Hintok River Camp at Hellfire Pass is the latest set of luxury safari tents built along the Kwai River. Each tent has an adjacent open-air bathroom with hot and cold shower, toilet and wash-basin.
U Inchantree Kanchanaburi
Located on the edge of Kanchanaburi city on the banks of the Kwai River, the U Inchantree is a small boutique hotel ideally positioned for exploring the city's various attractions. The renowned 'bridge over the River Kwai' is five minutes' walk away and can be seen in the distance from the riverside grounds.
The hotel has 50 rooms and suites which are based in two story buildings set around quiet courtyards, one of which is home to the eponymous inchan, an ancient tree. The decor throughout blends sleek, contemporary style with local elements in an understated but elegant fashion.
Fine Thai food as well as a selection of Western dishes is available in Peppers riverside restaurant where the outdoor deck offers impressive river views at sunset. There is also a riverside bar with a deck suspended over the water for a quiet evening drink.
There's a small riverside pool in the landscaped gardens and the hotel provides complimentary bicycles for guest use. The hotel also offers guests use of their room for a full 24 hours from the time of their arrival as well as breakfast whenever and wherever during their stay.
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The hotel's 50 rooms and suites are located in two story buildings set around tranquil courtyards. All are stylishly designed with warm earthy tones, contemporary decor and sleek, modern bathrooms. A feature wall in each room uses motifs from the nearby bridge as a design element, which, along with some more subtle nods to local crafts and design give the rooms a sense of place. All rooms have rain showers, iPod docking stations, air conditioning, minibar and free Wi-Fi.
The hotel sits on the banks of the Kwai River just five minutes' walk from the renowned 'bridge over the River Kwai' and less than ten minutes' walk from the Prisoner of War Museum. The Thailand-Burma Railway Centre and the Kanchanaburi War Cemetery are a 10 minute drive away.
Food and drink
The hotel philosophy allows guests to have breakfast 'wherever, whenever' so there's no need to rise early. A more formal breakfast is offered each morning in the riverside Peppers Restaurant where guests can dine indoors in the air-conditioned salon or outside on the deck with far-reaching river views. Later in the day traditional Thai dishes as well as a selection of Western options are served. The Terrace bar and lounge is elevated over the river and is a great venue for sunset drinks.
Facilities and activities
The hotel pool is set in a tranquil spot under shady trees. There's a quiet library for relaxed reading or drinks, a gym and complimentary use of the hotel bikes should you wish to explore beyond the local area.
Close to the attractions and restaurants of Kanchanaburi city, this hotel is a convenient option. Although the rooms don't offer great views, we love the riverside swimming pool and terrace area. Upgrade to a Deluxe room for a little more space.
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Alternative places to stay nearby
Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favourite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.
Tranquil surroundings, personal service and a sense of rural Thai life give this hotel an authentic local charm. It offers easy access to the region's sights but also a chance to experience life in a Thai village.
Surrounded by jungle and developed with the eco-conscious traveller in mind, the Float House consists of 20 boutique floating villas, tastefully decorated and with a private balcony and pier to enjoy the panoramic river views.
Urbane, sophisticated and totally unexpected, the x2 River Kwai may sit in the Thai countryside but it champions the latest in contemporary architecture and design. The sleek rooms, riverside views and glorious infinity pool make it hard to leave.
Experiences while staying here
The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.
The RV River Kwai combines the grandest luxuries of the colonial era with ten wood-lined, deluxe air-conditioned cabins, with a window looking out over the river.
Visit the Jeath War museum, which houses a replica of the bamboo huts used to accommodate allied prisoners of war (POWS) during the occupation. You also visit the nearby war cemetery before you reach the infamous Bridge over the River Kwai.