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Oriental Kwai Resort
Ranked #1 of 81 Hotels in Kanchanaburi
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 15 April 2012

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.

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 April 2012

My friends and I enjoyed a lovely 2 night stay. Having stayed here 4 years ago, it was an easy choice to return to this hotel. We combined the stay with a spa visit at Suan Nanachaat which is a perfect combination. The rooms are as welcoming as they were 4 years ago. During a rain storm, umbrellas were delivered to each cottage - this was a lovely touch. There was a good choice of breakfast options and we enjoyed some delcious Thai and Western dishes at the restaurant. We will definitely be returning :-)

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 11 April 2012

This beautiful resort was everything that has been written and more. The cabins were tastefully decorated and welcoming, clean, with a veranda to relax and soak in the beauty of the gardens and picture perfect landscaping. Our cabin No. 7 - had our own long walkway and fish filled pond, so lovely to sit and bask in the exotic surroundings. The owners Evelyn and her husband were more like friends than managers/owners of the resort, their children happily playing and Evelyn always ready with a smile and friendly chat. Our only regret is that we did not have more time to spend and hopefully will return one day to this little piece of paradise beside the Kwai river. The only suggestion, not complaint, is that the entrance sign be more easily seen or larger, as this is a place that you don't want to waste a minute of not arriving as soon as you can.

Room Tip: Most of the cabins are situated in lovely secluded spots from one another, I loved our cabin No, 7 a...
  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 10 April 2012

Fantastic little family run hotel!
Super friendly owner/managers and staff with real attention to detail.
Cottages were lovely - clean and quaint.
Food was amazing and always fresh.
highly recommend it for anyone wanting to do something a bit different in thailand

  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 April 2012

We really enjoyed our stay. Although it took us a long time to get there (3 hrs on the train and 3.5 hrs to get back on a mini-van), we are glad we did it. The cottage was very comfortable and having the restaurant right at the hotel was very convenient. The best part was renting a motorbike to drive around the neighborhood - the hotel has those to rent for an affordable price. And the owners were very gracious and helpful.

I think I misread the reviews and did not realize that many families visit the place - so it can get a bit noisy with all the kids playing in the pool. There is also construction going on over the wall, and a wat located across the river, which blasts music on a loudspeaker at 7:00 AM. So the tranquil moments were not that abundant for me, but it is probably very dependent on the time of the year and visitors.

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank Ruchei
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Additional Information about Oriental Kwai Resort

Address: 194/5 Moo 1 | Ladya Subdistrict, Kanchanaburi 71190, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Kanchanaburi Province > Kanchanaburi
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Kanchanaburi
#1 Family Hotel in Kanchanaburi
#1 Romantic Hotel in Kanchanaburi
#1 Spa Hotel in Kanchanaburi
#7 Best Value Hotel in Kanchanaburi
Price Range: ₹ 3,084 - ₹ 4,818 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
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:
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Hotel Oriental Kwai

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