X2 River Kwai, Kanchanaburi Thailand, Around Bangkok
This exciting and modern hotel is located on a beautiful stretch of the River Kwai with contemporary décor and excellent facilities – a fantastic getaway from the hustle and bustle of Bangkok.
The newest addition to the X2 chain of hotels is a striking property in the beautiful rural region of Kanchanaburi. Against a backdrop of rolling mountains and the leafy banks of the Kwai river, this resort provides a stunning contrast with avant-garde design features that use glass, corrugated steel and wooden boards. Think steel pipes transformed into outdoor light fittings, abandoned aluminium strips altered into wall cladding and old electric motors converted into tables, and you will start to imagine the remarkable and innovative design of this one-of-a-kind hotel. There are 8 rooms in total that all offer stunning river views, with more floating rooms to be opened in 2015. All boast a dazzling range of mod-cons including LCD TVs, Bluetooth sound interface, iPads on loan, DVD and Bose sound system, as well as outdoor sunbeds, bathtubs, rain showers and more.
Small villages, rice paddies, sugar cane plantations and local temples surround X2 River Kwai and guests can easily explore on foot on by bike. There is also a bar, bistro, library, infinity riverfront pool and in-room massage to keep guests entertained.
X2 River Kwai is perfect for anyone interested in contrasting modern architecture. Perhaps a little wacky for some, but this is an ideal choice for those looking for something a little extra special in rural Thailand.
Deluxe - This is our first really 'upmarket' category. It might be a beautiful tiny hotel with very limited facilities or a 5* resort hotel with all the trimmings; but any hotel in this category will be a well-run establishment with very comfortable rooms, a strong service ethos and excellent food.
- Bicycles available
- DVD & CD Library
- Infinity Pool
- Local excursions
- Plasma Television
- River Tours
- Surround Sound System
Really enjoyed the food tour. It took us to a part of Bangkok that we would never have visited. We visited 5 restaurants, some of which you would probably dismiss out of hand and carry on walking past from their appearance. They were also very clued up on local knowledge so it was a much a cultural tour as food tour.