7.1
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Breakfast41
Swimming Pool18
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7.6
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Very good location - 60 meters from city center
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Popular landmarks
Kanchanaburi War Cemetery 750 m
The Thailand-Burma Railway Centre 850 m
Bridge Over the River Kwai 2.93 km
JEATH War Museum 3.2 km
Giant Tree Kanchanaburi 5.03 km
Wat Tham Sua 11.5 km
Safari Park Open Zoo 25.45 km
ElephantsWorld 25.45 km
Taweechai Elephant Camp 39.22 km
Sai Yok National Park 56.15 km
Nearby landmarks
Fresh Market Kanchanaburi 480 m
Wat Thawornwararam 510 m
Wat Thewa Sangkharam 570 m
Discovery 580 m
Bangkok Bank 620 m
Robinsons Department Store 720 m
Thai Military Bank 740 m
Kanchanaburi Train Station 750 m
Kanchanaburi War Cemetery 750 m
Pakprak Road 780 m
River Kwai Hotel

"Nice hotel, location is right in the city which makes it easier to get transport around Kanchanaburi."

warren - May 31, 2019

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River Kwai Hotel

284/15 – 16, Saeng Chuto Road, River Kwai, Kanchanaburi, Thailand - See map

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Very good service
7.2 rating for service
Very good comfort
7.0 room quality and comfort
Good facilities on premise
6.7 facilities on premise
Good cleanliness
6.6 rating for cleanliness

Simple rooms, clean, nice facilities.

Rebecca N. | February 18, 2018

  • 740 meters to public transportation

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Air conditioning

  • Daily housekeeping

  • Bar

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Value for money7.2
Location rating7.6
Nearest airportDon Mueang International Airport (DMK)
Distance to airport116.2 km

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    Frequently asked questions

    What time is check-in and check-out at River Kwai Hotel?

    Check-in is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The property offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

    How do I get to River Kwai Hotel?

    For those who wish to drive their own cars, River Kwai Hotel has a car park on site, as well as additional parking nearby if the first car park is full. Car parking is free for guests.

    What is the smoking policy at River Kwai Hotel?

    River Kwai Hotel does permit smoking in some areas and is not 100% smoke-free. The property offers its guests both smoking and non-smoking rooms. You can request your preferred room type during booking, but please keep in mind that rooms are subject to availability.

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    • 6.0
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      "the staff was nice and the night shift security staffs were helpful."

      Bunnasorn

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      December 12, 2019

    • 8.8
      Excellent

      "Good hotel for this price!Very good swimming pool!"

      Likhatchev

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      October 4, 2018

    • 8.4
      Excellent
      Breakfast

      "Good buffet breakfast Big room Nearby good eats."

      Edwin

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      March 15, 2020

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    7.1
    Very good
    2,348 reviews
    Cleanliness
    6.6
    Facilities
    6.7
    Location
    7.6
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    This city center hotel offers a comfortable and convenient base for exploring Kanchanaburi’s main attractions. The 3-star River Kwai Hotel is located in the heart of the city with easy access to taxis, buses, and trains, and the train station is only one kilometer away from the hotel. Taxi or tuk-tuk rides from the River Kwai Hotel to the Bridge, the War Cemetary, and the Tiger Temple will take minutes and set you back between 40 to 100 baht, depending on your bargaining skills! The rooms at the River Kwai Hotel are basic, but equipped with all modern amenities and, most importantly, are clean and spacious. The Cowboy bar and disco in front of the hotel provides a great hangout place after a day of sightseeing. Close to attractions, River Kwai Hotel makes for an excellent base when in Kanchanaburi.

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    29 mentions
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    9.6
    Exceptional

    "I really love this hotel and will stay at this hotel again n..."

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    September 13, 2018

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    Room comfort and quality7.0
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    Value for money7.2
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    9.0
    Exceptional
    V.S. from India
    Family with young children
    Superior
    Stayed 1 night in April 2011

    Pleasant hotel with a great ambience”

    Great location, friendly staff, good food

    Our stay at The River Kwai hotel was very smooth and a memorable one. What made it memorable firstly was the “easy to talk with” and friendly staff. They provided a lot of useful information to guide me in Kanchanaburi and melted away all my worries with their intoxicating smiles when needed. So, a big thumbs up to the staff there! Secondly, the food at the hotel restaurant was a delight. We have been staying in Thailand for 4 years but I have never savored Thai food so much. Thirdly, the central location of the hotel made it easier for me to go around as convenient stores and shops were close by. And lastly, rooms were fairly spacious. Overall, it was a pleasurable experience putting aside all my work commitments for a while breathing the River Kwai air. We found it as a home away from home and I am sure you will too.

