The FloatHouse River Kwai



Great resort on the water, with very luxury rooms. The staff is very friendly and helpful, they know what service is all about. Food could have been a bit more divers and more options for children. Great experience to stay a couple of days.


Stayed in the floathouse for two days and absolutely loved it. Great location and the staff were so friendly. Good food and very reasonably priced, try the Chinese cabbage with pork and mushrooms it was awesome, had it twice.

Toronto, Canada

We backpacked through Southeast Asia and decided to splurge on this place as it looked incredible. It completely lived up to expectations and exceeded them. The setting is so unique, we still rave about how it was the most magical place we have ever stayed. Its secluded, yet there is so much to do surrounding the hotel – we loved the Erawan Waterfall hike, the Hellfire pass hike, as well as just lounging on our deck at the hotel. Food was cheap by North American standards and the rooms were exquisitely designed. The staff also care so much and are lovely and friendly. By far the highlight of our trip!

Michael K
Hong Kong, China

This is my first time to travel to River Kwai, Kanchanaburi due to the boredom of traveling in Bangkok, Pattaya, and Phuket. I wanted to try the natural and forest side of Thailand. Also, I wanted to expand my travel business, so it was a must to explore new destinations. I joined the local tour to this “riverly” hotel with my relatives. After we visited the city of Kanchanaburi, we transferred there by “James Bond” speed boat. We enjoyed the mountain view during the journey. It took us about 20 mins to arrive the Floathouse. When we arrived at the Floathouse, we were amazed by the structure of this hotel. The staffs served us with a “Mon-tribe” welcome drink. The check-in process was fast. Each float house consists with two rooms. Some of them are connecting rooms. Wifi is equipped well. Room equipped with air conditioner, (we thought no air-con), refrigerators, heated shower, TV, closet, hair dryer and so on. In conclusion, the room is same with a 5-stars hotel room. We thought we would hear water sound whole night long. It turned out we had a quiet night sleep. The sound proof was so good. We heard engine noise while there was a speedboat passed by. After 12 mid-night, there was no speedboat operate until 6am in the morning. We quite enjoyed the speedboat passed by though because the float house shake due to the wave. Dinner, breakfast, and lunch were prepared at their restaurant. Amazingly the dishes were good. There are just a lot of good things to say and I don’t think I can type all of the goodies out here. You should try

Debra C
Brisbane, Australia

My daughter and I enjoyed our three days in Kanchanaburi, staying at the Floathouse River Kwai … remote and quiet, with lovely, friendly staff and great Thai food. Our package also of course included visiting the war cemetery and museum (where I again visited my grandfather’s grave), Hell Fire Pass, the Lawa Caves, waterfalls, Mon Village, etc.. It was the first time my daughter had visited Thailand and she has said that her stay at Floathouse was magic and she wished everyone could experience it.

Suzzanne R
Noosa, Australia

We stayed 2 nights in room 5B at this very special place. I loved the long tail boat ride ( about 25-30min) to get there – felt very romantic and adventurous. The food at the restaurant was excellent and the staff very helpful. Our room had great wifi. Loved the canopy bed ( slept very well) and open air shower. We spent as much time as possible on our vernandah soaking up the atmosphere and surroundings but also had time to explore. I loved lying on the over water vernandah at night star gazing. Another highlight was jumping in the River and floating down it – current very strong so you need to wear the provided life jackets. The Float House is also a 5-10 min walk to the Lawa caves which if you have the energy is definitely worth the visit.

0-6 yrs.