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.
- 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:
- Oriental Kwai Hotel Kanchanaburi
- Hotel Oriental Kwai