    Reviewed April 21, 2011
    9.0
    Exceptional
    Radford from United States
    Family with young children
    Superior
    Stayed 1 night in April 2013

    It was an outstanding stay.”

    Lovcation for our needs, Clean and comfortable.

    How would you summarize your stay in a few words? * This will be the title of your review. (maximum 50 characters) Your text must be at least 0 characters long. What were the best 3 things about this hotel? * (Minimum 10 characters, maximum 200 characters) Your text must be at least 10 characters long. How was your stay at the River Kwai Hotel (optional)? Please contact our Customer Support if you experienced any serious issue. The hotel was very close to where we had to be for ANZA ceremony. We were running at an extreme pace when we arrived at the hotel. All went very fast and easy upon arrival. The stay was pleasant, the room was clean and comfortable, and the breakfast was excellent. (Minimum 50 characters, maximum 2000 characters) Your text must be at least 50 characters long.

    Reviewed May 11, 2013
    8.7
    Excellent
    pornphen from Thailand
    Group
    studio deluxe
    Stayed 4 nights in December 2012

    New year in the River Kwai”

    Staff,Location,Price.

    The River Kwai Hotel is a very nice hotel,good rooms clean and a good size,the buffet breakfast was a lot better than most we have tried,the staff very friendly spoke very good english,just make sure you get a room away from the nightclub down stairs,we went to Kanchanaburi for the New Year thinking they would be a big firework display and countdown over the brige on the river Kwai but nothing quiet as a mouse,so we had our New Year in the hotel,they did a great party and we all had a good time,I would recommend this hotel highly.

    Reviewed August 10, 2013
    9.7
    Exceptional
    Hayley from United Kingdom
    Group
    Superior
    Stayed 1 night in May 2009

    River Kwai Hotel”

    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the River Kwai Hotel. The hotel is clean and the food good, the hotel bar had a good atmosphere. The hotel was really well located in the city centre, very close by to the war memorial gardens and to the Bridge over the river kwai. A short taxi journey away and you can get to erawan falls, hellfire pass and the tiger temples. Prime location and lovely place

    I totally loved Kanchanaburi and the River Kwai Hotel (the amenities were fantastic and the location was great if you are planning trips around), I wish we could have stayed longer. There was a really lovely feel to the place and the people were truly lovely. When I return, I will definitely book into the river kwai hotel again.

    Reviewed May 27, 2009
    9.7
    Exceptional
    Chakkrit from Thailand
    Group
    Superior
    Stayed 1 night in November 2008

    Wonderful Welcome”

    Nice and warm service. Variety of breakfast choices. Pretty nice room.
    Fluctuate electricity.

    Even it is only 3 star hotel and doesn't have a fancy look,the River Kwai Hotel surprises me by its warm and nice service. The door men rushed to assist our group on the bags and luggage, the front desk nicely greeted and helped us on the paper work and everyone there always had a beautiful smile on their faces. The room was neatly done. Its breakfast was very impressive! There are a lot of selection to lighten up your morning...Thai, Chinese, western or light meal like corn flake, fruits and milk. Indeed the taste was great. As I saw, the manager closely paid attention to the detail on the breakfast. The only con side was that the electricity at the room I stayed was fluctuate. Once I informed to the front, they quickly tried to fix it. If you don't need to stay at any fancy hotel, this hotel will treat you like the 7 star guest.

    Reviewed November 19, 2008
    9.3
    Exceptional
    GARY from Australia
    Couple
    Stayed 1 night in October 2008

    GOOD STAY AT RIVER KWAI HOTEL”

    Good staff service, comfortable beds, clean, great food, good location.
    Hotel is a bit old in terms of the state of the hand basin and the shower.

    The River Kwai Hotel was the first 1st class hotel in Kanchanaburi. It still lives up to this standard and its reputation in terms of quality of service and the comfort of the rooms. The hand basins are a little chipped but this doesn't detract from the overall standard. Breakfast is first rate.

