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.
By David Luekens
Last updated on 4th February, 2017.
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