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What We Love

  • The enchanting over-water setting
  • Kayaking on the river past dramatic rainforest scenery
  • The traditional craftsmanship used for every villa

What To Know

  • The villas are open-air, but there's also air conditioning for the warm months
  • Kick back on the day bed on your villa's private deck
  • Free WiFi

Amenities

  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Restaurant
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tree cottage wooden outdoor structure

Overview

Rustic, over-river retreat with 26 thatched villas on the iconic River Kwai

The Lowdown

Head to the River Kwai – made famous by the 1952 French novel by Pierre Boulle and the historic 1957 film by David Lean, The Bridge on the River Kwai. Whether it’s the history and literary heritage that piques your interest in this iconic location, or simply the allure of nature, it’s hard not to fall for the charms of this unique floating resort.
Constructed in Thai folk style, The FloatHouse River Kwai is a rustic over-river retreat comprising 26 thatched villas. Staying here, you can relax by the water’s edge on your private sun deck, adventure downstream on a bamboo raft or venture into the rainforest on a guided trek. In addition to the beautifully crafted accommodation, the resort also offers Thai massages and authentic local cuisine at the atmospheric Pontoon Restaurant.

How to Get There

The FloatHouse River Kwai
55 Moo 5, Tambol Wangkrajae
Sai Yok, 71150 Thailand

Reviews

Outstanding
trishdarcy67

Attention to every detail you could possibly imagine. We will re-visit. Food, service, ambience, staff extraordinary. Our guide Simon superb. The tours and excursions were informative and tailored to suit interest and fitness level.

Floating hotel on the river. Kanchanaburi.
AnandDNanavati

We stayed 4 nights here.
From Bangkok we took transfer to Phutakien pier also known as Resotel pier.
From phutakien pier to the hotel and back the journey is via long tailed boat which is itself worth experiencing and we enjoyed this everyday.
We had booked daily activities through the hotel.
The hotel car, driver and the english speaking guide were good. Our guide for all the days was Pinky(pardon my spelling) and she had excellant knowledge and was a good guide.

Room service was good.
Room arrangement was good.

Everytime a boat would pass by the patio would shake and even the room by a bit. Nice experience.

Me and my son enjoyed our stay at the hotel.

Small problem was that as no phone in room one has to go to the reception for room service.

Another improvement which can be done:
There was no dental kit in the room. On request at the reception they gave me the same but the hotel can keep dental kits in advance in the rooms.

There are many paid activities which can be done.

Breakfast spread is limited though we could find something to eat.

Dinner we had a-la-carte.
Margharita Pizza and veg spring rolls.

All in all it was an excellant trip.

Best Jungle resort ever
Lyngyrl

Had some friends recommend FloatHouse from a trip they took earlier this year. FloatHouse did not disappoint. Beautiful, on the water in the jungle. Peaceful tranquility. We did the 2 day, 1 night. We had a personal concierge, KA (sp) who met us at the end of our tour on day 1 around noon and personally escorted us to the resort. He checked us in, let us know what time to be ready for additional tours and escorted us on each of those. We had breakfast, lunch and dinner included and he was there to serve those as well. The food was plentiful and delicious. My only regret is that we didn’t book a longer stay. Highly recommend.