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River Kwai Jungle Rafts Resort

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#1 of 2 special resorts in Sai Yok
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River Kwai Jungle Rafts. The original floating hotel or Floatel since 1976 in Kanchanaburi Thailand. It was recognized as UNSEEN PARADISE in Thailand and welcoming people around the world. The River Kwai Jungle Rafts is selected as one of the best for floating hotels in the world by The Telegraph UK in 2011.
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Property amenities
Free breakfast
Bar / lounge
Boating
Canoeing
Kids stay free
Foot massage
24-hour security
Mosquito net
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Complimentary welcome drink
Snack bar
Wine / champagne
Hiking
Evening entertainment
Walking tours
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Massage
Outdoor furniture
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
First aid kit
Umbrella
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Housekeeping
Private balcony
Separate dining area
Separate living room
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Walk-in shower
Complimentary toiletries
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Mountain view
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Quiet
Charming
Languages Spoken
English, Thai
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LoveTravel774346 wrote a review Yesterday
Walthamstow, United Kingdom1 contribution
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PICK UP. We found the service to be quick, attentive and on time a guide was there for all your questions and answer. BOAR RIDE. We were picked up by Thai longtail boat trip around 15/20 minutes journey if your lucky u will see birds and a water Buffalo grazing on the waterside.Awesome way of seeing things u can only see from the water.(BRILLIANT) ARRIVAL. Found check in simple and easy also given a quick talk about house rules and what was going to happen for the rest of the day. ROOM. Be prepared for a very basic room no power or anything yes it can get warm and uncomfortable but thats the whole experience (NOT FOR EVERYONE) but if u don’t try it well u r not living life.We stayed in room 121. MON DANCE. This is a Villagers/Staff doing this dance it has a similar to Bali etc but it’s there own way of expressing where ther they came from and how they became Mon People we both found this to be interesting/Beautiful and well just Brilliant (Welll done to all and thank you for sharing) BAR. As people have expressed drinks on the high side but you can also bring your own with u before your stay starts and drink at your room just ask for some ice as u will need it.Cocktails around 160 and beer 100 small bottles. Also water dispenser to fill your bottle up . STAFF. Not sure why people have to make cheap shots at other remember u r guests in there house we found that all staff were brilliant in there own special way - the young ladies and men serving us were brilliant always having a smile and just being very attentive. OVERALL. There r other p[laces to stay on the river with all the modern cons but give this place a chance and we both would say u wont be disappointed and if u r well there no pleasing everyone.
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Suz1712 wrote a review Aug 2022
Farnham91 contributions66 helpful votes
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Loved this place! Stayed one night. Rooms are basic but clean. Mosquito nets are provided. As there is no electricity there’s no air con, but this didn’t cause any problems. Food was fine. A standard evening meal was served and there was plenty of food to go around. Breakfast was a simple meal but perfectly fine. The hotel setting was beautiful. Loved jumping in the river and letting the current pull us along. Remember to get out around the yellow and green flags! No one explained that to us so we definitely overshot the mark on our first attempt! The Mon dancing show is about half an hour long and we enjoyed it as something different. And the fact that there was no power was an added bonus! Meant our teenager was off their phone for once! Hammocks and loungers and tables and benches available throughout. Would definitely recommend.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from SERENATA Hotels, Agency / Consultant at River Kwai Jungle Rafts Resort
Responded 3 Sept 2022
Dear Suz1712, Thank you for your recent stay at River Kwai Jungle Rafts - Floating hotel since 1976. We are always delightful to hear that our latest client had a pleasant experience while staying with us. Thank you again for your fabulous feedback and we hope to welcome you back in the future. Sincerely yours, Resort Manager
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Lyn D wrote a review Feb 2024
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia285 contributions217 helpful votes
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Be prepared for a great experience. We went in blind without much research. It was a 20min boat ride from the jetty to Jungle Rafts Resort. Upon arrival, we were given our room keys and briefed on meal times, jump into the river activity SOP, house rules etc No electricity at all, so don’t forget your power bank(s) and headlamps / torchlights. Each room came with a battery operated lamp and candle but it might not be sufficient for some. Each room has a double bed + single bed complete with mosquito netting, comes with an attached bedroom, has a back balcony as well as a front area complete with lazy chairs and hammock. Weak mobile coverage. If you really need to charge your devices, a short walk to the “charging tower” is possible. WiFi coverage available at lobby area only. Quite a number of activities can be done - day trips to nearby attractions, walk to the nearby Mon Village or just laze around. We purchased a package which comes with breakfast + dinner + 1 complimentary activity per day. Lunch is separate. Had a great time and would return if had the chance.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Bring power bank, torch or headlamp. Try to arrive before sunset to make orientation easier.
