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Bangkok, Thailand
Reviewed 20 July 2012

I had a few days to spare in Vientiane awaiting a visa so cycled out to the Rivertime Ecolodge and resort. Booked the cheapest room which was ok, don't expect palacial, it is remote. But the room was cheap and quite adequate. I didn't see the more expensive ones so there maybe more on offer. The main attraction is the...

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Houston, Texas
Reviewed 4 July 2012

I came to the Eco lodge on the recommendation of a friend. To start, the staff was super friendly and helpful. Over the course of 4 days I had several amazing conversations with owner(originally from england) and several of his staff(all originating from one of the two the local villages). The food was both tasty and reasonably priced. The restaurant...

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Reviewed 29 April 2012 via mobile

Absolutely loved my five nights at the Rivertime. Really got the feel of Laos culture and it's amazing people. Spent Lao Pii Mai here and will never forget it. A million thanks to Barnaby, all staff and "Mr.Paul" for making my stay so memorable. Massage by the lady from the village was the best I've ever had. Food was superb...

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Preston, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 March 2012

We loved our time here, we stayed for 2 nights but could have stayed for a lot longer. The rooms were great, with mosquito nets around the beds and a lovely bathroom. Each lodge even had its own balcony. However we spent most of our time at the floating restaurant as everybody (staff and visitors) were very friendly and the...

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Anchorage, AK
Reviewed 29 January 2012

Rivertime was just what I needed to have a fabulous, guilt-free vacation by myself. I booked a single room with a shared bathroom, and brought some school supplies for a local Lao school since Rivertime is a clearinghouse for such donations(see packforapurpose.org). Then, in the span of a week, I enjoyed kayaking, a cooking lesson, a massage, inner tubing, a...

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2Thank LAMeredith
Sasebo, Japan
Reviewed 8 January 2012

RIVERTIME was simply amazing! Shortly after arriving, we knew we did not want to leave so soon. The setting could not have been more ideal it was a well needed getaway after busy Hanoi. We spent hours down by the river and could not have been more content.The staff made our stay incredibly comfortable and assisted us with our every...

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1Thank Misty R
Plymouth, England
Reviewed 20 November 2011

I spent a total of 3 weeks at Rivertime towards the end of my 10 month travelling trip - I stayed for a week, and love the place so much I came back for another two weeks. It's the perfect place to come if you want to get away from it all and experience Laos life. Barnaby and the staff...

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Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 22 August 2011

We stayed as a family with two kids (aged 7 and 9) for three days and loved it. It was a great place to relax after the mayhem of Bangkok. The staff were very friendly, playing with and minding the kids while still delivering a laid-back but decent service. There's a relaxed feeling to the place, with guests (if they...

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2Thank MarkandStephA
Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 14 July 2011

We booked four rooms for three nights but could not get out fast enough the next morning. The rooms were bug infested, a rat ran across one of our beds in the middle of the night. The fans didn't work, no wifi as advertized. No massage available. The floating pool was some wooden planks around the dirtiest river we had...

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

Exactly, after originally booking ten rooms, then changing the booking to four rooms for three nights and the exchange of 15 different emails constantly changing the itinerary, all of which I happily and politely did, you arrived in the afternoon and left the next morning. Still, I was polite and nice and didn't charge you for the four rooms or...

Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 14 May 2011

This resort is away from city centre and that is not easy to reach by public transport, however, this gives Rivertime a unique character. Dorm room is basic but comfortable for staying. Staff are EXTREAMLY friendly and they always carry a smile on their face! There is a village across the river which is very interesting to explore. The floating...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Laundry Service
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 0100, 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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