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  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
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#1 of 17 hotels in Sai Yok
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3.9
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4.0
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4.0
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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.
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Property amenities
Secured parking
Free internet
Pool
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Canoeing
Shuttle bus service
Foot massage
Public wifi
Lazy river
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Poolside bar
Hiking
Car hire
Full body massage
Head massage
Massage
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Laundry service
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Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Safe
Bottled water
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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xxearnxx wrote a review May 2022
Liverpool, United Kingdom66 contributions30 helpful votes
Booked 2 jungle chalets for 2 nights. Rooms were spacious. Shower room and toilet were separate. Few toiletries were provided. Shower gel smelled incredibly good, probably the same thing as shampoo and hand wash. Got lots of bugs in the room but understandable. Staff was friendly and helpful but lack of communication as they didn't give us boat coupons, had to walk back to get ones. Boats to the resort used to be free a few years ago but now 150THB/person/round trip. The pier by the river has a stunning view. Great choices of breakfast but a la carte menu was small, boring and expensive. 30THB for a small water bottle. There's a local shop a few kilometers up to the village with cheaper items.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Responded May 23, 2022
Dear xxearnxx, Thank you for your stay at River Kwai Resotel and we are pleased that you had a good stay overall. We are thankful for your expressed and your feedback helps us to improve our skills and keep up a good service We are looking forward to welcoming you and friend again in the future. Best regards, Resort Manager
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Dafne07 wrote a review Apr 2022
Vienna, Austria1866 contributions438 helpful votes
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We booked jungle chalet for 5 nights. The first room we good we didn’t like st all. It was newish but part of three other rooms (two down and one up) and it was super dark. Fortunately they were able to give us another jungle chalet which was older but stand alone house and we liked it. Staff was nice. Two swimming pools great. Breakfast ok, lunch and dinner ala card was rather limited and not great. After few days we got tired of the food and decided to leave a day earlier. I recommend you book the half board as there are no other eating options anyway. It is not possible to pay the half board on the spot 🤷‍♀️ wifi wasn’t great but for jungle ok. Beautiful are, gardens snd loved boating on the river.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded May 23, 2022
Dear Dafne07, Thank you for your stay at River Kwai Resotel and we are pleased that you had a good stay overall. We are thankful for your expressed and your feedback helps us to improve our skills and keep up a good service We are looking forward to welcoming you and friend again in the future. Best regards, Resort Manager
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Orlee T wrote a review Mar 2022
Tel Aviv, Israel90 contributions9 helpful votes
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We sailed to the resort via the Kwai river using a wooden transportation boat; the trip was magical. We were greeted by the hostess with pink Rosella ice tea and were escorted to our luxurious villa-hut on the river bank. Our hut and the entire location are plentiful with tropical flowers and vegetation. The delicious dinner was served by the charming Mon People (an ethnic group originating from Myanmar) operating the resort on the beautiful terrace of the main building overlooking the pool and river. The resort also offers fun activities: Climbing to a nearby cave, riding bikes in the vicinity of the resort, drifting down the river.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Responded Mar 31, 2022
Dear Orlee T, Thank you very much for your kind words to River Kwai Resotel. Your kind compliments will encourage our team to do better and better. We look forward to welcome you back in the near future. Best regards, Resort Manager
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KPN2014 wrote a review Dec 2021
Bangkok, Thailand106 contributions88 helpful votes
Absolutely stunning. We chose to drive right up to the hotel instead of taking the shuttel ferry as we had alot of luggage, the way in was a little steep and curvy but still manageable. We did book a 1 hour boat tour in the afternoon instead to see the views which was worth it, although slightly pricy. We got a room right next to the river which was really nice especially in the morning surrounded by fog. The pool area near the reception was nice, along with the whole hotel design and greenery. We had dinner here and the food was really good. Room was nice and everything was working, I would suggest getting the newer rooms nearer to the river instead of the ones uphill as those seem to be slightly dated. We would definitely stay here again.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Responded Jan 6, 2022
