Oriental Kwai Resort
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Oriental Kwai Resort

194/5 Moo 1 Ladya Subdistrict, Kanchanaburi 71190 Thailand
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5.0
#1 of 19 resorts in Kanchanaburi
4.7 of 5 bubbles
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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.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Bicycle tours
Books, DVDs, music for children
Airport transportation
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Special diet menus
Board games / puzzles
Taxi service
Spa
Foot massage
Massage
Baggage storage
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Bottled water
Minibar
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Charming
Modern
Languages Spoken
English, Dutch, Thai
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Mesya wrote a review Mar 2020
The Hague, The Netherlands
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We were looking for some peace and tranquility at the start of our holiday. And that is exactly what the Oriental Kwai Resort provided. What a beautiful and friendly place this is!

About three hours drive from Bangkok International Airport, this small boutique hotel on the Kwai river delivers over and beyond its star rating and price.

Our river view bungalow was spotless. It was also finished and decorated to a very high standard. Loved sitting on our veranda overlooking the Kwai river in the midst of jungle sounds. Very atmospheric!

The hotel serves excellent food. There was ample choice for breakfast and the freshly prepared dinner dishes were tasty and very reasonably priced.

We also thoroughly enjoyed the lovely pool and made use of the on-site spa.

As we had been to Kanchanaburi before we only stayed two nights in order to visit Hellfire Pass once again. The hotel is perfectly located to visit the many world war 2 sights in the area, but can also arrange day-trips to the nature and cultural sights around.

Owner Evelien arranged transport with local taxis for both the airport transfers and the day-trip to Hellfire Pass. We also contacted her direct to reserve our bungalow. An easy and pleasant experience.

So would we like to return? You bet! We’re over the moon we stumbled over the Oriental Kwai in our search for boutique but luxurious accommodation in the Kanchanaburi area. Evelien and her team gave us some great memories to take home. We will treasure them!
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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A R wrote a review Feb 2020
London, United Kingdom
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here for 2 nights only while we were visiting the WW2 sites. Had we known how beautiful this area was we would have stayed longer. The hotel is delightful and is run by a lovely couple who are so friendly. The rooms are in the form of small bungalows with a veranda and are furnished so tastefully. The bed was a little too firm for my husband's back but it was no problem and immediately a mattress softener was added. The hotel is built on the banks of the Kwai river and the situation is absolutely wonderful, I could have happily spent the day sitting by the river watching the local bird and wildlife.

The restaurant is open air and overlooks the river, we were watching a large monitor lizard swimming in the river while we were eating breakfast. There is no buffet but a very extensive a la carte breakfast menu and if you cannot find anything on it to please you there is no hope for you! The dinner menu is quite extensive and the food is excellent and very reasoanbly priced, as are the drinks.

All in all this is a little piece of paradise and I would return here like a shot. It is an area that deserves exploring for its beauty and not just for the Kwai bridge and the Death Railway.
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Date of stay: January 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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NDMoses wrote a review Mar 2021
Phuket, Thailand
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Our first time stay at this resort, for seven nights over the New Year period. Set in an idyllic position beside the River Kwai offering a peaceful haven within beautifully landscaped tropical gardens. Our cottage was very comfortable and tastefully decorated, and the complex is kept extremely clean and tidy. The staff were helpful, courteous and attentive. The owners/managers Evelion and her husband Djo (local golf course tips were most welcome), who live on site, ensure the resort is kept to the highest standards, and are to be congratulated for this. The food and service at the restaurant is of a high standard (both Thai and Western options) and in our view, reasonably priced. So impressed with the resort that we made a booking for a return visit at the same time this year.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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TravelinFun18 wrote a review Oct 2020
Denver, Colorado
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This was our 3rd time staying at Oriental Kwai Resort and each stay has been fantastic! The grounds are beautiful with colorful flowers and trees all around the property. The rooms are very bright, clean and comfortable… one of our favorite things about the room is that the rollaway beds for our two kids are real beds that are very comfortable.

The restaurant is also our favorite restaurant in Kanchanaburi. The food is excellent and the prices are very reasonable both for the food and wine.

The hosts/owners, as well as, the entire staff are so friendly and welcoming. Being only 3 hours from Bangkok, it is the perfect weekend escape from the city. We can't wait to go back!
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Review collected in partnership with Hyatt Hotels
Date of stay: October 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Yoo Song 냉기 wrote a review Jan 2022
Bali, Indonesia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The hotel serves excellent food. There was ample choice for breakfast and the freshly prepared dinner dishes were tasty and very reasonably priced. What a fabulous place. we received excellent service from the friendliest staff and owners you could wish for. The surroundings were so peaceful and beautiful scenery.
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Date of stay: March 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Andrew R wrote a review Dec 2021
London, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed at the Resort over Christmas 2021. From the moment we arrived we were greeted with a warm welcome and shown to our accommodation. We were over the moon, we had found the perfect place to stay, The location was about 15 minutes from Kanchanaburi train station, we came from Bangkok, from the hustle and bustle to calmness and serenity.

The gardens, the pool area and our accommodation were immaculate. The service and attention to detail were exemplary.

We went on a couple of tours which were arranged from the resort to Erawan Falls, Elephant Haven Sanctuary and Hell Fire Pass Museum. These were very well arranged and we had a great experience visiting the sites.

A very big thank you to Evelien & Djo and their staff for making our stay so memorable.

We would highly recommend the resort and look forward to returning one day.
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Date of stay: December 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Room 2, perfect location
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peter m wrote a review Jan 2024
Stanbridge, United Kingdom
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We keep on coming back to this little chunk of paradise. This is a small resort, run by the delightful Djo and Evelien, and the most wonderful staff that one could hope to meet. Sorry... but there are lots of superlatives to follow...

