50, 22 Mar 2017 | Read review
“River view room is a must”
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 of 5 bubbles DerrickJS, 15 Mar 2017 | Read review
“best rooms are beside the Mekong river”
 of 5 bubbles 918gillyr, 14 Mar 2017 | Read review
“All are good but maybe the upstairs for slightly better views”
 of 5 bubbles Natin237, 13 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Rooms with a river view”
 of 5 bubbles 918teresah, 13 Mar 2017 | Read review
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