    Reviewed October 31, 2008
    8.7
    Excellent
    Hamza from Bahrain
    Couple
    Studio S Twin Bed
    Stayed 2 nights in August 2012

    Great Hotel with Great Services”

    Location, in the middle of everything, Great Breakfast, Pool

    It was a nice and pleasant stay, fist off I booked a superior room which was great. Later on I went on a trip and came back but this time I booked a studio s which was not pleasant as the superior room in my opinion. The hotel is located in the center of the city near market and the river is just a 10 min walk. The hotel has a nice pool and a great breakfast with variety of food, specially the eggs station where you can order eggs the way you like it and I will be done to your liking, there’s a restaurant just outside the door and a disco so you can have some delicious Thai and western food. If you'd like to have an excellent thai massage, there you go there's a great thai massage just outside door which is a professional thai massage and belongs to river kwai hotel. I like the hotel that I have been staying in this hotel for the last 8 years and will continue so, final words the staff are amazing.

    Reviewed September 07, 2012
    9.3
    Exceptional
    Michael from Australia
    Solo traveler
    Superior
    Stayed 2 nights in April 2012

    Very nice with many facilities.”

    Great breakfast.

    Stayed for 2 nights over Anzac Day 2012. Hotel arranged transport to Hellfire Pass dawn service and was helpful on all levels. Was very hot few days, but the remeberance services at Hellfire Pass and the Cemetary was worth battling the heat. Also not too far from the Bridge over the River Kwai, so lots of interest in Kanchanaburi for military buffs like me. Will definitly return!

    Reviewed May 10, 2012
    8.7
    Excellent
    Douglas from United States
    Solo traveler
    Superior
    Stayed 2 nights in January 2010

    The Best Beds in town”

    Great breakfast buffet. The BEST beds.
    Can be a bit noisy with Cowboy Bar our front. Ask for a room facing away from the bar for quieter room.

    Beds in Thailand can be hard. I've returned to River Kwai Hotel specifically for the beds. They're the most comfortable beds from Bangkok to Vientiane. That and it's a good price with a good breakfast buffet. It's right on the main drag of town and much can be reached on foot. The train station is a brisk 10-minute walk to take the train out to the River Kwai Bridge and the front desk can call a Tsongtao for you for Tiger Temple and such. Tiger Temple . Free WiFi in the lobby-ask the front desk for login in name and password.

    Reviewed January 23, 2010
    8.3
    Excellent
    John from United States
    Couple
    Superior
    Stayed 2 nights in September 2012

    Classic hotel in Kanchanaburi”

    Location, restaurant

    The River Kwai Hotel is an older hotel in the main part of Kanchanaburi. It is convenient to the River Kwai Bridge and one of the Allied cemeteries from World War II. The restaurant had a good selection of foods and there is a swimming pool and excellent Spa 100 meters from the hotel. Internet is available at the hotel and the staff is attentive.

    Reviewed September 27, 2012
    8.7
    Excellent
    james from United Kingdom
    Solo traveler
    Superior
    Stayed 3 nights in July 2010

    river kwai hotel”

    welcoming staff goodd location
    coffee shop on the small side

    i find the river kwai hotel one of the best in the area easy accsess to the attractions and night market i was married in the hotel 3 years ago they done a great job for the reception i would recommend this hotel to anyone visiting kanchanaburi

    Reviewed August 03, 2010
    9.3
    Exceptional
    walter from Netherlands
    Solo traveler
    Superior
    Stayed 3 nights in November 2012

    Pretty hotel, good location.”

    Good location, good staff, wifi, swimming pool

    It was a good stay in River Kwai hotel. The staff is very helpfull. WIFI was good and free. The location is OK and not far from train and busstation. Iff you like to go to this hotel ask for a room on a higher floor. It can be noisy because of a karoke and a restaurant with life music on the groudfloor. The music stop about 1.30 a.m. My room was very beautiful.

    Reviewed November 21, 2012
    8.7
    Excellent
    Nina from Australia
    Couple
    Superior
    Stayed 2 nights in September 2009

    River Kwai Hotel, good for the price we paid.”

    Spacious, attractive, clean rooms
    Needs some repairs

    The hotel was nice for the price we go via Agoda, in Bangkok at the ‘official’ tourist agency, they were asking for 1500 baht per night. The rooms are spacious, attractive and clean, but sadly let down by poor maintenance. Safe, mini bar, cute toiletries and hair dryer are all provided. The restaurant has good food at a reasonable price, we ate their both nights. I would stay again at the reduced price. The location is ok but it’s not near the river or bridge and taxis in Kanchanaburi are actually motorbikes, which do not provide the passenger with a helmet. You can catch a taxi/bus (thai style), but just try to flag one down in torrential rain. If you are doing organised tours, this won’t be a problem. I did see the pool area from the floor above, which looked good, but didn't venture closer. Breakfast was great, more than enough to choose from, both western and asian.

