History, concept and inspiration of the Boutique Hotel
Floatel in Thailand derives from the dwelling of people living in a tropical climate. It is often too warm for people to stay comfortably because the waters underneath cools the temperature in the house down. More importantly, they feel safer. There are many harmful creatures on the land more than on the waters. Additionally staying on the waters also makes things easier when consuming the water. Therefore, the locals do build an accommodation on the waters. With local wisdom, they learn which type of woods they could use for the floating house to keep the weight light and help it floats easier and more stable. The idea of a floating house inspires us to share the locals living experience to worldwide travellers. At The FloatHouse River Kwai Resort, we advance further by upgrading this boutique floatel to a higher quality level of floating hotels in Thailand and the world.
Highlights and uniqueness of the Boutique Hotel
The FloatHouse River Kwai Resort floats right on the stunning scenic area of River Kwai amidst lush tropical forest and lofty mountains in Saiyok district in Kanchanaburi. The resort contrasts the extreme wilderness on its back door with the extraordinary luxury of its interior and River Kwai flowing underneath. This luxury floating resort is indeed a sanctuary and only accessible by boat.
Tastefully and elegantly decorated in boutique folk style with teakwood furniture and local bamboo enhancing the comfort and harmony with nature, The resort appoints spacious floating villa type of accommodation on the river.
Each floating guestroom features private balcony and sundeck where you can relax and enjoy the beautiful panoramic scenery at your utmost leisure. The FloatHouse River Kwai Resort offers a broad range of services and facilities.
Creativity of design and decorations
The FloatHouse River Kwai Resort aims to be the world’s best floating resort. The FloatHouse River 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.
Wide range of activities and the pursuit of sustainability
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. Elephant rides. Rafting downstream. Kayaking. Stalactites and Stalagmites Cave exploration. Riding mountain bikes. On and on, including sightseeing trips to temples and a Mon tribal village
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. The FloatHouse River Kwai Resort fully encourages responsible tourism. In other words, we strive to conserve the environment and enhance wellbeing of our local people including their culture and tradition. We create the sustainability concept to all the locals people in the surrounding villages.