Boutique riverside retreat, other guests depending
The hotel is in a lovely setting, on the banks of the River Kwai, with views of the famous bridge and just ten minutes walk from the River Kwai station and said bridge. I didn't venture into Kanchanaburi, which seemed larger than expected, possibly too touristy and a bit of trek. However the idyllic setting was not the peaceful retreat I had planned in part due to the infernal racket made my half a dozen screaming kids in the pool and at breakfast, both of which are right next to the river overlook, and due to the large and very loud nightclub party boats slowly drifting past over the course of 45 minutes. Once both had passed, long after sunset, the place became peaceful and beautiful.
The hotel itself is nice: part boutique part motel. The reception is open-air and the receptionist friendly and efficient. The rooms are accessed directly from the courtyard and outside, with no corridors, so I wouldn't want to be arriving in rain. The room was nice and clean, the bed was very comfortable, the bathroom well supplied and I appreciated the filter coffee machine rather than instant granules. There wasn't much room to open a full case. Good wifi.
Evening meal and drinks were pricey by Thailand standards, especially after taxes and service charges had been applied, but it was nice enough. Breakfast was amazing: a wide variety of British, American, Asian and healthy food options, including an egg station and waffles/pancakes made to order. It set me up for the entire day.