Royal River Kwai Resort & Spa
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Royal River Kwai Resort & Spa

88 Moo 2, Kanchanaburi-Saiyok Road, Kanchanaburi 71000 Thailand
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4.0
#3 of 19 resorts in Kanchanaburi
3.9 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.1 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.1 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.1 of 5 bubbles
Value
Ideally located on the banks of the Enchanting River Kwai, it is one of the well -known addresses in the province, offering unique experience and relaxation of the mind, body and soul. Our garden designed in a natural tropical style filled with lush decorative tropical plants in harmony with the environment. Indulge in pampering yourself at The Rantee Spa located within the sprawling gardens and beside the river. Providing free Wi-Fi and daily breakfast at the Royal Restaurant, it features an all year- round sizeable outdoor pool surrounded by tall majestic palms and a pool bar. Experience and savor a wide selection of Thai and Western Cuisines at the respective indoor Royal and outdoor Chomwana Restaurants, offering best of authentic cooking delicacies. The resort is located a stone throw away from all the popular attractions and minutes away from the latest “Muang Malika – Ancient Siam City” “A Home Away From Home – Your Pleasure Our Way Of Life”
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Table tennis
Children's television networks
Kids pool
Taxi service
Wifi
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Poolside bar
Highchairs available
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Foot massage
Massage
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
First aid kit
Umbrella
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Room features
Air conditioning
Desk
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Minibar
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
Room service
Safe
Sofa
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Room types
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
Star ratings are intended to indicate the general level of features, amenities, and services to expect. This property is classified according to Giata.
3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Quiet
Business
Languages Spoken
English, Thai
617Reviews11Q+A58Room tips

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Peter M wrote a review Feb 2020
Bangkok, Thailand21 contributions8 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
The breakfast buffet and the staff were very good. Very polite front desk and helpful bell man. Great atmosphere around the pool and the garden, trees, and river scenery we as pleasant. Excellent spa.

