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River Kwai Resotel

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The hotel is in a bit of a remote area, meaning that to access the main road you have to take the free boat from the hotel's pier and then a taxi. The other side of the hotel/river is about 10 minutes walk (quite steep near the pier) to the main road, through the plantations, so it's very unlikely you will find a taxi there without booking one at the hotel. The hotel side has very nice attractions: Lawa cave very nearby, the village and the garden. If you walk further north the road stops in the middle of the plantations and the jungle won't be that much "organized" :) The hotel has 2 types of chalets: (1) cheap and old (not very recommended since you might experience mold gasses, nosy aircon and other inevitable insects), (2) new and expensive (luxurious and very nice designed that worth every penny). The staff is amazing, they are joyful and helpful and they all live in the Mon village nearby. They keep their traditions and they show it proudly (must attend the Mon dance) while keeping up as much as they can with technology - you won't miss that there but you can't relay on internet 100% of the time. The restaurant is good, priced a bit higher than in Bangkok or Kanchanaburi, but it was expected since this is a luxury hotel in a national reservation. Bit of advise: - If you want to save some money with the local transportation you can try the buss - a 2 person round buss trip from the southern waterfall Say Yok Noi to the northern one Say Yok Yay (20 minutes drive) = 160THB vs. a taxi = 1000THB. Last buss 5PM, taxi you have limited time to spend in one place, they won't wait long. - Most recommended for a free-plan stay at this hotel is to rent a car from Kanchanaburi/ Bangkok and drive around wherever you want. Conclusion I would love to stay again at The River Kwai Resotel after they finish the renovation in autumn 2018.

We booked a "3 Days 2 Nights"-Tour to river Kwai and stayed in River Kwai Resotel. We were picked up in Bangkok and our guide Um showed us Kanchanaburi (bridge and museum) and brought us to the pier where we met our tourguide for the next days. This was Bobo and he was the best tourguide ever: very good english-speaking, attentively, answering all silly questions and always in a good mood. The meals in the restaurant were great. I can only recommend! Karin from Germany

Recently had two nights here. A remote jungle accommodation reached by longboat transfer down the River Kwai. Quaint resort of duplex huts. Main lodge /dining facility is open air. Food is well prepared and tasty Wifi only available in reception area. Accomodation in duplex huts is basic. Bed, 2 chairs, no side tables, tv, shower and toilet area. A few little critters visited! The negative was the mouldy musty smell in the huts- likely due to the hot temps and very high humidity in the area.

We were here for 2 nights, and the place is just amazig in the middle of the jungle. We were brought in by boat...and found ourselves amidst the junlge in a resort with very nice cottages and a really nice pool. Despite te fact we got bad luck with the weater, we really enjoyed our stay a lot. The staff is among the friendliest and most helpfull staff I have met already on my travels. I asked my (now fiancée) to marry me overthere and even though not included, the staff went all out to make it a perfect night, with a specially set table. They even asked the guy who provides the music entertainment in the evening to start singing a romantic song as soon as our pates were cleared from the table. An amazing night it became. One thing though: it's a calm and restfull place and after 10 PM it's nearly dead, so if you're a party animal, this might not be for you.

We stayed two nights in October 2017. We are a family of two parents and three adults children. I do not recommend staying at this hotel! It starts that they did not arrange the beds correctly even after we explained to them to change the arrangement. The premises is very old and in desperate need of a complete restoration. There are plenty of mosquitoes so come prepared, We also had lots of other visitors... Breakfast and dinner are poor little selection and poor taste. We also tried the massage - really bad! Don't try it! There is really not much I can say good about this.

the resort is situated somewhere on the river Kwai, up a steep hill nestled in the jungle. Chalet type rooms and ecofriendly common areas and buildings complet the idilliac setting .... but. But the room has a very noisy a/c, placed right in front of the bed: if you turn it on at night, it sounds like you are on a plane ... with no windows, if you turn it down, it's going to get hot ,humid and sticky. In addition, maybe to get you in the POW camp atmosphere, right in the middle of a humid jungle, no mosquito nets over the bed. Nice Dinner was a prefixed served menu and it was fine, but nothing more, beverages, very ordinary and breakfast much less than usual in terms of quality and variety.

Nice stay in Kanchanaburi, the team is very nice, this place is quiet, beautiful flowers in the park, this is a lovely hotel. The swimming pool has been appreciated by our children. Thank you for your smile.

We had a brilliant time here. Bobo our guide was magnificent; helpful, friendly informative and attentive. The food was very very good; if you wanted spice you got it, if not it was as mild as you requested. The location was fantastic on the river, with all tours to and from by long tail boat. Do yourself a favour and book in.

Very nice place to visit... river near by jungle.... Calm and quiet place... good staff.. good food Unique architecture ... truly amazing place to lay down for the busy mind and body.. In the morning when u open up your cabin door you can listen to the birds welcome song for you by welcoming you to the jungle.. breath taking sites.. truly friendly staff..apart from the constructional noises you will forget rest of the world.

The Resotel is great but we were disappointed to have to endure a building work from 7am in the morning until 5pm... not really our ideal resting holiday. Noise was coming from one bungalow being renovated right behind us and from under the deck, so right next to the pool, and under the restaurant (breakfast was spoiled and no point on going for a massage as everything is open) Also, food was OK, we where hoping for a bit more 'zing' from the a la carte menu. Outside of this, the lady that helped us getting organized was great and the place is beautiful.

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77% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 832 reviews