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Dear LynD827, Thank you for staying with us and taking the time to leave a valuable review. We are glad that you had a wonderful time while enjoying the hospitality. We look forward to welcoming you back. Best regards, River Kwai Jungle Rafts
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Tim S wrote a review Jan 2024
Whitehorse, Canada31 contributions7 helpful votes
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This was an incredible experience. There is a boat that takes you up the river (past swimming lizards, monkeys, and bat caves), to floating cabins, with dinner and breakfast provided. So unique! I enjoyed jumping off the one end and floating down to the other end of the cabins. No mosquitos! Each room has a hammock outside. Fall asleep to the sound of flowing water.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Room Tip: Get to the boat transfer as early as possible so that you can spend lots of time enjoying the...
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear R3594WDtims, Thank you for staying with us and taking the time to leave a valuable review. We are glad that you had a wonderful time while enjoying the hospitality. We look forward to welcoming you back. Best regards, River Kwai Jungle Rafts
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Emma wrote a review Nov 2023
Yateley, United Kingdom15 contributions7 helpful votes
Truly unique experience. Peaceful, close to nature. Whilst sat with a beer, enjoying the sound of the river, we saw monkeys playing in the trees on the opposite bank! Lovely atmosphere and friendly staff. Only complaint is another light in the room or more lamps would have been helpful- couldn’t actually see!
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 5 Nov 2023
Dear Emma S, Thank you for staying at River Kwai Jungle Rafts Resort and taking the time to leave a valuable review. We are glad that you received a pleasant hospitality. We look forward to welcoming you back. Best regards, River Kwai Jungle Rafts
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Z V wrote a review Jun 2023
3 contributions2 helpful votes
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Very beautiful place to stay. Friendly staff, good food. There is no electricity in the bungalow, so very dark at night, but that’s what makes your stay so charming. You can swim in the river and thats also a lot of fun!
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Date of stay: June 2023
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Beware of the many mosquitos !! Don’t forget your spray! And don’t forget your flashlights…
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Responded 25 Jun 2023
Dear 321zv, Thank you for staying at River Kwai Jungle Rafts Resort and taking the time to leave a nice review. It is great to hear that you had a wonderful time while enjoying our hospitality. We look forward to welcoming you back. Best regards, River Kwai Jungle Rafts
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Sandya-and-Erik wrote a review Apr 2023
Colombo, Sri Lanka81726 contributions430 helpful votes
Good for what it advertises. Excellent breakfast and half board dinner, taking our diet wishes into account. Friendly-enough reception staff and even more friendly restaurant. Yes it lacks some mod con things like electricity but that is part of the offering, and rooms are crammed. The only really missing thing is a chair on the private back balcony; the only chairs/benches offered are on the shared front balconies, and in the current way the back balcony is useless.
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Date of stay: April 2023
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Responded 29 Apr 2023
Dear Sandya-and-Erik, Thank you for staying at River Kwai Jungle Rafts Resort and taking the time to leave an excellent review. It is great to hear that you had a wonderful time while enjoying our hospitality. We look forward to taking care of you again soon. Best regards, River Kwai Jungle Rafts
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shannon Silverson wrote a review Apr 2023
8 contributions6 helpful votes
I was completely disappointed!!! First, the manager was unfriendly and the staff looked unhappy. I booked thinking I could book tours from the hotel. That wasn’t true! There was nothing to do but swim off the rafts. The room was frightening and the bathroom was awful!!! Not what I expected or saw in photos. There was no charm as expected. It was insanely hot! My big net had holes in it. The food was awful!! The front desk man was very unfriendly and acted put out. The poor poor elephant was depressed and it stressed me out. I didn’t realize the River was full of snakes!!! Yes, black with yellow stripes. Not little!!!! They came out and swam hunting at dusk. They had friend fish the last night I was there. Didnt touch it because I walked past it 20 times during the day….left out in the sun all day before serving it to the guests. Would never go back!!!
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Date of stay: April 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Avoid this resort!
