My partner and I stayed at The River Resort twice during our travels around Laos.
The resort arranged a minivan to collect us from the airport and thank goodness we did as it is miles away from Pakse airport! It is beautiful, so green and lovely. We were greeted nicely with a welcome drink and taken to our room. The rooms are exactly as per the photos you see on the various websites, they are clean and bright and nicely furnished. The inside and outside showers are a fantastic idea too.
We had some issues with ants getting inside, so I asked for someone to come and spray which they did happily do and explained it was just wet season.
The restaurant does great meals, breakfast is from a menu but is included in the room cost. The french toast was delicious, definitely worth trying! The lunches and dinners are also really tasty and reasonably priced. My advice is to eat dinner before dark in wet season though before the bugs come out!! This is not the resort's fault, it's just nature during wet season!
The staff were all really helpful and the lady that works at reception who I think may be manager is really great, she assisted us with any queries and nothing was too much trouble.
They will book tours, but be aware you are only paying for a driver, it is not a guided tour. They also arranged a boat to collect us from the other side of the river to assist us after a cruise - great service!
Overall, we really enjoyed our stay with The River Resort!
Claire I from Australia
Situated in Champasak, this resort is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Champassak Terminal West and 1.9 mi (3 km) from Wat Phu Champasak …More
This is a fabulous looking True Palace converted to a Hotel. Its a must see in Pakse. Its unfortunate the Lao people do not have the funds to maintain it to the level it deserves. Our room on the Third floor was huge, and comfortable, but showing the restrictions on maintenance. The views from the open verandahs are amazing.
The hotel advertises at the front door and in the elevator the cocktail bar on the top floor, yet while its there it was never open in the 5 days we stayed. However its worth the visit to use the open area to see the 360 degree views amazing. The free breakfast was Ok but not extensive and after the second morning we used the Coffee Shop across the road. Some of the staff were good but overall the hotel does not get the idea of tourist service. I think this is more a Lao thing as tourism is still new for them.
Situated in Pakse, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Wat Phabat and Champasak Historical Heritage Museum. Champassak …More