The Float House
The Float House, Kanchanaburi & The River Kwai, Thailand
Surrounded by jungle and developed with the eco-conscious traveler in mind, the Float House is built from local materials and staffed mainly by the ethnic Mon community. The 20 boutique floating villas are tastefully decorated with tailor-made teakwood furnishings and feature a private balcony and pier to enjoy the panoramic river views.
Each room is equipped with a 32'' LCD TV, hot water rain shower and air conditioning and is connected by a spacious common area. The resort serves international cuisine in the Pontoon Restaurant and features the Moon Lounge and bar on an open-air wooden deck, an ideal place to unwind after a day of sightseeing. With a host of activities to enjoy such as kayaking, bamboo rafting, hiking and bird watching to name a few. The Float House is the perfect base to relax and experience the history and culture of the Kanchanaburi area.
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Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favorite 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.
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.