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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


  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Restaurant
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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


4.5 Very Good 889 Reviews
Amazing adventure
Reviewed 3 days ago

We loved the location of this hotel. Beautiful location and property. Very relaxing. Great spa area but the aromatherapy massage was not a fan favorite. Food and drinks were good and service was great! Yoo was our favorite server. Staff was friendly.

Perfect Private Villas
Reviewed 3 days ago

My husband and I traveled here for our honeymoon. The FloatHouse was a perfect addition to our trip to mix it up. It’s an easy 3.5 hour trip from Bangkok. Free boat transfers from the pier to the private villas and greeted with delicious juice drinks. Location and villas are beautiful and near so many amazing hikes to waterfalls. For sure you cannot miss the 7 Erawan waterfalls. It’s about an hour cab that you can get for $1500 baht and food at the base was delicious! The hotel called the cab we found to arrange and the staff was always extremely helpful. It is well kept and clean with great staff always available to you.

The hotel has great food and good prices food options. You can enjoy relaxing on your private deck or a small beach or walk up a path to their sister hotel Rosetel to hang at their property with pool. There is also a cave and fruit garden close by to explore.

The stay here was perfect. The only con we had were the Thai massages. This taught us to ask more questions before committing to a massage. They were very affordable but no pressure at all and not what we experienced throughout the trip of many massages. Only miss this place had. Everything else was perfect.

Secluded and relaxing
Reviewed 4 days ago

Stayed here with a group of friends post conference and it was amazing. The location, the craftsmanship of the hotel, the air... this hotel is relaxing, romantic, tranquil, just so special, Can't wait to go back here with my husband and sit out on the little deck and enjoy a drink.
We did the rafting were you float after the raft but you can also drift past the hotel for fun. It's definitely not the fanciest place I have ever stayed but the attention to detail to the buildings and walkways at this hotel is just stunning and you can see that repairs are ongoing and it is very well looked after. Food is ok but not amazing. Breakfast is better than dinner and you get little omelettes cooked a la minute by the same guy that seems to work the night shift.

Excellent unusual resort
Reviewed 6 days ago

Beautiful floating hotel with individual chalets and large pontoon outside space to watch the boats go by. Large restaurant with excellent food. Set in a gorge on River Kwai in isolated area only accessed by tail boat. Care needed getting in and out of the tail boats as they do not tie up to jetty .Not suitable for any disability or babies, toddlers etc. Excellent for adults and older children with lots of canoeing and tours.

Luxury raft, Relaxing in River Kwai
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's very exciting since traveling to the resort by boat. Upon arrival at the resort, we were greeted by the staff as well. We requested a room number V 1 which the resort arranged for us on request. The atmosphere in the room and the surrounding area is very good. On the raft, the rooms are equipped with everything, beautiful and very spacious.