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Kansas City, Missouri
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 September 2016

The Rivertime Ecolodge Resort offers the rural Laos experience that you can't get anywhere else in the Vientiane area. The resort is family run and they definitely treat you like family when you visit. The resort also employs local villagers enhancing the cultural experience and helping the local economy. Sam, the owner, fosters a learning environment that allows guests to... More 

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1 Thank jeffturner07
RtRSam, General Manager at Rivertime Resort and Ecolodge, responded to this review

Thank you Jeff!We are all very glad you enjoyed your stay here at Rivertime. It was lucky that you came when there was a holiday. It made the tours more fun for you. I hope you enjoyed riding around the village on the motorbikes. If you are ever in Laos again we would be happy to see you! Much Thanks,... More 

Utsjoki, Finland
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2016

This place is not just an accommodation. It is a sight and an experience itself. Outside of city, middle of beautiful nature. Staff is friendly too, so I am more than satisfied wirh my choice to stay here :-)

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Thank Katriina13
RtRSam, General Manager at Rivertime Resort and Ecolodge, responded to this review

Hi Katriina13, It was fun to have you around. You are an amazing woman and a great teacher. Thanks for coming and please come back again when you are in Laos. Cheers, Rivertime Resort Team More 

Vientiane, Laos
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

We stopped by with our guide from 'Laos River Loop' on our way from Vientiane to Vang Vieng (nice dirt roads going through forest, small villages and river crossings). Lunch was good and we enjoyed swimming in the 'river pool' (be aware the current is pretty strong but there are ropes to hang on to)

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Thank hopdafru
RtRSam, General Manager at Rivertime Resort and Ecolodge, responded to this review

Hi hopdafru, We are happy that you were able to stop by and enjoy the floating restaurant and pool. It is a great area in the countryside of Vientiane. We hope you can revisit and stay for a night or two. Thank you for feedback and may your time be with lots of fun in Laos. Rivertime Resort team More 

Ipswich, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2016

The accommodation is individual cabins made with woven bamboo. The double bed is draped with mosquito nets and there was also a single bed. The toilet facilities are good and charming with stepping stones surrounded by pebbles to carry you to strategic points. The food is excellent, freshly cooked to order, and a sheer delight whiling away the hours on... More 

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Thank ShotleyGate
RtRSam, General Manager at Rivertime Resort and Ecolodge, responded to this review

Dear ShotleyGate, Thank you for your comments. We are so happy that you had a wonderful time here at the Rivertime Resort. We hope that you will come back again, and please bring more people with you. Thanks again and have a great time in Laos. Rivertime Resort Team More 

Lehrte, Germany
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9 reviews
Reviewed 20 January 2016 via mobile

The resort lies within a small forest at the river and is surrounded by several non-touristic villages, awesome location! The (new) owner is super friendly and puts lots of effort in restoring the place to former beauty. The bungalows were in a good condition and a new dorm is currently being built. Admittedly swimming and kayaking weren't much fun because... More 

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Thank Daniel B
RtRSam, General Manager at Rivertime Resort and Ecolodge, responded to this review

Dear Daniel B, It was our pleasure to have met you and be of service to you. Thank You! We are happy that you had a great time here, but not so happy about the swimming and kayak time (or lack of time). We also had a great time with you. All owners are happy the renovations are being completed.... More 

Mumbai (Bombay), India
1 review
Reviewed 23 October 2015

have seen the growth of visitors to this hotel since it was established. Nice , quiet, sober place. enjoy the countryside and lao culture. The eco lodge is situated on a beautiful river and the scenery is really quite stunning. Food was typical laotian and tasty, well blended for our guests.

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Thank BenKaz
BarnsLaos, Manager at Rivertime Resort and Ecolodge, responded to this review

Dear BenKaz, Thanks for a nice feedback! We hope your time at the Rivertime Resort was a memorable one that will bring you back again. Hope to you soon and bring more people with you. Cheers, Rivertime Resort Team More 

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23 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2015

We stayed for two nights, and had a truly lovely time. It was a birthday weekend away, so we were hoping for something special, and we got it. Sam and his family could not have been more helpful, and all the staff were friendly and keen to help us. Any of the fish dishes at the restaurant are sublime -... More 

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1 Thank ElfinLaos
BarnsLaos, Manager at Rivertime Resort and Ecolodge, responded to this review

Dear Emily F, It was our pleasure to be part of your weekend!!! You both are great people and your dog... AMAZING! Good with the kids, staff, and guests. Happy Birthday! May this new age be a wonderful age to remember. Thank you for the awesome time. Rivertime Resort Team More 

wellington
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81 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2015 via mobile

Had a lovely day all round. Sitting by the pretty river enjoying a nice lunch, going across the river by raft, visiting a local school and talking with children in the classroom, walking through the village. Sam and family are gracious and knowledgeable hosts. Its only 45 mins from Vientiane. Worth a day trip.

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Thank meandstar
BarnsLaos, Manager at Rivertime Resort and Ecolodge, responded to this review

Dear meandstar, Thank you for your feedback, it is greatly appreciated. We are happy to make your time here fun and meaningful. We hope that you will be able to return and visit us again. Rivertime Resort Team More 

Paris, France
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31 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2015

It was wonderful to meet Sam and his family. We had a lovely lunch, with a chance to help out the kitchen, which was great fun. Sam had arranged for our group to visit the local village where we spent time at the school. it was an amazing experience, I love the work that is happening to support the environment... More 

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Thank Annie M
BarnsLaos, Manager at Rivertime Resort and Ecolodge, responded to this review

Hi Annie M, Thank you for your feedback. We had a great time with you also. We hope that you will remember to make the Lao food back in your home country. If you ever want to come back again; we, Rivertime Team, are happy to host you again... and bring more people with you too. Have a great day!... More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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122 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2015

Apart from the floating restaurant (which wasn't too bad), this place was not what was advertised. It is under new management and is being revived from a very run down state. Our accommodation was musty and smelled of rodents, and you could hear the rats in the ceiling at night. The paths at the resort were slippery and made movement... More 

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1 Thank Bryan B
BarnsLaos, Manager at Rivertime Resort and Ecolodge, responded to this review

Dear Bryan B., We, Rivertime Resort Team, are sorry for your disappointing time here. We do and have taken pride in trying our best in Guest Satisfaction. We recalled that we only had one working bicycle to use and not a second one for your wife. Currently there is 3 working bicycles now and will be more in the future.... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Pool
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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: €17 - €19 (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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