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Mom Chailai Forest Retreat

291 Moo 4,Tha Sao | Saiyok, Kanchanaburi 71000, Thailand
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Ranked #13 of 69 Hotels in Kanchanaburi
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this has to be the most remote hotel i have ever been to, smack in the middle of a jungle, one of your reveiws states the noise of the generator. this is not true it is the Cicadas, the place is magical. and the furniture in the rooms is something to behold.the hole, experiance was something we will never forget

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Mesaieed, Qatar
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

A true forest retreat away from all the hustle bustle..... surrounded by trees and bamboo and creepers... it is a very different experience staying here... the bungalows are really special with beds made of logs of wood and even the chairs are tree logs carved...nly con is tat der r not many food options in the restaurant.... but i wud... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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11 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

After spending 5 hours online looking for a retreat before our last few days in Bangkok, we landed at Mom Chailai with hopes for a peaceful, quiet nature-retreat. In short, it was not what we expected and overpriced for what we got. There are some things that are out of the hotel's control that unfortunately impact the idea of being... More 

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8 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

A small secluded resort, rooms are spread in the forest. The least expensive room may fit young people (third floor, no elevator, away from the parking lot), while the medium-priced one we used is fine for a vacating mature couple. Internet service is poor, breakfast is minimal. I guess it OK for a 2-star rating.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 hotel reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

We've been living in Bangkok for six months. We got here on Day 2 after martial law had been declared and the following day, a coup d'etat. After the pollution, noise, filth, traffic jams, continuous political unrest of Bangkok, Momchailai Forest Retreat was a cool, peaceful sanctuary amidst mature trees and the sound of cicadas. Win, the English-speaking ethnic Mon... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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47 reviews 47 reviews
25 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

First of all If you do not have your own transportation forget this resortl!!.. The resort is very calm and quiet as if we are in Jungle. We stayed in Family suite , the rooms are nicely decorated to give us the feel of Jungle. beautiful toilet very neat and clean. Staff very service minded. Food though limited very very... More 

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Bangkok, Krung Thep, Thailand
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31 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

Nestled in the jungles of Sai Yok this resirt gives you a true forest experience. if you like peace, quiet and nature you will love this place. A little far off you need your own car to get here. Rooms and bathrooms are clean, I had a nice cottage on a height surrounded by the trees and long bamboo. Great... More 

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012

I agree, this place is a bit controversial. It can be a great, original experience or a nightmare. It depends what you are looking for. It is hidden in the Thai jungle, rather difficult to find, no shops around. But if you have your own transport it can be great as it is very exclusive, quiet, with “natural look”, the... More 

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Perth, Australia
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2012

We booked a night at Momchailai on the 24th April as a part of our ANZAC tour with Joe (Thailand Attraction Tours) which by the way was so bloody good I would like to yell from the roof tops for anyone that wants or needs transport whilst in Bangkok, contact me and I'll give your Joe's details. In retrospect, we... More 

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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2012

We were the only guest when we went. It was weekday. The place was a hidden gem. Especially loved the fresh- water pool in the jungle. Well-maintained, clean pool with warm water from the always running natural spring. A forest retreat definitely. However, it was rather hard to find. Rooms need refurbishment. Beware no amenities nearby. But lovely memories all... More 

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