We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“It is what it is...”

Best prices for -
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 5 more sites!
Boutique Raft Resort
Ranked #5 of 104 Kanchanaburi B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Urumqi, China
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“It is what it is...”
Reviewed 17 January 2012

Depending on your expectations the Boutique Raft Resort can be the choice for you. Its located 50 kms up from Kanachaburi so it's good for the excellent Hellfire Pass, Sai Yok or Erawan NPs and other attractions, if you want to stay around the touristy bridge then choose something closer. The resort is all about the river and you can really feel it by staying in the raft rooms. There is hot water, A/C and decent beds with a super river view and decks that you can sit out and even wade in the water. Yes the walls are thin and you can hear next door's coming and goings, yes the decks are common space but its relative to the price paid. People chatted and the rhythm of the Thai voices coupled with the distant karaoke in some other river restaurant told you where you were and lulled us to sleep. The main building is the large open air reception and the restaurant is on the upper floor. The food is average at best however the staff are Thai lovely, all smiles and miscommunication, always charming and disarming, how can you get short with them? It's a little hard to find so use the GPS coordinates and soon you'll be welcomed with a cold drink and sawadee-ka.

Room Tip: Get there early to enjoy the sunset and a walk over the rickety wooden bridge.
See more room tips
  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank 3chickenwings
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50

214 reviews from our community

Traveller rating
    81
    93
    29
    7
    4
See reviews for
53
85
8
1
Rating summary
  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness
Traveller tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (35)
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Thai first
  • Any
English first
London, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
76 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2012

This place is a great alternative to staying in Kanchanaburi itself for 4 reasons:
1. It's right near Nam Tok station, so you can travel by train from Kanchanaburi, over THE bridge and along the original WWII route, including the most incredible section where the track simply hugs the side of the cliff, right to the end of the line - Nam Tok. This is about 60k from Kanchanaburi. If you inform the hotel of your train arrival time, they will send a car to collect you free of charge.
2. The main reason for visiting the area at all is Hellfire Pass Museum and walk. Staying here means you're within 20 minutes of this.
3. Kanchanaburi itself is full of loud karaoke bars and is a bit of a dump. The Boutique Raft Resort is peaceful - if you can afford it, I recommend the River Kwai Suites - that way you are actually on the river itself, and you have a lovely verandah on which you can sit with your coffee, soda or something a little stronger, watching the world go by along the river!
4. The hotel staff were helpful, and it was easy to arrange trips. For example, we arranged for the driver to take us to Nam Tok, keep our baggage in the car while we travelled along the most exciting part of the track, meet us at another specified station, take us to Kanchanaburi so we could photograph the same train crossing the bridge, take us to the allied cemetry and then drive us to Bangkok all for 3,500B. She's a careful driver and speaks English, too!

Room Tip: River Kwai Suite - Room 4, 5 or 6
See more room tips
  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
4 Thank sevkn
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2011

We stayed in a raft room for three nights. It was very well presented, clean and a great experience to have your room float around on the river.

The staff where very friendly and could not do enough for you. We booked two tours through the hotel one of the seven tier waterfall and the other for Hell fire pass. The were well priced for just the two of us.

The only bad point was that you are 60 km from town which meant you could only eat at the resort. The food was nice just lacked a little flavor.

  • Stayed September 2011
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
5 Thank Tee-rav-is
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Seattle, WA
Level 5 Contributor
82 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2011

The first thing you need to know about this place is that it is not in the town of Kanchanaburi...it's about 50 kilometers northwest of the town of Kanchanaburi. We actually didn't know this, but it turned out to be just fine. It's actually closer to two the things we wanted to see (Hellfire Pass and elephant rides), so it turned out great.

We rented a moped and drove out there, but the hotel does have a shuttle.

The hotel is actually ON the river. They have "raft" rooms that are floating on the river. It's a pretty cool experience. There were several families staying there and all of the kids seemed to have a great time.

You can book various activities through the hotel, but they are a bit pricey. I'd recommend, if you have your own transport, to go to things on your own. Get a good map and drive yourself. However, for convenience, the package deals from the hotel are OK, too. The more events you book, the better the price.

We really enjoyed staying here for one night. I'm not sure I'd want to stay much more that two nights. It's pretty much right in the middle of the jungle, so that was neat. If you have trouble with the sound of water all of the time, they have rooms up on the land, too.

The actual facilities in the room were pretty meager. It's pretty much a rustic cabin on the water. Not a luxury place, by any means. They have a restaurant, acceptable food but nothing spectacular. We actually walked down the road for one meal and went to a family-run restaurant that had great food. Breakfast was pretty good, though.

Room Tip: Make sure you ask for the river room (if that's what you want).
See more room tips
  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Sleep Quality
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
7 Thank TrptPlyr30
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2011

Breathtaking views and accommodation. Best activity packages available within the area. I spent weeks getting prices and found the packages provided through the resort best in value and quality and they tailor made it to suit our needs. Would definitely stay here again and would highly recommend to others.

  • Stayed March 2011
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
3 Thank Tracyc4
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Kanchanaburi
1.3 km away
Pung-Waan Resort
Pung-Waan Resort
#3 of 5 in Sai Yok
124 reviews
50.5 km away
Dheva Mantra Resort
Dheva Mantra Resort
#4 of 78 in Kanchanaburi
320 reviews
14.6 km away
River Kwai Jungle Rafts Resort
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
25.6 km away
River Kwai Jungle View
River Kwai Jungle View
#14 of 25 in Sai Yok
71 reviews
11.9 km away
River Kwai Resotel
River Kwai Resotel
#1 of 5 in Sai Yok
787 reviews
12.7 km away
The FloatHouse River Kwai
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Boutique Raft Resort? Share your experiences!

Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Boutique Raft Resort

Property: Boutique Raft Resort
Address: 413 Moo 3 | Tambon Tha-sao, Sai Yok, Kanchanaburi 71150, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Kanchanaburi Province > Kanchanaburi
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 104 B&Bs / Inns in Kanchanaburi
Price range (per night): ₹ 3,734 - ₹ 10,623
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Boutique Raft Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 14
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotels.com, Expedia, Booking.com and Agoda so you can book your Boutique Raft Resort reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Boutique Raft Hotel Kanchanaburi

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing