River Kwai Jungle Rafts Resort

Tambol Tasao, Amphur Saiyoke, Sai Yok, Kanchanaburi, Thailand - See map
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River Kwai Jungle Rafts Resort

"Stay cool doing nothing and digital detox are they way to retreats yourself."

Jesada - February 17, 2020

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Rock Valley Hot Spring and Fish Spa 1.21 km
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Sai Yok Noi Waterfall 7.78 km
Marketplace 8.79 km
Khao Thon 8.81 km
River Kwai 8.99 km
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Sai Yok National Park 23.77 km
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JEATH War Museum 60.57 km
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The Thailand-Burma Railway Centre 62.93 km
Kanchanaburi War Cemetery 63.03 km
Giant Tree Kanchanaburi 64.7 km
Wat Tham Sua 74.73 km
8.7

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Value for money7.6
Distance to city center60 km
Location rating8.7
Nearest airportDawei Airport (TVY) - Myanmar
Distance to airport88.4 km

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  • Room size: 28 m²/301 ft²
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              Frequently asked questions

              What time is check-in and check-out at River Kwai Jungle Rafts Resort?

              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 resort offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.

              How do I get to River Kwai Jungle Rafts Resort?

              River Kwai Jungle Rafts Resort is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind with the additional charge of 4800 THB. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the resort know you want a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. A stay at River Kwai Jungle Rafts Resort also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the convenient shuttle service offered at the resort. For those who wish to drive their own cars, River Kwai Jungle Rafts Resort has a car park that's close to the resort. Parking is free for guests. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Kanchanaburi with private transportation, the resort can arrange taxi service.

              What is the smoking policy at River Kwai Jungle Rafts Resort?

              River Kwai Jungle Rafts Resort does not permit smoking in any of its rooms or indoor areas.

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              What people love about River Kwai Jungle Rafts Resort

              • 9.2
                Exceptional

                "Food was excellent and in abundance served on the deck."

                Valentina

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                July 22, 2019

              • 9.2
                Exceptional

                "Will definitely consider coming back."

                Bendik

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                January 10, 2020

              • 10.0
                Exceptional
                Staff 

                "Best staff and picturesque location."

                Peter

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                February 20, 2020

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              8.6/10
              Review score - United States
              7.9/10
              Room size
              28 sqm.
              Room comfort score
              7.0/10
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              Overall rating:
              7.7
              Very good
              2,091 reviews
              Cleanliness
              7.8
              Facilities
              6.7
              Location
              8.7
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              More about River Kwai Jungle Rafts Resort

              More about River Kwai Jungle Rafts Resort

              For those wanting a nice calming holiday, the River Kwai Jungle Rafts Resort will provide just that. The atmosphere of the hotel is extremely laid back and friendly with beautifully designed rooms overlooking the winding river, mountains, and jungle during the day to the nights of absolute tranquility as there is no electricity at the property. All rooms come with mosquito nets, Western-styled toilets, towels, and soaps. Longboat rides down the River Kwai are available for negotiable prices. Be sure to make your way back to the hotel for fantastic prices on delectable dishes from the hotel's restaurant. River Kwai Jungle Rafts Resort is a great place for anyone who enjoys nature watching, adventure, and relaxing combined with a friendly, welcoming staff.

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              23 mentions
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              7 mentions
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              What they offer

              10.0
              Exceptional

              "Great possibilities for exciting excursions from the hotel."

              Peter

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              February 20, 2020

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              Cuisine:International, Thai
              Menu:A-la-carte

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              Reviews of River Kwai Jungle Rafts Resort from real guests

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              7.7
              Very good
              From 2091 reviews
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              Room comfort and quality7.0
              Service8.0
              Value for money7.6
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              9.0
              Exceptional
              Les from Australia
              Group
              Stayed 2 nights in March 2010

              Amazing Experience”

              Location, atmosphere, staff, tranquillity, general experience
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              We booked 2 nights on the Jungle Raft after reading reviews that said 2 nights were enough. We couldnt agree less. We will difinetly be returning but will stay at least 4 nights. We loved the peace and tranquillity. Sitting on the edge of the water of an evening with the kero lamps giving a lovely charm to the place was fantastic. We found that there were several tours that could be arranged and booked on the Raft and the staff were extremely helpful and friendly. Would highly recommend the tour to Hellfire Pass. The meals, particurly evening meals, were very enjoyable. One of the highlights for us was floating down the River Kwai with one of the staff. We floated for about 45 minutes before going in shore to another hotel and taking a long boat ride back up river to the Raft. As there was a group of 4 travelling we hired a mini bus to take us from Bangkok to the pier and for it to return 2 days later to take us back to Bangkok. The cost was approx $140 au. Next Time would book to go back on the train. . Cant compliment the staff enough on their friendliness & helpfulness. If peace, tranquillity and chilling out (with the occassion side trip)is your type of holiday you wont find better

