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Mom Chailai Forest Retreat

291 Moo 4,Tha Sao | Saiyok, Kanchanaburi 71000, Thailand
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Ranked #15 of 70 Hotels in Kanchanaburi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014
BigOm19 Bangkok, Thailand
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    4.5 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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Bangkok, Thailand
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 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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48 reviews 48 reviews
24 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2012 via mobile

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2011

Upon arriving to this breathtaking, hidden gem amongst the trees, we learnt that this resort typically caters to Thai guests, but I must say, it was above and beyond our western expectations... It was truely magical! The villas are natural with a lot of wood used in the furnishings and building. The beautiful 'outdoor' feeling shower and bathroom complimented the... More

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Glenview, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2011

We planned our own travels through South East Asia, and felt so delighted with our choice of Mom Chailai. It was my husband's birthday on the day we arrived, and I was proud and happy of the choice I had made for my nature-loving husband. The setting is astoundingly beautiful, with stands of bamboo, unusual varieties of palms, and wood... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2011

We have just returned from our wonderful trip to Thailand. The highlight of our trip was outspokenly the area of Kachanaburi in the Monchailai Forest Retreat. Arriving at the property was like entering into an amazingly beautiful forest, a huge jungle with bamboo trees all over the place. The only sounds capturing your ears are coming from birds and the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2009

This place was amazing! Initially i was a little unsure as when our Bangkok taxi driver took us down the little dirt road to the retreat, he started to tell us it looked dangerous and was too close to Burma. In fact, he was clearly a city man and didn't have a clue. The retreat is miles from Burma, perfectly... More

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Address: 291 Moo 4,Tha Sao | Saiyok, Kanchanaburi 71000, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Kanchanaburi Province > Kanchanaburi
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Number of rooms: 19
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