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Where to stay in Kanchanaburi?

Posted by Laura_B on 17/1/2007 at 22:49

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

Thanks.

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Posted by exacto on 18/1/2007 at 09:43

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

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Posted by Laura_B on 18/1/2007 at 17:31

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

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Posted by exacto on 19/1/2007 at 14:54

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.

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Posted by somtam2000 on 19/1/2007 at 16:55 admin

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

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Posted by Laura_B on 19/1/2007 at 19:36

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

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Posted by Tilapia on 22/1/2007 at 19:19

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.

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Posted by EmjayReet on 23/1/2007 at 07:27

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

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Posted by somtam2000 on 23/1/2007 at 07:39 admin

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

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Posted by EmjayReet on 23/1/2007 at 08:12

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

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Posted by Laura_B on 23/1/2007 at 19:25

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?

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