              Reviewed April 14, 2010
              10.0
              Exceptional
              William from United States
              Couple
              Stayed 1 night in May 2016

              Retreat on the river”

              We had a delightful time at River Kwai Jungle Rafts. This rustic resort floating in the river is the perfect getaway. Even though cell phones do work here, there is no electricity to recharge so just turn them off, bring a book and a bathing suit, and enjoy. You can float down the river, go kayaking, or explore the Mon village where most of the hotel workers live. The dinner was excellent - very much a home made Thai dinner.

              Reviewed May 30, 2016
              8.3
              Excellent
              Gill from United Kingdom
              Group
              Stayed 1 night in December 2013

              brilliant staff, breathtaking location”

              staff were wonderful, location is breathtaking, views are teriffic

              The River Kwai Jungle Rafts is perhaps not the first choice for the disabled traveller but my brother has guts and determination and so we booked. The staff could not do enough for him, minimising walking distance by serving dinner outside the room and practically carrying him onto the pontoons. However, we were travelling by car and followed the sat nav directions to the hotel. This is not a good idea. The road is incredibly difficult,steep, no tarmac, lots of ruts and generally rather scarey. But that isn't the official way to arrive. One should drive to the official landing point and catch the long tail ferry. That would have been safer. Some information about this at the time of booking or even after would have saved me a minor panic attack and the embarrassment of having one of the hotel staff drive my car back to the main road. The staff were wonderful and I could not fault the service. It should be noted that there is no electricity and no hot water which for most of the year just adds to the romance of the experience. However in the middle of the winter months it can be cold at night so take warm clothes.

              Reviewed January 01, 2014
              9.3
              Exceptional
              Theodorus from Netherlands
              Couple
              Stayed 1 night in July 2014

              Unique experience, adventure and romantic.”

              It is really jungle, floating hotel in the River Kwai, very basic, no electric, but lot of fun and unique ecperience: back to basic in the middle of nowhere. The 3rd time i stayed here.

              When you like nature, and back to basic for 1 or max.2 nights, this is great! No electric, only oil lamps at night. Good beds (3 per room). Very simple shower, cold water, good western toilet. These floating hotels are in the River Kwai. So romantic, so unique. Just jump in de river and let you float to the last boat, climb on board, walk back and jump again: lot of fun! Food is very good Thai food, set-menu, and breakfast. Very friendly staff. When you visit Kanchanaburi and the River Kwai, it is a must to spend one night here. Can only be reached by boat from Resotel pier, 15 minutes by long-tail boat. Transfer was included in room price. For me the 3 rd time to stay there, everytime with different friends, and they love it!

              Reviewed July 28, 2014
              10.0
              Exceptional
              Roger from Canada
              Group
              Raft
              Stayed 1 night in February 2020

              Wonderful, relaxing, place. Staff very nice, clean hotel, food very good.”

              We were a group of 7 adults. We all had an amazing time relaxing on the hammocks, walking through the Mon Village, and meeting and feeding their elephant. In the morning while relaxing on the hammock out back the elephant came down for a bath and food. The River Kwai Jungle Rafts was a highlight to our vacation. We stayed one night, could have stayed two.

              Reviewed February 23, 2020

              Dear Roger, Thank you for your recent stay at River Kwai Jungle Rafts and highly complimenting us a great deal. We are absolutely pleased to learn that our latest guest received a pleasant experience during spending memorable moment with unique accommodation. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Regards, River Kwai Jungle Rafts

              Responded February 24, 2020
              River Kwai Jungle Rafts Resort
              8.7
              Excellent
              Hugh from United Kingdom
              Couple
              Stayed 2 nights in January 2013

              Unique hotel in amazing location!”

              location, clean, Mon elephants!

              The River Kwai Jungle rafts provided one of the highlights of our trip to Thailand. The rooms were clean and comfortable, and the lack of electricity and hot water simply added to the fun! The Mon village provided an amazing insight into their culture, and waking up to their elephants having a morning bath and breakfast was a once in a lifetime experience!

