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Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

YOUTUBE: UNFINISHED FOOTSTEPS. We'd heard from a few people that Vientiane was a place for a quick stop over, to then swiftly move on. Luckily we found the Rivertime Resort, and had a fantastic stay. A great place to unwind and clear your mind. We got to visit the village across the river with a couple of staff members. And had fun tubing as well. A unique place to stay on your travels.
See you guys again one day! Thanks, Chris & Emma.

Stayed: July 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank Chris R
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SamThammavongsa, Manager at Rivertime Resort and Ecolodge, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2017

Hi Chris R,

Thank you for coming and visiting Rivertime Resort. We all had a great time with you both. It was our pleasure in getting to know you and may you both continue safely through your travels.

Cheers,
Rivertime Team

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Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Thank you guys for the hospitality. We had a great relaxing moment.
We understand that it is under renovation but at least, we could find a place that is a bit "human" and give a kindb of local feeling.

Just something that can be improved: when we come to such place, we expect nature/forest, basic equipment, probably insects, animals, etc...
But...
We don't expect to see plastic bottles. Please do something for this.

Thank you again!

Stayed: January 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank nickal06
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SamThammavongsa, Manager at Rivertime Resort and Ecolodge, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2017

Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to review our resort. We truly value the opinions of our guests and we apologize that we did not meet your expectations. The prior response you received was inappropriate and unprofessional. We are now under new management and would like to reach out regardless of the time that has passed since your original review was posted. We hope to see you again in the future and wish you the very best.

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Reviewed 29 December 2016

I stayed 1 night at Rivertime Resort and Ecolodge with some friends in May. It was a very pleasant experience. The bungalows are simple but nice. Their river pool is a cool idea since the current in the river is very strong and makes it impossible to swim. We enjoyed the food and cold Beer Lao. We had only one complaint. On the second day (I think it was Sunday) was had to wait 1,5 hours for our lunch. Getting extra help in the kitchen on busier days would certainly solved this problem. The overall impression of the place was very good though.

  • Stayed: May 2016, travelled with friends
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Thank olabubu
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RtRSam, Manager at Rivertime Resort and Ecolodge, responded to this reviewResponded 30 December 2016

Hello olabubu,

Thanks for the feed back and do hope you and your friends come back.

My apologize for the slowness of the lunch. Our staff make all meals when ordered; it takes longer because of no prep foods done in advance. Everything gets cut up after the order has been placed. All fruits and vegetables are cut up fresh. This will change in the future. We will have prep foods done and stored in refrigeration.

I do have some pictures of you and friends. If you would like them let me know rivertimeresort AT hotmail DOT com.

Thanks again for visiting!

Rivertime Resort Team

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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 ask questions about the local Laos culture and also encourages the staff members to understand other visiting cultures. This allows for a well-rounded experience. While at Rivertime, you will be staying in an eco-friendly cabin. The cabin has the basic essentials, including western-styled bathrooms, mosquito nets and towels.

The floating restaurant is on the river attached to the resort, which is very convenient to get some easy and authentic food. The food is amazing with reasonable prices (we highly recommend the fresh potato chips paired with BeerLao). Aside from eating, the resort also offers a variety of different activities including local village tours, motor bike rental, kayaking, fishing and tubing down the river.

From the family-based staff to the authentic lodges situated on the river next to the local village, the resort offers many opportunities to learn what it's like to live in Laos.

  • Stayed: September 2016, travelled with friends
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RtRSam, General Manager at Rivertime Resort and Ecolodge, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2016

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,
Rivertime Resort Team

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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 :-)

  • Stayed: June 2016, travelled solo
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Thank Katriina H
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RtRSam, General Manager at Rivertime Resort and Ecolodge, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2016

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

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