Great for families and couples
One of the more charming places to stay in Kanchanaburi, Thai Garden Inn is a miniature resort with bungalows overlooking a well-kept garden and swimming pool in a soothing spot just off the river and it’s an especially good choice for families and couples looking to avoid the party noise.
Freestanding bungalows are made of coconut wood and concrete and built close together with chairs on private porches. Inside you get air-con, firm beds raised off tile floors, desks, fridges, WiFi, small safes, some Thai art and medium-size bathrooms with rain showerheads. They had installed shiny new toilets since our last visit.
Deluxe bungalows are worth an extra 100 baht for a TV with hundreds of channels, coffee/tea facilities and little round tables with cushioned chairs. Families can go for a plus-size bungalow fronting the roofed pool or a two-bedroom house with a full kitchen. We feel that standard bungalows are a bit pricey for what you get, yet we really like the place if you’re not on a tight budget.
Soft-spoken staffers serve simple complimentary breakfasts in a little cafe next to reception while also offering tour bookings and bicycle/motorbike rental. The resort is situated down a gravel lane off the inland side of the road, but the garden with benches, hammocks and pavilions spread among trees helps to make up for this. It’s a 15-minute walk from here across the river to Mae Nam Khwae Road.
Address: 74/11 Thamakham Rd, Kanchanaburi
T: (085) 819 1686; F: (034) 514 107
Coordinates (for GPS): 99º30'42.35" E, 14º1'58.31" N
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Room rates: 600B to 1,500B
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Standard double room||1,300 baht||1,300 baht|
|Deluxe double room||1,400 baht||1,400 baht|
|Family room||2,300 baht||2,300 baht|
David Luekens first came to Thailand in 2005 when Thai friends from his former home of Burlington, Vermont led him on a life-changing trip. Based in Thailand since 2011, he spends much of his time eating in Bangkok street markets and island hopping the Andaman Sea.
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