    Reviewed September 30, 2009
    9.7
    Exceptional
    James from Canada
    Couple
    Superior
    Stayed 5 nights in January 2013

    Nice hotel close to the train station”

    Close to the night market...Staff friendly and spoke English very well.....Breakfast was really good.

    We enjoyed our stay at the River Kwai Hotel...the pool area was lovely and it was a close walk to downtown, the train station and the night market.....the hotel could do with some carpet replacements but the beds were excellent and the two pillows each was nice and fluffy......we would recommend this hotel to other travellers....

    Reviewed January 22, 2013
    8.7
    Excellent
    Robert from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Superior
    Stayed 3 nights in February 2010

    River Kwai ”

    Good location near town centre good facilities including gym ,swimming pool, bars etc.Staff helpful food good, breakfast very good.Generally good value for money
    Rooms good apart from bathrooms which are in need of renovation

    We like the River Kwai Hotel this was our second visit.Theres alot to do in the area elephant riding,rafting,tiger temple etc they will arrange all the trips for you we found them to be better value than doing it yourself.They have just opened a new nightclub which looked pretty good and there is a bar and two restaurants.It is close to town centre so within walking distance of shops, markets and restaurants

    Reviewed February 22, 2010
    8.0
    Excellent
    Colin from Australia
    Group
    Superior
    Stayed 1 night in July 2013

    Pleasant”

    The hotel being clean, friendly and providing the facilities offered in the Agoda website

    Over the past few weeks, with a couple of friends, we drove around parts of the southern and central Thailand. Working to a budget and primarily looking for short term accommodation the River Kwai Hotel Kanchanaburi was more than adequate for the needs of a sight seeing in transit tourist. The hotel being clean, friendly and providing the facilities offered in the Agoda website

    Reviewed July 14, 2013
    8.7
    Excellent
    KATHLEEN from United Kingdom
    Group
    studio deluxe
    Stayed 3 nights in April 2015

    Three nights in River Kwai Hotel”

    Poolm, Staff, Service

    The River Kwai Hotel is a nice hotel for price, no complaints about hotel itself, but would not recommend it or stay again because of the noise until 2pm from the night bar which was loud music and we were a party of eight and none of us got to sleep until after it stopped.

    Reviewed May 04, 2015
    8.0
    Excellent
    Colin from Australia
    Group
    Superior
    Stayed 1 night in July 2013

    Pleasant”

    The hotel being clean, friendly and providing the facilities offered in the Agoda website

    Over the past few weeks, with a couple of friends, we drove around parts of the southern and central Thailand. Working to a budget and primarily looking for short term accommodation the River Kwai Hotel Kanchanaburi was more than adequate for the needs of a sight seeing in transit tourist.

    Reviewed July 14, 2013
    8.0
    Excellent
    Rukshan from Sri Lanka
    Family with teens
    Superior
    Stayed 1 night in September 2013

    Great value for money. ”

    Central location away from the busy river kwai area. Beautiful mountain view from the bed rooms. Helpful and friendly staff

    Great stay at River Kwai Hotel. Will recomend it to a friend who likes a peaceful country-side holiday. We took the train from River Kwai station which was 200 Bhat per passenger to Thamkrase station. This was the highlight of our trip.Specially when the train went over the wooden trestle bridge constructed by the POW of five nations. It was like reliving the past.We got our van to pick us up at Thamkrase and visited Soi Yok Noi Water fall too. Do remember to take your swim wear as the water fall is a great place to have a soak after a hot day.

    Reviewed October 24, 2013
    9.3
    Exceptional
    Radford from United States
    Family with teens
    Superior
    Stayed 1 night in December 2014

    December 7th at the River Kwai Hotel.”

    Location, staff and breakfast.

    Our stay was excellent and all the conditions were either very good or excellent. We have stayed here before and always found it pleasant. It is in a great location for activities in the city area.We were there for the River Kwai Bridge week Festival on December 7th. Pearl harbor wads bombed by the Japanese on December 7th and they invaded Thailand on December 8th.

    Reviewed December 09, 2014
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