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Reviewed 1 week ago

My family and I spend our holiday to the southern part of Laos during Laos New Year and we stayed at the River Resort for our one night stop in Champasak. This hotel resort is wonderful, located on the bank of the Mekong River with spectacular views, and in the natural environment. We love the pools too. We were regret...

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

Dear guests, we appreciate very much the title of your review on TripAdvisor, "Wonderful stay"! We're pleased that you enjoyed the "spectacular" views of the Mekong River from the Resort, our natural environment and also our two relaxing infinity pools overlooking the River and our neighboring Turtle Island with its sandy beach. We too wish that you had stayed 3...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I still remember our stay at the River Resort in Champasak Town Laos. It is truly a great place to stay. The accommodation, the views of the Mekong, the staff, the food, the pool space was all excellent. We stayed for 4 nights but could have stayed longer. I will go back one day.

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

Dear friends of The River Resort, thank you for having stayed 4 nights with us, and remembering us by writing a nice review on TripAdvisor titled "Wonderful place to stay . . . ." and mentioning specifically the accommodations, the Mekong River views, the staff, our food, and our infinity pools. We hope to see you again some day, and...

Hillsborough, California
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed at this hotel for 3 nights. I made my booking 9 months ahead and did not have a lot of choice as I was told the hotel was solidly booked on days that I planned to be there. When I got there, I realized it was a beautiful hotel in a charming environment with rice fields in the...

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

Dear guests for 3 nights, Thank you kindly for the nice review of your recent stay with us. We are pleased that you found the Resort to be a "beautiful hotel" in a charming environment with its own evergreen rice paddy; that you found the Mekong River view pleasant and quiet from your large, clean room, and used the room's...

Loughborough, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There's no better place to enjoy the magnificent Mekong sunrise than from the comfort of a bed in a riverside room here. Comfortable,spacious and modern- equipped with both indoor and outdoor showers- the rooms offer good value for money. The luxury of two large pools with river views is an added bonus, together with the excellent service from all staff....

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

Dear guests, thanks very much for the review of your stay with us, titled "Sensational Sunrise" . . . from the comfort of a bed in your Mekong Riverfront room! Your other comments are also valuable for our prospective guests to see, including the "good value for money" of our comfortable and spacious rooms; our two "luxurious" pools with river...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have traveled extensively all over the world, utilizing all manner of accomdations and we both felt like the River Resort is one of the nicest places we've ever stayed. We were fortunate enough to stay in this special place for 3 nights in early March. There is an understated luxury to the resort which adds up to a high...

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

Dear Guests, thank you very much for your super review on TripAdvisor of your recent 3-night stay at The River Resort, titled "Special place on the Mekong". We are thrilled that you, experienced world travelers, commented that The River Resort is "one of the nicest places" you have ever stayed; that it offers a "high quality experience," including its "understated...

Chippenham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Weloved our stay here the views are stunning and magical, the staff friendly and helpful and the food was excellent. We felt cosseted, comforted and relaxed. I also enjoyed an aromatherapy massage . All just wonderful after e week exploring Loas.

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

Thank you for your generous review of The River Resort on TripAdvisor, titled "A wonderful place to stay"! Your comments will be of interest to other travelers considering a stay in the South of Laos: "stunning and magical" views; friendly, helpful staff; and "excellent" food. We are pleased that you found comfort and relaxation, including our aromatherapy massage, all "just...

Morwell, Australia
Reviewed 22 March 2017

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

Dear recent guests, thanks very much for the very kind review you posted on TripAdvisor about your stay with us, captioned "An unexpected delightful stay in a remote location." Our prospective guests, as do we, will appreciate your comments that the Resort provided a "great" experience" and that the welcome on arrival and then being shown to your Riverfront room...

Esher, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 March 2017

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

Dear Guests, thank you for posting such a nice review on TripAdvisor, titled "Totally calm and peaceful". We are pleased that you found The River Resort to be "an ideal luxury" base from which to explore the delights of the Mekong in the south of Laos, including the "Four Thousand Islands" and wildlife. It's good to know that you enjoyed...

Reviewed 14 March 2017

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

Dear guests, Thank you kindly for your delightful review posted on TripAdvisor of your recent stay at The River Resort, titled "Heavenly peaceful stay"! We are pleased that you stayed in a Mekong Riverfront room and found it to have fascinating views of the River, including sunsets "to die for"; that food in our Riverfront Dining Sala was delicious and...

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Reviewed 14 March 2017 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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David D, Owner at The River Resort, responded to this review

Dear friends, Thank you kindly for your generous review on TripAdvisor of your stay at The River Resort, titled "Mekong Magic"! What a pleasure it was to have you spend 5 days with us and to know that you found our rooms to be clean and stylish, with "wonderful" views of the Mekong, staff who go out of their way...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Babysitting
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: $78 - $162 (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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“The Riverfront Villa rooms are the best, upstairs especially!”
phallam2017, 18 Apr 2017 | Read review
“River front room is very nice”
  • Bedroom
trang2010, 2 Apr 2017 | Read review
“I think a riverside upstairs”
CatherineW212, 27 Mar 2017 | Read review
“River view rooms on the upper levels”
Colint50, 22 Mar 2017 | Read review
“River view room is a must”
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DerrickJS, 15 Mar 2017 | Read review
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