River Kwai Jungle Rafts2.5 out of 5.0
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I went there to see meteor shower ,great spot for stars. They don't have any electricity but as the hotel is on water so it's not hot . Nice to relax No internet No phone connection so we can enjoy nature and people around us. Clean room. Nice and helpful staff. but too small choice of breakfast I had fried egg (no scrambled no omelet or anything) with ham and potato then you can have some croisant et bread , orange juice and other juice + pineapple , we can have coffee or tea that's all. They have an elephant but she looks so sad and I saw she was bleeding on her head I thought she got hit by trainer. - Do bring mosquito spray
It is an electricity-free zone. Please ensure to feed the power-bank before your arrival if you can't live without a smartphone. Regarding the service and facility quality, I would say it is acceptable if you could change your mind-set and look at it as an upgrade "camping tent". Everything has a bright side. You could be more focus on the natural environment and your be loved over here. You will go to bed earlier so your liver could rest on time. The elephant from neighbor village is a great surprise in the morning. Make sure you will wake up early and say hello to him. Oh! Do bring a book.
Going to the Jungle rafts is a once in a lifetime experience. The ride over on the long tail boat shows the amazing environment that the floatel is in. The floatel itself is very eco and does not have electricity. The plants are watered with river water every morning. The rooms are cozy and have comfortable beds. It is dark so be sure to bring a good flashlight! Due to the river flowing, the temperature at night is quite comfortable. At night, the place is beautifully lit by dozens of oil lamps. The food is very good, if you don't know what to choose, ask if it is possible to get a selection of Thai dishes, they will serve you amazing dishes. The staff consists of almost all Mon people from the nearby village. The hotel supports the village in order to maintain the Mon culture. The village is also a must see, it is solely powered by a few solar panels. I had the unique opportunity to go from the Mon village to a different place by car, and it is definitely not recommended! The ride is bumpy, steep, high up the mountain and no fun at all. They use the long tail boats for a reason! All in all, amazing experience to stay in such an eco lodge on the river. Especially with the stunning views!
We loved it at River Kwai Jungle Rafts! It is so peaceful in the middel of the Jungle located directly on the river Kwai. The Mon people who run the Resort are super lovely and nice. The huts are very clean and beautiful, made of bamboo. Just calm down there, jump into the river and float along. The food was awesome as well!
My wife and I spent 3 days on the raft. We did research before we booked so had an idea of what to expect and went prepared. The accommodation although basic was comfortable and clean. The cold shower was refreshing after a hot day traveling around. Our Mon guide Sam was amazing. He made sure our stay was unforgetable and his knowledge and professionalism made our stay even better. As there is no power there is no aircon but the breeze off the river at night was refreshing and the mosquito net helped with a comfortable sleep. We did use insect repellent and did not get one bite. The food was surprisingly great. As good as you would get in any hotel if not better. The staff so courteous and work so hard to keep everything tidy and clean. The tranquility is the show stopper. We have been to many places in Australia but The Jungle Raft at night is just unbelievable. I think the two night 3 day trip was enough but we met people who stayed longer. It probably isn't a suitable trip for people with mobility problems because of getting in and out of the long boats. I have had double hip replacement and managed quite ok. We really recommend this place but perhaps mid week is better as it gets quite busy on weekends.
Be close to nature without electricity and wifi. Simple and relaxing. Friendly staff. Good walk to Mon village and elephant feeding session. Good holiday destination if you are looking for quiet moment and some 'me' time or even just chill with family and friends
I have been to the rafts many times now. First time was 25 years ago! And never been disappointed. The good thing is it has hardly changed in that time. Things have been well maintained and a few upgrades but it hasn't been taken over by modern facilities and still has its quaint charm! There is no electricity, no internet and no hot water - its great! Kerosene lanterns light the whole rafts and creates a wonderful atmosphere. It's a place to get away from it all. The river is very clean and is a great place to swim. The current flows strong enough to make it an experience!! Jump off one end of the rafts and float down to the end and get up (repeat)!! And repeat and repeat and repeat!! You don't go hungry. Food is in plenty supply at dinner. If you like a plate and finish it, they will replenish it for you. The elephants come down for a morning bath and fruit breakfast which provides great entertainment. All in all its a place definitely worth visiting. It's a true piece of Thai beauty!
Great and fun, but some part of the hotel starts getting old. Staff are kind and helpful. Good food. Cosy if you seek for a quiet relaxation, but be prepared of being too warm because of no electricity.
Very relaxing. Love the no power thing. Floated the the river. Had a massage. Just all around relaxing. Really good food. Staff was very friendly. Took the long boat up river to see the falls. Enjoyed being on the river. Felt like being in a movie.
This floating hotel is really an experience; It was announced as eco-chique; we don't know if it is really so 'eco', but it is an experience : arriving by boat, all the flowers, swimming in the river, reading a book in the hammocks ( if you have enough light ), all the little lanterns; we didn't wait in the morning for the bath of the elephants. The dance and music of the tribe was horrible. ( 4 euro )
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83% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 1119 reviews