About the food at dinner by the river. The streak was cooked excellent but why the chef does not season the steak is my question? Ruined a perfectly good steak. Please season your food when cooking. Simple salt, pepper, and maybe a little bit of garlic would have been great. About the room, when I was using the hot water , in the shower, the water pressure was very low. The rooms have a lack of power outlets and the ones Included are not beside the bed for charging phones. The bathroom had a cracked fixture and the hotel does not offer a razor if you forgot yours. The spa has a secret menu with lower prices for Thais.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Jet343348, Front Office Manager at Royal River Kwai Resort & Spa
Responded 4 Feb 2020
Thank you for sharing your comments in Trip Advisor. We're appreciated that you are impressed by our staff and hotel service while you're staying with us.Thanks for your recommend. We will accept for consideration and consult with the management regarding this matter.
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Steve M wrote a review Nov 2023
Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom110 contributions41 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here as part of a Titan tour group.
There are no lifts to upstairs rooms (only ground and first floor) and rooms are set out in separate blocks.
The bedroom area was fine, comfortable and enough room. No English on the TV, a shame as we like to keep abreast of news when away from home. Beds are spacious but the sheet on one could have been cleaner as there were a couple of marks probably from insects.
The bathroom was a little tired, the bath had seen better days and the shower was a little weak in terms of flow. Plumbing is narrow and so toilet paper must be put in a bin and not down the toilet.
The restaurant is outdoor although covered by a roof, mosquitoes were a bit of a pest around the whole site but not as bad as we expected them to be. Breakfast selection is good although there was no gluten free bread, there was other food for coeliacs though such as eggs, fruit and yogurt etc. Although we didn't have an evening meal there we heard that the restaurant was cheap and very good, just as well as there is really no-where else to go.
Outdoor areas are lovely. Nice pool area and superb bar seating area overlooking the river. The hotel is in a good location within easy reach by car of the Kwai bridge etc.
However, we did not appreciate the checking out procedure where you are not allowed to leave before the rooms have been checked to make sure nothing is missing, even the car park has a barrier pulled across for this. I realsie why they do this but surely like any other hotel such tiny losses must be included in the pricing structure.
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Date of stay: November 2023
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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CtotheG wrote a review Dec 2021
Bangkok, Thailand83 contributions101 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We did 2 nights at the hotel with our family of 6 - the rooms are recently remodeled, super clean and are spread across a well-maintained garden that leads down to the river. Check in/out was easy, the rates were super reasonable, and the breakfast was impressive. The kids loved the pool, and we also had a good (albeit pricey for Thailand) dinner at the in-house restaurant on one of the nights. Service was friendly and we were a quick 10 minute drive to the center of town. While the rooms are remodeled, the beds weren’t the most comfortable, but overall we had a great stay and would happily come back.
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Date of stay: December 2021
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Yh00001 wrote a review Mar 2022
Tel Aviv, Israel26 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This quiet hotel is located on the river bank.
The rooms are not large but suitable for a couple.
The rooms are nice, clean and pleasantly decorated
The pool is large, and breakfast is served in an open and covered area
In the evening you can sit in a restaurant by the river
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Date of stay: February 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: The hotel has two-storey buildings. I think those of the ground floor are better
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RunLympyRun wrote a review July 2021
Bangkok, Thailand76 contributions62 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We booked this place through Troy at SUP Hire Thailand because Royal River Kwai Resort & Spa is their partner hotel. The staff were polite, friendly and helpful. The grounds are beautiful and well-kept. The rooms were comfortable except the beds are on the hard side. We had a good breakfast buffet on the weekend, but the weekday morning breakfasts were off a limited a la carte menu. This is understandable because there worry so few guests staying here. I would definitely stay here again. I highly recommend booking this resort through SUP Hire Thailand. (We also booked cycling and SUP activities with SUP Hire).
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Chris C wrote a review Feb 2023
Cambridge, United Kingdom50 contributions49 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
In my view, this represents fantastic value for money. The rooms are well maintained and modern. The showers and bathroom are excellent. The staff are quite delightful and the food is more than adequate. I take issue with the family who were critical of the food. We have stayed for two nights and I have enjoyed very decent food on both nights. The swimming pool is magnificent and there is a most relaxing atmosphere to the whole hotel. In the evening, there is an open restaurant area literally above the bank of the River Kwai. Dining by the edge of this historical river with a gentle breeze blowing is an outstanding experience. We paid around £60 per room and for this money it is excellent value. I suspect some other reviewers are a little unrealistic about what you can get for this price. I would certainly come here again.
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: If you are here to see the Bridge over the Kwai , we suggest you also take the train journey up...
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Janine M wrote a review July 2020
Bangkok, Thailand29 contributions26 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
This is a beautiful hotel overlooking the River Kwai. The rooms are well equipped and comfortable (my only criticism is the showers, which were really weak) and the environment really pretty and well maintained. Lots of lovely plants and flowers and well manicured lawns. The pool is excellent for playing and swimming in and has plenty of sunbeds for a good lounge about. My friend said the spa was very good too but I didn't partake. The restaurant overlooking the river is a lovely place to eat, and the service is friendly, but a little slow - many of the group were finishing their meal before others started. This may be because we were a big group of 9 but it was a little frustrating.
Otherwise, service was good from booking onwards and it was a lovely place to stay.
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Date of stay: July 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Pinnuch Stienruchikanon, อื่นๆ at Royal River Kwai Resort & Spa
Responded 10 Aug 2020
Dear Janinem, We are glad that you impress while stay with us.Thank you very much for give your time to review us and your comment.We have planed to renovate shower in bath room in nearly future.We hope to welcome you and your group to stay with us again. Best Regards, Royal Riverkwai Team
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Mellowman wrote a review Jan 2024
Herongate, United Kingdom64 contributions130 helpful votes
+1
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Booked hotel for a few days when visiting River Kwai, hotel is a few kms outside Kanchanaburi and hotel provides a shuttle into town twice a day, it is difficult to get a GRAB taxi though. Rooms are massive and beds really comfortable although a little dated. Tea coffee and water provided. Breakfast which was included was fantastic.
Hotel is very peaceful and backs onto the River Kwai.
The pool is fantastic
Had evening meal twice , food was really good albeit more expensive than in the town
Great location though for visiting River Kwai bridge and museum
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Pre book taxis using booking.com or GRAB
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Tony wrote a review Oct 2023
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates57 contributions56 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I feel that my one night stay at this wonderful resort deserves a positive review as everything there exceeded my expectations and travellers really should give this resort a try.

As I was visiting Kanchanaburi to visit the famous 'Bridge on the River Kwai', the war graves and museums, and 'Hell Fire Pass' and so sought somewhere to stay overnight to break to my 3+ hour trip from Bangkok.

I booked directly with the hotel rather than through one of the booking companies.

On arrival I was greeted by the friendly staff and check in was efficiently completed quickly. The room was clean and spacious with a firm but comfortable super-king bed, and balcony overlooking the tropical garden area.