              Reviewed January 23, 2013
              8.4
              Excellent
              Waranya from Thailand
              Couple
              Stayed 2 nights in August 2016

              Truly amazing experience”

              If you love the nature, simplicity or quietness, River Kwai Jungle Rafts Resort is a place for you. Be prepared for no electricity, cold shower and small torches. Most importantly, be prepared to have tons of fun jumping in the river and floating then face lovely elephants that would greet you in the morning. Highly recommended !

              Reviewed April 21, 2017
              7.7
              Very good
              Thomas from Germany
              Couple
              Stayed 2 nights in October 2013

              Peaceful Jungle-Experience”

              Jungle rafts, nature surrounding, dinner

              Good choice if you want to have a little jungle experience. Located directly on the river, the "hotel" offers nice, little bamboo raft rooms. Apart from the noisy longtail-boats that pass the jungle rafts sometimes, the nature and the sounds of the jungle are always present (it is good to have some earplugs for the night). The dinner is excellent and the atmosphere romantic with the petroleul lamps that are the only sources of light (there is no electricity). You can book excursions at the reception, but they are quite expensive. The River Kwai Jungle rafts are a good choice for a few days, but not longer, as there is nothing but jungle around and you will need to book a boat when wanting to go on an excursion.

              Reviewed November 23, 2013
              9.2
              Exceptional
              Valentina from Romania
              Solo traveler
              Raft
              Stayed 1 night in June 2019

              Exceptional”

              Excellent experience - compared to similar other options on the Kwai river, this one has no electricity, so you will enjoy a detox from the busy and noisy urban life (you will be able to enjoy the river and jungle sounds without a generator disturbance). rooms were clean but very basic and relatively small you have a shared space in front of each room, like a water deck, as well as a private deck with a hammock where you can read or relax). food was excellent and in abundance served on the deck. You have plenty of options for recreational activities around the Mo Village (including feeding the elephants and going for nice walks)

              Reviewed July 22, 2019
              8.7
              Excellent
              Anisa from Thailand
              Family with teens
              Stayed 1 night in October 2012

              Touch of nature”

              exotic hotel in kanchanaburi

              the river kwai jungel rafts hotel has the stunning river view of kwai noi. the room is built on raft. no electricity, they use oil lamp for the night. there was a mon dance show after the evening meal. the package is included breakfast and dinner which is local thai food. we walked to the mon village and enjoyed very much

              Reviewed December 12, 2012
              9.2
              Exceptional
              NACC from Thailand
              Couple
              Raft
              Stayed 1 night in February 2017

              Exceptional”

              A nature touch rafts along the River Kwai, living with no electricity, seeing the stars at night and having fun jumping in the river.. recommend to bring a torch coz those lamps provided by the resort help nothing ;)

              Reviewed February 20, 2017
              10.0
              Exceptional
              Jude from New Zealand
              Family with teens
              Raft
              Stayed 1 night in October 2014

              Stunning”

              Location, staff,food

              An amazing experience to stay at River Kwai Jungle Rafts, loved everything about it, and would stay again

              Reviewed October 11, 2014
              10.0
              Exceptional
              Colin from Canada
              Couple
              Raft
              Stayed 2 nights in May 2014

              Beautiful hotel in a stunning setting”

              The rooms were very clean, beautiful and peaceful surroundings in nature and great activities such as kayaking, caves, Mon village and swimming in the clean river.

              We had a lovely time at Jungle Rafts. The staff were great and spoke English well. It was very quiet and peaceful. It was nice to see some nature in Thailand away from the jammed packed tourists hot spots. Make sure you take a swim in the river and visit Erawan Falls and Lawa Cave.

              Reviewed June 06, 2014
              7.3
              Very good
              Michael from United Kingdom
              Couple
              Stayed 4 nights in September 2015

              Breathtaking Surroundings ”

              The Location, The Scenary, The Authenticism

              After a short boat ride up the River Kwai to reach our destination which was beautiful. The surroundings were breath taking. We arrived at the River Rafts resort, Upon arrival we were given our room keys and shown to our room. Very traditional and authentic, Not an electrical socket in sight, Which I was weary of to begin with but it really is relaxing and romantic not having any electricity. Tilly lamps are provided at night which create a wonderful ambience to the whole experience. I m a light sleeper and was awoken throughout the night not from the heat as it is quite cool at night with the river flowing under the rafts, But by the creaking sound of the pontoon the rafts are built on every time a long tail boat went by. Overall though a fantastic experience for anyone who is looing to sample old style Thai/Burmese living. The staff put on a traditional show every night for guests which was wonderful and really added to the experience. Sadly we had to cut our trip short by one day, however We will definitely be returning in the future.

