River Kwai Float House

River Kwai Float House

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TripAdvisor Review
920 Reviews
Guide Price £419 per person
Based on 15 June 19, as per itinerary.
Our guide price gives you an idea of how much to budget for a stay at this hotel. The price will vary based on exchange rates, and your choice of room type, departure date, airline and cabin class, and any additional extras you’d like to add to your holiday.

Hidden gem in peaceful location

The only way to reach this unusual hotel is by boat – as the resort actually floats on the river Kwai, surrounded by thick jungle. The location is peaceful and breathtakingly beautiful, and is wonderful retreat from the busy city of Bangkok.

Our two night, three day tour explores the best of the Kanchanburi area and the River Kwai with visits to the Thailand-Burma (Death Valley) Railway centre, war cemetery, River Kwai Bridge, Hellfire pass memorial and Mon Tribal Village. There is plenty of opportunity to sit back and unwind in this unique setting. Maybe have an indulgent massage, enjoy the non-motorised water sports or simply read a book and listen to nature’s soundtrack.

  • Luxurious and distinct accommodation
  • Peaceful river setting
  • Breath-taking scenery

Hotel Features

Hotel Category


Location Type

Away from it all

Accommodation Type

  • Authentic
  • Boutique
  • Eco-friendly
  • Glamping
  • Hidden gem

Board Basis Options

  • Full Board
Location Highlights

River Kwai Float House

  • Away from it all
  • Approx. 2 hours from Bangkok
920 Reviews 87% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 557
  • Very Good 267
  • Average 63
  • Poor 16
  • Terrible 17

What to Expect

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Mar 18, 2019

Very relaxing

Gelsted, Denmark

Nice and peaceful hotel, beautiful rooms and very nice staff. Great location for exploring the national parks in the area. Nice to jump in and flow down the river Kwai (from the room terrasse) in the afternoon.
Mar 18, 2019

Terrible lunch

Bangkok, Thailand

Drove up from Kanchanaburi for a visit and lunch. First impressions looked good and was clean and good condition. Teak wood decks and nice seating in the restaurant. Hardly a welcome from the staff. It turned out that many, if not most, of the staff are Burmese. No problem with that as they are nice people but they can speak hardly any Thai language let alone English. We speak both languages. A simple food and drink order of 2 drinks and 3 dishes was tedious even using numbers off the menu. One of the drinks was served incorrectly (melon rather that pineapple shake) so had to be sent back. The food ordered was Thai food and it was very poor with soggy broccoli and tasteless shrimp. Our guess is that the kitchen staff were not Thais as Street food is better than this. This place has all the possibilities of being great but management (if there is any) need to sort it out and train or recruit better staff. We won't be back.
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River Kwai Float House

Room Types

Floating Villas

Each stunning floating villa boasts 90 square metres of well-appointed living space. The interior compliments the backdrop of the serene river outside, and forests and mountains which surround the resort.

King size beds or twins are available – all furnished with luxurious linens, oversized pillows and the softest of duvets. Enjoy relaxing on your private sun deck on your own loungers or private seat swing, and watch the slow and steady pace of river life drift by.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Flatscreen TV
  • In Room WiFi
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Separate Shower
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Towels included
  • TV

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