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Sam's River Rafthouse

48/1 Rong Heeb Oi Road | Tha Makham, Kanchanaburi 71000, Thailand
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Ranked #25 of 72 Kanchanaburi B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Siem Reap, Cambodia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed in the double stone bungalow, tgey are a little bit run down everything that you need. At 200 baht a night, only the jolly frog offers cheaper prices. You have direct access to sit out on the river, if you can brave the mosquitoes. The food is good, about twice the price . Located just off the main... More

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Denver, Colorado
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31 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The location is great for being close to the backpacker strip: just a 3-5 min walk-- also to a convenience store and restaurants, cafes, bars, ATM-- all are close! The staff is friendly, though with little English--yet they are helpful and courteous. They were helpful with Tour details. The banana pancake was good. I moved from the stone bungalow --... More

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Seattle
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The room stank, the ceiling was all black mould and so were the very wonky mattress and pillows. If I hadn't been so tired when I arrived I would have run screaming. Kanchanaburi offers 70 baht backpackers accommodation and I would have expected that but at 400 baht it is grossly overpriced. The staff hardly speaks English and is quite... More

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Berlin, Germany
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6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

The rooms are situated on 2 raft houses which are located directly on the River Kwai. It is most of the time quiet here as there are only a few boats crossing by. Gorgeous location! The great night market and the main tourist street of Kanachanburi are only a few metres away. The staff is quite friendly. Drinks and breakfast... More

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Kanchanaburi, Thailand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

Absolutely fantastic location but the state of the accommodation lets it down, needs a lick of paint and a few odd jobs doing. Such a shame as this could be a premium place to stay in premium location. It lets itself down. Staff we're brilliant but somehow this place has lost its soul.

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

We originally booked into a sister hotel 'Sam's House' but on arrival were told it was fully booked so we were moved into Sam's River Rafthouse. We were actually really pleased by the move as it was a great little place to stay. The location was great, not far from the Bridge over the River Kwai and there are lots... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

right on the river you cannot go wrong with this place if thats what your after! sure river boat can pick you up as we got dropped off here from the famous bridge which isnt far. the owner was nowhere to be seeen hardly when we stayed but had a class lady look after us who orginated for england somewhere...... More

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Hamilton, Bermuda
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

I was pleased with the location of the Rafthouse, however don't expect much more than the basics. The wifi signal was strong which was helpful. I avoided showering as the bathroom was suspect. If you are on a budget this accommodation is very doable, just don't expect too much.

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Szekesfehervar, Hungary
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

Of course being on a boat on the river Kwai has its fantastic feeling, moreover for this price, but still the place needs serious renovation. Mainly outside, the wood to get on the boat are not to be trusted, one of them broke when we entered on the boat, and the river was just there under us...The passage way conditions... More

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Islamabad, Pakistan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

It's a nice rafthouse hotel right in the river. You get a beautiful view. The lobby area is nicely designed. Nothing to eat but you can get coffee. Might be a little difficult to find when you first arrive, just get a motorcycle taxi, it should only cost you 20 Baht.

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Address: 48/1 Rong Heeb Oi Road | Tha Makham, Kanchanaburi 71000, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Kanchanaburi Province > Kanchanaburi
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Ranked #25 of 72 B&Bs / Inns in Kanchanaburi
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