Dear KPN2014, Thank you for your recent stay at River Kwai Resotel - a member of SERENATA Hotels & Resorts Group. We are absolutely pleased to receive your great great compliments to our hotel and our team. Really wish to welcome you back in the future. Take care and stay safe, Resort Manager
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Munin wrote a review Sep 2021
Suphan Buri, Thailand4 contributions
It is a very beautiful place to visit. It's nice to relax and the atmosphere is very good. It's good to take family or couples to relax. And this tourist destination has a lot of popular people to relax and unwind. I want my friends and seniors to go and relax together in Kanchanaburi Province.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded Sep 7, 2021
Dear Global13854767515, Thank you for your recent stay with us and giving us a high compliment. We are extremely pleased to learn that our latest guest received a pleasant experience during spending quality time with unique accommodation. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Regards, River Kwai Resotel
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H0lidayMaster wrote a review Jun 2021
Bangkok, Thailand34 contributions1 helpful vote
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Kanchanaburi is my top-picked destination during the rainy season and Riverkwai Resotel by Serenata group seem to be the perfect choice as we like to escape being close to the jungle and river with things to do; plantation exploring by bicycle plus tasting the fruit from its tree. The landscape around the resort is eye-caching. Our renovated villa comes with the river view and close to the pool and restaurant. Staff is well-trained esp the activity team. During biking route, we passed another sister resort; Floathouse Villa. Decided to stay 1 more night without hesitation.... to be continued to next review!!!
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded Jun 17, 2021
Dear H0lidayMaster, Thank you very much for your kind words to River Kwai Resotel. Your kind compliments will encourage our team to do better and better. We look forward to welcome you back in the near future. Best regards, Resort Manager
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Yen-Yen Chen wrote a review Apr 2021
Bangkok, Thailand1 contribution1 helpful vote
TL;DR Recommended, but set you expectation to being able to live in a jungle with moderate city standards. Stayed for 4d3n with family during Songkran 2021 in rooms 501/502, and must say the resotel location is special enough for a visit (inside a jungle, literally). There are floating platforms to sit around on the river, a pier for access to other locations without taking hours driving, swimming pools, WiFi, air conditioning, and what not... in a jungle! Food is also pretty good, with reasonable pricing. You'll need to expect some downsides. First, be careful if you are driving there - there are two locations on the map; one is the pier to take a 5 mins boat to the hotel, another one is the actual location of the resotel. If you arrive before it gets dark, a boat is a much better choice. To drive to the resotel itself by road is about 30+ minutes compared to driving to the pier (they are on opposite sides of the Khwae Noi river). General house equipment seem to not be well maintained. Toilet leaking water, sink faucet splashes water all over, shower head never in the right angle/falls off, bed sheet seems just to be two pieces of fabrics folded together to sandwich a carpet nicely. Hot water for shower is also very limited, take showers with a one-hour gap in-between each person. If you got the same type of room as us where two rooms are under the same bungalow, you might need to opt-out some for cold showers as there is only one water heater for both rooms. There is also no DND signs to hand in front of the door, so if you wake up late, do inform the front counter or the cleaning staff will wake you up just to ask you if you wish to get the room cleaned... in our case, it was annoying.
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Responded Apr 24, 2021
Dear Knifehandz, Thank you for staying with us and gave us your very valuable comments. Immediately, our mechanic team was called to fix all the defects you mentioned in the room as well as DND sign was put in place , bed sheet was changed to duvet style (Deluxe room type). It is always our policy to be able to give the best service to all our patrons. Best regards, Resort Manager
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PowJourney wrote a review Mar 2021
Thailand22 contributions2 helpful votes
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I had booked this resort before the 2nd wave of Covid-19 in Thailand and had to postpone it to this last weekend. Not very impressed for reservation person as she not the very helpful person for the trouble of changed the date of this booking however after we passed that point and when the journey started, and we arrived at the pier to travel to the resort, all staffs are so nice. The resort location and the rooms itself very impressive. I love the green area! Plus room is quiet... really love it. BUT, one BIG thing it really needs to improve is cleanliness. I can felt that the room does not clean properly, floor and bed linens included. Also, bins need a really really clean it well because the resort does not use plastic so it quite made it so easy to see dirt inside them, it made me feel not very good about it (sorry if I was so sensitive). Oh, MOSSY! Inside the room, it had a lot of mosquitoes!! Please be prepare. And we really enjoyed our dinner and breakfast all menus are tasty BUT again coffee spoons and cup had dirt on them. Overall we had a very nice one night away over the and will definitely back!
