Dheva Mantra

Location: Bangkok & Central Thailand | Thailand

Price guide: £££££ Less than £100 per person per night

Dheva Mantra is a truly beautiful luxury resort in an evocative location on the banks of the River Kwai in the Kanchanaburi region of western Thailand. Committed to sustainability, the hotel combines luxury with an eco-friendly approach to waste, the environment and local communities.
Perfect forThose looking for a luxurious resort overlooking the River Kwai.
In the know
  • Famous cultural sites nearby include the notorious Death Railway and town of Kanchanaburi
  • Range of exquisite dining options offering European and Thai cuisine
  • Eco-friendly ethos and commitment to sustainability

Recommended for...

  • Eco-tourism
  • History & Heritage
  • Luxury Hotel
  • Spa & Wellness

Hotel Overview

Sense of place

Set in lush, exotic gardens and overlooking the iconic River Kwai, Dheva Mantra’s location combines the beauty of rural Thailand with proximity to the historically significant town of Kanchanaburi.

Rooms at Dheva Mantra

Rooms and suites at Dheva Mantra are beautiful and all unique, decorated with one-off wood carvings and fine artworks, exquisite Thai silks and beautiful teak floors. From your private balcony, you can take in views of the iconic River Kwai and the hotel’s beautiful tropical gardens. The rooms deliver a high standard of luxury while remaining reflective of the hotel’s eco-friendly ethos, using biodegradable materials and sustainable construction methods. The opulent Presidential Suite features its very own writing room with beautifully carved wooden wall panels.

Food and drink

Dheva Mantra offers a choice of no fewer than four first-class dining options, offering a range of exquisite Thai and Western cuisine. Tiara serves up delicious Western cuisine and is a great place to start the day with a hearty buffet breakfast, while the colonial Terrace is an informal spot offering all-day dining overlooking the tropical gardens. For an authentic Thai dinner, head to the Rice Barge, which offers traditional dishes based on the freshest fish sourced from the River Kwai and the surrounding waters. Light bites and cocktails are on offer at Butter & Scotch pool bar, while Privé wine bar is a sophisticated spot to enjoy a nightcap or a spot of karaoke.

Facilities

The hotel’s freeform pool, surrounded by palm trees and overlooking the River Kwai, is a gorgeous spot to while away an afternoon, while the state-of-the-art fitness centre is the perfect place to start the day off right with a workout. Thai kickboxing, yoga and other classes are on offer at the gym courtesy of expert trainers. At Le Dheva Spa, a range of world-class wellness treatments is on offer in a beautiful environment comprising a steam room, sauna, and private and group massage rooms.

Activities at Dheva Mantra

The hotel’s proximity to the iconic River Kwai offers easy access to the numerous historical and cultural sites which lie on its banks. At the Muang Singh Historical Park, you can discover ancient Khmer ruins dating back to the 13th century, while Erawan National Park is a beautiful area of forests, plains and limestone hills, famous as the home of the multi-tiered Erawan Waterfall; another famous waterfall, Sai Yok Noi, also lies nearby. The River Kwai is perhaps most famous for its association with the notorious Burma Railway, also known as the ‘Death Railway’ for the great number of prisoners-of-war who died in its construction. You can visit the site to learn more about its gruesome but fascinating history.

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Hotel location

Dheva Mantra is just 3km from the town centre of Kanchanaburi, which is 3 hours by car or train from Bangkok.

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