A unique experience – the floating hotel in Kanchanaburi

River Kwai Jungle Rafts Hotel hammock Mark Fischer/Flickr

River Kwai Jungle Rafts Hotel hammock ©Mark Fischer/Flickr

The unique floating hotel in Kanchanaburi is undoubtedly an unforgettable experience. Staying at such a hotel is a great feeling. This fantastic and world famous hotel exists since 1976. It is named the River Kwai Jungle Rafts Hotel and as its name suggests it, it floats on the Kwai River.

Hidden in tropical forests, this hotel is extremely popular among tourists. Besides the unique feeling of staying at a floating hotel, the guests are offered some special activities and services, too. So, if your destination is Kanchanaburi and you are looking for a fantastic and special accommodation option, the following guide was written to you! To find out more about this hotel, all you have to do is to read on.

Description

A unique experience – the floating hotel in Kanchanaburi is with no doubt the dream accommodation option for many of us. As I already mentioned it, the hotel floats on the river Kwai, in the most scenic area of the river, amongst tropical forests. From the Thai capital it takes about 2 and half hours to get there by car, while from the city of Kanchanaburi the hotel is about 6 km far. If you arrive by car, you can leave it at the pier. It is guarded 24 hours.

The hotel is considered the “Unseen Paradise” by the Tourism Authority of Thailand. It is not surprising at. This unique hotel is situated in breathtaking setting, the rooms are built from bamboo and there are nearby waterfalls, caves and other natural attractions.   

River Kwai Jungle Rafts Hotel hammock Mark Fischer/Flickr

River Kwai Jungle Rafts Hotel hammock ©Mark Fischer/Flickr

Rooms

Forget about electricity! The rooms and the entire hotel are illuminated by hundreds of fantastic lanterns. Built from bamboo, the rooms are authentic and comfortable. Cooled by the river underneath, the rooms have refreshing temperature. The rooms offer double and twin beds, in-room shower, wooden terraces, outdoor decks and other features.

Besides the feeling of sleeping in a floating room, you have the opportunity to spend the night over one of the best-known historic rivers of the world.

View from the floating hotel on River Kwai SeaDave/Flickr

View from the floating hotel on River Kwai ©SeaDave/Flickr

Services

The hotel is characterized by friendly atmosphere. The guests are transferred by long-tailed boats to the hotel. The following services are offered by the fantastic River Kwai Jungle Rafts Hotel: parking service, laundry service, medical assistance, transfer service, 24 hour security and so on. Among the facilities of the hotel are: 2 restaurant rafts, bar and 2 lounge rafts and others.

Activities

Some great activities are offered to the guests, including elephant riding, visiting the nearby waterfalls and caves, jungle trekking, bird watching, fishing, canoeing, river jump, bamboo rafting, riding long-tailed boats, visiting the nearby Mon village, watching Mon dance shows, relaxing by Thai massage and so on.

Performers at River Kwai Jungle Rafts Hotel T_Monk/Flickr

Performers at River Kwai Jungle Rafts Hotel ©T_Monk/Flickr

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