If you’re looking for a nature retreat with lush greenery and a tranquil river resort, look no further – make RIVER KWAI RESOTEL your choice.
A member of Serenata Hotels & Resorts Group, the RIVER KWAI RESOTEL is a distinctive mountain resort and will impress you with its remarkable natural surroundings, massive green jungle along with sturdy mountains amongst the legendary River Kwai that flows by the resort’s frontyard.
The resort has 93 jungle-oriented chalets that promises you a refreshing retreat. The rooms have a wooden touch to it and have thatched-roofs. They are equipped with hot and cold showers, air conditions, a mini-fridge, private balcony, wooden furniture and a hair dryer.
The resort has onsite a restaurant, massage center and a swimming pool
The historical Kwai Noi river is famed to be one of the finest locations in Kanchanaburi and the RESOTEL has an array of recreational activities at the disposal of its residents and one can choose from relaxed activities to adventures or simply relax by the river and watch birds fly, and boats pass you by!
ACTIVITIES at the RESOTEL range from:
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Activities also can include photo taking!
You can also visit the nearby attractions namely the famous Death Railway Bridge, War Cemetery, Hellfire Pass, Tiger Temple, Lawa Cave, Saiyok Noi Waterfall and Erawan Waterfall & National Park.
KANCHANABURI – BY ROAD is located at a 3 hour drive from Bangkok and you will need to follow the Phutakien Pier (RESOTEL Pier) signboard. You will then arrive at the Pier and will need to take a long-tail boat from the Pier to the RESOTEL. There is a secured parking lot available at the private pier. The complimentary long-tail shuttle runs every 30 minutes from 8am to 6pm – whereby arriving out of the shuttle time, will cost you 1000thb/boat/trip.
If you’re planning to take a TRAIN – get off at the Namtok Station and grab a local transport to the Pier. Ensure that it is made clear to the driver to drop you off at the Pier and not the main road, as the pier is situated 2kms from the Main road and you will need to walk downhill to the pier. There is no walkway and can be dangerous walking down.
EAT & DRINK :
The RESOTEL has a restaurant that offers tantalizing buffet and ala-carte menu to choose from. The buffet is available at 480 thai bahts per person. The restaurant overlooks the swimming pool and has daily live band. Last call for the menu is at 10pm and then it’s lights OFF! Hence, feast to your heart’s content before you call it a night.
It is also good to note that the sun sets at around 5.30pm and by 6pm it is already dark in Thailand – hence you might want to plan your drive and tours accurately to avoid surcharges for the long-tail when you arrive as well as commuting the boat in the dark.
1. On a personal account, if you are staying at your precious RESOTEL hideaway for 2D/1N, I would highly recommend enjoying the activities offered by the RESOTEL and save yourself the trip out to the pier or simply laze by the beach chairs arranged by the river for a fulfilling quiet getaway.
2. If you are able to request for your rooms (as shown in the 'waze' picture) - ask for rooms 001 - 002 (first row - mountain view chalets) and 101 - 104 (second row chalets), as these are the rooms facing and close to the mountains and river.
It is also worth knowing that the Serenata Group owns four other extraordinary resorts on the same river with two floating resorts. You may want to check out the other properties owned by the Group to name – River Kwai Jungle Rafts, The Float House River Kwai, Home Phutoey River Kwai Resort and a River Camp (camping style) property.
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RIVER KWAI RESOTEL
55 MOO 5 TAMBOL WANGKRAJAE AMPHUR SAIYOKE,
KANCHANABURI 71150 THAILAND
GPS N.14299531, E.98.986752