First of all the owners are very helpful, from organising transfers to and from Bangkok airport, to recommendations and answering emails etc. All the staff are also really friendly and professional. We arrived during a thunder storm and we felt very welcomed, and the staff were very efficient in getting us inside with umbrellas etc. Also they kept the restaurant open for us as we arrived later than planned due to traffic from Bangkok.
Room - The room / bungalows are spacious clean and well appointed, the bathroom was also of a great standard, lovely clean towels etc. Nice balconies to sit out on, with mosqiuto coils provided.
Grounds / Pool - The pool is lovely with a few comfy sun beds, never too busy, you can have your drinks around it too. There is a great toilet and changing block next to the pool. The gardens are lovely with lots of beautiful orchids and plants, a few little fish ponds too.
Restaurant - The staff are very attentive, the menu was lovely and we enjoyed all the food we tried. The breakfast choice was good too. Lovely view onto the river from the terrace and nice lighting in the evening.
Overall a great 3 night stay, just what we needed at the beginning of our trip and after our long haul flight over.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Small and peaceful resort at the famous River Kwai, centrally located at only 15 min. drive from Kanchanaburi downtown and on the way to sights as Erawan waterfalls, Elephants world & Hellfire pass. The 12 cottages are spread throughout a teak forest and beautiful tropical garden. The cottages have all facilities to make your stay as comfortable as possible and are designed in a warm Thai style. The resort has a cozy restaurant on site that overlooks the River Kwai and in the garden you'll find a lovely swimming pool. Tour, local taxi and transfer service available. Massage facility available at Jay's Spa and free fitness room. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Oriental Kwai Hotel Kanchanaburi
- Hotel Oriental Kwai