Where is the best place around the Kanchanaburi area? Is it the town or by the river?
#1 Laura_B has been a member since 30/6/2006. Posts: 54
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?
I have been recommended the Blue Star guest house. Do you know whether this is a good location?
#3 Laura_B has been a member since 30/6/2006. Posts: 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.
Thanks guys, looks like the bluestar then. Only a month to go now until I fly out to Thailand, can't wait.
#6 Laura_B has been a member since 30/6/2006. Posts: 54
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.
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?
#11 Laura_B has been a member since 30/6/2006. Posts: 54