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Date of stay: February 2021
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Responded Mar 16, 2021
Dear Khun PowJourney Thank you for choosing to stay at River Kwai Resotel and your very valuable comments for which we will take into consideration seriously so that you or other customers will have more enjoyable stay with us. At Resotel we have policy to reduce the use of plastic bags as much as possible that is why we did not use plastic bag at the rubbish bin. But cleanliness is our prime policy as well. Looking forward to welcoming you or your friends back in the near future. Regard, Manager of River Kwai Resotel
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Pascal wrote a review Feb 2021
Bangkok, Thailand166 contributions114 helpful votes
Amazingly perfect! Even if the hotel is in a very remote area, the hotel is extremely well maintained and the service is perfect All the staff speak English fluently The breakfast was good Definitely, it is an hotel I recommend
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded Feb 14, 2021
Dear Pascaldebangkok, Thank you for your recent stay at River Kwai Resotel - a member of SERENATA Hotels & Resorts Group. We are absolutely pleased to receive your great great compliments to our hotel and our team. Really wish to welcome you back in the future. Take care and stay safe, Resotel team
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T. Bandasakdi wrote a review Nov 2020
Bangkok, Thailand8 contributions4 helpful votes
The hotel is located in the mountains by River Kwai. It is a perfect place to retreat from a busy life in the city. However, there are a few activities to keep you entertained throughout your stay. The bagalow-style rooms are surrounded with lush green garden and trees. The room is clean, large and well-appointed. The resort has integrated natural materials found in the local to decorate the rooms and other buildings around the resort. There are 2 swimming pools at this resort. One is located right in front of the lobby. The other is located further up by the spa. The later are much quieter, perfect for those who seeking for a place to rewind. Pools are not the reason we chose this resort. Who cares about the pool when you have the River Kwai right in front of the resort. "Water drifting" costed additional fees but worth every penny. The boat took us up the river and dropped us into the river. Then, we floated downstream to the resort. Other activities include strolling in the palm garden, mountain biking, walking to a nearby Lawa Cave, just to name a few. The resort overall is well-maintained and well-kept. What more important is the staff. They are local people with good knowledge of the hidden gems in the area. Above all other things they have a genuine service-mind. Of course, this review isn't complete without a few complaints. While the inclusive set dinner was good the breafast buffet was sub-par. It wasn't awful but hey could have done a better job. The other complaint is the noise from the (resort) shuttle boats only jeopardizes the peace of this resort.
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Date of stay: November 2020
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Responded Nov 12, 2020
Dear T. Bandasakdi, Thank you for your recent stay at River Kwai Resotel and sharing your compliments. Regarding breakfast buffet, we have discussed with our team and please be ensured that this issue would definitely be paid closest attention. We hope that we welcome you back in the near future. Kindest regards, Resotel team
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LOCATION
ThailandKanchanaburi ProvinceSai Yok
NUMBER OF ROOMS
76
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Frequently Asked Questions about River Kwai Resotel
Which popular attractions are close to River Kwai Resotel?
Nearby attractions include Rock Valley Hot Spring & Fish Spa (2.3 miles), Kaeng Lawa Cave (0.3 miles), and Mon Tribal Village (1.8 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at River Kwai Resotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at River Kwai Resotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at River Kwai Resotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at River Kwai Resotel?
Yes, secured parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to River Kwai Resotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Off Road Kitchen, Khrua ASA, and Baan-Aaya.
Are there opportunities to exercise at River Kwai Resotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does River Kwai Resotel have an airport shuttle?
Yes, River Kwai Resotel offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at River Kwai Resotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Thai.
Does River Kwai Resotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the park view available here.