The outside restaurant overlooked the river and jungle beyond, and served an delicious variety of Asian food and very reasonable prices. There was also a very talented solo guitarist playing for several hours during the evening which added to the ambiance. The staff were all friendly and efficient.

My nights sleep was very peaceful and relaxing and not a sound could be heard outside.

Breakfast consisted of a variety of Asian and Western choices and was included in the price of the stay.

Overall, I was delighted with my choice of hotel in this area and would thoroughly recommend it.
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Date of stay: October 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
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Cyril wrote a review July 2020
Saint-Tropez, France37 contributions28 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed there for 2 nights in the junior suite. Quiet spacious, SUPER clean and very nice view over the river.
Very great overall experience! I don’t know if it’s mainly due to the actual situation but the whole resort is amazingly clean! Rooms, public areas, pool, gardens! Approximately 15 minutes away from town I just came to know at the check out that they offer free shuttle to town every day.
Better to stay there with your own transportation and kids are welcome regarding the size of the pool.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Pinnuch Stienruchikanon, อื่นๆ at Royal River Kwai Resort & Spa
Responded 9 Aug 2020
Dear Seal, Thank you for your sharing experience while you stay with us.We are delight that you enjoy stay.We hope to welcoming you again in nearly future. Best Regards, Royal Riverkwai Team
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PlymouthGill asked a question Jan 2024
Cornwall, United Kingdom37 contributions9 helpful votes
Is there a kettle in the room
Answer from Anita-golding
Bristol, United Kingdom48 contributions38 helpful votes
Yes they can but car hire is quite cheap and the traffic is quiet around this area. We drive from Bangkok which was a bit busy but ok once out of the city.
Kate C asked a question July 2015
Timbuktu, Mali269 contributions75 helpful votes
Hi how can you get from airport to hotel? is there a shuttle?
Answer from birch21jackie2016
Bromsgrove, United Kingdom49 contributions34 helpful votes
The journey from Bangkok airport to the hotel is three hours so can't be done in a tuc tuc. a taxi would be a very reasonable £40
nigel D asked a question Jan 2015
Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom27 contributions22 helpful votes
Hi Is there anywhere to hire a scooter? and how much a day? Also, How far from the Tiger temple
Answer from FERNANDORODRIGUES
Estoril, Portugal87 contributions40 helpful votes
YES ,there are many places and very cheap Dis tance is around 20 km from city center and the road is very good. Tiger Temple is good. Fernando
Mellowman wrote a tip Jan 2024
Herongate, United Kingdom64 contributions130 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Pre book taxis using booking.com or GRAB"
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Sandya-and-Erik wrote a tip Apr 2023
Colombo, Sri Lanka82,394 contributions407 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Downstairs rooms are easier"
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Dr. lee wrote a tip Apr 2023
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Honestly, the location is far from the downtown, restaurants everything...."
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Chris C wrote a tip Feb 2023
Cambridge, United Kingdom50 contributions49 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"If you are here to see the Bridge over the Kwai , we suggest you also take the train journey up to Hellfire pass."
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Henk van den Bovenkamp wrote a tip Jan 2023
Amsterdam, The Netherlands121 contributions16 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Avoid the restaurant"
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PRICE RANGE
AU$92 - AU$110 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
royal river kwai hotel kanchanaburi, royal river kwai resort and spa
LOCATION
ThailandKanchanaburi ProvinceKanchanaburi
NUMBER OF ROOMS
66
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Frequently Asked Questions about Royal River Kwai Resort & Spa
Which popular attractions are close to Royal River Kwai Resort & Spa?
Nearby attractions include The Thailand-Burma Railway Centre (7.8 km), Kanchanaburi War Cemetery (7.9 km), and River Kwai (5.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Royal River Kwai Resort & Spa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Royal River Kwai Resort & Spa?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Royal River Kwai Resort & Spa?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Royal River Kwai Resort & Spa?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Royal River Kwai Resort & Spa?
Conveniently located restaurants include On's Thai Issan, Bell's Pizzeria, and Blue Rice Restaurant by Apple & Noi.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Royal River Kwai Resort & Spa?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Royal River Kwai Resort & Spa?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Royal River Kwai Resort & Spa offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and a banquet room during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Royal River Kwai Resort & Spa?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Thai.
Are there any historical sites close to Royal River Kwai Resort & Spa?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Wat Thawornwararam (8.1 km).
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