Kanchanaburi's first luxury hotel is a bit faded now, but it's still a good value. Polished wood floors and wicker headboards decorate the cool, airy rooms. Set amid tropical gardens, the large pool (with a shallow end for kids) is a great place to relax. The hotel is close to the River Kwai bridge and is within walking distance of Kanchanaburi. Rates include a buffet breakfast.