              Reviewed October 12, 2015
              7.6
              Very good
              mahesh from India
              Couple
              Raft
              Stayed 1 night in February 2019

              excellent stay”

              very nice and iconic hotel. no electricity in night and hence people who are used to aircon - difficult to stay as it was very hot in late February . we slept outside the room over the raft infront of the room. other problem is the hotel is way inside the main road and going in an out is very difficult unless you have your own vehical. it takes very long from bangkok to travel to the river raft hotel if you dont have your own vehical..if you take public transport. from bangkok bus station to kanchanaburi is 2.5-3 hrs . Then from kanchanburi you have to take bus which takes 1.5 hrs to namtok(taxis charge 1000 to 1200 thai bhat).Then from namtok you have to take songthaw to go to the the resotel pier which cost you around 400 thai bhat and 30 minutes. then you have to wait for the boat which is provided free from the hotel( total of 5-6 hrs from bangkok ) The hotel should organise transport from kanchanaburi which will make life of the tourist easier.

              Reviewed March 19, 2019
              8.7
              Excellent
              John from Netherlands
              Family with teens
              Stayed 1 night in July 2010

              River Kwai Village Hotel the best in Kanchanaburi”

              swimming pool, rooms in river wing
              due to the distance to the city you are dependent on the expensive taxi services of the hotel

              Upon arrival in the River Kwai Village hotel we felt really welcome. The beautiful surroundings (jungle with monkey sounds), the astonishing garden, fish ponds and two swimming pools make this hotel really comfortable. The food is excellent, so is the service.

              Reviewed August 22, 2010
              8.8
              Excellent
              Siripong from Thailand
              Couple
              Raft
              Stayed 2 nights in August 2020

              Twist of feelings.”

              I didn’t read well enough that there were no electricity provided AT ALL at the place and you need to take free ferry to the hotel (before 6pm). So my plan was kinda messed up, we did not prepare for such trip. The call for information was frustrated because the lady on the phone speaks with cold voice. But when I got there, it made me realize (so did many other guests who I heard complaining) that we can have an amazing day with out modern world equipment. The gas lanterns and some battery powered lamps were used instead. The hotel located at the hidden gem spot of Thailand for sure. In the jungle, your music is the sound of the river flow, your entertainment is your hike to nearby local village and visit to Mon culture, your gym is the jump into the real river and canoeing, or running up steep hill. Furthermore, the staffs were extremely nice, it’s a 5 star service. They are very professional and ready to welcome you. The lady whom I thought was cold is lovely!

              Reviewed August 21, 2020
              7.0
              Very good
              Louise from Australia
              Couple
              Stayed 2 nights in December 2009

              Beautiful River Kwai”

              Stunning location, isolated and quiet, quaint local village, cute rooms, relaxing swimming
              Food was not great People should be warned to take lots of cash

              The River Kwai Jungle Rafts Resort was located in the most stunning setting, floating in the middle of the river with cliffs on either side. The lack of electricity was more than made up for with the gorgeous arrangement of candles to light the way. Very romantic and the perfect place to get away from the pollution of Bangkok for a weekend. Floating down the river all day will keep all ages entertained. We will return!

              Reviewed December 16, 2009
              7.2
              Very good
              Peter from Australia
              Couple
              Raft
              Stayed 1 night in November 2017

              Something different”

              Great place for one or two nights of something different. Gorgeous location up the river kwai noi surrounded by rocky cliffs and bamboo jungle. The adjoining Mon village is interesting and worth spending some time wandering around. Bring a good torch and a good book for the nights. Would be useful to have some warning from the hotel that it is not possible to drive to the raft area as the road is impassable. We spent some time following the route given by the map on Agoda to access the hotel - ended up at a cross roads with the choice of a locked gate or a muddy, impassable road. Fortunately a local told us we had to return to the pier and take a boat. The food is quite good and there is plenty of it. The staff do their job but are not terribly friendly.

              Reviewed November 21, 2017
              8.3
              Excellent
              Anne from Norway
              Couple
              Raft
              Stayed 2 nights in February 2009

              Back to the 1900!”

              Very beautiful, special and unique.
              hard to reach, to many large groups of tourist, not the best food.

              This is a very idyllic place. The location in and on the jungle valley river Kwai is very special, and the amazing exotic wood crafted hotel makes you feel that you have traveled back in time to the late 1890's. Especially at nigth when everything is illuminated by kerosene lamps only (they have NO electricity) . The young staff is helpful, an the feel is laidback.Ok food, but nothing special about it. P.s: bring a flashlight and a good book. Forget your laptop or cellphone!

              Reviewed April 06, 2009
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