Literally a rainbow of bungalows
48/5 Rongheabaoy Rd, Kanchanaburi T: (081) 763 0116, (034) 518 683
The seven brightly coloured bungalows at Rainbow Lodge perch crowded together on a hilltop over the river.
Fan rooms are a bit dingy and you'll have to either sacrifice a TV in favour of hot water or vice versa, but they are cheap. Air-con rooms are small and have an odd selection of furniture, but TVs and hot water are included and they have a sort of small cottage charm. The glass-fronted VIP rooms at the water's edge have great views over the river to go with TVs and fridges but are way overpriced given their size. This is a family-run spot and the owners are sincere, friendly and determined to please. They offer free pick-up from the bus or train stations, free WiFi and discounts on stays for more than a night. They also run a cooking school with reasonable rates. While the rooms aren't spectacular, the staff do a lot to make up for it and the location is quiet with particularly good river views, but not too far from the main traveller strip.
By David Luekens
Last updated on 13th May, 2013.