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Kwai Tara Riverside Villas

214 Moo 6 Wang Krachae Subdistrict, 71150 Thailand
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#8 of 22 Speciality lodging in Sai Yok
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Non-smoking hotel
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JonSnowBKK wrote a review Jan 2020
28 contributions20 helpful votes
We traveled to the Sai Yok area of Kanchanaburi Province over the peak New Year holiday season and had the chance to stay at 3 different hotels (Home Phutoey River Kwai Hotspring Resort, Kwai Tara Riverside Villas, and Boutique Raft Resort). Kwai Tara had decent villas, but it was overpriced for what we got compared to other hotels in the area. We stayed in a Riverside Villa for 5,100 baht/night. As the name suggests, this is less of a hotel/resort and more of villa rental catering to rich Thai families with their own private vehicles. POSITIVES + The Villas had a pretty good view of a narrow stretch of the river, with minimal boat traffic. The patio/deck area is right on top of the flowing river with lots of space for a table with chairs and two more deck chairs. The villas are very stable. + FREE bamboo raft trip every afternoon helps to somewhat make up for the high price. A boat pulls you up river in bamboo rafts and then you float gently downstream back to the hotel, either on the raft or alongside it in lifejackets. A lot of fun. + Meals, which are pretty good and reasonably priced, can be brought down to the room for a nice meal on the river (however, kitchen closes at 7:30pm). + Good WiFi. NEGATIVES - The main issue is that it's just too expensive for what you get. There are several hotel options in the area for less money that provide a similar experience on the river. - The villas are designed in an industrial concrete aesthetic. The room is covered in black drapes that makes it hard to get a full view outside. It's a darker mood than the rustic, jungle vibe of other hotels. The furnishings and materials feel a bit cheap for this price point, particularly in the bathroom. The drawers wouldn't stay closed in one room (#204), and water flow was weak in another (#207). - Very poor breakfast selection and inefficient service. For this price, the breakfast should have been much better. There are a few Thai dishes, with some eggs, chicken sausage, and white bread. There is no egg station, they only serve the kind of circular eggs found in McDonald's breakfast sandwiches, and they come out from the kitchen four at a time. There is one basic toaster, rather than the usual conveyer style found in most hotels, so it's two slices at a time for all the guests. Very very slow. No fresh coffee, only the instant powder kind. All in all, shockingly bad for this price. - Kitchen closes very early at 7:30pm and there is nowhere else to eat nearby. Short window for breakfast (8-10am) - we had to skip breakfast the first day because they open late and we had early activities planned. - No onsite amenities, such as a pool or massage (other than the daily bamboo raft trip). It's basically a villa rental. - Location on the "other" (i.e. west) side of the river makes it slightly harder to get to nearby attractions. The villa itself is fine, but I would compare prices for similar hotels in the area. At this price, I would not come back and can not recommend. Better suited for large families with their own transportation. The other hotels we stayed at on our trip provided much better value. Would give 3.5 stars.
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Date of stay: December 2019
Room Tip: The riverside villas are the only worthwhile option. There is no reason to stay in the canal...
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Shaun H wrote a review Aug 2019
Bangkok, Thailand133 contributions103 helpful votes
We spent 2 nights here and had a great time. The hotel is about 45m drive from Kanchanaburi town - we easily got a taxi to bring us here once we got off the train in Kanchanaburi. The hotel is incredibly quiet and relaxing - We stayed in a raft room on the river and spent hours enjoying our balcony watching the river go by. The room is very cool and clean, the bed very comfortable and rooms are a huge size with a great balcony. The food isn't really fantastic but gets the job done - suggest stocking up on some snacks before you make your way here as the kitchen closes at around 7:30pm. This resort is excellent value, it's rated 3stars but is nicer than a lot of 4* places we've stayed in - would happily stay here again
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Date of stay: August 2019
Room Tip: Pay the difference to get a raft room on the river
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salasa f wrote a review Apr 2018
Edmonton, Canada48 contributions10 helpful votes
We were amazed with this hotel. They did provide specious room; there were so many out door space we could relax. The raft was great and clean. Staff were super friendly. Food was decent and yummy. The bed was very good. I would go again!
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Date of stay: March 2018
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Trip type: Travelled with family
PoupeAMLW wrote a review Jan 2018
Bangkok, Thailand43 contributions9 helpful votes
this is very good place for relaxing. the hotel will have rafting add on for the customers which is very nice. next to the hotel will have elephants going to take a bath in the river (should go before 06.30 AM) tips : room at riverside is better. the sunligt doesnt shine directly to the room during the day.
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Date of stay: December 2017Trip type: Travelled with family
Bob Z wrote a review Jan 2018
Brussels, Belgium92 contributions61 helpful votes
Overall it’s a great place that allowed us to experience famous Kwai river from a beautiful quiet and discreet perspective. We took a floating villa which is quite an experience. It’s surprisingly spacious have two terraces that are super comfortable and let you spend your time on your own. There is also an over water hammock which is great fun. Obviously it’s not a place for any kids below the age that they can control themselves and you’re 100% sure of them. The river deck is tricky and you need to trust yourself and your mates to be careful. We had great time at the resort that is pretty new everything’s fresh super clean and although we were warned the service doesn’t speak English I have to say they were doing their best and really tried to communicate. Aside of communication everything is organized perfectly from a quick check in, luggage delivery to your villa through dinner ordering earlier during the day and have it delivered to your room nicely presented so you can actually eat it just inches above Kwai river stream. The technical service is marvelous, the whole team went way above their duties in order to help us fishing out lost item in the river, they were simply amazing. I would come back and recommend mend Kwai Tara to any traveler aiming west. Only downside was the hotel does accept credit cards after charging you 3%. I’m pretty sure they will work it out sooner or later.
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Date of stay: January 2018Trip type: Travelled with family
USD 55 - USD 92 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ThailandKanchanaburi ProvinceSai Yok
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kwai Tara Riverside Villas
Which popular attractions are close to Kwai Tara Riverside Villas?
Nearby attractions include CDR Adventure (6.0 km), Sai Yok National Park (4.5 km), and Rock Valley Hot Spring & Fish Spa (3.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Kwai Tara Riverside Villas?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and room service.
Which room amenities are available at Kwai Tara Riverside Villas?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a refrigerator, and blackout curtains.
What food & drink options are available at Kwai Tara Riverside Villas?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, breakfast, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Kwai Tara Riverside Villas?
Yes, parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Kwai Tara Riverside Villas?
Conveniently located restaurants include Sommai Restaurant, Jungle Pup, and Nakwan.
Does Kwai Tara Riverside Villas have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Kwai Tara Riverside Villas offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.