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River Kwai Resotel

55 Moo 5 Wangkrajae Subdistrict, 71150 Thailand
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What you can expect during your stay
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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Updated 14/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 14/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#1 of 17 hotels in Sai Yok
Travellers' Choice
River Kwai Resotel is the unique river jungle resort along the River Kwai. With its jungle setting and lush green garden just beside River Kwai, there are lots of jungle and river activities that guests can enjoy and fulfill the days. The resort is connected to Lawa Cave, one of Thailand national reserve.
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Full view
Property amenities
Secured parking
Free internet
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Shuttle bus service
Public wifi
Lazy river
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Poolside bar
Car hire
Foot massage
Full body massage
Head massage
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Bottled water
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
River View
Languages Spoken
English, Thai
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Yen-Yen Chen wrote a review Apr 2021
Bangkok, Thailand1 contribution
TL;DR Recommended, but set you expectation to being able to live in a jungle with moderate city standards. Stayed for 4d3n with family during Songkran 2021 in rooms 501/502, and must say the resotel location is special enough for a visit (inside a jungle, literally). There are floating platforms to sit around on the river, a pier for access to other locations without taking hours driving, swimming pools, WiFi, air conditioning, and what not... in a jungle! Food is also pretty good, with reasonable pricing. You'll need to expect some downsides. First, be careful if you are driving there - there are two locations on the map; one is the pier to take a 5 mins boat to the hotel, another one is the actual location of the resotel. If you arrive before it gets dark, a boat is a much better choice. To drive to the resotel itself by road is about 30+ minutes compared to driving to the pier (they are on opposite sides of the Khwae Noi river). General house equipment seem to not be well maintained. Toilet leaking water, sink faucet splashes water all over, shower head never in the right angle/falls off, bed sheet seems just to be two pieces of fabrics folded together to sandwich a carpet nicely. Hot water for shower is also very limited, take showers with a one-hour gap in-between each person. If you got the same type of room as us where two rooms are under the same bungalow, you might need to opt-out some for cold showers as there is only one water heater for both rooms. There is also no DND signs to hand in front of the door, so if you wake up late, do inform the front counter or the cleaning staff will wake you up just to ask you if you wish to get the room cleaned... in our case, it was annoying.
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Date of stay: April 2021
Response from SERENATA Hotels, General Manager at River Kwai Resotel
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Knifehandz, Thank you for staying with us and gave us your very valuable comments. Immediately, our mechanic team was called to fix all the defects you mentioned in the room as well as DND sign was put in place , bed sheet was changed to duvet style (Deluxe room type). It is always our policy to be able to give the best service to all our patrons. Best regards, Resort Manager
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PowJourney wrote a review Mar 2021
Bangkok, Thailand21 contributions1 helpful vote
I had booked this resort before the 2nd wave of Covid-19 in Thailand and had to postpone it to this last weekend. Not very impressed for reservation person as she not the very helpful person for the trouble of changed the date of this booking however after we passed that point and when the journey started, and we arrived at the pier to travel to the resort, all staffs are so nice. The resort location and the rooms itself very impressive. I love the green area! Plus room is quiet... really love it. BUT, one BIG thing it really needs to improve is cleanliness. I can felt that the room does not clean properly, floor and bed linens included. Also, bins need a really really clean it well because the resort does not use plastic so it quite made it so easy to see dirt inside them, it made me feel not very good about it (sorry if I was so sensitive). Oh, MOSSY! Inside the room, it had a lot of mosquitoes!! Please be prepare. And we really enjoyed our dinner and breakfast all menus are tasty BUT again coffee spoons and cup had dirt on them. Overall we had a very nice one night away over the and will definitely back!
