Unbelievable hotels: FloatHouse River Kwai

Taylor Lorenz 19 October 2017

Experience life on the water, surrounded by the lush from your luxurious abode in this floating hotel.

Hotel name: FloatHouse River Kwai

Where: Sai Yok, Kanchanaburi, Thailand

What’s unique about this property:

Getting to this hotel is a story in itself as it can only be reached by boat. Just two and a half hours outside of Bangkok, it's a must-visit as quite literally floats on the River Kwai Noi making it one of a handful of hotels in the world of its kind.

The concept is derived from the locals who live in the tropical climate, using the water temperature to naturally cool the villas. The design is coined contemporary boutique folk style and uses natural elements and local traditions to create private floating villas decorated with teakwood furniture and thatched roofing.

FloatHouse River Kwai is eco and socially responsible by conserving the environment and enhancing the wellbeing of the nearby villages.

What is there to do in the area:

FloatHouse River Kwai is a place of luxury where you can spend the day sunbathing or relaxing.

You can see more of nature by taking a longboat ride or choose to go at a slower pace and try canoeing.

On-site you can experience the river in the same way as the locals by jumping on a bamboo raft with a designated person to steer for you.

In the evenings there is live entertainment by the local Mon community. During the day you can visit their village, temple and school.

Other activities include mountain biking, an orchard walk and bird watching.

Activities that are close by are ziplining, trekking Hellfire pass and waterfalls.

What do other people say (review summary):

The FloatHouse River Kwai Resort is highly rated on both TripAdvisor one guest says “if you are looking for nature, piece of mind, tranquility and a wonderful setting, then this is the place to be.”

Families, couples and groups rave about its location, cleanliness and extremely friendly staff claiming that it is an “exceptional experience.”


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