River Kwai Float House

River Kwai Float House

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771 Reviews

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 2 night / 3 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 accomodation
  • Peaceful river setting
  • Breathtaking 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
771 Reviews 87% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 459
  • Very Good 234
  • Average 54
  • Poor 11
  • Terrible 13

What to Expect

  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness


Jan 18, 2018

Good concept but Many Flaws

San Luis Obispo, CA

My wife and I stayed 3 nights as part of a small tour group. The concept is good but there are many flaws. The most annoying was the dim lighting in the room. Even with all lights maxed out, it was too dark to read a book. Fortunately, I brought my headlamp, which was essential when it came time to pack up and leave. There was no hot water in the sink (I checked under the sink and found only one feed pipe, apparently the cold feed pipe.). The safe for valuables did not work. There were frequent boats zooming by, making a lot of noise and creating waves that rocked the floating units. The shower is open to the air, allowing mosquitoes to attack (there is a screen that prevents passers by from seeing you). The seating in the room is not comfortable. There is little to do at the hotel itself. Jumping into the river to float down to the end of the hotel would be foolhardy for all but the strongest swimmers, considering the very brisk current. Finally, the food at the restaurant is mediocre and the wine was poor. There are no nearby food alternatives. There were some on our tour who really liked the place, but I think the flaws I mentioned are too serious to overlook. On the plus side, the bed was very comfortable and the WiFi was speedy and dependable.
Jan 17, 2018

Stunning location

Barnard Castle, England, United Kingdom

Stayed here for a couple of nights during our visit to the region to see the Burma Railway artefacts. It floats on the river Kwai and is a terrific base to visit the memorial as well as other local attractions. The facility is good + the staff are fantastic, our local "guide" was fantastic and couldn't help us enough.
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River Kwai Float House

Room Types

Floating Villas

Each stunning floating villa boasts 90 square meters 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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