We just returned from a two day trip at the River Kwai Resote, l While planning our two week trip to Thailand, we found out about this place by accident. We decided to check it out because it looked so beautiful.
The hotel arranged for a driver to pick us up from the airport in Bangkok. It was about a 3.5 hour drive right into the jungle. The driver takes you to a pier then a longtail boat takes you to the hotel, about ten minutes away. It's quite a trip.
The grounds are absolutely beautiful. There isn't a lot to do but this is a great place to spend a couple of days and rest and explore. The rooms basic but clean and comfortable. We stayed in a river view room, but I think we would have preferred one away from the river --the area up the hill is really beautiful.
There is only one option for food. The restaurant is decent -- we've had better but it was fine.
We heard the trip to a waterfall was beautiful but crowded. We hired a driver and went to the Tiger Temple. We really enjoyed the Tiger Temple. It is an animal sanctuary and they have hundreds of tigers (among other animals) living on their vast acreage. We paid extra to "exercise" the tiger cubs. It was a very memorable experience.
To our surprise, the bugs weren't too bad. We sprayed ourselves with Off and didn't have too much trouble.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- River Kwai Resotel is the unique river jungle resort along the River Kwai. With its jungle setting and lush green garden just beside River Kwai, there are lots of jungle and river activities that guests can enjoy and fulfill the days. The resort is connected to Lawa Cave, one of Thailand national reserve. ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotels.com, Expedia, Booking.com, Ctrip TA, TripOnline SA, Odigeo and Traveltool, S.L.U. so you can book your River Kwai Resotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- River Kwai Resotel Kanchanaburi
- River Kwai Resotel Sai Yok, Thailand