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Where to stay in Kanchanaburi?

  • Laura_B

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    Where is the best place around the Kanchanaburi area? Is it the town or by the river?

    Thanks.

    #1 Posted: 17/1/2007 - 22:49

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  • exacto

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    Hey Laura,

    Depending on where you are in town, Kanchanaburi can be fairly charmless. I think the real beauty of Kanchanburi is down by the river. Most of the places by the river are a reasonably short walk to the restaurants and night spots too.

    Did you have specific places in mind where you were thinking of staying?

    Cheers

    #2 Posted: 18/1/2007 - 09:43

  • Laura_B

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    I have been recommended the Blue Star guest house. Do you know whether this is a good location?

    Thanks.

    #3 Posted: 18/1/2007 - 17:31

  • exacto

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    Sorry, I haven't stayed there, but the write-up on Travelfish looks good and the reviews make me think Blue Star is worth a look.

    We stayed at the similarly priced River Guest House for three nights and really enjoyed being right on the river. Take care.

    #4 Posted: 19/1/2007 - 14:54

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    Blue Star is definitely a good recommendation -- a great spot in fact.

    #5 Posted: 19/1/2007 - 16:55

  • Laura_B

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    Thanks guys, looks like the bluestar then. Only a month to go now until I fly out to Thailand, can't wait.

    #6 Posted: 19/1/2007 - 19:36

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    I was there last month and stayed at Tamarind. It's 8 months old and was the best place (out of 6) that we saw in that high concentration of of g.h. operations. Spotless, large rooms in the rafthouse (I think that there were 5 or 6 rooms in total), with great bathrooms w/ or w/out hot water, and toilets that DID NOT dump into the river. B300.

    #7 Posted: 22/1/2007 - 19:19

  • EmjayReet

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    We have just come back from VN Guesthouse - it was great. If you dont stay there at least go have a meal. The food was beautiful and SO cheap

    #8 Posted: 23/1/2007 - 07:27

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    That's a great blog you've got there Emjay!

    #9 Posted: 23/1/2007 - 07:39

  • EmjayReet

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    Thanks! Travelfish helped so much with my trip organisation! I promise to put back in as much as I got out! Trip Reports to come! xx

    #10 Posted: 23/1/2007 - 08:12

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  • Laura_B

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    Seems there's plenty of choice of places to stay. Yes thanks to EmjayReet, I also have lots of information on Khao Sok National Park (through thorntree). Who needs a guide book these days?

    #11 Posted: 23/1/2007 - 19:25

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