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7.7

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Very good location - 60 meters from city center
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Popular landmarks
Fresh Market Kanchanaburi 480 m
Wat Thawornwararam 510 m
Wat Thewa Sangkharam 570 m
Discovery 580 m
Bangkok Bank 620 m
HRH Princess Sirindhorn 36th Anniversary Stadium 660 m
Robinsons Department Store 720 m
Thai Military Bank 740 m
Kanchanaburi Train Station 750 m
Kanchanaburi War Cemetery 750 m
Nearby 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 25.09 km
ElephantsWorld 25.45 km
Taweechai Elephant Camp 39.22 km
Sai Yok National Park 86.39 km
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
Property highlights
Front desk [24-hour]
Hassle-free check in
Close to Kanchanaburi War Cemetery
Within 750 m of property
Wellness
Everything you need for a rejuvenating retreat for both body and spirit.
Spa & Beauty
Massage
Spa
Workout and Leisure
Fitness center
Swimming pool [outdoor]
  • 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 rating7.7
Nearest airportDon Mueang International Airport (DMK)
Distance to airport116.5 km

Rooms available at River Kwai Hotel

Studio S Twin Bed
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  • Room size: 29 m²/312 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 single beds
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  • Room size: 35 m²/377 ft²
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  • Room size: 32 m²/344 ft²
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
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  • Room size: 75 m²/807 ft²
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  • 1 double bed
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          Frequently asked questions

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

          Check-in is from 02:00 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 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. 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.

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          What people love about River Kwai Hotel

          • 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

          • 9.2
            Exceptional

            "The pool is great very deep in the deep end."

            warren

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            May 31, 2019

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          Overall rating:
          7.1
          Very good
          2,397 reviews
          Cleanliness
          6.6
          Facilities
          6.7
          Location
          7.7
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          It had a decent breakfast, awesome pool and free coke/water ...
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          Family with young children
          More about River Kwai Hotel

          More about River Kwai Hotel

          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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          Breakfast
          108 mentions
          Swimming Pool
          75 mentions
          Housekeeping
          29 mentions
          Internet
          23 mentions

          What they offer

          9.6
          Exceptional

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

          Patama

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          September 13, 2018

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          Breakfast options

          American
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          Cuisine:Thai
          Menu:Buffet

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          7.1
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          Cleanliness6.6
          Facilities6.7
          Location7.7
          Room comfort and quality7.0
          Service7.2
          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
          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
          9.7
          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
          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
          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
          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
          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
          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
          9.7
          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
          8.7
          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. The hotel being clean, friendly and providing the facilities offered in the Agoda website

          Reviewed July 14, 2013
          10.0
          Exceptional
          Irina from Russia
          Solo traveler
          Superior
          Stayed 3 nights in December 2016

          Nice hotel with a good location ”

          Highly recommend this hotel for spending time near River Kwai. Good service, nice rooms, excellent location. There are all the places you may need close to the hotel: shops, market, bars, cafes, dancing club.

          Reviewed December 23, 2016
          8.4
          Excellent
          DEREK from United Kingdom
          Couple
          Superior
          Stayed 1 night in November 2020

          River Kwai comfortable”

          The River Kwai is a clean and comfortable hotel. The staff is friendly and efficient with good English. The classic design room was clean and large. The classic design bathroom was also large and clean. The shower, airco, lighting, frig, flat tv, wifi all operated well; there is good cupboard space. There are tables and chairs in the large room. The hotel is recommended for all travellers with a free car park at the Hotel.

          Reviewed November 05, 2020
          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
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