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Nita Rafthouse

Friendly, budget rafthouse

Photo of Nita Rafthouse, 27/1 Pak Praek Rd (just south of Song Kwai Rd), Kanchanaburi. , Kanchanaburi

What we say: 3 stars

Set at the bottom of a weedy path and surrounded by floating restaurants, Nita Rafthouse is easily overlooked. This is further emphasised by its location: docked near the JEATH war museum, it's the only accommodation in this part of town. Perhaps because of this, it has an air of abandonment: the lobby is cluttered, the bathrooms are grungy, and the rooms are a bit dusty, but they have woven bamboo walls, small balconies and a charming country cottage sort of feel. The English-speaking owners are very friendly, the food is reported to be outstanding, and the place almost has the casual feel of a homestay. Guests are given a notebook and trusted to write down any beverages they take and then settle up for everything at check out time. Though the owner seems a little resigned to his lack of guests, he's committed to maintaining value for money accommodation and it's refreshing to find a warm and genuine vibe in a town with a lot of hotel staff who seem to care less about their customers.

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Contact details:

27/1 Pak Praek Rd (just south of Song Kwai Rd), Kanchanaburi.  T: (034) 514 521 
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What we were quoted

Type of room Low season High season Notes
Dbl fan share b'room 200 baht 200 baht
Dbl fan private b'room 250 baht 250 baht 350 baht for a river view
Dbl air-con private b'room 600 baht 600 baht

Added to Travelfish on: 8th September, 2006
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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