The U Inchantree Resort Kanchanaburi is definitely one of the best option for visitors looking for a cosy resort conveniently located near the River Kwai Bridge should they planned a vacation in this beautiful town. This is my 2nd stay at the resort which I visited five years ago and the resort have since gained a new wing making it a 50 rooms set up. Service is still as commendable, brisk and the resort retains a peaceful ambience. Incidentally, you might be pleased to know it garnered Thailand’s ‘Most Romantic Resort 2011/12’ accolade by World Travel Award.
U Inchantree Kanchanaburi is part of U hotels, which offer luxury accommodation infuses local heritage and design accents with modern amenities, services and facilities. At this resort, the ambience is one of understated luxury that quickly soothes the minute you arrived. And you get to choose from 4 types of soap ingredients – jasmine, bamboo, lemongrass or orchid, during check in or during online booking.
The lobby is rustic, chic and quickly puts one at ease. There’s also some complimentary Inchantree fruits for tasting at the reception, just for the experience.
At night, the lovely lighting ensures the cosy and peaceful ambience remain. Walking around feels safe as it is well lit and security guards takes care of the compound.
The superior rooms wing at night
The 2-storey rooms looks out on to a courtyard and features an ancient ‘Inchantree’ from which the resort derives its name. The overall design of the resort is a rustic river lodge style surrounded by landscaped gardens.
Peppers, the resort diner
The restaurant envelopes diners in a relaxed atmosphere. The signature-dining venue of the hotel, Peppers, offers breakfast daily and then transforms to a lunch and dinner venue serving Thai food and Western specialties. The River Kwai Bridge can be seen from the diner. The air-conditioned indoor section is tastefully designed with a modern yet rustic feel.
Resort new wing – Deluxe room
The deluxe room in the new wing is much more spacious than the superior rooms in the old wing and just as well furnished. Being a boutique development, the resort boast a “unique services and luxurious facilities including breakfast “whenever wherever” no matter what time you start your day, we serve you anywhere whether in your room or at the restaurant”.
A typical day scene at the resort. Serene and calm with staff going about keeping the resort neat and clean.
Resort swimming pool
The compact infinity-edged plunge pool is adjacent to the River Kwai and perfect for a dip in the hot summer afternoon.
The Terrace Bar
The resort bar lounge with terrace is suspended over the river with the picturesque backdrop of the River Kwai and River Kwai Bridge. Perfect setting to while away the time watching the sun go down.
Most lovely view of the River Kwai Bridge from U Inchantree Resort, with the Erawan national park mountain range in the background.
My most fave part of staying at this resort is the fabulous view in the morning as you enjoy your breakfast. You will appreciate the peaceful environment and observe herons or egrets looking for their own breakfast at the river bank across the river. It’s certainly a highlight of any vacation in Kanchanaburi.
Kanchanaburi is definitely one of the most underrated destinations in Thailand. This lovely laid-back town have so much adventures and off-the-beaten-path attractions to offer to it’s visitors that it’s a waste to miss all that gems. A good stay at Kanchanaburi would be an average of three to four days to better enjoy this quaint town. Do check out some of the activities in my recent blog. Thank you for coming along this pixels adventure.
Footnote : All pictures used in this travelogue are copyrighted to Jensen Chua Photography and Holiday Tours and Travel (Singapore) and all rights reserved. Stay at this resort is not sponsored.