At around a 2-hour drive from Bangkok, Kanchanaburi offers a tranquil retreat away from the urban sprawl of the city. So if you’re looking for a relaxing getaway with the family, the following kid-friendly resorts in Kanchanaburi are well worth consideration.
Situated on the banks of the Kwai Yai River with views of Kanchanaburi’s infamous bridge, Felix River Kwai offers a truly tranquil location for a family break. The hotel boasts two swimming pools, tennis courts, and bicycles and canoes available for rental, while its manicured grounds are great for pushing a stroller around if you’re travelling with babies or toddlers. As for dining options, alongside a generous buffet breakfast, the hotel has a Cantonese restaurant and an all-day dining brasserie that serves both Thai and international dishes.
This rustic, boutique hotel occupies a stunning location beside the Kwai Yai River. As well as a beautiful pool, the hotel’s gorgeous landscaped gardens are ideal for lazy strolls with the kids and there’s plenty of seating areas beside the river to make the most of the dreamy views – best enjoyed at sunset. The River Kwai Bridge is also just a 5-minute stroll away and the hotel also offers free bicycle hire if you fancy a family bike trip around town.
With 12 Thai-style cottages set amid a teak forest and tropical grounds, this tucked-away retreat offers a special experience for a family getaway. A relaxing pool area is surrounded by lush gardens that the kids will love exploring. Rooms are immaculately furnished and larger Family Rooms include spacious separate rooms for children. Kanchanaburi downtown is also just a 15-minute drive away while sights such as Hellfire Pass are also nearby. With a picture-perfect spot on the banks of the River Kwai, Oriental Kwai Resort ranks as one of Kanchanaburi’s top family-friendly accommodations.
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Set among quiet grounds on the banks of the river, this family-run hotel offers a peaceful setting to unwind in comfort, and it’s also an ideal base to explore the beautiful surrounding scenery of Kanchanaburi. A collection of 10 cute cottages provide simple but clean and spacious accommodation, while the hotel’s charming and knowledgeable host goes out of his way to offer advice on local trips and attractions. His wife also cooks up delicious Thai food.
For those happy to splash out a little, the lavish Dheva Mantra Resort offers a level of elegance that stands out among the accommodation options in Kanchanaburi. The colonial-style property is surrounded by stunning tropical gardens and rooms are tastefully appointed and spacious – ideal if you’re bringing a big group. The hotel’s large pool set among lush palm trees will undoubtedly prove a big hit with the kids, and there’s also a children’s playground that’s ideal for little ones.
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