Photo: A scenic outlook.

Ploy Resort

More style than most

79/2 Mae Nam Khwae Rd, Kanchanaburi T: (034) 514 437(090) 964 2653

Ploy Resort

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Situated just far enough north of the rowdiest nightlife to stay reasonably quiet, Ploy Resort sets itself apart with terrific riverside common areas and stylish rooms. While not without its kinks, this remains a top pick for lower end flashpackers.

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Most rooms are set in a pair of white concrete motel-type buildings topped with thatch and fronted by dark-wooden doors and terracotta tiles. The cheapest are found on the second floor and come with firm beds on wooden platforms, TVs, desks, clothes hangers and exceptionally spacious wet bathrooms with hot water and modern appliances. Wide glass windows front these but we kept the shades drawn for privacy, as other guests and staff walk by directly in front.

The view from above.

The view from above. Photo: David Luekens

These upper-floor rooms present good value and we couldn’t see paying more for one of the lower-floor rooms, which are slightly larger and come with fridges along with windows facing some greenery rather than the central courtyard. Connecting rooms and a 54-square-metre riverside cabin ensure that families will find some good options. The only thing missing is a rafthouse.

While the rooms are good, our favourite aspect of Ploy is the three-storey open-sided common area with a small swimming pool, river-view tables, antiques and a loft with a pair of cushioned loungers. A floating footbridge extends to a riverine island affording a southwestern view for sunset.

Spacious and good value.

Spacious and good value. Photo: David Luekens

Staffers are friendly but not overly helpful; you’ll need to hit the nearby travel offices for tours, bicycles and such. Basic breakfast is available for an extra charge, but otherwise there’s no on-site restaurant or bar. The free WiFi did not work well when we stayed. The slight sound of music from nearby bars can sometimes be heard after dark, but it was never enough to bother us.

Booking two or more nights at Ploy bags you a discount. If you don’t require a riverside location and would prefer a bustling on-site restaurant and bar, the nearby Tara Bed and Breakfast is a solid alternative with large air-con rooms in a roadside building.

Right by the water.

Right by the water. Photo: David Luekens

There’s also neighbouring Pong Phen Guesthouse, which has a larger pool and similarly equipped rooms but lacks the direct river view and enviable common areas of Ploy.

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Walk-in rates at Ploy Resort

Type of room
Type of room, low and high season prices
Standard double room
680 baht
680 baht
Add 100 baht for a corner room
Superior double room
840 baht
840 baht
Bungalow air-con private bathroom
1,350 baht
1,350 baht
Family room
1,850 baht
1,850 baht
Room: Standard double room, low season: 680 baht, high season 680 baht. Notes: Add 100 baht for a corner room
Room: Superior double room, low season: 840 baht, high season 840 baht. Notes:
Room: Bungalow air-con private bathroom, low season: 1,350 baht, high season 1,350 baht. Notes:
Room: Family room, low season: 1,850 baht, high season 1,850 baht. Notes:

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Where is Ploy Resort

Ploy Resort
79/2 Mae Nam Khwae Rd, Kanchanaburi
T: (034) 514 437(090) 964 2653
Coordinates (for GPS): 99º31'6.93" E, 14º2'1.28" N
Room rates: 600B to 1,500B

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