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The River Resort

Riverfront chic

Road 14A, Ban Phaphinnoy, 1 km north of the pier T: (030) 956 8306

The River Resort

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The River Resort takes full advantage of Champasak’s best natural feature with glass-walled duplexes cantilevering along the banks of the Mekong River.

Set in an expansive property three kilometres north of town, the resort marries modern with traditional, comfort with nature. The two-storey buildings are sleek, though the exterior—all white and black with clean lines and metal railing—is softened by the exquisite landscaping of trees and dense tropical foliage which can be seen through the front wall of sliding glass doors.

Equally smart rooms.

Equally smart rooms. Photo: Cindy Fan

Within is soft, light and down to earth, comfortable, cosy yet clutter free. Natural wooden furniture feels at ease with the crisp white linens, blue accents and woven bamboo lamps. It has all the amenities expected of a luxury property: modern spacious bathroom including both an indoor and outdoor shower with rain shower head, hair dryer, toiletries and bathrobe. Enjoy mod-cons such as electronic safety deposit box, air-con and WiFi.

Need more excuses to splurge? Riverfront rooms have a wide view of the Mekong. There are two infinity swimming pools, massage treatments and a restaurant with an open terrace. The resort can also arrange boat trips and picnics on the nearby isles.

River views.

River views. Photo: Cindy Fan

This resort is frequented by higher-end tour groups dropping in for a night to see Wat Phu before bussing off to the next destination. For independent travellers seeking luxurious accommodation, there’s enough space and allure to draw guests to the property on their own accord. With the resort trying to entice guests to stay longer, there’s usually a promotion for two-night stays. Seek La Folie Lodge on Don Daeng island if in search of traditional buildings and even greater seclusion.

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Walk-in rates at The River Resort

Type of room
Type of room, low and high season prices
Superior double room
Pond garden view ground floor. Add $10 for upper floor.
Deluxe double room
Riverfront ground floor. Add $10 for upper floor.
Room: Superior double room, low season: US$90, high season US$120. Notes: Pond garden view ground floor. Add $10 for upper floor.
Room: Deluxe double room, low season: US$110, high season US$160. Notes: Riverfront ground floor. Add $10 for upper floor.

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Where is The River Resort

The River Resort
Road 14A, Ban Phaphinnoy, 1 km north of the pier
T: (030) 956 8306
Coordinates (for GPS): 105º53'26.49" E, 14º55'31.29" N
Room rates: over US$100

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