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“Among the best accommodations in Thailand...if not all of Asia!!!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Oriental Kwai Resort

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Oriental Kwai Resort
Ranked #1 of 77 Hotels in Kanchanaburi
Certificate of Excellence
Bangkok, Thailand
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Among the best accommodations in Thailand...if not all of Asia!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2012

There is nothing better than planning a trip for family and the chosen accomodation far exceeds your expectations. This is the case with this absolutely wonderful resort.
It is meticulously clean, BEAUTIFULLY landscaped, incredible customer service and without a doubt one of the finest management and aesthetically gorgeous exteriors I have seen in over 10+ years of travel and living in S.E. Asia. The bungalows are impeccably clean, simple with traditional Thai furnishings and crystal clear floor to ceiling glass doors and windows. The bathrooms have a rustic stone and bamboo element and each bungalow has wonderful accent lighting for an evening glow.
The couple who run the resort are genuine, kind, helpful and refreshingly take great pride in their stellar resort. The waitstaff, cleaning staff and ground staff are also exceedingly friendly and service oriented.
I cannot wait to return to this resort again as the peacefully beautiful surroundings and pleasing comfort of the bungalows will stay with you long after you leave.

Room Tip: The river front room is beautiful. However all rooms are well spaced and I believe provide the same...
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Kent, England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2012

Although a few miles out of Kanchanaburi, the Oriental Kwai is well worth the wait. Small boutique and very friendly. Owners were great and happy to chat.
The bedrooms are good, well designed and with nice touches. The electric shower wasnt the best but it worked. The restaurant was excellent, service very attentive, food was fantastic, the only disappointment was having to move under cover due to a torential downpour and dramatic thunderstorm.
Breakfast in the open air overlooking the river was v.memorable, although I wouldnt recommend the 'spicy thai rice' breakfast for an 8 year old!
Our only disappointment was that we only stayed one night - a couple more would have been great. The pool looked inviting but we didnt have time to enjoy it as we had to leave.
Grounds were lovely and I'd have loved to have sat doen by the river watching it flow quickly past for a few hours while drinking a singha - that'll have to wait until next time. As will the full day with the nearby elephants.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank MetsandMates
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Amman, Jordan
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35 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2012

My family and I (wife and 4 kids) stayed here for two nights. We got a great family room at a great price. The resort is away from everything so you need a taxi to get anywhere. The restuarant is good and the owners are great. Besides the owners the staff did not speak much English. I found that surprising considering most of the guests are Westerners. But the owners are never far away and it was never a real problem.

The resort is beautiful and the pool is great. We very much enjoyed our stay here.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank jdhale
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Axis34
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Bangkok, Thailand
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37 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank ThaiTeacherBangkok
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Additional Information about Oriental Kwai Resort

Property: 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 Spa Hotel in Kanchanaburi
#1 Romantic Hotel in Kanchanaburi
#7 Best Value Hotel in Kanchanaburi
Price range (per night): $63 - $98
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. Local Spa treatments available close by. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Oriental Kwai Hotel Kanchanaburi
Hotel Oriental Kwai

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