14/2 Moo 1, Maenam Kwai Rd, Kanchanaburi T: (034) 515 956 F: (034) 624 231
Sam's House has rows of log cabin-style rooms perched over a swamp.
Though the reed-choked water is attractive, the half-sunken fountains that litter the grounds and the metal catwalk that leads between rooms spoil the scenery. With bamboo walls, lots of windows and small terraces, the cheapest huts are fairly pleasant and mostly clean, though bathrooms are on the grungy side. Larger wooden cabins are also available and while the family rooms represent solid value, the double is overpriced. Sam's also has a handful of newer concrete air-con rooms tightly packed around a garden out front near reception. Those in the concrete A-frames come with beds and nothing else, and are quite uninspiring. The others are a little better, but not worth the money. Pricier family rooms in the main building are similarly lacking in character and value. WiFi is free and the signal is strong throughout the grounds. Staff however are not too friendly.
Check rates at Sam's House - rated 6.6/10 on Agoda.com.
Type of room, low and high season prices
Room: Standard double room, low season: 450 baht, high season 450 baht. Notes: A-frame bungalow
Room: Bungalow fan private bathroom, low season: 500 baht, high season 500 baht. Notes:
Room: Bungalow air-con private bathroom, low season: 600 baht, high season 600 baht. Notes:
Room: Superior double room, low season: 600 baht, high season 600 baht. Notes:
Room: Deluxe double room, low season: 700 baht, high season 700 baht. Notes:
Room: Family room, low season: 900 baht, high season 900 baht. Notes: 1,000 baht with air-con