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Responded 20 Apr 2023
Dear shannon Silverson, Thank you for staying at River Kwai Jungle Rafts and taking the time to write a valuable review. First of all, we deeply regret to learn about your unfavorable experience while staying with us. However, in order to clarify the matters, please allow us to further explain herewith. With regard to staff, we are usually known for our helpful and friendly staff, who treat each guest attentively.Our goal is to provide consistently quality hospitality. Therefore, all employees would be intensively trained before being assigned a duty. Nevertheless, after hearing your comment, we took action instantly by stressing all involved personnel about our practical principle. Regarding excursion, in fact we actually provide and operate various activities right here which come up with excellent quality plus affordable fee. Of course, the guest would be able to book onsite at front reception. Let us recommend Boat Trips, enjoying a breath-taking ride on a traditional long-tailed boat to absorb a real local people’s livelihood or you may prefer to visit Mon Village And Mon Temple and so on. For more information, please feel free to visit our official website. Concerning the room and mosquito net, in order to arrange standard accommodation, our housekeepers are assigned to carefully clean and double check all amenities for excellent condition before releasing the room. Should there be any defective items, please feel free to let us know, we are willing to offer a replacement. As soon as we heard your complaint, we got into the room to conduct a massive cleaning immediately. New mosquito net had also been replaced. Furthermore, we’ve reemphasized these crucial issues to all involved personnel so that it would be paid close attention by our team. In terms of food, according to our collective data, our cuisine actually got appreciated from diners all over the world. We certainly realize that each person would have their own favorite flavor of food, though we often try our best to provide our guests with quality tasty meals and fresh cooking. Furthermore, our chefs meticulously select the finest ingredients and groceries to prepare the menu with a variety of selections. In order to keep our performance up to par, we’ve discussed with the restaurant team to appropriately implement the recipes. About the elephant, we wish to inform that the elephant belongs to the villager and she is retired. She is very tame and friendly, also being fed with sufficient food daily. During the day, she would be closely taken care of under the shade while taking a rest from the heat. At night, they are set free and live happily in the bamboo jungle as is their natural habitat. We sincerely apologize for any inconveniences and highly hope you’d give us another opportunity to gain your trust. Best regards, River Kwai Jungle Rafts
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Parky6571 wrote a review Feb 2023
8 contributions4 helpful votes
No electricity, no hot water, no road access....sounds terrible! In fact this place is so cool it's incredible. Floating hotel rooms 15 minutes up river from the nearest pier, nothing pretentious ( except maybe the price), great food, stunning situation and so relaxing. For a night of complete escapism this is the spot.
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Responded 4 Feb 2023
Dear Parky6571, Thank you for your recent stay at River Kwai Jungle Rafts Resort and taking the time to leave us an excellent score. It is great to hear that you had a wonderful time during enjoying our hospitality. We look forward to taking care of you again soon. Best regards, River Kwai Jungle Rafts
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ozy63 wrote a review Oct 2022
Ozolnieki, Latvia116 contributions41 helpful votes
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Great view! Brilliant atmosphere! Nice thai style decorated rooms. Kind and polite staff. Massage was awfull. Highly recommended! Calm and relaxing. No options for swimming but you can have take a tour to Erewan National Park for a relaxing walking to the TOP 3 waterfall there.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Highly recommended for everyone to feel at least once a time
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Response from SERENATA Hotels, Agency / Consultant at River Kwai Jungle Rafts Resort
Responded 24 Nov 2022
Dear ozy63, On behalf of River Kwai Jungle Rafts (since 1976), we would like to thank you for choosing your stay at River Kwai Jungle Rafts Your useful recommendation 's highly appreciated, we will certainly improve the of our massage Thank you and look forward to welcoming you and all your friends back again in the near future. Sincerely yours, Resort Manager
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PRICE RANGE
£62 - £88 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
river kwai jungle rafts hotel kanchanaburi, river kwai jungle rafts kanchanaburi
LOCATION
ThailandKanchanaburi ProvinceSai Yok
NUMBER OF ROOMS
55
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Frequently Asked Questions about River Kwai Jungle Rafts Resort
Which popular attractions are close to River Kwai Jungle Rafts Resort?
Nearby attractions include Rock Valley Hot Spring & Fish Spa (4.0 miles), Kaeng Lawa Cave (1.5 miles), and Mon Tribal Village (0.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at River Kwai Jungle Rafts Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at River Kwai Jungle Rafts Resort?
Top room amenities include a mosquito net, a view of the mountains, and a separate dining room.
What food & drink options are available at River Kwai Jungle Rafts Resort?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at River Kwai Jungle Rafts Resort?
Yes, free private parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to River Kwai Jungle Rafts Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bite Of Heaven, Off Road Kitchen, and Baan-Aaya.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at River Kwai Jungle Rafts Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Thai.
Does River Kwai Jungle Rafts Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the river view available here.