Arrival is like being immersed in a warm fragrant bath. The face towel, the drink and a haze of beautifully tended garden that you only truly appreciate by slowly walking back to your cottage after a fulfilling and imaginatively prepared breakfast. The cottages; each one framed in a wealth of oriental bushes, trees and flowers. Each one with a verandah, a spacious en-suite room (tastefully furnished to compliment the surroundings), and a large and comfortable bed that only the prospect of the awaiting sumptuous breakfast will make you get up.

I have written reviews about this resort in the past, and whenever we return it's like coming back to an old friend. Everything about this place shouts; Holiday, Relax, Enjoy! I love what Kanchanaburi has to offer us tourists, but I could not enjoy it nearly as much without this little chunk of paradise.
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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 as a couple
Room Tip: Just soak up the divine tranquility of this wonderful place.
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JCoke wrote a review Jan 2023
Roanoke, Virginia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We are so glad we chose this location for our family vacation. Although it is about 10 min out of the heart of the town, it was worth it! Owners obviously put thought into ever detail of the experience. Rooms are huge and incredibly beautiful. Best family room we've ever had! Property was quiet with lots of privacy. Kids loved the goats, dogs, and cats on the property. Food was incredible and there was no need to travel out to eat. Better than the local restaurants! Wonderful owners who are super helpful. HIGHLY recommend!
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Date of stay: January 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: We tried hard to get the "river view" room, but it really wasn't necessary. All rooms were...
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flatcat90 wrote a review Jan 2021
Boston, Massachusetts
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I can't add much to the hundreds of glowing reviews already posted. The highlight, really, is the staff. Our hosts and the staff were a joy, helpful and attentive, personable and thoughtful, flexible, welcoming, helpful, responsive, easy to communicate with. One example: my wife had a birthday during our stay, and they arranged for a special dessert for her (which was as beautiful as it was delicious) which far exceeded my expectations and made her very, very happy.

As for the facility: Our suite was comfortable and spotless. The pool is fantastic. The views of the river are beautiful. The restaurant is superb. The grounds are lovely, with new things to see and enjoy every time you look around. Even the other guests were friendly and warm.

Things that are unique, which I particularly loved: the dogs and cats were a special treat, and were really sweet. Taking a boat from the resort up the river to the famous bridge, which I thought was an absolute highlight and well worth doing. The tranquility of the grounds and the amazing attention to detail in caring for them. While there were ample opportunities to interact with other guests and staff, you always have the ability to find a quiet, private place if you choose, whether by the river, on a hammock on the grounds, or in your cottage. The massage service was outstanding and on the grounds. The pace is easy, comfortable, just right.

I enjoyed the experience very, very much, more than almost every other hotel or resort experience I have ever had. Thank you to the wonderful staff and to Evelien and Djo for a memorable, perfect time away from the hustle-bustle of Bangkok.
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Date of stay: December 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Lin116 wrote a review Apr 2024
San Francisco, CA
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We spent five nights here at the Oriental Kwai Resort and loved every minute of or stay. The resort is absolutely beautiful with gorgeous rooms, serene landscape, and pristine common areas. The food was so good and reasonably priced that we took all of our evening meals here. My husband has several serious food allergies and the staff was so helpful in keeping him safe and well fed. There are many choices at breakfast and sipping coffee on the patio overlooking the river was a great way to start the day. We booked excursions to the waterfalls and historical sites as well as transport to and from Bangkok, which made being without a car a breeze. The owners are lovely people and their staff are some of the best ww've had the pleasure to know. Book your stay and be sure to add an extra day because you won't want to leave early!
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Date of stay: March 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Answer from gelnel4
London, United Kingdom115 contributions106 helpful votes
There is definitely a massage place called Jay’s but didn’t try it out so not sure if they do manicures/pedicures. You will have an amazing time there
Panida K asked a question Dec 2018
London, United Kingdom246 contributions53 helpful votes
do the rooms have safes in them please. TIA
Answer from eefendjo
Kanchanaburi12 contributions7 helpful votes
Dear Khun Panida, apologies for the delay in this reaction but I just noticed someone mentioning the safe is not secured to the shelf but it actually is secured with large bolts to the shelf so it can't go anywhere. Hope this information helps you. Kind regards, Evelien (Oriental Kwai resort)
Answer from eefendjo
Kanchanaburi12 contributions7 helpful votes
Dear Heva34, Thank you for your message. We are located very central, so on the way to sights as Erawan, Hellfire pass & Elephants world but still only 20 min. drive from Kanchanaburi town. We can arrange a local taxi or boat to get to town in quite short notice so it's easy to get into town from here if you want to visit the night market or have a drink somewhere. On site we have a cozy restaurant serving delicious food that's open all day so you can also stay in and relax here, enjoy the country site and the river views. Hope this information helps you and have a nice weekend! Kind regards, Evelien
Norbert M wrote a tip Apr 2024
Laren, The Netherlands7 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"April and May are hot hot hot but that you know when visiting Thailand. Payment only possible with credit card/ cash. So dutchies know this"
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Camper54864911048 wrote a tip Mar 2024
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Just book it, you will fall in love with the place!"
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Judy B wrote a tip Feb 2024
73 contributions35 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Room 1 has a lovely view looking out on the river."
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Rob L wrote a tip Feb 2024
9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Read review"
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peter m wrote a tip Jan 2024
Stanbridge, United Kingdom123 contributions55 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Just soak up the divine tranquility of this wonderful place."
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LOCATION
ThailandKanchanaburi ProvinceKanchanaburi
NUMBER OF ROOMS
12
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