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Pong Phen Guesthouse

Lively spot with a pool

Photo of Pong Phen Guesthouse, 5 Soi Bangladesh (off Maenam Kwai Rd), Kanchanaburi . , Kanchanaburi

What we say: 3 stars

Pong Phen has a variety of rooms in a friendly tropical atmosphere with crowds of happy travellers gathered around the bar and large swimming pool with river views. Basic air-con rooms in a motel-like building around the pool offer bamboo furniture and little else -- except a pool within two steps from your door. These are good options if hoping to meet other travellers as rooms are on top of each other and guests are always hanging by the pool. The newer rooms in a two-storey building opposite the restaurant offer lots of space to go with tile floors, small tables and chairs and modern bathrooms. Air-con rooms also have tiny TVs and the free WiFi seems to work reasonably well here. Colourful Thai-style bungalows are similar to the rooms in the two-storey building and although these also come with a fridge, they're probably not worth the price tag. The staff are fairly helpful and speak good English. This is a convenient spot for those wanting to be in the thick of Kanchanaburi's nightlife. Although it's set back from the main road, noise from the bars could be an issue at night.

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Contact details:

5 Soi Bangladesh (off Maenam Kwai Rd), Kanchanaburi .  T: (034) 512 981, (085) 293 7683 
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What we were quoted

Type of room Low season High season Notes
Dbl fan private b'room 450 baht 450 baht
Dbl air-con private b'room 700 baht 700 baht
Family room 1,300 baht 1,300 baht Bungalow
Bungalow air-con private b'room 1,000 baht 1,000 baht

Added to Travelfish on: 21st July, 2003
Last visited or updated on: 13th May, 2013

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Usually found exploring Bangkok's side streets or south Thailand's islands, David Luekens is an American freelance writer & photographer who finds everyday life in Asia to be extraordinary. You can follow his travails here.
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