FloatHouse River Kwai originated from the fact that people moved to the river and built floating houses to escape the tropical heat. Because of the tropical climate in Thailand the temperature within houses can be uncomfortable, but due to the water running underneath the houses it helps cooling down the temperature and improve the living conditions. Moreover, living on the river did not only provide a nice breeze through the houses, but also protected the people from animals living on the land and provided enough water for the daily routines, such as cooking and doing laundry. Therefore, it is highly effective and common that houses are built on the river. Experience from building the floating houses is being passed on to every generation, about which kind of wood to use and how to keep the weight as light as possible for the houses to be stable and float easily.
The idea for the floating houses inspired us to share the local living experience with the worldwide travelers. At The FloatHouse River Kwai Resort, we developed the floating houses further by upgrading a boutique floatel to a higher quality level of floating hotels in Thailand and the world.
Luxury River Retreat
One of the best elegant Kanchanaburi hotels-The FloatHouse River Kwai Resort aims to be the world’s best floating resort. The FloatHouseRiver Kwai Resort is a fancy boutique hideaway and can be found in very few places in the world. The only way to reach the resort is by boat as it actually floats on a flowing river surrounded by thick green jungle. Each luxurious and spacious floating villa is totally private and rich in custom tailored-made teakwood furniture with thatched roofing. The design is delightfully impressive with exotic decorations including natural materials and ropes. The design concept for the resort is known as “Contemporary Boutique Folk Style,” for a smooth blend of local artistic traditions with the natural environment, yet different from anywhere else in its characteristic rope designs that convey an oriental air.
Experiences you never forget
Guests can enjoy amazing panoramic scenery from the swing chair on each private outdoor veranda by the River Kwai. The signature views of the resort are those of the rocky cliff on the opposite side of the river. For many people, this is the trip of their dreams: the most luxurious and romantic resort imaginable, floating on the historic waters of the River Kwai, ringed on both sides of the river by scenic views of mountains jungled with the verdant greens of innumerable plant species and filled with all sorts of wild birds. Here the visitor experiences an incredibly cool and refreshing atmosphere and the luscious cool of streams while surrounded by every comfort and convenience. Developed with the eco-conscious in mind, The FloatHouse River Kwai Resort is built from local materials and it is staffed mainly by the local community. Besides pure relaxation and comfort, The FloatHouse River Kwai Resort offers plenty of excursions and sightseeing providing guests with a destination rich in nature, history and culture. It really has everything: views of lush forests, towering limestone mountains, a historic river, and tremendously interesting activities on both water and land; Rafting downstream. Kayaking. Stalactites and Stalagmites Cave exploration. Riding mountain bikes. On and on, including sightseeing trips to temples and a Mon tribal village. If you’re looking for magically romantic hotels in Kanchanaburi, what you’ll find here will make your trip doubly sweet. Your happiness is X2 in River Kwai with us, The FloatHouse River Kwai resort.
Worldwide Media Recognition
• 2018 / Floating Hotels for the Most Relaxing Getaways Ever by Travel + Leisure
• 2018 / 7 Coolest Floating Hotels Around The World by Wow travel
• 2018 / TOP 7 FLOATING HOTELS AROUND THE WORLD by Eluxe Travel Magazine
• 2018 / 10 Remarkable Floating Hotels to Add to Your Bucket List by Smarter Travel
• 2018 / 10 riverfront hotels in Kanchanaburi that’s floating on the water by Tripcanvas.co
• 2018 / 20 Floating Hotels in Thailand That Will Drift You to Sleep by Tripzilla.com
• 2017 / 10 Best Floating Hotels In The World Are Perfect For Those Who Don’t Wanna Stay Still by Floating hotels of the world (Travel Triangle)
• 2017 / World Top Rated Bunglows by Trivago – Read the article
• 2012 / South East Asia Best Floatels by CNN GO Read the article
• 2014 / World’s TOP 10 Floating Hotels by Toronto SUN Read the article