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River Kwai Resotel

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Good and reasonable price but air-con is making noise all the time Food & Staff are nice I can't charge mobile at room Environment around hotel is good for family but if you stay more than 3 days you'll get bored.

Visited as a group of 12 and all staff couldn't have been more accommodating. Staff genuinely appeared to be happy and it was a pleasure to order drinks, meals and stay there. Our group requested a room to display a short high quality movie, and they organised this promptly and spent more than an hour helping us set it up. Our driver from Bangkok (unknown to us) was going to sleep in the van, but the manager quickly helped us find a cheap room for him to sleep in. Really friendly, genuine and welcoming service. Beds are soft. Pool side bar. Prices aren't too bad considering you are in the middle of nowhere. NOT BORING! Disregard the other two reviews! Lawa Cave is a 10 minute walk away. Although 300 Baht each, it's worth it. Approximately 300 metres of caves - bats and all. The bamboo raft trip is incredible. One of my top events so far in Thailand - 1800 baht for the hour - but if you have some mates, best value. Stunning scenes floating down the river Kwai. We spent most of it swimming and floating with the current. The river is really clean. Bring a few beers! Bike riding. Hiking. We stayed two nights and could have easily stayed more. We will return.

Was planning on staying here for 5 days and leaving after 1. I came here with a friend for the hiking and waterfalls at Erawan- there is literally no way to get there from the hotel unless you're willing to pay a ton of money. There's nothing on this side of the river so you are basically forced to eat only at the hotels one restaurant (which isn't good) and you can only use their services and activities which are all overpriced. They wanted us to pay 4500 baht for a shuttle to the airport when we payed less than half of that to get here in a taxi from Bangkok. If you want to just relax and not do anything while you're here, I guess it could be ok but still over priced and the beds are like rocks. Staff isn't helpful. I would definitely say you have a better shot staying somewhere else.

Don't expect to do anything with your day. This place is gorgeous however the only things to do are through the hotel and so expensive. You can't cross the river so don't expect to go to Erawan falls or into the city. Leaving early due to lack of activities

Like an experience from the Discovery Channel, we drove to a point where we were taken by boat up the River Kwai and were dropped off at the jungle hotel resort on the river. BoBo was our guide, confident, respectful, and full of fun. He was with our group from the start to the end to ensure we had everything we needed, including a tour down river to the Mon Tribe village, who are originally from Burma, and to the Hell Fire Pass of the Death Railway. The resort provided all meals and a Mon Tribe dance show. Foot paths were cleared to explore the resort and walks to a cave or the beach further down the river. Excellent and tasty food. Comfortable cabin accommodation with air conditioning. Friendly, respectful and fun service. An experience to last forever memories.

What a unique experience! To get to this charming resort in the middle of the jungle/forest, you have to take a water taxi. It was the coolest experience I've had to date. They load the passengers on one boat and your luggage on another boat. The ride takes about 15 min. It is fast and fun. Very scenic ride. Once you arrive to the dock, you see what appear to be a beautiful rustic, jungle like building in the middle of nature. The rooms are bungalows of 2 separate rooms. The shower inside the room, is like a cozy cave that is outside without being totally exposed. The beds comfy. We even got cable and wifi. The food they served delicious. Breakfast was included. Honestly, the most charming hotel I have stayed in. Check out the lily pads, the cute basket trash cans. DEFINITELY pack your mosquito bracelets and bug spray. The only thing I wish they had were mosquito nettings over the bed. TOTALLY an UNBELIEVABLE stay!

This place is amazing the beauty of the lush landscape so serene very well taken care of properly with a friendly staff and a decent restaurant. They do offer several massage packages we tried for 2 1/2 hours and still can't tell you if it was worth the money as the massages are done above the pool area in the restaurant and it's open so you hear all the noise of what's going on around you. Be aware that the only way to arrive and depart this property is on the river via a powered long boat could be a little challenging for some.

Very quaint and peaceful hotel surrounded by nature and nice view of the river. Rooms are quite uniquely designed and decent size. However, the air con is a bit noisy and wooden floors require some repairs. Do note that the resort is very deep in the jungle area n far from the main roads so the drive into the resort is quite long especially in the night when it's very dark. Walking distance to Lawa cave but note that it's quite a tiring climb up to the cave which can be a challenge for the elderly and young kids. Breakfast is ok with simple spread but not fantastic. I would recommend this hotel if u want to try something away from the crowd and have a peaceful stay close to the nature n River Kwai.

Loved the location, it's an exciting journey to get there taking the boat a short ride up the river. The facilities and rooms were all lovely but personally I wasn't a fan of the evening entertainment. Covers of YMCA in the jungle weren't really my cup of tea :D

It would have been a nice place to visit if the owner invested some money in the property. Rooms are very outdated and the shower we had was full of ants and smelled horrible. The towels were ancient and worn thin. There is only one restaurant that didn't even try to offer delicious food. They show pictures of food that looks delicious. But when I ordered a dish and it looked nothing like the picture, the male server pointed to the bottom of the menu which says "pictures are for advertising purposes only". Then he also did you still have to pay. Having no other choice, I paid for the meal then went to bed hungry. Food was uneatable.

55 Moo 5, Tambol Wangkrajae Sai Yok Kanchanaburi

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Outdoor pool

Located in Tha Sao, River Kwai Resotel is within a 10-minute walk of poplar sights like Sai Yok National Park Entrance. This 3-star resort has 93 guestrooms and offers conveniences like a restaurant, an outdoor pool, and free self parking. It's on a river and also within the region of Erawan National Park.


This resort is home to a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Start each morning with buffet breakfast, available for a fee from 7 AM to 10 AM.


The 93 individually decorated accommodations feature furnished balconies or patios and afford space to spread out with sitting areas. Flat-screen TVs come with satellite channels. Bathrooms have hair dryers and designer toiletries. Private yards, refrigerators, and coffee makers are other standard amenities.

Property features

At River Kwai Resotel, guests enjoy an outdoor pool, a children's pool, and a steam room. You can take advantage of free parking, along with an airport shuttle for a fee (available 24 hours). The front desk has multilingual staff that can help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include free WiFi in public areas, conference space, and coffee/tea in a common area.

Room options

Deluxe Room, 1 Double or 2 Twin Beds

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Superior Room, 1 Double or 2 Twin Beds

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

77% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 780 reviews