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Date of stay: February 2021
Response from SERENATA Hotels, General Manager at River Kwai Resotel
Responded 16 Mar 2021
Dear Khun PowJourney Thank you for choosing to stay at River Kwai Resotel and your very valuable comments for which we will take into consideration seriously so that you or other customers will have more enjoyable stay with us. At Resotel we have policy to reduce the use of plastic bags as much as possible that is why we did not use plastic bag at the rubbish bin. But cleanliness is our prime policy as well. Looking forward to welcoming you or your friends back in the near future. Regard, Manager of River Kwai Resotel
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Pascal wrote a review Feb 2021
Bangkok, Thailand166 contributions106 helpful votes
Amazingly perfect! Even if the hotel is in a very remote area, the hotel is extremely well maintained and the service is perfect All the staff speak English fluently The breakfast was good Definitely, it is an hotel I recommend
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from SERENATA Hotels, General Manager at River Kwai Resotel
Responded 14 Feb 2021
Dear Pascaldebangkok, Thank you for your recent stay at River Kwai Resotel - a member of SERENATA Hotels & Resorts Group. We are absolutely pleased to receive your great great compliments to our hotel and our team. Really wish to welcome you back in the future. Take care and stay safe, Resotel team
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T. Bandasakdi wrote a review Nov 2020
Bangkok, Thailand6 contributions3 helpful votes
The hotel is located in the mountains by River Kwai. It is a perfect place to retreat from a busy life in the city. However, there are a few activities to keep you entertained throughout your stay. The bagalow-style rooms are surrounded with lush green garden and trees. The room is clean, large and well-appointed. The resort has integrated natural materials found in the local to decorate the rooms and other buildings around the resort. There are 2 swimming pools at this resort. One is located right in front of the lobby. The other is located further up by the spa. The later are much quieter, perfect for those who seeking for a place to rewind. Pools are not the reason we chose this resort. Who cares about the pool when you have the River Kwai right in front of the resort. "Water drifting" costed additional fees but worth every penny. The boat took us up the river and dropped us into the river. Then, we floated downstream to the resort. Other activities include strolling in the palm garden, mountain biking, walking to a nearby Lawa Cave, just to name a few. The resort overall is well-maintained and well-kept. What more important is the staff. They are local people with good knowledge of the hidden gems in the area. Above all other things they have a genuine service-mind. Of course, this review isn't complete without a few complaints. While the inclusive set dinner was good the breafast buffet was sub-par. It wasn't awful but hey could have done a better job. The other complaint is the noise from the (resort) shuttle boats only jeopardizes the peace of this resort.
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Date of stay: November 2020
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Response from SERENATA Hotels, General Manager at River Kwai Resotel
Responded 12 Nov 2020
Dear T. Bandasakdi, Thank you for your recent stay at River Kwai Resotel and sharing your compliments. Regarding breakfast buffet, we have discussed with our team and please be ensured that this issue would definitely be paid closest attention. We hope that we welcome you back in the near future. Kindest regards, Resotel team
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Benjiro4 wrote a review Oct 2020
Bangkok, Thailand1 contribution
I was there in one night. The reception and staff have the excellent service mind. For the atmosphere around the accommodation, I think it is okay. There are many beautiful flowers. But the accommodation is a bit tight next to each other. I think if the accommodation is on the river side, it would be better.
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Date of stay: October 2020
Response from SERENATA Hotels, General Manager at River Kwai Resotel
Responded 26 Oct 2020
Thank you for your recent stay with us and also your valuable feedback and compliment to our staff. We really work hard to bring happiness to our lovely guests. We have also passed your compliment to our staff and they were appreciate to your kind words because our people really work with heart. And yes, we do have riverview rooms which you can select to enjoy better view of the river. We look forward to welcome you back to River Kwai Resotel Resort in the near future. Kindest regards, Resotel team
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US$38 - US$85 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about River Kwai Resotel
Which popular attractions are close to River Kwai Resotel?
Nearby attractions include Rock Valley Hot Spring & Fish Spa (3.7 km), Kaeng Lawa Cave (0.5 km), and Mon Tribal Village (2.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at River Kwai Resotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at River Kwai Resotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at River Kwai Resotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at River Kwai Resotel?
Yes, secured parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to River Kwai Resotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Off Road Kitchen, Khrua ASA, and Baan-Aaya.
Are there opportunities to exercise at River Kwai Resotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a sauna during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at River Kwai Resotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Thai.
Does River Kwai Resotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the park view available here.